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Be Kind to Animals Week Promotes Animal Welfare Year-Round

April 8, 2014

The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., and its founder maintain an ongoing concern with fostering care and compassion for animals, children, and people in need. Through her support of the American Humane Association (AHA), Palm Beach, Florida, philanthropist Lois Pope demonstrates her love for animals and her dedication to meeting the needs of those that have suffered abuse and neglect.

Established in 1877, the AHA has long served as a leading voice for public education on animal well-being. The group sponsors Be Kind to Animals Week every May and promotes the event widely through the use of social media as well as more traditional outlets. The week focuses on raising both funds and awareness in order to combat the numerous threats that pets, farm animals, and abandoned animals face.

The group found that some 3 to 4 million animals are euthanized annually. In addition, numerous pets become separated from their families during natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and many others are victimized by abusive or neglectful humans.

In observance of Be Kind to Animals Week, the AHA promotes adoption of shelter animals, updating pets’ veterinary care, appreciation for wildlife in urban and rural areas, and responsible reporting of suspected cases of abuse and neglect.


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