International Homeless Animals' Day® 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

 Please visit ISAR's newly created website,, dedicated entirely to our International Homeless Animals' Day events.  


Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website.

Individuals and organizations wishing to take part in ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day events can order a complimentary downloadable candlelight vigil packet by contacting ISAR by mail, phone, fax or email. Our vigil packet includes guidelines for organizing a successful vigil event with tips on site selection, suggestions for speakers and vigil events, reaching target audiences, poems, songs, sample press releases and more!
In addition to your downloadable copy of ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day vigil packet you will receive our International Homeless Animals’ Day posters to advertise your event, Proclamations to be signed by your governor and mayor declaring the day as International Homeless Animals’ Day, coloring sheets and more through the U. S. Postal Service. Your participation in ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day will guarantee advertisement of your organization’s event to thousands of people on ISAR’s website, as well as promotion on ISAR’s online communities such as Facebook and Twitter.
By coming together on International Homeless Animals’ Day you can support ISAR in letting the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.
Together, we will continue to be a voice for the animals, and continue to demand an end to the suffering these animals face each day.
 Below are more opportunities for participating in ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day.
  • Visit ISAR's Event Schedule to find an International Homeless Animals' Day Candlelight Vigil Observance in your area.
  • Participate in ISAR's 13th Annual Virtual Vigil and light an online candle for homeless animals.
  • Join ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day 2014 Facebook Event Page for Updates on events taking place worldwide!
  • Click HERE to learn more about ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day Billboard Campaign.
  • Click HERE to advertise ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day online.
  • Click HERE to print ISAR's Feedback/Impact Form.



*Special thanks to all vigil coordinators for sending ISAR photos and feedback from their International Homeless Animals' Day Candlelight Vigil observances over the years.