April is special because it’s officially Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and several fun holidays that encourage observance of our furry friends. We hope you’ll join in and help raise awareness about important issues facing animals all year long. Don’t know how? Here are a few ways you can get involved and make a difference in your community:

Create your own personal fundraising campaign on your favorite social media. Whether you donate your birthday, anniversary, or honor the memory of a beloved pet, this month is the time to make a big difference for animals in need. Start the conversation with your friends and family. Talk to your veterinary or visit your local ASPCA to find out how you can get involved to help raise funds for local animals in need.


April celebrates awareness of many pet causes. While we love our pets all year long, make April the start to find something that matters to you most. No matter the holiday, there’s always a reason to remember how much our furry companions mean to us.


• Heartworm Awareness Month
• National Adopt a Greyhound Month
• National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
• Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
• Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
• April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
• April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week
• April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
• April 6-10: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
• April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
• April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
• April 11: National Pet Day
• April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
• April 17-23: National Pet ID Week
• April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
• April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
• April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
• April 25: International Guide Dog Day
• April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
• April 26: Hairball Awareness Day
• April 27: World Veterinary Day
• April 28: National Pet Parents Day
• April 30: National Tabby Day
• April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
• April 30: National Therapy Animal Day


During April, use your social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or blog to spread the word about Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month or chose one of the observances that matter to you most – and be certain to tag us @herodogtoys in your posts! If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook (Hero Dog Toys) and Instagram (@hero.dog.toys). We are so excited to spread the word about animals in need nationwide!

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