National Pet Month, which runs from 1 April to 6 May — so an extended month.
The aim is to help
- promote responsible pet ownership across the UK
- highlight the important work of pet care professionals
- highlight the importance of working companion animals
- help raise money for the nation’s pet care charities
As their website says:
Pets give us so much love and companionship, now it’s time to repay that kindness [...] Pets make fantastic companions and so when it came to choosing our theme for this year companionship had to be top of the list. Increasingly studies show that pets really are good for our physical and mental health.You can find National Pet Month online at http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Personally as part of this I shall be supporting one of my favourite charities The Cinnamon Trust, who work to help the elderly & terminally ill keep their pets (for example by walking dogs for those who can't) and caring for the pets themselves when the owners are no longer able to look after them.