World Animal Day was on October 04, 2014. The day celebrates animal life and humanity’s connection with the animals around us.
World Animal Day began at a meeting of ecologists in 1931 in Florence, Italy. October 4th is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and this date was selected to observe World Animal Day. The day is celebrated all over the world, and churches, synagogues and independent Animal Chaplains hold blessing ceremonies. This year Spay Panama commemorated the day by holding at Mega Spay event September 30 thru October 5 in the Azuero area of Panama.
As I mentioned in earlier posts many of our merry band of volunteers from Animal Advocates of Pedasi/Defensores de los Animales de Pedasi volunteered in various capacities during a great deal of the blitz.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting my last thoughts and photos of the week-long blitz and the days that I attended. Whether it was transporting animals, organizing people as they arrived at the door of the clinic or even learning how to tattoo an “S” inside a dog’s ear among many other jobs, our hands and our money were there…in the campo.