December 15 – Cat Herders’ Day

December 15 – Cat Herders’ Day

Does your job feel like you’re herding cats?  Maybe you should be in animal rescue! Welcome to mid-December.  We’re in the midst of holiday parties and office parties as everyone gears up to celebrate their respective holidays at this time of the year. It’s a great time to stop and celebrate Cat Herders’ Day.  While the day was originally founded to recognize those difficult job professions like project managers, where people feel like they are herding cats all the time, this holiday reminds us how we can put our cat herding skills to good use. TNR is a great way […]
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December 14 – National Lost & Found Day

December 14 – National Lost & Found Day

Take action to find your lost items…and to prevent lost pets! This year, December 14 marks the official lost & found day which is typically celebrated on the second Friday in December. The formation of the official day was created in 2012 but searching for lost and found items has been something people have done for generations. Protect your pets if they’re lost We invite you to think proactively on this national lost and found day.  Normally people reflect on items they’ve lost and redouble their efforts to seek out and find them. So use this time to make sure your […]
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December 8 – Pretend to be a time traveler day

December 8 – Pretend to be a time traveler day

Ok all of you Marty McFly fans, today is your day.  You get to be a time traveler and go back in time to right the wrongs of the world. Well, at least you can pretend to be a time traveler today because it is national pretend to be a time traveler day after all.  Who knew that there was such a day? So you might be wondering how we are going to align this national day with animal rescue aren’t you?  Well not to worry, we always have a plan. Animal rescue is an industry that has transformed over […]
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November – National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

November – National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

As we come to the end of another month, we want to remind you that National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month is STILL…NOT…OVER!!!  There’s still time to enjoy your (and your dogs’) favorite treat! Peanut butter has been around for 7,600 years Of course the humble legume (no it’s not a nut!) has been around for a long, long time.  Scientists believe the Incans and Aztecs were the ones to first create this tasty, nutritious spread and we’ve been in love with it ever since. Of course the first patent on peanut butter wasn’t until 1884, and the month long celebration […]
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November 22,2018 – National go for a ride day

November 22,2018 – National go for a ride day

Yes of course today, November 22 is the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (at least in 2018) but that isn’t the only holiday that you should be celebrating today. It’s National go for a ride day! Pets get left out of our Thanksgiving celebrations We know how today goes; you get up early to clean the house and prepare your Thanksgiving meal to go into the oven.  You get things ready for the onslaught of people headed to your house for your annual family party.  Usually you’re in such a rush to get things done that your normal routines like taking the […]
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November 16,2018 – International Day for Tolerance

November 16,2018 – International Day for Tolerance

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance November is flying by and we’re halfway to Thanksgiving!  The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is a day of reflection and recognizing what you are thankful for and today’s featured day is a step along that same path by recognizing and respecting what it means to be tolerant of others. Today is the International Day for Tolerance. Respect and recognize the rights and beliefs of others The International Day for Tolerance was established by the United Nations back in the 90’s and it focuses on education and respecting others’ beliefs and rights.  In the animal […]
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November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day

November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day

November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day At the ARPA we celebrate all animals and we love the fact that the sometimes overlooked rats and mice are getting a day of their own.  There are a number of animal rescue organizations across the country that focus on saving these animals and there’s even an association called the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association (AFRMA) that you can join to be a part of celebrating these animals. Fancy Rat and Mouse Day is sponsored by the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association The AFRMA is the organization that founded and […]
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November 9th, 2018 is Chaos Never Dies Day

November 9th, 2018 is Chaos Never Dies Day

November 9 – Chaos Never Dies Day Welcome to November.  The leaves are all but gone (unless you live in Florida) and the pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing at Starbucks.  If your life as an avid animal rescuer is like ours, (7 days a week, all hours of the day and night, never ending, never quitting, never over, never giving up) then you’ll be happy to know there’s a holiday designed specifically for you.  Today is National Chaos Never Dies Day. Stop waiting for things to calm down – it’s not gonna happen There are many holidays throughout […]
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In addition to October black cat month, today is black cat day!

In addition to October black cat month, today is black cat day!

Yes it’s true that black cats have gotten a bad rap so we’re excited to celebrate them twice this month.  October is officially international black cat month and today, October 27 is Black Cat day here in the United States. Why are black cats so special? We talked a lot in our blog about International Black Cat month about the history and reasoning behind why black cats seem to get a bad rap from people.  The superstitions particularly around the Halloween holiday put these tender hearted creatures at risk.  Black cats are the last cats to be adopted from local […]
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Yes I am howling at the moon.  Why aren’t you?  It’s national howl at the moon day!

Yes I am howling at the moon. Why aren’t you? It’s national howl at the moon day!

One of the first things that children learn about wolves is that they howl to communicate with one another.  This is something even cartoons have taught the younger generation.  So in celebration of our wolf friends, today is howl at the moon day. Why do wolves howl at the moon anyway? The truth is, they don’t.  Wolves aren’t howling at the moon, they are actually communicating with one another.  Don’t believe us?  Check out the National Geographic’s fact and fiction page about wolves.  They are communicating with their pack, strengthening their bonds and letting each other know about prey and […]
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