National Animal Advocacy Day - April 30
Tue, Apr 30, 2024

National Animal Advocacy Day

National Animal Advocacy Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to animal welfare. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world work every year to monitor animal cruelty cases, perform outreaches, rescue animals from difficult situations, care for them in shelters, and much more. The holiday is celebrated on April 30.


The history of National Animal Advocacy Day begins in 2016, when it was established by the A.S.P.C.A. It was the first association to focus its efforts on supporting the ideas of humanism in the world, animal care and assistance. The main goal is to eradicate the problem of animal cruelty and teach people to treat their pets responsibly and not to abandon them to their fate.

As we celebrate the holiday, we also express our gratitude to all employees of environmental organizations dealing with cruelty to animals. Not only pets need people’s help, but also many wild animals that have found themselves in a difficult situation due to human activities. We must not allow the total extinction of those species that are in the Red Book.

Interesting facts

  • According to statistical studies, about 10 million animals across America are abused every year.
  • One form of animal cruelty that is also an underground form of business is dog fighting. More than 30 dogfighting locations are covered by the police every year.

How to celebrate

Find out the statistics on cruelty to animals in your city or state. Congratulate people you know who work for animal welfare organizations. Help shelters by bringing food, medicine, etc. A great way to celebrate is to get a pet by taking one from a shelter.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it!

When is National Animal Advocacy Day celebrated in 2024?

National Animal Advocacy Day is observed on April 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday April 30 2024
Wednesday April 30 2025