National Pet Memorial Day
About National Pet Memorial Day
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on the Second Sunday in September
People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s).
There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and cats are by far the most popular. But, pets also include rabbits, fish, turtles, ferrets, crabs, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, and a huge assortment of other animals.
Your pet would want you to cherish their memory, then move on. Use this special day for this purpose.
Ways to Commemorate National Pet Memorial Day
- Spend a few minutes reflecting upon pleasant memories of your pet.
- If you buried your pet somewhere, go for a visit.
- Contribute to an animal protection group.
- Volunteer at an animal protection group.
- Create a small memorial in a flower garden in your yard.
- Plant a tree or a shrub as a living memorial.
- Post a picture of you and your pet on social media.
“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this.” — Terry Pratchett
History and Origin of National Pet Memorial Day
This very special day for people who have lost a pet was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories(IAPC).
There was some reference to this as a “National” day”. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. We are still trying to identify if this is a true “National” day.
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