During National Pet Month, thousands of people across the UK will be celebrating life with their pets, sharing information on responsible pet ownership, or holding events to raise money for their favorite charity.
Every year, the message of responsible pet ownership is conveyed by running the events under a central theme. For 2011, the theme is â€œHappiness isâ€¦time with your petâ€.
The objectives of National Pet Month are to:
* Encourage responsible pet ownership
* Spread the word on the mutual benefits of living with pets
* Inform people about the role of pet care specialists
* Increase awareness of the significance of working and assistance companion animals
This year, National Pet Month will be celebrated from April 2nd to May 2nd.
National Pet Month is a registered charity that brings together animal welfare groups, professional bodies, schools, pet businesses, youth organizations and pet lovers, with the common goal of improving the welfare of pets. Pet Food Manufacturersâ€™ Association (PFMA), National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), and Pet Care Trust (PCT) are the trustees.
If youâ€™re interested in holding an event for National Pet Month, you can visit www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk to register your event and get a free events pack.