We're already hearing about lots of amazing events taking place around the UK during #NationalPetMonth. Take a look
It’s week 1 of #NationalPetMonth and there’s so much going on!
For starters, news is already coming in of a variety of fantastic fundraising events for UK pet charities in the coming days.
This Saturday (April 7) Northlands Veterinary Hospital in Northamptonshire is holding a fun dog show in aid of The Stray Animal Fund.
There’ll also be pets in the pews when Worcester Cathedral holds an Animal and Pet Blessing on Saturday, April 14 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Starting with a parade from Worcester Bridge to the cathedral, there will be an animal blessing at 1pm where “all animals are welcome to bring their owners, large or small, exotic or domestic…a site to behold.”
Those taking part will also get the chance to hang a heart on the memory tree for a pet who has died and enjoy music and singing in the company of the Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester.
Over in Northern Ireland Pet Nose Day will be taking place for the 11th year running at National Trust Mount Stewart on April 22 from 11am to 4pm.
Hundreds of people and pets are expected at the event alongside a range of animal charities.
Visitors can enjoy The Fun Dog Show staged by Emerald Isle Newfoundland Club, plus there will be rally and agility for people and their pets to try.
The local council will also be promoting their pet campaign ‘ Scoop The Poop’ and attendees will be able to learn more about NPM’s new Pet Care Aware initiative too.
If you’re up for an adventure then why not take part in a sponsored parachute jump during #NationalPetMonth?
Cats Protection is challenging you to skydive for cats during April and help raise vital funds for its work.
Not only can you nominate a local Cats Protection branch or centre to support you’ll gain access to a dedicated skydivers Facebook group, receive a branded polo top plus ideas, resources and support to help you fundraise.
So, if you’re up for the experience of a lifetime then take the plunge!
#NationalPetMonth is the perfect time to raise funds for a UK pet charity and we can help you every step of the way so please get involved.
All you have to do is 1) Register as an NPM supporter for free at https://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/_members/ It only takes a minute.
2) Check out https://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/event-ideas
3) Use our toolkit containing loads of free promotional material and our interactive events map to promote your pet-tastic event and tell us about it via social media www.fb.com/NationalPetMonth www.twitter.com/NatPetMonthUK
National Pet Month: April 1-May 7