Welcome to World Animal Day
World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
Moira Felgate appointed Ambassador in Mozambique
13 May 2015 at 12 : 29 PM
Animal Welfare Centre opens in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
16 March 2015 at 10 : 11 AM
Please Do Not Abandon Me!
28 January 2015 at 14 : 33 PM
Andorra now has a World Animal Day Ambassador!
22 January 2015 at 17 : 45 PM
Poet-in-Residence – Susan Richardson
20 January 2015 at 16 : 40 PM