International Pet Day has a long tradition, it has been celebrated since 1931. It was created as a celebration of all domesticated animals. On this day, we remember how important and integral part of our lives they are. In order for their life to be happy and healthy, they need not only our love, but also our responsible approach to their breeding.
The animal world does not know human qualities such as envy, greed, or injustice, but it is full of emotions such as joy, love for their owner, fear, and pain. Dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, parrots, fish, and other domestic and farm animals deserve a healthy and happy life. They need love, proper nutrition, suitable space, and responsible care from their owners. 70 percent of people in our country have a pet, and they spend an average of around a thousand crowns per month on them. Let's not forget about animals in shelters. The exact number of these animals is not known, but the numbers of abandoned or lost animals are in the tens of thousands. There are a total of about 300 shelters in the Czech Republic. Bringing food, toys, or even walking one of the dogs in these shelters would certainly be a nice gift, not only on this holiday.