February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
It can be hard to plan social media content in advance, particularly as the world is in an uncertain state at the moment and various things you had intended to share may not be appropriate or relevant in the coming months. However, one way to combat staring into a blank online space is to use Awareness Days. We have collated some of the more relevant ones relating to animal welfare, pet ownership and the veterinary world for you to share on your social platforms.
With each post you can share the link to the cause directly, or some of your own recommendations (particularly with local suggestions for Walk in the Woods Month, or what birds you can expect to see during Backyard Bird Count) as well as asking your clients to react and comment on the post itself. Asking clients to post photos of their pets as a way of interacting is a popular and lovely way to get communication flowing. Enjoy!
Please note, some of the links haven’t updated to 2021 information yet so please do check them nearer the time so you can find out what is happening on the day!
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Feb 12th – 15th Great Backyard Bird Count
Feb 20th – National Love Your Pet Day
Feb 23rd – World Spay Day
March 11th – 14th – Crufts
March 22nd – 28th – Tick Bite Prevention Week
April 4th – World Stray Animal Day
April 24th – World Veterinary Day
April 25th – World Penguin Day
May 12th – 18th – Donkey Week
May 23rd – World Turtle Day
May 31 – June 6th – Garden Wildlife Week
June 4th – Hug Your Cat Day
June 8th – World Oceans Day
June 15th – International Working Animal Day (SPANA)
June 27th – July 5th – UK Week for the Animals
July 29th – International Tiger Day
September 5th – International Vulture Awareness Day
October 1st – World Vegetarian Day
October 6th – National Badger Day
October 7th – World Habitat Day
Telemedicine/ Remote Consultation
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