October 4: World Animal Day

October 4 is World Animal Day. The holiday began in 1931 in Florence, Italy, when a group of ecologists selected the feast day of St Francis of Assisi to celebrate all kinds of animals. Many animal shelters hold special events, and volunteering at one can be a great way to celebrate today.

“Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths . . . 
wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds . . .”

Psalm 148:7 & 10


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