Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Yes, it’s official. Dog parents are finally getting the recognition we deserve and Bring Your Dog To Work Day is taking off. For years we have watched, jealously, as co-workers enjoy Bring Your Child to Work Day whilst our ‘children’ are cruelly excluded. All jokes aside, it is a wonderful charitable event that is raising money for All Dogs Matter, Animals Asia and Surge Sanctuary.
All Dogs Matter is a rehoming charity that “works in partnership with individuals and organisations to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need”. Using both foster homes and kennels, they ensure the dogs are cared for by “experienced dog lovers” before they find their forever homes. In 2022 they rescued and re-homed 349 dogs and reunited 6 dogs with their owners. They also provided temporary care for dogs through 20 foster carers. They even provide educational visits in animal welfare, visiting schools to inform children about how to properly care for dogs. You can donate to this amazing charity here: All Dogs Matter | Donate.
Animals Asia is a charity that strives to “promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change”. They focus on ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia. They were founded in 1998 and are the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China. Animals Asia have rescued over 600 bears from the bear bile industry since it was founded. The industry sees 10,000 bears kept in bile farms across Asia. They also campaign against abusive treatment of animals in zoos and safari parks in Southeast Asia and works to end the trade of dogs and cats for food in Asia. Their vision is “to end cruelty and restore respect for all animals throughout Asia”. To donate to this noble cause, click here: Animals Asia | Make a donation today.
Surge Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary which aims to provide a safe haven for animals “where they would never, ever need to worry about being exploited, abused, or killed.” One of its founders, Ed Winters is a “vegan educator” who opened a non-profit vegan restaurant in London called Unity Diner. Surge Sanctuary itself is an 18 acre sanctuary for “the animals that society rejects and exploits.” Their restaurant aims to change the public’s perceptions around vegan food using the “power of plants”. They “strive to provide incredible vegan food that’s not only made with love, but that also directly helps bring about positive change for the animals and the earth”. To donate to Surge Sanctuary, click here: Donate to Support The Surge Sanctuary — Surge Sanctuary | Vegan Animal Sanctuary.
Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Bring Your Dog to Work Day is on the 23rd of June 2023. It is founded and organised by ethical pet product company HOWND and is raising money for some brilliant animal welfare charities. Businesses can get involved by donating a minimum of £100 to one of the chosen charities. If you send your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them which charity you donated to, they will give you a shout out to thank you. Individuals can get involve by posting a picture of them with the hashtag #BringYourDogToWorkDay and by tagging @BringYourDogToWorkDay. You can also donate a minimum of £10 to any of the charities directly from their site. To find out more, click here: Join The Fun – Bring Your Dog To Work Day.