Save the Date! Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 3 pm to 7 pm, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary will celebrate our First Annual World Animal Day in collaboration with other local non-profit animal welfare organizations.
We will be celebrating animals through educating the public about our mission and the current issues facing animals both in our local and global communities.
Admission and parking are free; however we request that you please leave your pets at home.
Non-Profits That Have Confirmed to Attend:
- Animal Rescue Coalition, ARC
- Birds of Paradise
- Eagle Rescue
- Florida Parrot Rescue
- Gulf Shore Animal League
- Honor Animal Rescue
- Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch
- The Humane Society of Manatee County
- The Humane Society of Sarasota County
- Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
- Racing Dog Rescue Project
- Specialists for Animals Foundation, SAFI
- Sarasota County Animal Services
- Sarasota K-9 Search & Rescue
- Sarasota in Defense of Animals
- Satchel’s Last Resort
- The Wildlife Center of Venice
- Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
- Southeastern Guide Dogs
- West Coast Aviary Rescue
- Save Our Sea Birds
- Satchel’s Last Resort
- Sarasota Dove Release
- Sarasota Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
We are still awaiting confirmation on others. We hope you can attend and will come support this important day!
History of World Animal Day
World Animal Day, designated on October 4, has been historically celebrated since 1931 as a way of highlighting the plight of animals across the globe. Chosen on the date of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, it is currently celebrated in various ways throughout the world with no particular focus on nationality, religion, or political ideology. Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (BCH) has chosen to celebrate our first annual World Animal Day as an educational forum.
Is Your Non-Profit Interested in Attending?
In collaboration with other local non-profit animal welfare organizations (exhibitors), we will be celebrating animals through educating the public about our mission and the current issues facing animals both in our local and global communities. We appreciate those partnering with us to do the same in a manner which will not only engage the public, but also benefit the animals their organization serves. Although this is not a fundraiser, it is a fabulous opportunity to gain tremendous exposure for your organization and increase awareness about your population’s issues.
For more information contact us at (941) 371-6377 . The event will be held at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL.