Annual Events

JANUARY


Date TBA – Girls Scout Troops – Walking the Animals

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

FEBRUARY


LCHS Membership Drive begins

National Dog Biscuit Day

World Spay Day

Unchain a Dog Month

National Prevent a Litter Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Responsible Pet Parents Month

MARCH


LCHS Membership Drive continues

National Puppy Day

ALL OF MARCH: Love Comes in All Sizes – NMHP Partners – see animal listings

Animal Poison Prevention Month

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

APRIL


World Stray Animals Day – the Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals all over the World

National Volunteer Week

Save the Frogs Day

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

EVERY DAY IS TAG DAY!

MAY


National Specially-Abled Pets Day

Red Carpet Corridor – Adopt-a-thon

Be Kind to Animals Week

National Pet Week

May is Big Dog Month – NMHP Partners

Dog Bite Prevention Month

National Pet Adoption Mutt-i-grees Month

JUNE


TBA Annual Dog Walk 

Take your Dog to Work Day

First week of June – Pet Appreciation Week

ALL OF JUNE:  NMHP Partners

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

World Pet Memorial Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

JULY


Annual Membership Drive

Annual 4th of July Cutest Picture Pet Contest

Annual LCHS Golf Outing at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Pontiac

Pet Fire Safety Day

All of July: NMHP Partners – Celebrate Freedom National Adoption

AUGUST


August is National Immunization Awareness Month

ISAR International Homeless Animals Day

Free senior seminar at Pontiac Rec Plex

National Black Cat Day

ISAR Presentation at LCHS

Clear the Shelters at LCHS

International Homeless Animal’s Day

National Bring your Cat to the Vet Day

All of August: NMHP Partners

 

SEPTEMBER


Cornell days adopt-A-Thon

National Pet Memorial Day

LCHS Booth at Harvest Days in Dwight, IL 

National Dog Week & National Pet Awareness Week

“Remember Me Thursday” – orphaned pets awaiting homes

World Rabies Day

September is:

  • National Service Dog Month
  • Senior Pet Care Month
  • National Preparedness Month – include your animals in your emergency preparedness plans

NMHP Partners – Adopt your MVP

OCTOBER


LCHS Annual Spaghetti Supper – pending

TBA  St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day

TBA  Pumpkin Patch

National Walk Your Dog Week

National Feral Cat Day

TBA: Halloween Photo Contest

TBA: Kite Festival

October is ASPCA’s National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

NOVEMBER


LCHS’s Anniversary!

TBA Santa Paws

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

TBA Ladies’ Night Out at Dwight

Virtual Light A Bulb

Fur Free Friday

Special Adoption Fees for Senior Animals 

November is ASPCA’s National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

DECEMBER


TBA Christmas Bake Sale

Virtual Light A Bulb continues

National Mutt Day