Get involved in World Animal Day

You might witness animals in need and feel powerless.

Perhaps you consider getting involved but have no idea where to start.

Or maybe you think that whatever you do will just be one drop in a plastic-filled ocean?

Often, someone just needs to take the lead and others will follow. Why shouldn’t that someone be you?

Whether you’re an individual, a teacher, or part of an organisation or business, we have plenty of inspirational ideas of ways you can get involved! We also have suggestions for workplaces, community groups, youth groups, veterinary practices, running clubs and more! You could also browse other events for ideas!


Some suggestions will inevitably apply to more than one category. Please explore other pages for additional ideas that could be adapted to suit you.

If you have any ideas of groups that might like to be involved in World Animal Day, please let us know and we’ll consider adding them. Just email with your suggestions!

If you don’t have the time or resources to organise an event, however small, there are other ways you can take part in World Animal Day, especially if you have internet access…

World Animal Day is YOUR chance to join welfare advocates all around the world by speaking up for animals on October 4! You'll be surprised at what YOU can achieve for animals in need, including:

  • Wild animals
  • Companion animals/pets
  • Farm and working animals
  • Animals used in entertainment
  • Animals used in experiments
  • Marine life

Although World Animal Day falls on October 4, any day around then is fine, as long as you make it very clear on your advertising.

You could create a petition, raise awareness, volunteer, make a pledge, fundraise, organise an event – anything you do is better than doing nothing.

Don’t forget – it’s not what you do that matters, it’s getting involved that’s important!

Please do not use real animals as part of your event, unless the activity directly improves their welfare, e.g. exercise, adoption, spaying, neutering, vaccinating etc.