World Animal Day - a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals
Click here to view a letter of support from the office of HRH the Duke of York on the launch of the World Animal Day movement in 2003.
Patron - Anneka Svenska
We are delighted to introduce you to Anneka Svenska who has officially given her support to the World Animal Day movement by agreeing to become a Patron. Anneka feels very strongly about the importance of building the celebration of World Animal Day as it unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. Find out more about Anneka.
Poet-in-Residence - Susan Richardson
We are honoured to have Susan Richardson as our poet-in-residence. She promotes World Animal Day at all her performance and poetry events, writes poems in honour of World Animal Day each year, and helps promote the celebration of this special day on social media, in publications, via press releases, and via her radio contacts etc. Her wealth of experience and commitment is invaluable in helping to raise awareness of World Animal Day and its mission. Visit Susan’s page
Uri Geller, Author and Illusionist - Israel
"I love my dogs, they are a part of my family. We should all love and care for all animals!"
Brian Blessed, Actor - United Kingdom
"I feel strongly that we are the Guardians of this Planet. Animals are under our sacred protection! Fail them, and we will pay for it dearly."
Emma Milne, TV Vet - United Kingdom
It's wonderful to think that people from all over the world can work together to help the animals. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope the event is the resounding success it deserves to be!"
Sir Chris Bonington CBE, Mountaineer - United Kingdom
"I was interested to hear about your plans to mark World Animal Day and wish you every success, both in bringing the day to the notice of people in this country, and in raising much-needed funds to support animal shelters."
Julian Bennett, TV Presenter - United Kingdom
"I believe that without animals in our lives we would be a very sad bunch of people. The joy that they bring and the unconditional love is amazing - when we walk through our doors after a bad day at work, they are there with a waggy tail and bark, a meow and a cuddle. Humans don't even do that for us a lot of the time. Please support this amazing cause and let's make more people become animal lovers, because without them, we would be lost."