World Animal Day - a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals
View a letter of support from 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. Find out more about Anneka.
Poet-in-Residence - Susan Richardson
We are honoured to have our very own poet-in-residence, Susan Richardson, who promotes and supports the mission of World Animal Day in so many ways. Find out more about Susan
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."
Stephen Leonard BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and Wildlife Presenter - United Kingdom
"Raising awareness is the first and arguably the most important step in any campaign. Reminding people worldwide of the importance of animal welfare is paramount. Itâ€™s also very reassuring to realise that there are so many people on this planet who really care about its inhabitants. You all deserve a huge pat on the back."