Please help gain the support of celebrities in your country for the World Animal Day movement. Tell them about World Animal Day and its Mission to raise the status of animals, and ask them to send a quote expressing their support and an image to [email protected]

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

Brian Blessed

"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

Emma Milne

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

Sir Chris Bonington CBE

"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

Julian Bennett

"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

Stephen Leonard BVSc MRCVS

"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. It’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."