YOU can help gain Celebrity Support for the World Animal Day movement. Please contact celebrities in your country, tell them about World Animal Day and its Mission to raise the status of animals, and ask them to send a quote and image to [email protected]

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

Veldina AlibegiÄ, singer, supporter of 'Warm Paw' and German Teacher - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Veldina AlibegiÄ

Animals are our true friends and they do not ask for anything in return except caring, a warm home and a crumble of love. It's a hard situation when it comes to animal rights here in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so it is crucial to speak up for those who don't have a voice themselves. The World Animal Day movement gives us all a wonderful opportunity to celebrate animal rights and raise awareness on the importance of humane treatment and love, especially when it comes to children. I will always lend my voice to animals, whether I'm on stage or in the classroom.