May Pet CalendarLarry Kay
National Pet Month (US)
Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. (Also see November events.)
Chip Your Pet Month
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month. The American College of Veterinary Optholmologists hosts this annual event when over 200 veterinary optholmologists donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada.
Weekly & Daily Holidays
May 1: Mayday for Mutts
May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day
May 5: Cinco De Mayo
May 8: Mother’s Day
May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness
May 21: Armed Forces Day
May 30: Memorial Day
1st full week: American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May.
May 1-7: National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association
May 2-8: Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day
May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 15-21: Dog Bite Prevention Week. This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites. 3rd full week in May.
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