Wednesday is National Pet Day.
The day was founded by animal welfare advocate Collen Paige to create public awareness of the many animals awaiting a forever home in shelters across the nation.
They say about 16,000 pets die in
Consider adopting from a shelter if you want to get a new pet.
Please support spay/neuter programs at your local shelters and rescue centers.
If a million Americans would donate $1 a month, it would raise $12 million for shelters across the country.
For more information, visit www.petdayusa.com .