This past week (May 3-9) was American Humane’s “Be Kind to Animals Week,” an annual tradition that dates back to 1915. For most of us pet lovers, celebrating animals is a daily routine. However, this week’s goal was to create awareness by honoring the roles animals play in our lives, advocating humane treatment of animals, and urging others — especially children — to do the same.
One way that Contra Costa County Animal Services celebrates this special week is by sponsoring our annual Be Kind to Animals “Art Show & Contest.” The theme for this year’s art contest was “Random Acts of Kindness Toward Animals.”
The Humane Education Department was once again blown away by just how amazing and talented the kids in our community are. We received over 200 pieces of art work showing random acts of kindness and global awareness for animals all across this planet.
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