Be Kind to Animals Week! 7 Things You Can Do Right Now

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Teach a Child
Let the children in your life learn the proper ways that animals should be treated. This starts when they are very young. Teach them compassion for all living creatures. ... more 
Photo by: iStock
Teach a Child
Let the children in your life learn the proper ways that animals should be treated. This starts when they are very young. Teach them compassion for all living creatures. The best way to do this? Give them the privilege of growing up with a beloved pet.
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Mon, May 6, 2013 2:32 PM EDT

May 5-11 is 'Be Kind To Animals Week', an entire week that gives us the opportunity to take a moment from our busy lives to think about those who ask nothing of us - animals. As animal lovers, most of us have a direct connection with the joy and love that only animals can bring. Not only are animals pure in spirit and want nothing other than to be loved, many of them are helpless on their own and require our care and attention. Since 1915, the American Humane Society has dedicated an entire week to raise awareness to a very simple fact: animals (of all kinds) are a gift and we need to be kind and loving to them, which includes making sure they are well taken care of and enjoying healthy and happy lives. Click through the photos below to show 10 things you can do right now in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week! -By Danielle Sullivan

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