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Build awareness through displays and petition signing

Elgar Road Vet – “Our goal for the week is to raise awareness amongst our client base about animal related issues, clients will also have access to petitions which will be available to sign during the week and a colouring competition for children. We have also organised to raise money through having a donation tin set up at the clinic. We will be donating all proceeds to ‘Save-A-Dog Scheme Inc.’ which is a community-based not-for-profit animal welfare organisation that saves hundreds of dogs and cats from being killed every year. They have a no-kill philosophy and provide veterinary care to sick or injured animals so they can live out their natural lifespan. For more information about this wonderful organisation and to see where the money will go please visit their website We appreciate the opportunity to further animal welfare any way we can and encourage all to come down and donate just a bit of time to have a look at our displays or donate a bit of money to help those who need it most!”

Raising Awareness of the Best Buddy Program

Coffee News – “We are participating in Be Kind to Animals Week by giving Edgar’s Mission free advertising in our publication.”

Exploring Time with the animals

Ainslie Parklands Primary School – Chantal Teague -” We will be using our morning “Exploring Time” sessions to complete a range of activities that help all types of animals – from the wildlife in our local area, to companion animals at the local shelter, and even wild animals who are facing issues such as deforestation, poaching and so forth. We will also be working towards helping our own ‘pets’ by improving their pens and introducing perches and materials that allow our chickens to express themselves while in their coup. It will be a fun and exciting time for the students as we learn more about animals and ways we can directly help improve their lives, just in the choices we make.

Range of activities will include:

  • making Animal Toys for Coldstream Animal Aid
  • starting an animal aid drive for toys/ blankets/towels/food etc,
  • creating bird baths and possum boxes for our school grounds,
  • improving the chicken pen to include perches, digging spaces, scratching areas and so forth
  • making bee hives and planting native flowers that attract wild bees,
  • starting a Be Kind to Animals Awareness book, making posters that raise awareness about animal issues.”

Cupcake Day

Manningham Vet Clinic – “We will be selling doggie friendly cupcakes for all of our furry friends to raise money for Edgar’s Mission farm sanctuary!”

BKTAW neighbourhood get together

Jacinta Roberts – “I’ve invited my neighbours to come over and have a cruelty free afternoon tea for a gold coin donation towards Edgars Mission. I’ll be providing all vegan goodies, so they can see how easy it is to change to vegan food. I’m going to give out information on how to shop with a conscience. They will all be given a ”party bag” to take home, with loads of info on Living a cruelty free lifestyle.”

BKTAW cruelty free morning tea

Liz Dealey – “I’ll be holding a cruelty free morning tea for my co workers, with all sorts of vegan biscuits, cakes and snacks. There will be a display of information about Edgars Mission and how consumers can make kind choices in their lives.”

Animal Awareness Party

Aisha Bottrill – “It will be an evening full of fun and games to do with animals which include: Animals quiz, Who can clean the cage the quickest, Animal Show (Best 3 animals will win a prize) and many more games. I will also be having cupcakes and drinks for a gold coin donation to go to Edgars Mission Charity.”

WSPA’s Live Export Guest Seminar!

University of Sydney Animal Welfare Society – “As part of ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’, we will be hosting a special Guest Seminar presented by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)! Live Export Campaigns Officer, Katinka Day, will be providing an update on the latest animal welfare concerns* relating to live exports! She will also be discussing what YOU can do to join WSPA in supporting an end to this inhumane trade!”

Pet Remembrance Ceremonies

Allison Monkhouse – “Allison Monkhouse warmly invites you, your family and friends to attend one of our inaugural Pet Remembrance Ceremonies to celebrate the life of cherished pets no longer with us. In the ceremony we will reflect on how important pets are in our lives and how strong the pet/owner bond can be. You are welcome to bring along the pets you presently share your life with, ensuring they are properly behaved and restrained.”

Vegan Bakesale

University of Melbourne Animal Protection Society – “To celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week (Oct 1-7) UMAPS will be holding another yummy vegan bake sale with all proceeds to be donated to towards the Save A Dog Scheme. We would love it if you could bring along some yummy vegan baked goods to sell for a gold coin donation, or simply come along to sample some of the sweets! We will be located outside the entrance of Union House on the Pronto Pizza side.”

Vegan Bake Sale & Petition Signing

University of Sydney Animal Welfare Society -“To kick off ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’, the Animal Welfare Society will be holding a notoriously scrumptious vegan bake sale along Manning Road, in combination with petition-signing at the same location to support an end to inhumane live exports!”

Pets on the Park

Mattara Festival – “A great day to enjoy your day with your pet, and possibly win a prize or two, Pet Grooming Displays, Pet Parades and Displays, Crocodile Encounters on hand with all your slithery favourites, Animals All Baby Farm a great way to get close to the country life, Various Dance Studios, Local Live Entertainment Children’s Arts, Craft and Games Arena, Market & Food Sites every day catering for all your needs.”

Raising awareness of Be Kind to Animals Week and Edgar’s Mission

Apex Laboratories – “To raise awareness of Be Kind to Animal Week all Apex staff will wear Be Kind to Animals Week T- shirts and hand out 200  ‘I’m a hero for animals’badges to veterinary nurses and vets in NSW, VIC  and QLD.”

Be Kind to Animals Library Display

Brian Gibbs – “I will also have heaps of great books on animals for people check out. The topics of the books will include:

  • animal stories
  • how to train and care for pets
  • ways of create an wildlife friendly garden
  • recipe books that do not use animals as ingredients”

Raffle (dog/cat goodies)

Johnston Street Veterinary Clinic – “The Johnston Street Veterinary Clinic will be raffling off a dog or cat hamper filled with goodies galore. Raffle tickets will go on the sale from 15 Sept and will be drawn on the 7 Oct – the final day of Be Kind to Animals Week with all money raised being donated to Edgar’s Mission. During this time we will also be offering Free Dental Check consultations to find out how healthy your pets mouth is. We also provide free nail trims for your furry or feathered friend …… just give the clinic a call and we can get you booked in for your free nail trim and dental check!”