May 23 - World Turtle Day
The survival of sea turtles is seriously threatened by destructive industrial fishing operations such as longlining and shrimp trawling. Fishing nets and lines pulled through the oceans accidentally snare and kill countless sea turtles each year.
Nesting habitat is also disappearing at an alarming rate as beach-front development flourishes.
There is hope for sea turtles, however, due to the work by organizations such as American Tortoise Rescue which brings attention to turtle conservation issues and highlights ways each of us can help protect these gentle but jeopardized animals.
May 3rd week - National Dog Bite Prevention Week
Man and woman's best friend bites more than 4.7 million people a year. Key experts believe that public education can help prevent these bites.
The full third week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the United States Postal Service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are each working to educate Americans about dog bite prevention.
Visit The Humane Society of the United States for more information on how to stay dog bite free.