October - Month of the Hedgehog
Archaeologist Dr Fairchild of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff has revealed that, 6,000 years ago, hedgehog was one of the choice or, more accurately, opportunistic meat finds for the Sunday roast. It was a delicacy amongst, certainly, British Gypsies (Romanis). October is called Mis Draenog (Hedgehog Month) by Welsh Gypsies. That is when hedgehogs fatten themselves for their winter hibernation and are easy to catch and good to eat.
October 15 - November 30 - Wishbones for Pets
Wishbones for Pets (WBFP) is a charitable program designed for pet sitters to collect and distribute pet goods/funds to local pet shelters and other pet related agencies in their own community.
Due to the recalls of pet food, WBFP is not endorsing the collection of pet FOOD or treats. They are instead encouraging pet sitters to collect pet supplies, such as toys, blankets, bowls or any other non food item including FUNDS.
Pet Education and Therapy, LLC will be collecting items during this time period for donation to the CT Humane Society. If you would like to donate an item, please contact us via email or at 860-667-2663. Thank you for your support.
October 2nd Week - National Wildlife Refuge Week
Hearing wolves howl, tagging monarch butterflies, snapping pictures of soaring eagles, or just walking in the woods, thousands of Americans will be making a special connection with nature during National Wildlife Refuge Week.
The National Wildlife Refuge System, with 550 national wildlife refuges nationwide, protects approximately 150 million acres of fish and wildlife habitat. Scores of national wildlife refuges are offering special programs to help celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week across the country.
The week also highlights the six wildlife-dependent recreation uses offered on national wildlife refuges: hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, wildlife observation, interpretation and environmental education.
There is at least one national wildlife refuge in every state, and residents of most metropolitan areas can find a national wildlife refuge less than an hour's drive from their front door.
To find a national wildlife refuge near you, go to the Department of the Interior or call 1-800-344-WILD (9453).
October 3rd (partial) Week - National Veterinary Technician Week
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA) has proclaimed this week as National Veterinary Technicians Week. The event is celebrated annually to recognize veterinary technicians for their contributions to the animal health care team.
Veterinary technicians work at the direction of the veterinarian to provide nursing care, assist in surgery, take x-rays, induce and monitor anesthesia, and perform diagnostic testing.