World Animal Day Urges us to 'Doodle It' For Harry and Friends
By: World Animal Day
World Animal Day takes place on October 4 every year and is organized by Gloucestershire-
Google Doodle adding to more than 4000 others that the design team has already created.
Google Doodles celebrate famous people, special dates - like World Animal Day - and events big and small. The search engine is open to suggestions from the public as to what would merit it replacing its own home page Google logo with a doodle.
World Animal Day seeks to rally as much support as possible, from animal lovers
across the UK, the USA and locations worldwide. It wants to convince the internet giant
that its October 4 doodle could do nothing better than support the cause of animals.
The process is easy, as World Animal Day has set up a page at https://naturewatch.good.do/
requiring just a name, email address and to press the submit button.
Supporters can spread the word on their own social media, using the hashtag
#WorldAnimalDayDeservesAGoogleDoodle. To gain more visibility on social media itself,
World Animal Day has created a series of visuals in which a number of animals, including
Harry the cat, speak up and say, "I deserve a Google Doodle".
World Animal Day helps raise the profile of animal welfare, to mobilize support and channel it into direct actions that raise the status of all types of animal and improve animal welfare standards.
By achieving its mission, World Animal Day believes it can focus more attention, across the globe, on issues relating to the treatment and care of companion, wild, marine, farm and working animals, as well as animals in the entertainment world.
Caroline Ruane, Campaign Coordinator, says: "We are calling upon all animal lovers to do one simple thing, quickly fill in our form and send it to Google. If we can get enough people to do that, we may just achieve our dream of having World Animal Day placed in the consciousness of all Google users on that day. This would raise the day's profile further but, more importantly, potentially change the lives of many more animals."
In the meantime, animal lovers can create events in support of World Animal Day, to raise funds for animal welfare, or change attitudes towards animals for the better. More information can be found at www.worldanimalday.org.uk A link for the Google
Doodle submission form can be found at http://ow.ly/