August 16: Local animal rescue groups will participate in Savannah’s first International Homeless Animals’ Day, a worldwide event to honor homeless pets. The event will begin with a blessing of the pets at 7 p.m. at Emmet Park, at the east end of Bay St. It will continue with a candlelight walk from Emmet Park to Ellis Square. This event is organized by the Savannah Rescue Alliance and is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange, the official color of animal rescue. Leashed pets are welcome.
About the Savannah Rescue Alliance: The mission of Savannah Rescue Alliance (SRA) is to unite all interested parties in the community including shelters, rescues and the veterinarian professionals and combine resources, experience and ideas to provide aide to abandoned, neglected and abused animals. SRA’s goal is to generate ideas and implement plans and programs to decrease homelessness among pets in the Savannah and surrounding areas.