Be Kind to Animals Week 2020: May 3rd – 9th

BKTAW 2020 Submission Form to Print and Mail

Online BKTAW 2020 Form

The American Humane Association created Be Kind to Animals Week in 1915 to encourage compassion toward animals. Every year, animal shelters throughout the country hold special events during this time-honored week to raise awareness about animals in our homes and communities and to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.

To celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week, HHHS has developed this page to honor businesses and individuals who wish to be part of the celebration. We invite everyone to make a donation of $25 or more to HHHS and write a special message to be posted here. The message can be in honor or memory of a beloved pet, it can be a message of animal celebration, or it can simply be your name.*

*HHHS reserves the right to edit, shorten or exclude inappropriate comments or subject matter.

Other ways to celebrate from American Humane Association
• Report any suspected animal abuse or neglect to animal control
• Commit to adopting your next pet from an animal shelter
• Donate to or volunteer at your local animal shelter
• Spay or neuter your pets and encourage friends and family to do the same
• Spend quality time with your pet
• Make sure your pet has an ID tag or microchip
• Drive cautiously through areas populated by wild animals such as deer
• Plant flowers in your yard that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds
• Speak out in your community about the importance of respecting animals
• Visit for activities children and adults can do together

Be Kind to Animals Week 2020 Messages

* In honor of Quinn – the sweetest foster pup ever! *

* Thank you so much for loving and taking care of those that don’t have a home, yet. *

* Be Kind To Animals Every Day! *

* Love, Ellie, Beau, and Mowgli *

* In memory of Joker, Jack, Jett, Mrs., Ziggy, and all the pets who I’ve been lucky enough to love. *

* This donation is in honor of the last four HHHS dogs that have shared their lives with our family over 40 years. Annie (current), Charlie, E-Mail, and B.G. We cherished them all. *

* Simon: Adopted from HHHS April 2003. A wonderful kitty companion. – Terry Heidner *

* DeeDee – I hope you get to have a long and happy life. *

* Thank you for all you do for the most needed love and care for our fur friends. *

* All animals have feelings as we do. Treat them well and they pay you back with love and loyalty and companionship. *

* We still miss our little Tiger Boy – Tom & Annalee Parmley. *

* Thank you to the many volunteers dedicated to the mission of Helping Hands Humane Society. *

* All animals deserve kindness. There’s nothing more loyal. *

* “Lucy” I got from you (My Love) – (maltese poodle mix) had lots of vet problems, but loved her dearly. She gave me love for 7 years. *

* I have adopted quite a few dogs and cats over the years including my cat Sophie. *

* Sadie, you will forever be in our hearts. Best dog ever! Seymour Family *

* Animals are a blessing from God. They are so loyal and full of love! *

* How we treat animals is a reflection of how we treat others. Kindness Matters! *

* Where would we be without our precious furry friends? We love you Gema. *

* Our pets are a blessing from God. *

* In memory of Lacy, Grizz, Gretchen, and all the others gone but not forgotten. In honor of my best buddy, SPANKY, and all of our current pets! *

* All Creatures Great and Small – The Good Lord Made & Loves Them All! *

* I miss you so much Pumpkin. Diana and I love you so much! *

* In memory of Austin, Dusty, Winnie, & Lucy. *

* All God’s creatures deserve love! *

* In memory of Buster the cat who came to us one very cold day in January about 12 years ago very skinny and hungry. He sadly died Dec. 20th 2018. *

* Kevin Gingrich & Vickie Hemmen & Avery Lynn & Pepper *

* We adopted Gus, a black lab mix in 2000. He was our first dog and because of how special he was, he turned us into a dog loving family. He gave us his love for fourteen wonderful years. We adopted Maggie in 2010. We adopted her as she had only 1 eye and our youngest daugther was also having eye problems so she felt a huge connection to her. We love her so much. *

* In memory of Sally, the best cat in the world, and Zoe, a very grumpy but loveable Shih Tzu. Both adopted and loved very much! *

* I have had 5 wonderful shelter dogs throughout my life and have one currently. However, this donation is to honor Felipe “Phil” Ortiz who recently passed. He was a co-worker and special friend, and his family requested donations to HHHS. *

* For Sadie, Bill, Casper, Anoki and Blackjack. All former shelter pets who have given us their love and long happy lives together. <3 *

* To Miss DeeDee: Your story is very sad and makes me feel very back for you, that you had to struggle so. But you are blessed to have a foster mom like Chris to show you a loving home when you really needed it. To Chris: You are to be commended for being a foster parent for the terminally ill, a difficult job under the best of conditions. Thanks, everyone. – Richard Rokey. *

* In memory of Punkin (20) and Peaches (18). Two of the best cats ever! *

* I hope people who adopt pets will not use them for entertainment for a month and then put them in the backyard and think they are a burden to feed and water. They should be a part of your family! 🙂 They are family! *

* In memory of Nancy El-Amin who always shared her love of animals. *