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Celebrate National Pet Day today, April 11

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

Are you a pet owner or love animals? Today is National Pet Day, a day dedicated to celebrating your furry (or non furry friends).

This unofficial day was created 12 years ago by an Animal Welfare Advocate and Lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige,  to commemorate pets and the joy they bring to our homes.

Paige also created the day to shine the light on all animals in shelters around the world.

Today remember to take some time out of your day and do something nice either for your own or many other pets in shelters or rescue. Buy a new toy or treat, go for a walk or drive,  adopt a pet, donate to the local shelter, or better yet, volunteer.

After all, pets are an important part of our lives and do so much for us. Shouldn’t we show them how much we love and appreciate them?

share your pet loving photos with us on Facebook or Instagram @TrussvilleTribune with hashtag #NPDTrussvilleTribune.

Here are a few acts about pets:

•80 million households in the United States currently have a pet

•There ere are almost 80 million pets dogs and almost 86 million pet cats in the U.S.

•With the proper care, goldfish can live 30-40 years in captivity

•Adult dogs normally have about 42 teeth

•Dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet

•A group of cats is called a clowder

•Cats sleep about 13 to 14 hours per day, on average

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