March 22 - International Day of the Seal
March 22 is the official International Day of the Seal. But the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., and many other zoos, aquariums, and research centers around the world celebrate this holiday on the third weekend of March. The holiday was created to tell people about the dangers seals face from pollution, oil spills, fishing nets, and collisions with boats.
At the National Zoological Park, you can tour exhibits of seals and other marine mammals to find out how they live and ways to help preserve their habitats. You can also learn about the hundreds of seals that are rescued and eventually returned to the wild. You can even meet a seal.
March 22 - Kiowa's Birthday
Happy Birthday, Kiowa!
Heartsease Dakota Gold CGC, TT
Born: March 22, 2006
Kiowa, our only current Belgian Tervuren, is perhaps the most capable dog we have ever seen. She has demonstrated outstanding compassion, obedience, showmanship, agility and even herding. She was selected as Best Puppy in Sweeps at her first dog show, a Tervuren Specialty.
Kiowa is continuing to learn obedience, agility, and herding, and may someday become a therapy dog as well. She is an excellent ambassador for the Belgian Tervuren!
March 3rd week - National Poison Prevention Week
During National Poison Prevention Week, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals / National Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA/NAPCC) has an objective to educate pet owners about the importance of poison safety.
The Center is the first and only 24-hour poison control hotline for animals in North America. Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Veterinarians and pet owners needing advice reach a staff of 16 veterinarians (including four board-certified veterinary toxicologists) and six certified veterinary technicians. The number for consultation services is 1-888-4ANI-HELP.