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MONDAY, AUGUST 26: NATIONAL DOG DAYProfile America —
Monday, August 26th.
It is said that "every dog has its day," and according to an animal welfare organization in
Oregon, today is it. Now in its 10th observance, every
August 26 is National Dog Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which serve humanity as companions, watchdogs, herders, and Seeing Eye dogs. They also aid in search and rescue, and in sniffing out explosives and drugs. The second goal is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year from neglect and abuse. In the U.S., there are around 70,000 pet care businesses, offering such things as pet toys and supplies, and grooming services. Outside of veterinary services, we spend some
$3.6 billion a year on our animals. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at
www.nationaldogday.comwww.animalmiraclefoundation.org2007 Economic Census, NAICS 812910
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau