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Celebrate Your Pet!

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Today is World Animal Day, so give your pet an extra hug, kiss & treat!

According to the World Animal Day Mission Statement, the day is to “acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives-from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives”.

Started in 1931, by ecologists in Florence as a way to bring awareness to endangered species; the event has spread to encompass all animals, and events are planned today around the globe.

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Art Murmur Gallery is celebrating today with an exhibit entitled Animal-Esque, which displays the works of three artists Airom Bleicher, Jim Holyoak, and Alex Schaefer. The exhibit focuses on the interconnection between man and animals, and blends many styles. From cave painting type art, through Egypt and the Renaissance, then to contemporary styles, the exhibit is a good lesson in the history of “animal art”. A portion of the exhibits proceeds will be donated to an animal welfare group. – runs thru Oct. 27 – 129 E. 6th Street

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