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It's National Pet Day

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It's a day to celebrate puppies, kitties, birds, reptiles and rodents alike!

Tuesday is National Pet Day, according to

The site said that while loving pets is something that's done every day, the day is meant to pay special attention to pets that may not get extra attention.

It argues that helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and improve opportunities for adoption.

As part of the day's celebration, people donate or bring supplies to those pets in shelters. They also help the pets of people who are recovering from illnesses or other ailments.

Of course, it's also a great day to adopt a pet.

It was founded by Colleen Paige in 2005. Paige is a celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. The day is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network.

People on social media have been posting about it using the hashtag #NationalPetDay.

To see pictures of our viewers' and staff's pets on your mobile device, click here

For more information on National Pet Day, click here.

For a list of shelters and animal welfare organizations, head to's Lost & Pound section here.

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