Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NATIONAL DOG DAY
Profile America — Friday, August 26th. “Every dog has its day,” is an idiom dating from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and even earlier. According to one animal welfare advocate, today is that day for America’s canines. Now in its 13th year, this is National Dog Day, about five months after National Puppy Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which serve humanity as companions, watchdogs, herders, and Seeing Eye dogs. The second goal is to rescue dogs from neglect and abuse through placement in caring homes. In the U.S., there are well over 15,000 non-veterinary pet care businesses, offering such things as pet toys and supplies, and grooming services. At such establishments, we spend about $3.4 billion a year on our animals. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
National Dog Day/accessed 6/7/2016: http://www.nationaldogday.com/#!about1/c141h
Nonveterinary pet care/ NAICS 812910: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~812910
Revenues/NAICS 812910: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00A1//naics~812910
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