National Pet Month is observed in May 2017. National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people's lives - and vice versa. It is observed annually in the United States in May and during the month of April in the United Kingdom.
A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or protection, as opposed to working animals, sport animals, livestock, and laboratory animals, which are kept primarily for performance, agricultural value, or research. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities.
National Pet Month's aims are to promote the benefits of pet ownership, support pet adoption, make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets, increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals and raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals. (With material from: Wikipedia)