WITH help from Polly the pig and Timmy the sheep, City of Greater Bendigo mayor Alec Sandner has urged central Victorians to show the creatures in their lives how much they care.
To celebrate Be Kind to Animals week, which started on Monday, Cr Sandner joined animal lovers around the world in calling on people to carry out an act of kindness to recognise those who ask for nothing in return.
Acts of kindness may include hosting a fundraiser, taking your dog for a run or wearing an awareness ribbon.
Be Kind To Animals Week is a public outreach initiative of Kilmore-based Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, which is run by Pam Ahern.
The week-long event coincides with World Animal Day tomorrow.
Now in its third year, organisers have extended an invitation for the local community to help them make the event bigger and better.
For ideas or to register an event, visit bekindtoanimalsweek.org