North Shore Animal League America Declares DOGust the First as Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs!

I'm a shelter pup, rescued by the Southside Animal Shelter and then adopted by my Mum. So when I saw this article from from Fox Business I took note!

North Shore Animal League America Declares DOGust the First as Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ ----Animal Organization Encourages Adopters, Shelters to Embrace August 1st Celebration to Recognize Canines' Legacy

Pet lovers at North Shore Animal League America acknowledge that the actual birth dates of most rescue dogs are unknown. To give these wonderful animals their much deserved recognition, the Animal League will be declaring the first day of the eighth month of 2008 (August 1) as DOGust the First, a universal birthday for shelter and rescue dogs everywhere.
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I'm really glad that my shelter rescued me, and that my Mum adopted me. I have a great life now. I'm healthier, happier, and feeling very loved. And with our active lifestyle - hiking, agility and more - Mum has slimmed down and doesn't even need to consider Leptovox, since she stays healthy and thin with me and my rescued sis, Gracie. We are always doing something and it keeps us in really good shape!