National Mutt Day
The ASPCA estimates 3.3 million dogs are brought to shelters each year, with more than 80% being mixed breeds. A mutt (or mongrel) does not belong entirely to 1 breed. There are in excess of 150 million mutts worldwide. Mixed breed dogs are generally considered healthier than purebreds because they draw from a broader gene pool.
Special Education Day
According to NationalCalendayDay.com, “Special Education Day marks the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law which was signed by President Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975. This law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).”
If you wish to get involved with providing time, efforts or service to assist in support of students with special needs, go to PTA.org and enter National Special Education Day for programs, activities and educational endeavors to help children and schools in your area.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Aaron Rogers – Packers Quarterback – born in Chico, California
Brittany Spears – Singer – born in McComb, Mississippi