Every year on 4 October, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, World Animal Day, or World Animal Welfare Day, is observed. This is an international action day for animal rights and welfare. Its goal is to improve the health and welfare of animals. World Animal Day strives to promote animal welfare, establish animal rescue shelters, raise finances, and organize activities to improve animal living conditions and raise awareness. Here's everything you need to know about this attempt on World Animal Day which is also known as Animal Lovers Day.