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Have you seen our billboard on the 95 southbound on the west side near Woolbright road in Palm Beach County?

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Formidable Woman Magazine

Formidable Woman Magazine featured BEanAnimalHero founder Susan Hargreaves and AnimalHerotober.

This October, it’s easier than ever to participate in #animalherotober 

The worldwide event is open to all ages; your actions and choices can help all species of animals.

Here are ways you can be an Animal Hero during AnimalHerotober and beyond!

1. Visit your local animal shelter and donate catnip toys or volunteer to walk the dogs.
You could even write a letter from the point of view or tell the story of a particular dog or cat to encourage adopting him or her and post their photo and story on social media. Remember to include #animalherotober in your posts.

2. Sponsor a copy of the Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless book to your local library or school.
This empathy fostering guidebook is full of heartwarming stories of animal rescue and lists practical ways you can help all species of animals. If the library or school wishes the author to lead a virtual reading to tell some of the rescue stories with Lovey, the rescued from the pound kill list dog, go to to book a free program.

3. Organize a vegan fare giveaway in your local community, in a safe and responsible way. Perhaps a local restaurant or vegan food company would donate to your giveaway.
Why vegan, you ask? Eating vegan fare, also known as plantbased fare helps everyone, the animals, the planet and counteracts climate change, to learn more go to the Why Vegan tab at

4. Speak to your local city or county commission about an issue you know needs changing for animal protection. You could ask them to sign the Plant Based Treaty
Each monthly city council or county commission meeting gives an opportunity for the public to speak. This is how so many steps forward for other animals begin. The first United States wild animal display ban happened in 1989 in Hollywood, Florida, at a Hollywood council meeting as did canned hunt bans, the banning of animals being sold in pet stores and the list goes on, Please, mention you are participating in the global AnimalHerotober campaign, and film and post on social media. Don’t forget to use the #animalherotober and #plantbasedtreaty hashtags

5. Ask your local restaurants to feature vegan AnimalHerotober specials, it’s so easy today to make scrumptious fare without harming animals.
Vegan Tips by Veganza, the Animal Hero character in the new book, are free here.

6. Create your own video Get your #animalherotober message out there via spoken word, song, or even a piece of art to spread awareness of how everyone can be an animal hero. Post on social media.

7. Dress as characters in the “Veganza Animal Heroes’’ novel for Halloween. Veganza, Courage or Freedom embody brave vegan super heroes. You could also dress as your own favorite animal hero or a non-human animal. One year I dressed as a mermaid holding a sign with a fish friend who was asking not to be killed for a huge outdoor Fort Lauderdale block party. Send and/or post your best Veganza or Courage or Freedom our new animal hero character in the Veganza novel.

8. Donate to the Veganza Vanza mission of giving free, interactive kindness education programs for all ages and free vegan fare, please, go to for Veganza Vanza updates.

9. Host your own holiday party with scrumptious vegan fare and music to celebrate #animalherotober

10. Ask your local library or newspaper to create a display or write a story about #animalherotober month. Help them by giving them the three books written to empower all to be heroes and many films on our Vimeo account.

11. Organize a screening of the Heart Whisperer at your local university. Susan Hargreaves will help lead a discussion around what the future for animals looks like and how we can help. We will help you with getting free, vegan fare donated.

    Participate in AnimalHerotober

    Select an activity from our #AnimalHerotober Calendar. Events and activities should be mindful of COVIDS risks and be socially distanced and safe.

    Use the following hashtag #AnimalHerotober and tag @animalherokids in your posts and shares.

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