Molly, the kelpie cross relaxes at the feet of Mackay Veterinary Hospital vet nurse Debbie Hall in her odd socks, to raise awareness for World Animal Day and Odd Socks Day.
Molly, the kelpie cross relaxes at the feet of Mackay Veterinary Hospital vet nurse Debbie Hall in her odd socks, to raise awareness for World Animal Day and Odd Socks Day. Lee Constable

Great day to celebrate animals and odd socks

MISS Molly the friendly kelpie cross was more than happy to get behind two worthy causes being celebrated today.

If you ever felt the urge to cuddle some animals while wearing a pair of odd socks, today would be the day to do it as we celebrate World Animal Day and also, on a unrelated note, Odd Socks Day.

World Animal Day started in the 1930s as a way to highlight endangered species and has since evolved into a day to pay tribute to all animals.

Meanwhile, Odd Socks Day is aimed at addressing the stigma attached to mental illness because, as its website says, anyone can have an odd day.

Mackay Veterinary Hospital vet nurse Debbie Hall said animals were loyal and special and deserved to have a day for them.

"They help the disabled and special needs and they've all got their place in the world," she said.


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