Tennessee Week for the Animals

(Memphis, Tennessee)  Animal World USA is pleased to announce Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed 8th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals September 22-30, 2012. During the extraordinary week, animal shelters, humane groups, educational institutions and organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be saving lives, building relationships, helping animals and strengthening communities throughout the state.

Events will include animal adoption events across the state, low cost & free spay/neuter events, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, children’s book donations to libraries, low cost microchipping, 5K's, blessings of the animals, student activities for the animals, statewide art project supported by Dolly Parton/Dollywood & Rock n Soul Museum, Carr Ranch horse/burro adoption events, The Elephant Sanctuary’s ‘Adopt an Elephant’ campaign, Tennessee Aquarium events, scores of offsite adoption events, Veggie meetups, book signing with author Bianca Phillips, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine students highlighting their animals, photo shoots, yappy hours, shelter improvements, farm animal sanctuary events, nature activities, wildlife center outdoor activities, donation drives, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.

Also in the spotlight are a salute to our working K-9s and handlers, motorcycle ride for American Indian student scholarships, care & safety seminars and fun-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and much more.

Scores of precious lives will be saved and exciting new relationships will be built in communities everywhere during the dynamic week. Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kick-off of the week. For more info or to schedule an event, call 877-454-0807 or email info@animalworldusa.org

Please see the website and learn how to become involved at  http://www.tennesseeanimals.org/