Monday, January 15, 2018

India Week for the Animals is coming January 20-28, 2018!


The 7th Annual India Week for the Animals kicks off January 20-28, 2018 and is spotlighting animal organizations, welfare initiatives, sanctuaries, campaigns, students, artists, educators, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in a week of awareness-building activities for India's animals.


The week features opportunities to help farm animals, wildlife events, educational activities, veggie and vegan events and meetups, advocate for India's animals, bird tours, advocate events, film showings, low cost services, species/animals who need our help and much more! All these activities and events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people throughout India.

Organizers released a statement saying, "We are grateful again to underscore the devotion and love for animals from India's people that is admired and respected throughout the world. We are extremely grateful for the gracious response that the animal welfare organizations and people have shown. Together we further seek to help the amazing animals and build wonderful new relationships that will last a lifetime! We encourage everyone to support India's animals and organizations."  Visit http://www.indiaanimals.org/


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Eulogy on the Dog" by George Graham Vest

George Graham Vest (December 6, 1830 – August 9, 1904) was a U.S. politician. Born in Frankfort, KY he was known for his skills in oration and debate. Vest, a lawyer as well as a politician, served as a Missouri Congressman and finally a US Senator. He is best known for his "a Man's Best Friend" closing arguments from the trial in which damages were sought for the killing of a dog named Old Drum on October 18,1869. Below is his summation to the jury which won the case.



"Gentlemen of the Jury:  The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.
If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims 1st Annual Virginia Week for the Animals 
 June 6-14, 2015!


The dynamic week will underscore community spirit throughout Virginia as the citizens and welfare organizations join together to help and celebrate the amazing animals.


Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed the 1st Annual Virginia Week for the Animals June 6-14, 2015. The dynamic week will underscore community spirit throughout the state as the citizens and welfare organizations join together on behalf of the amazing animals.

Virginia Week for the Animals will be spotlighting humane organizations, shelters, sanctuaries, businesses, students, advocates, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed, compassionate week of fun-filled activities for the animals!

A multitude of tail-wagging dog and fun-loving feline pet adoption events, summer festivals which include animal activities,  free and low cost spay/neuter opportunities, low cost micro-chipping, activities to help the horses and low cost wellness clinics to help the animals.

The Virginia Week for the Animals celebration will spotlight approximately 75-100 events/activities. It will also include library displays for the children, animal book donations to libraries, metro area park events for the animals, wildlife activities, pet food/supply donations, veggie meetups, volunteer opportunities, a salute to the military and much more! Please contact us to organize an event or to include any campaign or information. Virginia Week for the Animals will build new relationships for the animals, strengthen communities and save precious lives. Visit the official website for complete contact and event information at  http://virginiaanimals.org/

Saturday, May 2, 2015

7th Annual Washington, DC Week for the Animals is coming May 23-May 31, 2015!


(Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that the exciting 7th Annual Washington, D.C. Week for the Animals will be celebrated May 23-May 31, 2015!

The dynamic week will underscore community spirit throughout the Washington, DC metro area as the citizens  and welfare organizations join together on behalf of the amazing animals. 

To further add to the excitement, George Washington University Law School will once again host the much-anticipated DC Animal Law Night event, featuring a panel of leaders, attorneys and advocates addressing current issues, that will be transformative to all in attendance.  Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 
Caisson Horses and Walter Reed Army Medical Center animal-assisted therapy events will also be spotlighted all during the week!

The D.C. Week for the Animals will be spotlighting humane organizations, shelters, sanctuaries, businesses, students, advocates, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed, compassionate week of fun-filled activities for the animals! 

A multitude of tail-wagging dog,  fun-loving feline pet adoption events,  Memorial Day festivals, blessing of the animals, ways to help and adopt retired military K-9's, free and low cost spay/neuter opportunities, low cost micro-chipping, Memorial Day events featuring animals, activities to help the horses, low cost opportunities to help the animals, metro area park events for the animals, vaccinations, wildlife activities, pet food/supply donations, veggie get-togethers, volunteer opportunities, a salute to the military and so much more! 

The Washington, D.C. Week for the Animals series of events will build new relationships for the animals, strengthen communities and save precious lives. Visit the official website for complete contact and event information at http://www.dcanimals.org/

Sunday, April 5, 2015

7th Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals Kicks Off April 18-26, 2015!

Governor Beshear Proclaims 7th Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals April 18-26, 2015!

Throughout the week Kentucky animal shelters and humane organizations across the state will be hosting scores of exciting animal-related events in various locations. Kentucky citizens will be helping precious animals and bringing joy to communities.


(Louisville, KY)Animal World USA is pleased to announce the governor-proclaimed week, Kentucky Week for the Animals 2015, is spotlighting educators, animal shelters, libraries, humane organizations, sanctuaries, restaurants, businesses, youth, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed compassionate week of fun-filled activities for the animals in an unprecedented manner!

Featured are scores of fun-filled pet adoption events, Earth Day activities, animal-themed events at various Kentucky libraries, pet training classes, volunteer opportunities, doggy bone hunt, Animal Blessings, farm animals resources, fun-filled festivals, potlucks, book signings, unique fundraisers for local groups, cat and kitten promotions, free and low cost spay/neuter opportunities, training classes, ways to help rescued equine and retired racehorses, museum events, veggie events, free and/or low cost clinics, a salute to the working K-9's, the military and so much more!

The 7th Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals will build new relationships for the animals and people of the great state of Kentucky. Become involved! Visit the official website for complete contact and event information at http://kentuckyanimals.org/


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mayor Vincent Gray officially proclaims 6th Annual DC Week for the Animals May 24-June 1, 2014!



(Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Mayor Vincent Gray has officially proclaimed 6th Annual D.C. Week for the Animals May 24-June 1, 2014. The week will underscore community spirit throughout the Washington, DC Metro area as people come together on behalf of the amazing animals. 

To further add to the excitement, George Washington University Law School will once again host a very exciting Animal Law Night event, featuring a panel of leading attorneys and advocates addressing current issues, that will be transformative to all in attendance. Ft. Myer Caisson Horses and Walter Reed Hospital animal-assisted therapy events will also be spotlighted all during the week!

The D.C. Week for the Animals will be bringing together humane organizations, shelters, sanctuaries, businesses, students, advocates, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed, compassionate week of fun-filled activities for the animals! 

A multitude of tail-wagging & fun-loving feline pet adoption events, an exciting art opening at Zenith Art Gallery, Memorial Day festivals, blessing of the animals, ways to help and adopt retired military K-9's, free and low cost spay/neuter opportunities, microchipping, Memorial Day events featuring animals, activities to help the horses, celebrations, vaccinations, wildlife activities, pet food/supply donations, veggie get-togethers, volunteer opportunities, a salute to the military and so much more! 

The Washington, D.C. Week for the Animals series of events will build new relationships for the animals, strengthen communities and save precious lives. Visit the official website for complete contact and event information at http://www.dcanimals.org/

Monday, May 14, 2012

Earth Day 2012: Planting Joy in the Community


Animal World USA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, John Buckman Club, celebrated  Earth Day with a fun-filled festival  on Thursday afternoon, April 19th featuring the loving West Tennessee Therapy Dogs, a healthy eating booth with Memphis Food Awareness, live music from Richard Lewis and delicious fruit and beverages. 

On that beautiful perfect spring day we planted flowers, veggies, a Japanese Maple tree and hung a colorful red bird feeder.  It was fun, and we learned a lot about what it takes to use a tiller and to plant according to where each of the plants need the sun most. The birds really enjoy their bird feeder!

Richard Lewis, former school teacher and very talented professional musician, who plays  at festivals taught the youth how to play the guitar and sing songs. He is an amazing teacher and talent. He made us laugh and was a highlight of the day.

Our gift bags included  Eco Squad workbooks, educational animal books, Warner Brothers 'To the Arctic 3D' IMAX movie posters and 'The Lucky One' shirts, and very cool writing pads. We also shared tips for helping our pets be happy & healthy. 

West Tennessee Therapy Dogs Tiva and Kicker showed their special love and brought smiles the entire afternoon. They really helped us to realize how important it is to have our unconditionally loving animals around us in whatever we are doing. Their love brought us closer together in realizing that Earth Day includes cherishing and protecting all of the wondrous creation of our amazing planet. 
 
Thanks to the Boys  & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis youth and directors Tyronne Drakeford and Stephen Davis! We love you all and are so grateful to you for your friendship and inspiration. You bring such happiness to our lives and to the community.

Special thanks to Amerispan Tents, Bartlett Nursery, Superlo Foods, Wild Birds Unlimited,  Warner Brothers Movies and to all those who contributed to make this a day never to be forgotten! We are forever grateful to you.