Friday, September 18, 2009

5th Tennessee Week for the Animals September 19-27, 2009!

(Nashville, TN) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Bredeson has proclaimed 5th Tennessee Week for the Animals September 19-27, 2009. The special week highlights the importance that animals play in our lives and bring communities together on behalf of the animals throughout the great state of Tennessee.

This statewide event is created to celebrate and build awareness on behalf of all animals, as well as recognize the organizations and citizens who support them. Tennessee Week for the Animals is bringing together educators, advocates, animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, businesses, students, musicians, artists, faith leaders, community leaders, and caring citizens in an exciting week of community-building activities. Singer Emmylou Harris will kick off the week on September 19th in Nashville with an awesome pet adoption event! Over 60+ exciting events are scheduled across Tennessee during the life-changing, life-saving special week.

The incredible week will feature awesome pet adoption festivals and events, pet therapy in hospitals, school/art displays and activities, educational activities, bird watching, kid’s art days, library story-telling and R.E.A.D. dog activities, zoo events, blessings of the animals, concerts with adoptions, special Animal World USA magazine to celebrate the week, low cost spay and neuter opportunities, pet therapy & activities in classrooms including special needs students, salute to working/search & rescue K-9’s of Tennessee Task Force 1, and so much more! All these events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and the compassionate people of Tennessee who love them. It is a unique opportunity to help the animals and build stronger loving communities by collectively coming together.

Precious lives which will be saved and communities will be transformed during this week through a wide variety of animal-related events and activities. Special events can be viewed on the website calendar. If you would like to learn more about all the events, become involved or list an event, please call 901-454-0807 or visit the official website at You may also learn more about the AWUSA Weeks campaign at

Animal World USA mission: Educating and inspiring people to understand, love, and protect the animals of our world.

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