The Fifth Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals kicks off on Saturday September 19


Governor Phil Bredesen has officially declared September 19-27, 2009
5th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals!

Join in the planning this historic week for Tennessee's animals! Please join the Tennessee Week for the Animals Facebook community and let's twitter together for Tennessee animals.

We are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals presented by Animal World USA kicks off on Saturday September 19, 2009.

The week will conclude on Sunday, September 27th.  See our Calendar of Events page for more details on the wide array of events taking place across Tennessee during what will surely be an amazing 5th Tennessee Week for the Animals!

Throughout the week, educational institutions, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting scores of wonderful animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Tennessee will be joining in, creating and planning their exciting activities to celebrate and help animals.

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter beautification days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, walks for the farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and nursing homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our canine military and police dogs, feral cat initiatives, animal law events, educational programs at sanctuaries and zoos, blessings for the animals, and full-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the always mystical animals!

Please become involved! Events are being planned now, and we need animal lovers everywhere in Tennessee to be planning so we can all collectively participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events already in the planning,  and please note we will be adding events and activities right up to the kick-off of the exciting week. See how other AWUSA weeks have been celebrated at

Thank you for all you do for the amazing animals!

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