Animal World USA is pleased to be presenting:

Georgia Week for the Animals

                                 ~ The Animals Need You ~
                              
Organize an event in your area. Contact us for ideas and suggestions:


Special events will make Georigia Week for the Animals successful, enjoyable and educational for both adults and children. Every event held will help make a difference for the animals. Please send us your events once they are organized so we can start posting them as soon as possible. This is a wonderful way for animal lovers and advocates to organize and publicize
their special activities and events.
                                        

                       Suggested Events and Activities

Pet Adoption Fairs and Adopt-a-thons in Your Area

These can be held at parks, shopping centers, pet supply stores, shelters and even your workplace!  Watch for calendar lisitngs about terrific Pet Adoption Festivals already scheduled, and mark your calendar to be sure to attend these fun-filled, life-saving days!


"10 Ideas for Kids and Parents or Guardians to Do Together"

From Animal Planet http://animal.discovery.com/roar/getinvolved/kids.html


"20 Ways to Raise Awareness" -From Animal Planet

http://animal.discovery.com/roar/getinvolved/awareness.html


Walk-a-thons, Pet Parades, Bake Sales, Blessing of The Animals

These activities can be organized by animal shelters, churches/places of worship, rescue groups, youth groups, or school children. Money raised could be used for shelter programs, rescue animals, or low-cost spay/neuter programs.

Promote Spay Neuter!

Consider helping a financially needy family get their pet fixed!

Hundreds of dogs and cats could be altered,  and the birth and death of thousands of unwanted pets prevented. 

Be Proactive

Post information in your workplace or on your website about why spay and neuter saves lives.

Promote "Adopt, Don't Shop"

Plan an event to educate people about the behind-the-scenes cruelty of Puppy Mills.  Urge everyone to adopt, rather than buy, their next furry best friend.


Help A Chained Dog

Is there a lonely, chained dog in your neighborhood? You can help. Educate neighbors, friends, family and co-workers about the cruelty of chaining a dog for life or exended periods of time.   Find out what you can do to help and work in the community to change the laws. 


Children's art and Literary Contests

Grades K­12 can express their feelings for animals and compete for prizes.
Winners can have their work displayed at libraries, shopping malls and/or or animal shelters.

Help Feral Cats

Find out what you can do to help those feral cats and kittens in your neighborhood.  Visit Alley Cat Allies:  http://alleycat.org

Humane Education Classes, Open Houses, and Events

Invite school children and the general public to visit your animal shelter for special educational activities or an open house with a focus on adoption.

Farm Animals

Find out ways to make sure that chickens, pigs, cows, and other farm animals are treated humanely.

Bring Humane Education into the Classroom 

Visit humane education websites to locate animal welfare materials. Many of these materials are free or inexpensive. Teach our young people about a kinder world for the precious animals.

Library Displays, Humane Ed Reading Racks, and Bulletin Boards

Students, You Can Help! Students can help design classroom, school, and/or library displays with messages about spaying and neutering and responsible companion animal care.

Youth Group Participation

Youth groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts or Boys & Girls Club can plan or participate in fundraising activities or educational leafleting. Young people need to be involved in community service and this would be a wonderful opportunity. Youth come up with truly creative and fun ways of helping animals.
 
Publicity Campaign

Please consider adding information about Georgia Week for the Animals to your organization or group's newsletter and website. Help us reach everyone in Georgia! Contact your local pet reporters.

Other Ways Businesses Can Participate

Organize an event at your business where you can promote your own business and help the animal kingdom all at the same time.  Set up a table, hand out literature, offer tastings and samples of animal-friendly food.

Volunteer for a local event at your shelter, sanctuary or zoo. 

Even spending an hour walking or cuddling with the shelter animals makes a big difference to them! And opening your home as a temporary foster home - for a few days or a few weeks -can Save a Life!

Promote the week

Post flyers, email or call friends and include in your newsletters and correspondence.

Donate!

Donate to your local organizations and community and help ensure the success of the week's events and bring awareness to the animals' plight.

Visit Your Local Library

Your library can serve as a meeting place for organizational & coalition brainstorming meetups. Have a community leader scheduled for a special event that helps inform and educate the community.

Locate

Georgia's shelters and rescue organizations listed on Petfinder.com


Save a life

Adopt your next pet from the animal shelter or rescue group.

Network

Build relationships with everyone on behalf of the animals.

Become a Partner.

Various kinds and levels of sponsorships & partnerships are available.  Please contact us to discuss opportunities.

Write a letter.

Send a thank you note to your shelter or a person in your community who is truly helping make a difference and works on behalf of the animals. Thank them for their dedication to helping animals.

Be positive!

Spread your good energy on behalf of the animals. They need you.


     Become Involved. 
Help the Animals in Your Community!