2009-09-10 / Local & State

Rendell Proclaims PA Week For Animals September 12-20

Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Gov. Ed Rendell has officially proclaimed the second Pennsylvania Week for the Animals to be celebrated September 12-20, 2009. During the extraordinary week, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events that will be strengthening communities throughout the state. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be joining in to celebrate and help the animals.

Events will include adoption fairs, free and low cost spay/neuter events, emergency sheltering workshop, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, puppy mill awareness activities, concerts for the shelter animals, golf outing to help homeless pets, donation drives, musical concert for the cats, bird activities, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals.

Also to be included are a salute to our working K-9 and handlers, pet first aid, care and safety seminars, law night, educational programs at sanctuaries and museums, drum circle blessings for the animals, scores of spay neuter events for feral cats, and fun-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and with so much more being planned! Precious lives will be saved and new exciting relationships will be built in Pennsylvania communities during the week.

Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kickoff of the week. For more info, please call 877-454-0807. See the calendar of events and learn how to become involved at http://www.pennsylvaniaanimals.org/

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