The Tennessee Week for the Animals team is actively working with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals, joining together on their behalf!
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Ongoing
A Salute to Tennessee Task Force 1!

TN Task Force 1
4381 O.K. Robertson Road
Memphis, TN  38127


TN-TF1 is an Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in Memphis, Tennessee. TN-TF1 is sponsored by the Memphis Fire Services. Teams have met the standard of practice required by both FEMA and EMAT for the location of live victims trapped in collapsed structures. One of 28 state task force teams in USA.  (Photo upper left: TN Task Force dog, Gus, and trainer, Ed Apple, from Tennessee Task Force One Search and Rescue, search for victims in the wreckage at the Pentagon.)

TN-TF1  is one of 28 federal USAR teams located across the country and is made up of not only Memphis firefighters but other firefighters, medical personnel, K-9's and specialists from the Memphis area. The Tennessee team has been called into service many times in its 10-year history, including the Pentagon on 9/11, the space shuttle disaster and numerous hurricanes.

The program has a state coordinator, regional coordinators and training officers/judges who pledge their support of the program and its objectives. For a complete package of information regarding preliminary requirements, search mission testing, re-certification, and rules and bylaws, contact: Patsy Hargis, State Coordinator, EMAT K-9 Special Services, P.O. Box 213, Bell Buckle, TN  37020-0213.

Please send cards or letters of support to Tennessee Task Force office listed above in Memphis, TN. God Bless our Tennessee Task Force and the courageous K-9's who have saved lives over the years. See  pics at http://www.emat.org/new_page_2.htm
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Saturday October 21st            Starting at 8:00am ALL DAY
The Elephant Sanctuary Celebrates  
Hohenwald Oktober Heritage

The Elephant Sanctuary
PO Box 393
27 East Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462


On Saturday, October 12th, The Sanctuary will celebrate the birthday of Billie, the 21st elephant to retire to the facility, by hosting a 5.1K fun run and birthday party. The fun run will kick off at 8:00 a.m. from the CB&S Bank parking lot in downtown Hohenwald and finish behind The Sanctuary’s Welcome Center. Tel: (931) 796-6500

Following the run, the birthday party will be held in the Welcome Center from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The party will include cake, hands-on activities, live streaming video of the elephants in their habitat, and a presentation from Billie’s Caregivers at 2:30 p.m.

The Elephant Sanctuary also sponsors two classrooms annually through the Lewis County Schools Adopt-A-Class Program. This October, these classes are scheduled for field trips to The Sanctuary Welcome Center, where they will take part in an educational program. Additional programs and group visits can be scheduled by contacting Todd Montgomery, Education Manager, at todd@elephants.com or call 931-796-6500 ext. 101.  http://www.elephants.com/

The Elephant Sanctuary’s Welcome Center will be open during the Hohenwald Oktober Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 11 - 12. Visitors will be able to view artwork created for Elephant Awareness Month by Lewis County Elementary School second graders, which will also be displayed throughout the month during the Welcome Center’s hours of 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. A reception will be held for the second grade artists on both days from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1995. For the past 17 years it has provided sanctuary to 24 elephants and garnered support from more than 100,000 members.  The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tenn., about 85 miles southwest of Nashville, and has a staff of 30 with 14 current elephant residents. The Elephant Sanctuary operates as a true sanctuary and therefore is not open to the public, but does provide an Elecam on their website where visitors can watch live images of the elephants enjoying their natural habitat.  For more information, please visit www.elephants.com or call 931-796-6500.
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                            Saturday, October 12th                        9:00 pm. – 12:00 pm
   Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum Volunteer Day

Knoxville Botanical Garden
2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914

Become a volunteer.  For more info, call 865-862-8717 or visit http://www.knoxgarden.org/
The Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum will provide a new and much needed dedicated “green space” for the community that surrounds it as well as educational programs for children and adults throughout Knoxville. We see the arboretum serving as a catalyst for energizing and improving a long neglected neighborhood. We are in the process of building consensus with our neighbors so that they become involved with the dream. The residents of the area are extremely excited and proud of this project.
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                       Saturday , October 12th                      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm noon
Dogs 2nd Chance @ The Farmer's Market

Central Station Pavilion, Downtown
Front Street and GE Patterson
Memphis, TN 38103

Dogs 2nd Chance will be onsite with wonderful loving dogs who need homes. Steve Reid, Loveland Duren & Rob Halford playing music, Pumpkin carving, Napa Cafe chef Scott DeLarme will be on hand to create something special, and more.

Dogs 2nd Chance is a 501[c]3 non-profit dog foster group that was founded in the fall of 2007. We are a group of VOLUNTEERS that saw the need to help medium and large mixed breed dogs find permanent loving homes. We have evolved to help any size dogs.
We are NOT a shelter. We receive no government funding and depend on our minimal adoption fees, donations and our own bank accounts. http://www.dogs2ndchance.org/
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Saturday, October 12th                        10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Color and Wildlife Cruise, "Hawk Watch"

TN Aquarium
One Broad Street,
Chattanooga TN, 37402

Bring your binoculars and join Kevin Calhoon, the Aquarium's assistant curator of forests for a revealing look at birds of prey. Kevin's expertise and enthusiasm makes casual birders want to know more about the many raptors that live and migrate through the region.
phone: 800-262-0695

You'll scan the skies and riverbanks for hawks, eagles, osprey and vultures while soaking in the first colors appearing in the "Tennessee's Grand Canyon."   Cash bar with wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks available during the cruise.  All Ages . https://community.tnaqua.org/
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        Saturday, October 12th                         10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Humane Society Inc.'s Flea Market

The Humane Society Inc.'s Flea Market
372 Warehouse Road,
near the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter
Oak Ridge, TN   37830

Located on Warehouse Road  and in the same block of warehouses as Larry's Antiques, the Flea Market is open for business every Saturday! Shelves are stocked with new items, including donations from Smoky Mountain Antiques, lamps, toiletries, china, linens, collectibles, games and toys, and records and videos. The store has been remodeled and is much more spacious and inviting.

Please consider visiting on a Saturday morning! All proceeds benefit the Anderson County spay and neuter program, administered through the Humane Society, Inc., which serves Oak Ridge and Anderson county. For more information or to learn about making donations to the flea market, please call 865-381-1550.
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Saturday, October 12th                10:00-2:00 am
Williamson County Animal C & C  ~31 Days of October~

Williamson County Adoption Center
106 Claude Yates Drive
Franklin, TN   37064

Trick or treat! October is the month of Halloween, and it has 31 bewitching days, so Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center has cooked up a special October TREAT for all pet adoptions. It’s called the “$31 Days of October” because all pet adoptions are $31 from Tuesday, October 1 through Halloween night, Thursday, October 31.
http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/index.aspx?NID=893

The standard cat adoption rate is $50, and dog adoptions are regularly priced at $85. The shelter has plenty of lovable pets looking for permanent homes. All adopted animals have received vaccinations and a microchip, as well as spay/neuter procedures. Every new adopter get a starter supply of pet food from shelter partners PEDIGREE and Whiskas.
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                  Saturday, October 12th                        11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Jackson-Madison Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco
187 Stonebrook Place
Jackson, TN 38305

Come and visit the Jackson-Humane adoptables and you just may find your new best friend. There will be only dogs at this event but they do keep cats at the Petsmart at 635 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN 38305. Please stop by and find out about donating or volunteering!

You can always visit the  Jackson  Shelter. 23 Quaker Oats Drive Jackson, TN 38301  Phone (731) 422-5366  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/jmchumane.html
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Saturday,  October 12th                          11:00 am-3:30 pm
  Proverbs 12:10  Adoption Day

Petco
7657 Highway 70 South #116
Nashville TN 37221

Proverbs 12:10 has  a selection of our available dogs and cats.  Website
http://www.proverbs1210rescue.org/animals/attendance_forevent?EventID=36315

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue's mission is to provide shelter and loving care for animals who have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions.  At no time shall they be euthanized due to time constraints, medical need or other issues. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessity until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same. 
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Saturday, October 12th                   11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Greyhound Pets of America- Nashville Meet & Greet

The Factory
230 Franklin Rd
1 mile South of Mack Hatcher Blvd. 37064

GPA/N is an all-volunteer organization that finds loving, appropriate homes in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky for retired racing greyhounds.  Read all about adopting a gentle greyhound at http://www.gpanashville.org/qanda.php

Main website home page  with lots of event and greyhound info is http://www.gpanashville.org/
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Saturday, October 12th                  Reg begins at 12:00 noon
Halloween Barktoberfest Festival

Animalia Health + Wellness
1973 New Hwy 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064

FREE PARKING ACROSS STREET AT GENTRY FARM!
+ Free Handicapped Parking Available

Hosted by Nashville Paw magazine at Animalia in Franklin, this annual October festival welcomes 3,000+ guests and their pooch pals in creative Howl-O-Ween costume for a chance at over $3,000 in fabulous contest prizes!  With live music, 50+ vendors, food trucks, adoptable pets and more, it's an afternoon of festive fun for the entire family - adults, kids and dogs!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Admission is free and costume contest entry is $20. Admission begins at noon. Contest registration ends at 3:45.

12:00 - 1:30   Enjoy vendors, food trucks and activities
  1:30 - 2:00   Adoptable Pet Parade
  2:00 - 2:45   Live Music: Singer/Songwriter Emily Earle
  3:00 - 3:45   Live Music: Eight O' Five Jive
  4:00 - 5:00   Howl-O-Ween Costume Contests w/ $3,000+ in Prizes!

Enjoy special activities and offerings throughout the event, including:

• Howl-O-Ween costume contest (for dogs and people) offering $3,000 in prizes
• Live music from Emily Earle and Eight O’ Five Jive
• Festive fall photo booth for the whole family
• Free doggie nail trims courtesy Miss Kitty’s Bed + Bath
• Adoptable pet parade and special pet adoption area
• Pet first aid tent courtesy Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic
• Fun activities for kids at the Polka Dot Pumpkin Patch, hosted by Maxnificent, the Polka Dot Pyrenees, including story times at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 as well as a variety of fun games and prizes.

PArticipating Groups
-Agape Animal Rescue                     -Boxer Rescue of Middle Tennessee
-Clover Patch Sanctuary                 -East CAN
-Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue                        -Nashville PITTIE
-Rutherford County PAWS                       -Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue
-Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue                   -Tennessee Death Row Dogs
-Westie Rescue Southeast                          -White County Animal Shelter
-Williamson County Animal Control
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                                 Saturday, October 12th                         12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Good Dog Rescue Adoption Day

Hollywood Feed Store
Poplar at Erin
Memphis, TN  381119

Real Good Dog Rescue will have several dogs and maybe even puppies at this event. Visit our webpage at to read more about our organization and our adoptable dogs and puppies. Website is  http://realgooddogrescue.com

Real Good Dog Rescue is based in Memphis, TN. Lisa Trentham, founder of Real Good Dog Rescue, adopts dogs in need from local as well as regional animal shelters. Most come from Memphis Animal Shelter. She selects dogs she can foster herself so they are under 50 lbs with most being in the 20-35 lb range. From time to time we will take an owner-surrendered dog or puppy, depending on the circumstances.
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       Saturday, October 12th           1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West TN Therapy Dogs READ at Central Library
~An official Tennessee Week for the Animals event~

Benjamin Hooks/Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN  38111

Saturdays:  West TN Therapy Dogs come in and help to improve the reading skills of the young ones. How does the R.E.A.D.® Program work? It  utilizes registered therapy animals that have been trained and tested for health, safety, appropriate skills and temperament. When these special animals come to hear children read, its fun! This program has been exceptionally successful with West TN Therapy Dogs.

W hy dogs?Animals are ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticize and allow children to proceed at their own pace and are less intimidating than peers.
http://westtntherapydogs.org/1_9_-R-E-A-D-.html
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                                      Saturday, October 12th                          All day
Carrs Ranch Wild Horses & Burros Adoption Days

Carrs Horse & Burro Center
4844 Couts-Carr Rd
Cross Plains, TN 37049

Please come out and adopt a burro or horse. We are expecting 100 more horses to come in during October so we would love you to come and adopt this month and provide a good home. !  We are committed to Helping Wild Horses & Burros Find Good Homes. Tel: 615-654-2180 Randall and Paula Carr rpcarrfarm@aol.com

Come out during the entire week and see our horses, burros, facility/center.  In 2005, the Carr's were inducted into the Wild Horse & Burro Hall of Fame: Paula says, "This was the most exciting award we have ever won.  We feel very honored to have received it." 

Carr's facilities have seen/cared for over 20,000 animals since 1979 – not only adopting but holding, sorting, vetting, hoof trimming, and medical attention.
Website is http://www.carrranch.com/
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  Saturday, October 12th             12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guardian Angel Pet Rescue Adoption Day

Petco
Poplar & Highland
Memphis, TN  38111

Our rescue has already placed almost 3,000 dogs and cats but currently has over 120 animals in foster care.  There are many more animals in shelters facing euthanasia or in otherwise helpless situations.  We have seen a drastically increased number of animals needing help due to escalating home foreclosures and unemployment. Please adopt or help us.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact . http://guardianangelpetrescue.com/
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    Saturday, Oct 12th                 2:00 pm til
Memphis Food Awareness  Monthly Meeting and Social

DeJAVU Restaurant -
New Location Opened at 51 S. Main St.
Between Union and Monroe on Walking Only Section of Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Find us on the 2nd floor. We provide many facts about benefits and tips of eating more of a plant based diet similar to a vegetarian or vegan.  We list substantial info about reducing
your risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and improving your overall health,
as well as helping our environment and promoting compassionate treatment of
factory farm animals.  Pls Visit http://www.foodawareness.org/
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Sunday, October 13th                         1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Humane Educational Society Paws in the Park
-A Tribute to Guy Bilyeau-

Baylor School Lower Fields
just off Signal Mountain
171 Baylor School Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405

A full days of FUN activities at teh Fields of Baylor School. Beautiful area near Signal Mountain! Contests, Walks, Prizes, Who Rescued Who?, Vendors, Displays, and So much more.  See website and all the exciting details.  Guy, you Will be missed so much!
http://www.heschatt.com/pdf/pip-2013/more%20info.pdf

                                              HES, Humane Educational Society
212 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 | Phone: 423-624-5302
http://www.heschatt.com/
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Thru October                           12:00pm - 6:00pm
Young- Williams Animal Center
'Fabulous Felines'

Young Williams Animal Center
3201 Division Street
Knoxville,  Tennessee  37919

An adoption special for all cats. Visit http://www.young-williams.org/  
$10, $20 and $30 off adoption fees. Some adoptions are free. At both locations  and going thru October!

Check out website to see adoptables and more details.
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       Monday October 14th (thru Thurs)             8:00 am – 6:00 am (surgery)
Beesley Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Beesley Spay & Neuter Clinic
2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
615- 890-6878

Mondays through  Thursdays each week.
CATS
Female - $43.00
If in Heat or pregnant - $15 addition, payable after surgery
Male - $38.00
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Male Dogs  Female Dogs                     Up to 35lbs. = $48               Up to 35lbs . = $63
36-55 lbs. = $58      36-55 lbs .= $73
56-75 lbs. = $68 56-75 lbs .= $83                 76-100 lbs .= $88 76-100 lbs. = $98
If in Heat or Pregnant - $20 40lbs and under
- $25 over 40lbs                       Pay after surgery             Mon- Thurs NO Fridays

Additional fees which may be charged are: Rabies shot (if needed) $12.00
Distemper shot (if needed) $12.00 .Kennel Cough $12.00. Nail Trim - $3 with surgery, $5
without surgery.

MICROCHIPPING - Mon – Thurs                       10am -1pm and 2pm -4:30pm

We offer Bayer microchipping.  $12 with surgery      $22 without surgery
resQ offers you and your pet the opportunity to maintain your permanent connection with a simple, easy solution. resQ offers you No registration fee No annual fee
The benefit of an internationally standardized technology that allows your pet's microchip to be read by an ISO-compliant scanner anywhere in the world.
An easy to use on line database at www.PetLink.NET to keep your pets' information current and accurate. 24/7 customer service to help you and your pet find each other when they get lost .http://beesleyhumane.org/services.htm#shots
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Monday, October 14- Friday, October 18th        All day

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Celebrates TN Week for the Animals!

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

As with every year during TN Wk , the UT College of Vet Medicine staff will be posting photos of their animals on their website and bringing awareness to Tennessee Week for Animals. Special thanks to Sandra Harbison, media relations director,  as always for her support!

Visit U of T facebook website starting to see pictures of staff, students and their beautiful animals.
http://www.vet.utk.edu/news/story/utcvm-celebrates-ninth-tennessee-week-for-the-animals.html
Main website    http://www.vet.utk.edu/

Note: To order fantastic resource book for TN Animals Laws, please  visit http://www.vet.utk.edu/cait/lawbook.php  “This book will hopefully empower people concerned about the welfare of animals,” said Dr. John New, Head of the Department of Comparative Medicine at the veterinary college. The book will also help identify gaps in the state law.  Teresa Jennings, Program Coordinator of CAIT, said, “We’re hoping this can be a resource that will make it easier for the general public to become better informed regarding their rights, privileges, and obligations to animals.” Profits from the sale of the book or CD will go to support humane education,spay/neuter efforts, and prevention of animal abuse.
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Monday-Friday  October 14-20th                        Day Hours
Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation
and Education Center

Walden’s Puddle
P.O. Box 641
Joelton(Middle TN), TN 37080

Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Joelton, TN, will be holding a donation drive during the Tennessee Week for Animals.  Walden's Puddle admits over 2000 injured or orphaned wild animals a year, with the goal of returning them to the wild. 

At the present time Walden's Puddle is caring for over 60 baby squirrels, which translates to over 240 hand-feedings a day, on top of caring for the hundreds of other animals in the rehabilitation process.  We always need volunteers, liquid bleach and laundry detergent, paper towels and jars of baby fruit and baby meat.  You can see an expanded wishlist at http://waldenspuddle.org/ Please call 615-299-9938 to arrange a donation drop-off.  Thank you!                                             _______________________________________________________
     Ongoing
University of Tennessee
HALT - Humans & Animals Learning Together
A program assisting at-risk adolescents and shelter dogs.

HALT
C/O Dr. Nancy Howell
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

PURPOSE: To provide a therapeutic intervention for at-risk adolescents through dog obedience training.

OBJECTIVES: To offer adolescents an opportunity to develop a positive sense of accomplishment, self worth and pride.

-To offer adolescents an opportunity to improve specific living skills such as assertiveness, patience, staying on task, communication and commitment.

-To introduce adolescents to career opportunities in animal related fields.

-To provide a successful experience for the adolescents and dogs.

-To increase the adoptability of selected adult dogs through basic obedience training.

Through a series of classes, a canine obedience instructor helps student trainers teach basic obedience commands to dogs from an animal shelter.

Suitable dogs are selected from a local animal shelter and medically and behaviorally screened. They are given a standard series of inoculations, neutered or spayed, and boarded at the class site.

Student trainers are adolescents from residential centers for treatment of substance abuse, behavioral or alienation problems. They are selected by the staff of their agency and are transported to the class site for the classes.

The student trainer commits to one four-week course, meeting two times per week. Up to four agencies may furnish student trainers to work with one group of dogs. They train on different days. The dogs get quality attention each week.  Each dog is placed in a suitable home after graduation. Learn how to establish a prgram in your area on the website. Email nhowell@utk.edu
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LOW COST SPAY & NEUTER in TENNESSEE
http://www.blessthebullys.com/id85.html
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Monday,October 14th                  morning       
Tennessee Safety Spotters Therapy @
Mark Luttrell Women's Correctional Center

Mark Luttrell Women's Correctional Center
6000 State Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Our goal is to introduce you into the world of deaf therapy dogs.  The Spotters travel all over the Mid South area with their owner, trainer and handler, Patricia Belt, teaching children about Fire Safety and Dog Bite Prevention for example, how to stop, drop and roll, and how to safely approach and pet a dog.

They visit schools, libraries, hospitals, Fire Stations, camps, and special events sharing smiles and joy to all. These dogs are registered Therapy Dogs, R. E. A. D. ® dogs AND they do lots of tricks making learning fun.These special Dalmatians hear with their heart and not their ears.  Come enter the world of deaf, working Therapy Dogs.  It’s a sight to see!  Pls visit  http://tnsafetyspotters.org/
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Monday, October 14th           thru week/thru year

The Humane Association of Wilson County
& Humane Society of Sumner County
Spay & Neuter Spay Station

The Humane Society of Sumner County
16 Volunteer Dr
PO Box 2412
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Do You need your pet fixed but can't afford it?  The only cost is a donation of whatever you can afford. The Spay Station can help! For and appointment call (615) 444-1196.

To qualify for these spay/neuter services, one must demonstrate need by participating in any of the following programs:

Food Stamps, AFDC, Families First , Public Housing Section 8 , SSI, SSD VA Disability, Medicaid, Wic                            The only cost is a donation of whatever you can afford.

This mobile spay and Neuter clinic is owned and operated by The Humane Association of Wilson County, a private, nonprofit organization that operates 100% on grants and donations. The Humane Society of Sumner County co-sponsors Spay Station clinics to support bringing this necessity to Sumner County citizens and their animals.
http://www.sumnerhumane.org/custpage.cfm/frm/21558/sec_id/21558
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Tuesday, October 15th                             9:30 am-10:30  am
West TN Therapy Dogs @ St. Jude Children's Hospital

St. Jude Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital if the single largest center in the United States for the treatment and research of pediatric cancer and other childhood catastrophic diseases. Once a patient is accepted, St. Jude covers all medical costs beyond those covered by insurance. Families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude Hospital also provides transportation, lodging, and meals for one parent and child.

West TN Therapy Dogs is a group of men and women who have years of experience in animal assisted therapy and know the benefits that can be derived by the pet and human bond. West TN Therapy Dogs impacts and improves the quality of lives of hundreds of  adults and children in the Mid-South.  Our therapy dogs are registered through TDInc after training, and provide a positive change by motivating physically and emotionally challenged individuals.  http://westtntherapydogs.org/
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Animal Shelters

Petfinder TN Shelters  website

Animal Shelter.org  website
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          Tuesday, October 14th                                          10:o0 am  til
Mid South Therapy Dogs & Friends at
Lebonheur Children's Hospital

Lebonheur Children's Hospital
50 N Dunlap St
Memphis, TN 38103

Each Tuesday Mid South Therapy dogs provide love, hope, companionship to the sweet children at LeBonheur. It is the highlight of their week to see the dogs coming in to visit patients and familes. Their visits are for patients and families only.

Mid South Therapy Dogs and Friends is a 501(c)3 organization that is devoted to providing all people, young and old, the opportunity to experience this magic of the human-animal bond. We are an organization of volunteers who provide animal-assisted interactions in health care facilities, schools, libraries, and youth facilities throughout the Mid South.  Learn more, see facilities served and see if you can help at http://www.midsouththerapydogs.org/
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Tuesday, October 15th                                       Various Times/Ongoing
Middle Tennessee Pet Food Bank

Middle Tennessee Pet Food Bank
PO Box 324,
White Bluff, TN 37187
midtnpetfoodbank@gmail.com
http://midtnpetfoodbank.org/wish-list--food-donation-sites.html

-All Animals Veterinary Hospital  2161 Highway 48 N.  Dickson, TN  37055

-Petco - Bellevue          7657 Highway 70 South   Nashville, TN  37221

-Petco - Murfreesboro    2615 Medical Center Parkway   Murfreesboro, TN  37129

-My Sister's Closet Consignments (get 15% off your purchase on the day of your donation!)
4012 Hillsboro Road (behind Catherine's Plus Sizes)   Nashville, TN  37215

-All Animals Veterinary Hospital  2161 Highway 48 N.   Dickson, TN  37055

-White Bluff Animal Clinic   4535 Highway 70 E.  White Bluff, TN  37187
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                  Wednesday, October 16th                  Call to schedule  8:00 am-4:00  pm
Grainger County Humane Society
Low Cost Mobile Spay & Neuter

Central United Methodist
994 Main Street
Bean Station, TN 37708
(865) 993-3363

Reservations must be made in advance. To register, please telephone Marge Hoover at 423-733-8927 between 9am and 8pm.

The PAL mobile, where the surgeries will take place, will be at the Methodist Church in Bean Station between 8 AM and 4PM on the dates mentioned above..
visit our GCHS website www.graingercountyhumanesociety.org for further online info.
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Wednesday, October 16th              10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
McKamey Animal Care & Adoption Center Storytime
Coming and Adopt a Shelter Pet

McKamey ACC
4500 North Access Rd.  
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Chattanooga offers many services- low cost…Learn more about the McKamey Animal Care & Adoption Ctr at http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/
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Wednesday morning  October 16th                                  11:00 am-til  
TN Safety Spotters (Dalmations!)
~Fire safety program at the Bolivar Fire Department
in honor of Fire Prevention month~

Bolivar Fire Dept
211 W Jackson St 
Bolivar, TN 38008

To spotlight the Dalmatians’ value as companion dogs and ultimately increase their adoption, Pat has created TN Safety Spotters. The goal of this nonprofit organization is to significantly reduce the number of dog bite injuries and fire deaths in children by using deaf therapy dogs as educational tools and teaching aides in Fire Safety and Dog Bite Prevention programs.

Fire Safety:
These age-appropriate Fire Safety Programs are designed to meet the needs of various age groups.  Lottie Dot and Dora teach kids to Stop, Drop and Roll, crawl low under smoke, how to dial 9-1-1, and learn all about smoke alarms.  Each child gets a certificate to become a TN Fire Safety Spotter.  Patricia Belt,  PO Box 451, Grand Junction TN    38039    A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit
Charitable Organization. To learn more about this amazing  organization, pls visit http://www.tnsafetyspotters.org/
See their video which helped them win a Toyota to travel in all their loving and teaching endeavors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0hXor-zZ_M
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Wednesday,October 16th                  12:00 noon- til        
Wild Lunch @ Lichterman Nature Center

Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119

Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center animal keepers feed the animals at 12 noon Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday: Box Turtle,  Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk Thursday: Box Turtle Friday: Snakes.

Located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, the Center features exciting new exhibits, lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence in environmental education set in the midst of 65 acres of lake, meadow, and forest. Home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, Lichterman is an urban nature center, easily accessible to the people who need it the most, the people who live in the city. http://www.memphismuseums.org/lichterman-visitor_information/
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Wednesday, October 16th                       7:00 pm til
Food Awareness Weekly Wednesday Nite Socials

Imagine Vegan Cafe
2156 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Food Awareness friends gather weekly on Wednesdays., 7:00pm-ish. Imagine Cafe phone # 901-654-3455. http://www.imaginevegancafe.com/
"We provide many facts about benefits and tips of eating more of a plant based diet similar to a vegetarian or vegan.  We list substantial info about reducing your risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and improving your overall health, as well as helping our environment and promoting compassionate treatment of factory farm animals."

Food Awareness originated in Memphis, Tennessee as part of a local outreach and educational organization.  We don't sell anything, but hand out free literature to help educate people.
FoodAwareness.org has TONs of credible information to help you make informed decisions about healthy eating.  Boy, do they have fun! Check out their website & become involved. Vaughan Dewar heads up the organization and you can count on fun, creative events/activities. Food Awareness website is  http://www.foodawareness.org/
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Wilderwood  Service Dogs 'Lead the Way'

Wilderwood Service Dogs
1319 Tuckaleechee Trail
Maryville, TN 37803

Wilderwood rescues suitable puppies and young dogs from area shelters to be trained as service dogs. We start with rescued puppies and young dogs and give them a new and purposeful life as a service dog. The happiest dogs, domestic or wild, are those with a job to do. Human handlers and their canine partners are among the most amazing and fulfilled teams anywhere.

We specialize in providing service dogs specifically trained to handle the challenges of Spectrum Disorders and other neurological impairments. Some include:
Autism
•Aspergers
Mental Health D/O
•Dementia
•Mild Mental Retardation
•Brain Injury (traumatic or chemical)
Our dogs are a constant helpmate to you or your child... and any other place you may venture.

How do I receive a service dog? To contact us: 865-660-0095 or email us at  wilderwood@charter.net   Website is http://www.wilderwood.org/index.htm
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Thursday, October 17th                 evening hours
West TN Therapy Dogs @ St. Jude Hospital

St Jude Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38103

West TN Therapy Dogs is a group of men and women who have years of experience in animal assisted therapy and know the benefits that can be derived by the pet and human bond. West TN Therapy Dogs impacts and improves the quality of lives of hundreds of  adults and children in the Mid-South.  Our therapy dogs are registered through TDInc after training, and provide a positive change by motivating physically and emotionally challenged individuals.  http://westtntherapydogs.org/
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Friday, October  18th                    12:00 noon- 4:00 pm p/u vouchers
Hardin County Free Spay & Neuter Program

Hardin County Fire Department
465 Main Street
Savannah, TN, 38372

Hardin County Mayor and Commissioners have implemented a free spay/neuter program for ALL county residents, including Savannah city residents.

Vouchers for this new program are available every Friday from noon until 4:00 p.m. in the Fire Department Office of the Court House, located on the first floor. 
 
For more info about your county government’s  program, call the mayor’s office at 270-925-9078.
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Friday October 18th                                 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ghouls at Grassmere  
Family-Friendly Halloween Event

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike 
Nashville, TN 37211

Ghouls at Grassmere is celebrating another year of spooktacular family fun! This annual Zoo fundraiser is a community favorite boasting exciting Halloween activities designed to appeal to families with children ages 12 and under. Put on your costume and creep on over for a night of ghoulish fun.

Frighteningly fun activities include:
Visiting 20 treat stations on Trick-or-Treat Trail            Wandering through the Monster Lab
Catching a show at the Monsterpiece Theatre          Entering the Children’s Costume Parade
Trying your hand at games in Carn-Evil          Shaking your “ghoul thing” at Monster Mash
Taking the Dying Traditions and Superstitions Tour at the Historic Home
Taking a turn on the Scary-Go-Round         Braving the Haunted Hayride
Take a walk through the Kookie Kiddie Kove    Wandering through Eerie Estate
Event Admission. Visit http://www.nashvillezoo.org/events/ghouls

Ticket price is all-inclusive. No additional ride fees will apply. Parking is included.
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Friday, October  18th                        7:00 am -til
CRITTERS AND COCKTAILS

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920

Join Ijams for a fun and festive program, showcasing Ijams education animals. You’ll enjoy cocktails and tapas, paired with each of our feathered, furred, and freckled friends! You won’t want to miss fun cocktails like the night owl, snakebite shooter, or the tipsy turtle. With each cocktail, you’ll also enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and learn a little more about each critter. It’s an evening you won’t forget! The fee for this program is $30 for Ijams members and $35 for non-members.

Get up close and personal with some of Ijams’ furred and feathered animal ambassadors! You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of our animal care program. You’ll get to see how we fee and care for the animals, and you  may even have the chance to get nose-to-beak or toe-to-tail with some of our wildlife friends. Due to liability concerns, participants cannot be under 5 years of age.   http://ijams.org/events/
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Saturday, September 19th                      9:00 am-12 noon
Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee Adoption Day

Dixie Lee Farmer's Market
12740 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934

Please join us at Dixie Lee Farmer's Market at 12740 Kingston Pike in Farragut on  September 29   for our upcoming adoption event. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please let us know in advance since we don't always take every dog to every event.http://sbret.com/activities.htm#092312

Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for displaced or abandoned small breed dogs. We are also dedicated to educating the public about pet overpopulation, the benefits of spaying/neutering, and the horrors of puppymills.
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Saturday, October 19th                        9:00 am-til
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County Adoption Day
'The Fast & The Furriest 5K Run/Walk'

Humane Society of Memphis
935 Farm Road
Memphis TN, 38134

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host The Fast & The Furriest 5K Run/Walk att 935 Farm Road. This MRTC-timed 5K race welcomes both competitive runners and those who enjoy running with their dog. This is one of the only races in Memphis where canine participation is not only welcome, but encouraged.

Registration is available online at www.fastandfurriest5k.racesonline.com for $20 before Oct. 17. The registration form can also be mailed in by Oct. 16 to secure the discounted fee, and pre-registration for Memphis Runners Track Club members will be $19. Day-of registration for individuals will be $25. Participants are welcome to bring well-behaved, leashed dogs.

Each runner will have the opportunity to register for one year of free dog food from presenting sponsor Hollywood Feed. If you're interested in sponsorship or vendor opportunities, contact Debbie Newsom at 901-937-3917 or  dnewsom@memphishumane.org

Adoptions:
The adoption fee includes: Spay/neuter surgery, Rabies vaccination, Age appropriate vaccines
De-worming treatments, Heartworm testing (adult dogs only), FIV/Leukemia testing (cats only)
Microchip for permanent identification, Humane Society ID tag, Follow up calls with our Adoption Counselors to make sure your new pet is adjusting well, A goodie bag with coupons and toys. See some loving pets waiting on forever homes. http://www.memphishumane.org/
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Saturday, October 19th                      9:00 am til
WAGGING WALK WITH DR. LOUISE
@Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920

Grab your favorite four-legged friend and join Ijams’ own veterinarian, Dr. Louise Conrad, as she walks her own canine companions. She’ll review good doggy etiquette at the park and help owners understand the special safety concerns for dogs in nature. The fee for this program is $5 for non-members and FREE for members. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
(All Ages) Pls visit http://ijams.org/events/wagging-walk-with-dr-louise-6/
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                                  Saturday, October 19th                  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greyhound Pets of America- Nashville: Meet & Greet

PetsMart
100 Oaks Mall,
719 Thompson Lane
Off I-65 at the Sidco Drive exit
Nashville, TN  37204

Greyhound Pets of America - Nashville (GPA/N) works collaboratively with adopters, with rescue, humane and other greyhound groups and the racing industry to find homes for retired racers. Each year, 20,000 greyhounds retire from U.S. tracks in need of homes. Our targeted adoption territory includes middle Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern and western Kentucky.

Based in Nashville, Tenn., GPA/N primarily gets adoptable greyhounds from tracks in West Memphis, Ark. and Birmingham, Ala. We also accept for placement retired racers whose owners can no longer keep them as well as retired racers who are turned into pounds, shelters and humane associations in our service area.http://gpanashville.org/
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Saturday, October 19th                        10:00am - 1:00pm
Helping Tipton County Animal Shelter Animals
Tipton Animal Shelter
8621 Hwy 51S,
Brighton, TN 38011 

We'll have loving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Please come out and see us and share this event with your friends. Spread the word! Store number  901-842-2081 .

Sign up to help the Tipton Shelter animals. They need you! The staff and people who help them are great! Tipton County Animal Shelter http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN158.html
Shelter is at  8621 Hwy 51S, Brighton, TN 38011    Shelter phone is 901-837-5919.

Pls visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/tn158.html
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                      Saturday, October 19th                                             10:30 am- til
Friends of Hardeman Adoptable Animals
           March of Dog Parade in Bolivar  & Costume Contest                      
Bolivar Tractor Supply     
15160 Highway 64,
Bolivar, TN 38008

Tn Safety Spotters  with Patricia Belt & Lottie Dot & Izzy are the Grand Marshals in the "March of Dog Parade" in Bolivar to help support the Friends of Hardeman Adoptable Animals! Come also walk your dog to promote responsible pet ownership.

This is the 8th annual and  it is fun, fun fun. Hardeman animals in the spotlight and the adoptable dogs are beautiful. Check out their facebook page which is alwys really popular. https://www.facebook.com/haainc?fref=ts
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                            Saturday, October 19th                                   call for appt.
Almost Home Animal Rescue of Rutherford County
Middle Tennessee Large Breed & Horse Rescue

Almost Home Animal Rescue of Rutherford County
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

The most important thing you can do to help is SPAY AND/OR NEUTER your pets. There is a huge overpopulation issue in the US, and it is especially felt here in the south.  Almost Home Animal Rescue, founded in 2004, has quickly grown into one of the area’s most respected rescue organizations. 

We are a large breed Dog & Horse rescue. Located in Middle Tennessee, Almost Home utilizes a network of foster homes to nurture and prepare our rescues for their transition into permanent homes.  A dedicated group of approximately 30 volunteers and fosters has allowed us to achieve our current success, and we depend on the kindness of people like you to continue to expand our reach into the community.  http://www.almosthomerutherford.com/
See adoptables inc Horses.
http://almosthomemiddletennessee.com/

No Phone Calls please; Only Emails      Email:  mary@almosthomerutherford.com

Last year, thousands of pets went through our local shelter, Rutherford County PAWS. Only 40% of those pets were adopted or saved by rescues like Almost Home.  Email mary@almosthomerutherford.com
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Saturday, October 19th                         10:00 am-2:00 pm
Memphis Animal Services 100 PAws
@Priddy Farms

Priddy Farms
4595 North Germantown Road
Memphis, TN 38002

Pls adopt a pet for $40.00 includes spay/neuter/ all shots and micro-chipped ! All pets at the adoptions are ready to go! This is a fantastic price and a great event to help the shelter pets in Shelby county! Two adoption events today!

Priddy Farms at 4595 north germantown road..ph: (901) 359-0800. The pet adoptions are 10am-2pm....Also there will be Arts & Crafts and pumpkins galore on this 23 acre farm and lots of activities for your kids and family and the hours for the farm is 10am-9pm! Bring your camera to photograph the wildlife the deers, foxes and barn owls! And Memphis Animal Services wil be having a pet adoptions for $40.00.

Hollywood Feed 5502 Poplar Avenue.. The pets adoptions are 10am-2pm! You can adopt a pet for $40.00 includes all shots/ spay / neuter/ and micro-chipped! This is a fantastic price and Memphis Animal Services has some of the most needed to be adopted and beautiful loving pets in the Mid- South! http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/tn111.html

You can also visit Memphis Animal Services 11am -5pm too to adopt a great pet! 2350 Appling City COVE 901-636-1416.
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     Saturday, October 19th                         11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Jackson-Madison Humane Society Adoption Day

Petsmart
635 Vann
Jackson, TN 38305

Come and visit the Jackson-Humane adoptables and you just may find your new best friend. There will be  dogs at this event and cats at this Petsmart event. Reduced rates for cats and kittens.  $25.00 for adults. $50.00 for kittens.
There will be refreshments so stop by and meet all the great folks and sweet animals who need us all to be helping them. Thanks to Terry for her kindness and all they do.

You can always visit the  Jackson  shelter. 23 Quaker Oats Drive Jackson, TN 38301  Phone (731) 422-5366  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/jmchumane.html
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Saturday, October 19th                          11:00 am-3:30 pm
  Proverbs 12:10  Adoption Day

Petco
7657 Highway 70 South #116
Nashville TN 37221

Proverbs 12:10 has  a selection of our available dogs and cats.  Website
http://www.proverbs1210rescue.org/animals/attendance_forevent?EventID=36315

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue's mission is to provide shelter and loving care for animals who have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions.  At no time shall they be euthanized due to time constraints, medical need or other issues. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessity until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same. 
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Lifehouse Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation

Lifehouse Animal Refuge
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Email is the best way to reach us. lifehouserescue@gmail.com      Life House Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation has been rescuing animals for 12 years this year. We have a core group of dedicated animal lovers, advocates, foster families, volunteers, trainers, and a phenominal vet who share a common ambition...to help animals in need.  Phone: 615-592-6112


We hope to someday make a dent in the ever growing plight of these animals. Lifehouse is currently in the procces of trying to find a piece of property suitable for an animal rescue facility so that our rescued friends have a warm and loving safe haven to reside in while awaiting their forever homes. We are a licensed non profit organization. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.  See loving adoptables at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/lifehouse.html
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Saturday, October 19th                          11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option

Hollywood Feed Bartlett
6722 Highway 70,
Memphis, TN  38135

Our goal is to increase public awareness of the pet-ability of retired racing greyhounds. Our focus is always on the dogs!

Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option is located on the grounds of Southland Park in West Memphis, AR. It began in 1991 with the mission of finding homes for retired racing greyhounds. The program has grown to the point that it adopts out on average 130 greyhounds per year, with space for more than 30 dogs awaiting adoption. MSGAO has a director, kennel staff of 3, board of directors of 6, and a valuable volunteer base in the surrounding communities. (870) 735-7317 . Visit  http://www.midsouthgreyhound.com
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Saturday, October 19th          12 noon- 6:00 pm
Young-Williams Fantastic Felines Special

Young-Williams Animal Center
3201 Division Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-215-6599

$50.00 for kittens, $25.00 for adults, 10.00 for seniors. The special is also going on thru Sunday the 20th! Spread the word. https://www.facebook.com/knoxpets/

The Young-Williams Animal Center (YWAC) is the public shelter for the city of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. YWAC is a 22,000 square foot facility that opened in the spring of 2004, having moved from a temporary facility that had served as the public shelter for three years.

In 2011, YWAC housed almost 15,000 animals, of which 5,762 were adopted, reclaimed by owner, or transferred to the care of rescue groups or other shelters. YWAC has an annual budget of $2 million and has approximately 40 employees.

"The staff is awesome!" Animal World USA says. YWAC was reviewed by the ASPCA who said, “This is an incredible ‘must see’ shelter for southern areas to visit.”  Visit website http://www.young-williams.org/
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                        Saturday, October 19th                         12 noon pm – 3:00pm
Real Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event

Hollywood Feed
3615 Houston Levee Road
Collierville, TN  38017

Real Good Dog Rescue's dogs, puppies, and volunteers are hoping you'll stop by and visit with them AND adopt a great new friend! Real Good Dog Rescue is based in Memphis, TN. Lisa, the fearless leader of Real Good Dog Rescue, adopts dogs in need from local as well as regional animal shelters. Most come from Memphis Animal Shelter. She selects dogs she can foster herself so they are under 50 lbs with most being in the 20-35 lb range. From time to time we will take an owner-surrendered dog or puppy, depending on the circumstances.  Visit website
http://realgooddogrescue.com/
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Saturday, October 19th                           12:00  pm-5:00 pm
Happy Paws Kitten Special

Petsmart Knoxville
11134 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
(865) 675-1191

Happy Paws Kitten Rescue is a licensed organization dedicated to care for, provide medical treatment, and re-home homeless, abandoned, and abused cats in East Tennessee.  We are also dedicated to promoting proper care of animals through community education and to strengthening the human-animal bond.

All of our cats live in a cage free indoor environment. They are fed a grain free diet and get lots of love and attention. We spoil our fur babies. For every cat that is adopted out, it opens additional room for another life to be saved. Website
http://www.happypawskittenrescue.org/
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    Saturday, October 19th               1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West TN Therapy Dogs READ at Juvenile Detention Ctr.

Juvenile Dention Center
616 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN  38105

Different youth are involved each week in learning about responsible dog ownership.  This program has been exceptionally successful with West TN Therapy Dogs. Every other Saturday.

Teams go to Juvenile Detention to teach the inmates how to train dogs and the difference in breeds.  Geography comes in also when the young people find out where the dogs originally came from and what some of their characteristics/traits are.

W hy dogs?Animals are ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticize and allow children to proceed at their own pace and are less intimidating than peers.
http://westtntherapydogs.org/1_9_-R-E-A-D-.html
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  Saturday, October 19th           1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West TN Therapy Dogs READ at Central Library

Benjamin Hooks/Central Library
616 Adams
Memphis, TN  38105

Saturdays:  West TN Therapy Dogs come in and help to improve the reading skills of the young ones. How does the R.E.A.D.® Program work? It  utilizes registered therapy animals that have been trained and tested for health, safety, appropriate skills and temperament. When these special animals come to hear children read, its fun! This program has been exceptionally successful with West TN Therapy Dogs.

W hy dogs?Animals are ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticize and allow children to proceed at their own pace and are less intimidating than peers.
http://westtntherapydogs.org/1_9_-R-E-A-D-.html
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Saturday, October 19th                                                6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Agape Animal Ball!

Events on 3rd
09 3rd Avenue North
Nashville , TN  37201

Party and animal lovers, listen up! The time to release your inner animal has come—literally. Agape Animal Ball, THE masquerade and social event for, well, YOU, is taking place on October 19th from 6-10 p.m. at Events on 3rd, a beautiful, historic venue in downtown Nashville.

Hosted by Gary and Cassie Chapman, the event will feature live entertainment from some of Nashville’s biggest musicians, dancing, complimentary wine and cocktails from the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres from some of the best restaurants in Nashville, as well as live and silent auctions featuring items from Tiffany & Co., Elan Skin and Hair, and more! We’re on a name-dropping roll, but why not?  Website is  http://www.agaperescue.org/

The coolest businesses in Nashville are coming together for dogs in need. Don’t have a mask to wear to the most unique animal event in Nashville? We’ve got you covered! With the purchase of an Agape Animal Ball ticket, you will get to choose your own custom animal mask designed by a local artist…so no two animals will look alike! The masquerade ball is being held in celebration of the lives Agape has changed—both canine and human. “It is humbling and inspiring to see how far Agape has come,” said Tanya Willis, Agape’s executive director. “Our supporters deserve a night like no other, and if it raises money for our dogs, then even better!” Dress up in your favorite dress or suit, pick the animal mask that best describes your personality, and dance the night away to benefit Agape Animal Rescue, an organization that has been rescuing, rehabilitating, fostering and finding love homes for dogs since 2004. We’ll see you on the dance floor…or at least walking around looking marvelous and sipping on a Tito-tini! Admission: $130
For more information, please email Stephanie@agaperescue.org
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    Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Tennessee
http://www.mhhs.net/spay%20or%20neuter.htm
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Sunday, October 20th                                  11:00 am-4:00 PM
A Paw and A Prayer Rescue Adoption Day

Petsmart
2130 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

A Paw and A Prayer Rescue is focused on rescuing dogs in the greater Chattanooga area. We have adoption events every Saturday at both PETCO and PetSmart on Gunbarrel Road. Contact  Judy Butterfield apawandaprayer@aol.com   423-718-0939 Check out the work they do for the Chattanooga area animals! http://apawandaprayer.com/
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Young-Williams Animal Center’s Pet Food Assistance Program

Young-Williams Animal Village
6400 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Young-Williams Animal Center’s Pet Food Assistance program is a special way to help pet owners in Knox County temporarily meet the needs of their pets during today’s difficult times.  Below are the details about our program.

This program is not designed to be a pet owner’s sole source of pet food but rather to supplement their efforts.
Program Details
-Pet food is only available on the second Saturday of the month between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00 am.
-Only ONE member of a household may apply for and receive pet food.
-Pet food will be provided for no more than three (3) pets.
-Owners must have had their pets for at least three (3) months to receive food for them.
-Owners must show proof that their pets are spayed or neutered OR be willing to have ALL of their dogs and cats altered on the Animal Center’s Spay Shuttle.
-Owners may not add ANY pets to their household while they are receiving food from the pet pantry.
-After the first receipt of pet food, participants must do at least three (3) hours of community service to receive food again.  Consider contacting local churches, food kitchens and other non-profit agencies to volunteer your time. Proof of this service should be provided on the day pet food is requested.  Proof of service should be in the form of a letter on official letterhead.  Information should include the date(s) of service, tasks performed and contact information for your supervisor.  Community service may be waived if the applicant is physically unable to do so.
-Applicants must reapply to the program EVERY January and July.
-Young-Williams Animal Center has a right to deny a pet food request at any time for any reason.

For more information, contact program administrator Xan Rawls at (865) 215-6683.
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Sunday, October 20th                               2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
'Blessing of the Animals'

Shady Grove Presbyterian
5530 Shady Grove Rd 
Memphis, TN 38120

This Sunday bring your animals to be officially and formally blessed at Shady Grove! 2pm in the courtyard. Spread the word throughout the kingdom and bring an animal(s) to be blessed! The courtyard is beautiful and yes there will be some doggy treats for the pups.  What a wonderful church family..so loving. Plan to visit. Website  http://www.shadygrovepres.org/
askus@shadygrovepres.org
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Sunday, October 20th         5:00 pm-6:00 pm Central time

A Prayer for the Animals
  ~An Official Tennessee Week for the Animals event~

Join all those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm Central time on Sunday,September 30.This is a multi-faith observance.

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are and also light a candle by doing so if possible.

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems or additional inspiration, please visit
http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

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Monday, October 22nd   & Tuesday October 23                             11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Happy Tales Humane Charity Golf Tournament

11 am Lunch;  12:30 Shotgun Start 

Greg Norman Signature Golf Course
6200 Wildings Blvd
College Grove, TN 37046

Four-man team scramble; 18 holes on the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course

Individual Ticket Prices:  Couple for Dinner/Songwriters Night - $200;  Single Player for Golf plus Couple for Dinner/Songwriters Night - $350; Couple for Golf and Dinner/Songwriters Night- $500

Team Sponsorship $1750:  Single hole signage, placement on all eblasts and posters, 4 players for Golf & 4 couples for Dinner/Songwriter Night

Tital Sponsorship $5,000: Signage on every hole, signage at the party and on the Practice Field, tital placement on all advertising, 8 players for Golf & 8 couples for Songwriter Night

Contact Matt at 615-368-3044 or Debbi at 615-791-0827 ext 13 or dcure@happytaleshumane.com for more information or to secure your placement.
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