Join in the planning this exciting week for Tennessee's animals! 

We are thrilled to announce the 14th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals presented by Animal World USA TBA in accordance with CDC guidelines.  See our Calendar of Events page for more details on the wide array of events taking place across the state during what will surely be an amazing Tennessee Week for the Animals!

See how other Animal World USA Weeks have been celebrated at     

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 with exciting activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter  days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, farm animals activities, motorcycle rides  along with therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our K9 military and police dogs,  educational programs at sanctuaries, blessings for the animals, and fun-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 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 in the planning,  and please note we will be adding  right through the exciting week.  Thank you for all you do for the amazing animals! God Bless the great state of Tennessee.

Please Join Together with:     
Governor and First Lady of Tennessee  

Animal World USA, Memphis, TN  901-454-0807 
A Place to Bark     Portland, TN 37148   (615) 681-2631
Adoptions by Lorie, Memphis, TN 901-829-3040
Africa Weeks for the Animals
Agape Animal Rescue, Nashville, TN  615-406-7799
American Eagle Foundation,  Pigeon Forge, TN
Animal Protection Association(Spay Memphis)  Memphis, TN 
Amity Pottery, Collierville, TN  901) 853-0777
ARFNets, Maryville, TN 37804
Art Center of Memphis, Memphis, TN 
Bartlett Animal Shelter, Bartlett, TN  (901) 385-6484
Benjamin Hooks Central Library, Memphis, TN   901-415-2700
Bev Hart, 98.1 The Max , Memphis, TN  
Blount County Humane Society  Maryville, TN 37804 (865) 382-7652
Bonaparte's Retreat, Nashville, TN 
Boston Terrier of East Tennessee Maryville, TN 37803  (865) 983-3272
Boykin Spaniel Rescue   ​1-877-523-3647
CAA- Community Action for Animals, Memphis, TN 
Carr's Wild Horse & Burro Center  Cross Plains, TN 37049    (615) 654-2180
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 
Circle Of Hope K9 Rescue  Milan, TN 68358
City of Memphis   
City of Oak Ridge
Collie Concern Rescue  Knoxville, TN 37932   (865) 292-0282
Community Action for Animals, Memphis, TN 
Companion Animal Intitiative of Tennessee (CAIT), NAshville, TN 
Congressman Steve Cohen, Memphis, TN  & Washington DC 
Cumulus Radio Group, Memphis, TN 
Debbie Richmond, Artist, Memphis, TN 
Decatur Humane Association, Parsons, Tennessee
Dogs 2nd Chance, Memphis, TN
Dolly Parton,  Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood, Home to Eagle Mountain Sanctuary Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Don Wayne Morgan, Artist, Memphis, TN 
Drake & Zeke(RIP) , 98.1 the Max
East Ridge Animal Shelter  East Ridge, TN 37412 (423) 664-0271
Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald, TN  (931) 796-6500
Elvis Presley's Graceland, Memphis, TN 
Emmylou Harris, Nashville, TN 
Fayette County Animal Rescue  Rossville, TN 38066  (901) 854-2565
Food Awareness Memphis (aka Vegetarians of Memphis) 
Fred Weiser, wildlife artist
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary Hendersonville, TN 37077    (615) 664-2380
Frontier Western Store Olive Branch, MS 38654  (800) 314-5030
German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee
(Real) Good Dog Rescue Memphis, TN
Governor Phil Bredesen
Graceland, Memphis, TN 
Grace St. Luke's Church, Memphis, TN 
Guardian Angel Pet Rescue, Bartlett (Memphis aea)
Guy Veneable, musician extraordinaire, Memphis, TN 
Hardman County Animal Shelter  Whiteville, TN 38075   (731) 254-9777
Hardin County Animal Services     Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-3303
Hardin Metro SPCA Savannah, TN 38372   (731) 925-7722
Hearts of Pit Gold Rescue, Memphis, TN 38173 
Help Memorial Spay Fund, VA & TN  276-466-5375
Horse Creek Wildlife Savannah, TN 38372  (731) 926-4008
House of Mews, Memphis, TN   (901) 272-3777
Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT)
Humane Educational Society, Chattanooga, TN   (423) 624-5302
Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County
Humane Society of Sumner County Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 822-0061
Humane Association of Wilson County
Humans and Animals Learning Together (HALT)
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN   (865) 577-4717
Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue, GREENEVILLE, TN 37744
Jack Hanna, born in Knoxville, TN 
Jackson-Madison Humane Society
Johnson City Animal Control Johnson City, TN 37601  (423) 926-8769
Journey's End No-Kill Animal Society
Judge Chris Craft, Memphis, TN 
Judge Donna Fields, Memphis, TN 
Judge Larry Potter, Memphis, TN 
Karen Wilson, Author, Knoxville, TN 
Knox Library System, Knoxville, TN  
Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville, TN 
Lambuth University (U of M) Jackson, TN 38301 Phone: (901) 678-1938
Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis, TN 
Mayor Jim Strickland, Memphis, TN  
McKamey Animal Center, Chattanooga, TN 
McMinn Regional Humane Society  Athens, TN 37303 (423) 744-9548
McNairy County Humane Society, Adamsville, TN 38310   (731) 632-1864
Memphis Animal Services,    Memphis, TN  901-636-1416 ex 2
Memphis Area Golden Retreiver Rescue, Memphis, TN   (901) 755-5607
Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Bar Association president Anne Fritz
Memphis Blues Society, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Fire Department, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Fire Dogs, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN  901-521-9000
Memphis Pets Alive, Memphis, TN 38187
Memphis Police Department, Memphis, TN   (901) 636-3000
Memphis Police Department K-9 Unit (Dog Squad) , Memphis, TN (901) 636-4912
Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Sound Entertainment, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN 
Memphis Shelby County Humane Society Memphis 38134   (901) 937-3900
Metro Animal Care & Control, Nashville, TN   (615) 862-7928
Mewtopia Cat Rescue, Memphis, TN  38119 (901) 503-9328
Mid-South Spay & Neuter is now Spay Memphis , Memphis, TN (901) 324-3202
Midsouth Therapy Dogs, Memphis, TN 
Miley Cyrus
Mustang Alley Horse Rescue & Stables Greeneville, TN 37743  (423) 552-5988
Nashville Cat Rescue, Nashville, TN 
Nashville Humane Association 213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (615)352-1010
Nashville Paws magazine    Nashville, TN 
Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN 
National Wild Horse Adoption Day 
Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, NAshville, TN  (615) 232-9179
NIFAA: National Institute for Animal Advocacy
Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, Oak Ridge, TN 
On the 5th Day Sanctuary Murfreesboro, TN 37129  (615) 233-5398
Pals with Pawz  South Pittsburg, TN 37380  423-837-6688
Paws of Maury County  Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 540-0897
Pet Placement Center, Chattanooga
Pleasant View Pet Resort, Bartlett Memphis, TN) 
(Real) Good Dog Rescue Memphis, TN
Riley Darrell, TN Secretary of State, Nashville, TN 
Rock n Soul Museum, Memphis, TN 
Rutherford County Pet Adoption Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Rutherford County Humane Society, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 898-7740
Safe Harbor Equine Livestock Sanctuary Cottontown, TN 37048 (615) 997-0697
Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis, TN 
SARG, Oak Ridge, TN   865/483-8146
Shelby Center Hospital for Animals, Memphis/BArtlett, TN 901-372-2215
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Memphis, TN 
Shelby Farms  Park Conservancy, Memphis, TN (901) 222-7275
Shepherd's Green Sanctuary, Cookeville, TN 38506    931-498-5540 
Siberian Husky Assist Rescue, TN & VA state Line 
Smoky Care Animal Care Foundation   Maryville, TN 37804  (865) 980-6244
SOAR Doggy Rescue, Arlington, TN 38002  
SOS Animals West Tennessee,   Memphis, TN 
Spay Tennessee  Memphis, TN 38122   (901) 324-3202
Storm Water Matters, Memphis, TN 
Sumner Spay & Neuter Alliance, Gallatin, TN 37066
Sun Recording Studio, Memphis, TN 
Sunny Meadow Safehaven for Pets, Memphis, TN  (901) 363-7233
St. Francis Animal Rescue, Memphis area
Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN  
Tennessee Library Association, Memphis, TN 
Tennessee Task Force 1  Memphis, TN 38127  (901) 527-1400
Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection, Nashville, TN 37203
The A.R.K. Rain Foundation  Brownsville, Tennessee (512) 843-2797
The Elephant Sanctuary, Hohemnwald, TN 
The Gryphon Press, Award Winning Children's Books 
The Savior Foundation  Memphis, TN 38177        [email protected]
The Spay Station (New Leash on Life) , Lebanon, TN : (615) 444-1144
Thunder Creek Harley Davidson  Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 892-4888
Tipton Animal Shelter  Brighton, TN 38011  (901) 837-5919
TN Dept of Tourism Development , Nashville, TN       (615) 741-2159      
TN Safety Spotters,       Memphis, TN   901-725-5870
Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride & Team, Chattanooga, TN 
2 x 2 Ranch and Refuge Lafayette, Tennessee 37083 Phone: 615-666-8854
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN  
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN 
Upper Cumberland Humane Society Lafayette, Tennessee 37083 615-826-3364
Vegetarians of Memphis    
Walden's Puddle Wildlife & Rehab Center, Joelton, TN  (615) 299-9938
Washington County Humane Society, Johnson City, TN · (423) 926-8533
West Tennessee Animal Rescue, Holladay, TN 38341 
West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue, Cordova, TN 
West TN Therapy Dogs, Memphis, TN 
Wilderwood Service Dogs, Knoxville, TN  865-660-0095
Williamson County Adoption Center, Franklin, TN 37064  (615) 790-5590
Young-Williams Animal Center, Knoxville, TN (865) 215-6599

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 Tennessee Week for the Animals! 
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