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wonderful Virginia
Week for the Animals partners!
The next Virginia Week for the Animals will take place TBA. Join us in planning this historic week for Virginia animals! 

Visit our Animal World USA 'Weeks for the Animals'  website to see how other states  celebrate the week. 

Also visit the site to see how United Kingdom Week for the Animals, Africa Weeks for the Animals and India Week for the Animals celebrate their communities and animals.

Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hostingcommunity animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across will be joining in 
with activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter  events, shelter & sanctuary days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, educational activities for farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our K-9 military and police dogs, cat educational initiatives, bikers for animals event, special programs, blessings for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Please become involved! We urge animal lovers everywhere  to come together and plan. See the "Become Involved" page for great ideas and suggestions on what you can do. Please contact us for other ideas and to brainstorm. 

Note we will be adding events and activities up to the kick off of the week. We all seek to collectively celebrate this very special Virginia Week for the Animals! Together we will create new, lasting friendships and make history for the amazing animals.

Please Join Together With:
Virginia Governor

Animal World USA International
AARF, Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (Richmond)
Adopt A Spot Dalmatian Rescue
Akita Rescue MidAtlantic Coast, Inc.
Almost Home Pet Adoption Center  
Angel Dogs
Animal Aid Society
Animal Assistance League of VA
Animal Rescue of Tidewater
American Bird Conservancy
Angels of Assisi (Roanoke)  
Animal Aid Society  
Animal Welfare League of Pittsylvania County (Chatham)  
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 
Appalachian Animal Refuge/Rescue
ARC Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (Richmond)  
BARK -Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9's  
Beagles to the Rescue
Blue and Gray Search and Rescue Dogs
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Bully Rescue & Advocacy Group, Inc. ( Chester)
Caring for Creatures
Caring Hands Animal Support & Education 
Cat's Cradle (Harrisonburg)  
Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Chance Foundation 
Charles City, VA Animal Shelter
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA  
Charlottesville City - Animal Shelter SPCA
Chespeake Animal Services
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Chesapeake Humane Society
Chesterfield County Humane Society
City of Chesapeake Animal Shelter
City Dogs Rescue 
Collie and Sheltie REscue of SE VA
Colonial Greyhound Adoption Inc
Colonial Newfoundland Club Rescue
Country Cats Rescue  
Cooperative Paws
Cooperative Paws LLC
Dakota's Dream Animal Rescue
DC, MD, and Northern VA Vegetarian Meetup Group 
Doberman Assistance Rescue and Education Inc.
Dogue Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary
Dogs- East Canine Search and Rescue
Dogs Deserve Better
Eagle Hill Equine Rescue - Horse Rescue - Fredericksburg 
Earthheart Aromatherapy
Equine Rescue League (Leesburg) 
Evelyn's Wildlife Refuge
Fairfax Animal Shelter
Fancy Cats Rescue Team (Herndon, VA)
Fauquier SPCA
Feline Foundation-Greater VA
Fern Wildlife Refuge
Floyd County Humane Society
For the Love of Animals in Goochland - FLAG
Four Feather's and Fur Sanctuary
Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
Friends United With the Richmond Shelter - FURS
Fluvanna SPCA (Troy)  
Franklin County Humane Society  
Fredericksburg Regional SPCA  
Friends Of Homeless Animals  
Friends of Rabbits and House Rabbit Sanctuary 
Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
GARD K9 Search and Rescue 
GO Rescue (Norfolk) 
Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs , Virginia Beach, VA
Gryphon Press
James River Greyhounds
Karen Derrico, Artist
K 9 New Life Center  
K9 Justice League (Virginia Beach) 
King Street Cats (Alexandria)
Hanover Humane Society
Happy Grooming, Arlington
Happy Tails Animal Rescue (Abingdon) 
Healing Hearts
Henrico Humane Society (Richmond) 
Heritage Humane Society
Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)  
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue (Arlington) 
Hope for Life Rescue Inc.
Humane Society of Loudoun County (Leesburg)  
Humane Society of Fairfax County
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Humane Society Animal Shelter
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Humane Society of Warren County
Humane Society Spca-Nelson
Humane Society of Warren County
Iguana and Bearded Dragon Rescue
Karen Derrico, Artist
King Street Cats
K-9 Alert Search and Rescue Dogs
K-9 Justice League
K9 New Life Center
Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond
Lhasa Apso Rescue
Lost Dog & Cat Foundation
Loudoun Community Cat Coalition
Loudoun CountyAnimal Control
Loudoun Community Cat Coalition
Louisa County Sheriff's Office
Loudoun County Veterinary Medical Association
Love For Animals (Louisa) 
Lynchburg Humane Society
Manassas, VA Animal Adoption Center
Martinsville Henry County SPCA 
Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue
Middleburg Humane Foundation
Mutt Love Rescue
National Grehound Adoption
National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Nature Conservancy 
Nelson SPCA
Norfolk Animal Care Center
Norfolk SPCA
North Mountain Wildlife Rescue
NVAL, Northern Virginia Animal League (Manassas) 
Oceana Naval Air Station
Old Dominion Humane Society
Operation Paws for Homes, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and S Central PA
Orange County Animal Shelter
PAL, Pet Assistance League (Stafford)  
Peninsula SPCA
Pet Assistance League
Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral
Pet Sanctuary
Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary
Promised Land Stables (Atkins)
Rainbow Animal Rescue, Inc.
Reptile & Amphibian Refuge Inc
Richmond Animal Care & Control 
Richmond Animal League
Richmond Feral Cats Yahoo! group
Richmond Public Library System
Rainbow Animal Rescue Inc.
Richmond SPCA 
Rikki’s Refuge Kitty Litter-Ature Reading Program
Ring Dog Rescue
Roanoke Valley SPCA
Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc. (Hardy) 
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
RVA Vegan Meetup
Salem Animal Shelter
Saver of Souls 
Saving Animals From Euthanasia/West End Cat Rescue - SAFE/WECR
Service Dogs of Virginia
Shar-Pei Rescue of VA Inc.
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center
SHINE, Helping Huskies Everywhere
Shore Wildlife Rehab
Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Siberian Huskies in Need Everywhere
Somebuddies Inc.
SouthSide SPCA
SPCA Charlottesville
SPCA Martinsville
SPCA Nelson 
SPCA of Northern Virginia
Spotsylvania Animal Shelter
Stafford County Animal Control
Stafford County SPCA 
Star City Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. (Roanoke) 
String of Pearls Animal Sanctuaries, Inc.: Home
Suffolk Animal Control 
Summit Therapy Animal Services
SusanMcCauley Jewelry
Sussex County Animal Control
The Cat Corner
The Empty Shelter Project
The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington
The Pet Haven & Rescue Center Inc. 
The Virginia Living Museum
Tidewater Humane Society
Tidewater Search and Rescue (TSAR) 
Tidewater Afghan Hound Rescue
Top of Virginia SAR 
United Poultry Concerns
Vegan Virginia Beach 
Vegetarian Society of DC
Vegetarian Society of Richmond
Virginia Animal Rights Alliance America
Virgina Beach SPCA
Virginia Beach SPCA Wildlife Program 
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center
Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association 
Virginia Dept of Agriculture 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Paws for Pits
Virginia Reptile Rescue
Virginia Wild Horse Rescue
Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association (VSRDA)
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (Edenburg)
Virginia Paws for Pits
Virginia Recovery Canines (VRK9)
Virginia State Parks
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association 
Web of Life Animal Outreach
White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue (Burkeville) 
Who Chain You,  Books for those who believe people—and animals deserve to be free.
Wildlife Care Alliance
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Wildlife Rescue League 
Wildlife Response Inc
Wildlife Sanctuary Program
Woofstock Dog Festival
World Peace Diet

 Thank you to Governors for your support!
With a grateful heart.....
Virginia Week for the Animals
Annual celebration to be to 2024 moved in accordance with COVID guideines!

Virginia Week for the Animals
Thank you Governors!

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