Emmylou Harris Kicks Off Tennessee Animal Event

The singer will be on hand at Nashville Animal Services on September 22 to promote the 3rd annual Tennessee Week for the Animals.

Posted: September 22, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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Emmylou Harris will kick off the 3rd Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals.
The 3rd annual Tennessee Week for the Animals, held September 22 to 30, will start on September 22 with the Metro Pet and Pickin’ Party at the Nashville Animal Services facility, with special guest Emmylou Harris. Bluegrass band The Steel Drivers, with Tammy Rogers, will also perform at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Animal lovers are invited to come see the singer and learn how adopting a homeless cat or dog can enrich their lives.

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will once again proclaim the week to honor the animals, helping to kick off the celebration. The first day of the week-long appreciation includes events at the Memphis Zoo and Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. The Memphis Zoo will host Memphis Animal Appreciation Day, featuring pet adoptions from the Memphis Animal Shelter and Pet Placement Partners, as well as a blessing for the animals. Oak Ridge Animal Shelter will also hold a special pet adoption day.

Animal welfare organizations throughout Tennessee will hold adoption events, animal blessings, educational seminars and children’s events during the week to focus on the love and joy animals bring into people’s lives. For a complete schedule of events and to learn more about the Tennessee Week for the Animals, visit their website.

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Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

9/23/2007 3:24:04 PM

Too far for me to go, but sounds like fun!

Garet    Athens, OH

9/22/2007 5:51:32 AM

Who is Emmylou Harris? What does she sing

M.J. "Catitude"    Santa Rosa Beach, FL

9/22/2007 3:10:18 AM

Sounds like a great idea to me! Everything that can be done to help homeless animals find a GOOD, PERMANENT, home is wonderful. Hopefully other Citys will learn about Nashville's animal week, and start one of their own.

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