Tennessee Week for the Animals a Success

The second annual event, held Sept. 23 to Oct. 1, helped hundreds of homeless cats and dogs find new homes.

Posted: October 24, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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A resident of the Chattanooga Humane Educational Society enjoys the cattery beautification project results, one of several events held during Tennessee Week for the Animals. Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Humane Educational Society.The second annual Tennessee Week for the Animals celebrated pet education and spirituality themes from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1, with dozens of special events throughout the state emphasizing pets’ value. The week kicked off with a special proclamation by Tennessee Governor Phil Bresden and continued with family-oriented activities from Memphis to Nashville.

Highlights of the week included:

  • Adoption events in Memphis, Nashville, Johnson City, Columbia, Oak Ridge, Chattanooga and Knoxville
  • The proclamation of Sept. 23 as Memphis Animal Appreciation Day
  • A cattery beautification project at the Chattanooga Humane Educational Society
  • The grand opening of a new spay and neuter clinic in Chattanooga
  • The debut of the Critter Coach, a mobile adoption facility that will make monthly visits to libraries in the Memphis area to increase awareness and encourage pet adoptions
  • Discounted adoption fees at animal shelters in Nashville that resulted in many pet adoptions


For more information about the event, and to learn more about next year’s Tennessee Week for the Animals, visit the Tennessee Animals website.

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Di    Staunton, VA

10/24/2006 6:36:19 AM

This is an excellent program, one which should be adopted in many other areas as well. Congratulations on a fine job!

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