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      Alabama Week for the Animals 
April 1-9, 2017

The Alabama Week for the Animals team is actively organizing events and working with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state. We anticipate many life-saving and life-changing events that will forever change communities in Alabama.

Please start planning your events now - Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals and join together on their behalf.  For ideas and suggestions, please see our contact page. 
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Saturday, April 1   - Sunday, April 9th  & all year!)

Thank you to Maxwell Air Force Base  
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

Maxwell AFB 
c/o Working K-9's & Handlers Dept.
130 W. Selfridge
Montgomery, AL 36112


During  Alabama Week for the Animals, this is the perfect time to say thank you to  all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers. Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are home to Air University, the 42nd Air Base Wing, the 908th Airlift Wing and many other associated organizations. 

Please send cards and letters to the above address. God Bless Our Troops. 
We love you and thank you for your service, Maxwell Air Force Base!
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Saturday, April 1st      10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Huntsville Botanical Garden Guest Center
 Grand Opening 

Huntsville Botanical Garden      4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805        Phone (256) 830-4447

The Guest Center will have its official grand opening on April 1st! The whole month of April will be full of fun and exciting activities and exhibits for everyone to enjoy. We invite everyone to visit the Garden and experience the brand new entrance, gift shoppe, café, and rental options. Please check back soon for a list of scheduled activities for the month of April!      Visit http://www.hsvbg.org/
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Saturday, April 1st                           10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montgomery Humane Society Pet Adoption Day

Montgomery Humane Society
1150 John Overton Drive         Montgomery, AL 36110       (334) 409-0622

Montgomery Humane has pet adoptions going all day! All pets available for adoption have been vet checked, spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received their age appropriate shots. 

They have a wonderful staff and many loving pets who are waiting for their forever homes. Stop by and visit on Sunday and remember they are open 7 days a week. Visit website      http://www.montgomeryhumane.com/mission.cfm
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Saturday, April 1st        10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Tuscaloosa Animal Shelter
3140 35th St.     Tuscaloosa, AL 35401           Phone (205) 752-9101

Come out and adopt one of our loving pets. We look forward to meeting you. Find your new best friend! They will be waiting for you. Visit our website http://www.metroanimalshelter.org/index.html

We are collecting aluminum cans to recycle! Please save them for us. Drop them by anytime during our office hours. Any money we raise from the recycling will go directly towards more spaying and neutering.

Metro Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization funded by the City of Tuscaloosa, the City of Northport, and the Tuscaloosa County Commission. Along with these funds, we also receive donations which are tax-deductible, redemptions and adoption fees. Please stop by the shelter and save a precious life.

Introducing Happy Hour! We are looking for volunteers to take dogs out to local parks (no dog parks) or to walk around the quad. This is a great way for the dogs to get exercise but it also showcases them and gives them a chance to see more people for potential adoption. Also, if you are considering adopting and you just want to see how the animal will be in your home with other animals, come and take the animal out you are interested in for the day. 

You can participate in Happy Hour Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12-4. All animals must be returned by 4 pm. Any animal 4 months and older can go out. You only need to come to the shelter and fill out a form and have a valid ID. Please contact the shelter if you are interested at 205-752-9101. 
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Saturday, April 1st       10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humane Society Of West Alabama Adoptions

Humane Society of West Alabama
1515 Veterans Memorial Parkway Tuscaloosa, AL 35407 

Visit Saturday to pick your feline or doggy. Call to make an appt to adopt your new best friend. Phone 205-554-0011
humaneswa@yahoo.com    http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org

The Humane Society of West Alabama also operates a Flea Market (thrift store) at 3201 Main Ave. in Northport, close to the Highway 43/Highway 82 intersection. The store is run entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds go to the care of our animals. We accept new/used household items and furniture in good repair for our sales.  

These sales are a major source of income for the Humane Society of West Alabama. We have received wonderful response from our community with this project, and it has become very successful! http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/events.html

** A few of the Humane Society Dog and Cat calendars are still available, now only $5. Featuring pets adopted from the Humane Society, and adoptable pets. Get yours at the Flea Market and Cat Adoption Center in Northport, at makers market in Tuscaloosa, or at your veterinarian's office, while supplies last.
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  Saturday, March 26th 10:00 -2:00 pm
HASRA (Hearts of Alabama) Adoption Day 

Petco
394 Cox Creek Parkway      Florence , AL 35630         256-767-4201

This is a great opportunity to meet a furry friend who needs a home! We have beautiful loving pets who need you. Volunteers to provide short-term in-home care for friendly dogs and cats in need until they are adopted are always needed.
http://heartofalabamasra.com/

North Alabama animal shelters are overwhelmed with animals. Because these animals need so much attention, and because new ones come every day, shelters rely heavily on volunteers. But these volunteers can't do everything alone - they need financial help, they need to raise awareness in the community about our pet population issues, and they need to recruit more animal lovers to become volunteers. That's why HASRA was formed - Heart of Alabama: Save, Rescue, Adopt. http://heartofalabamasra.com/

HASRA is committed to continuing our support of North Alabama animal shelters, and to help save as many unwanted animals as possible.
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Saturday, April 1st           10:00 am-3:00 pm
  Montgomery Humane, Bullitt County Animal Shelter, Elmore County Humane Society Adoptions

Petsmart The Shoppes at EastChase  2510 Berryhill Road, Montgomery, AL 36117    (34) 244-7063

Come out and adopt your next best friend ... spotlighting 3 groups/shelters there. The Montgomery Humane Society prevents cruelty to animals by operating an animal shelter for homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals; by operating an adoption center for healthy animals; by investigating cruelty and abuse cases; and by educating the public in animal owner responsibility. http://www.montgomeryhumane.com/

Bullitt County Animal Shelter is the primary sheltering and enforcement agency for Bullitt County, Kentucky. The Bullitt County Animal Shelter was established by Bullitt County Fiscal Court in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes. We provide a clean and safe enviroNment for all the animals which enter our shelter. We are also very rescue friendly. All we ask is that you fill out a pull application and provide a vet reference. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/KY231.html

The Humane Society of Elmore County is located in Wetumpka, Alabama (Elmore County) just northeast of Montgomery in south-central Alabama. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization and have been operational for almost twenty years at the same location. Our shelter is an Open Admission shelter taking in over 5,000 domestic animals annually from Elmore County citizens and from the various Animal Control Officers (ACO) from thru Elmore County. http://www.elmorehumane.org/
http://members.petfinder.com/~AL24/AL24.html
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  Saturday, April 1st      All Day 
Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation
Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program & Adoptables

FCDF      PO Box 130398        Birmingham, AL 35213

If you live in the Greater Birmingham area, you can purchase a low-cost spay/neuter certificate from Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation, which can be used at one of several participating area veterinarians. www.fcdf.org
Adoption Gallery http://www.fcdf.org/adoption-gallery/

Certificates ($35-70 range)can be purchased on line or through the mail, just go to:
http://www.fcdf.org/spayneuter-program/

Certificates have to be used at one of our participating vets. We recommend contacting the vet you intend to use and let them know that you wish to use our certificates when you set up the appointment. 

If you live in the Birmingham area and are trying to spay and neuter numbers of cats and dogs or are have a difficult financial situation and can not afford the prices above, please email us at, clinic@fcdf.org. We will try to help or advise you of other programs that may work for you. phone 205-243-9946  
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Saturday, April 1st          11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ARF Pet Adoptions
ARF
6140 Rangeline Rd. Theodore, AL 36528

Stop by and adopt one of our loving dogs and cats. ARFanage is open Saturday 11am -3pm for adoptions and Monday-Friday Noon-3pm and by appointment. Visit http://animalrescuemobile.org/ FB page  https://www.facebook.com/arfmobile

Our mission is to bring about a time where there are no more homeless pets, to eliminate suffering of animals and to increase public awareness of the philosophy of reverence of life. Tel. 251-443-1198 Email: Info@AnimalRescueMobile.org
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Saturday, April 1st         11:00 am-6:00 pm
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 
GBHS
300 Snow Dr
Birmingham, Alabama 35209         Phone (205) 942-1211

The Easter Bunny came early to the GBHS and all adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats are reduced now through Easter Saturday! Check out the animals available for adoption here: www.gbhs.org/adoptable-pets. Pls visit 
https://www.facebook.com/GBHS1883/info/?tab=overview
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Saturday,March 26th     11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
SNAP, Challengers House & Madison 
Small Pups Offsite Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart       256-880-3332 
2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast Huntsville, AL 35802

Come adopt your new best friend! Wow- loving dogs and cats ready for adoption. 
SNAP exists to. . .
Reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized at local shelters.
Reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats who end up dumped, neglected or abused.
Provide a way for low-income families and individuals to be responsible pet owners.
Similar programs in other states have reduced euthanasia by as much as 75%.

SNAP (Spay/Neuter Action Project) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that serves Madison County, Alabama. SNAP funds surgeries for the companion animals of low income members of our community. Participating veterinarians discount their fees as a service to our community. Call us at 256-539-8163. For Spay/Neuter Assistance call 256-830-8459. http://www.snapalabama.org/

Challenger's House is a limited admission, no time limit safe haven for homeless or unwanted cats. Challenger's House is a 501(c)3, non-profit tax exempt organization and your much needed contributions are tax deductible. https://www.facebook.com/challengershouseofficial/info/?tab=overview

Madison Small Pups is dedicated to rescuing and caring for small toy breed dogs (20 pounds and under) who are from shelters, puppy mills, found as strays, or are no longer wanted by their owners. http://madisonsmallpups.org/
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Ongoing  
Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition

Mobile AL, 36608

*Non-profit (501C3) *Offer low cost spay-neuter for dogs and cats *Foster animals available for adoption and/or sponsoring *Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) .
https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaAnimalWelfareCoalition
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Saturday, March 26th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Haven Offsite Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart 10200 Eastern Shore Boulevard Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Phone (251) 625-4025

The Haven provides a shelter and finds adoptive homes for abused, neglected, and homeless animals treating them with love, respect and medical care. Through education and volunteer programs, we promote community awareness of pet overpopulation and responsibility.

The Haven is a non-profit sanctuary for animals that will be cared for regardless of how long it takes to find them loving homes. Main phone: (251) 929-3980
Email: info@havenforanimals.org Visit http://www.havenforanimals.org/
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  Saturday, March 26th 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Animal Rescue Adoptions

Petsmart
100 Colonial Drive Alabaster AL, 35007 Phone (205) 663-2389

Adoption fees vary depending on the animal you are adopting. The price of spay/neuter. Shots up to date appropriate for age and microchip are included.
oin the Humane Society in front of Pet Supplies "Plus" one Saturday each month 

Sanctuary Animal Rescue is dedicated to creating the perfect match between owner and pet. We have available dogs, both small and large, puppies, cats and kittens. In addition, we aim to help control the overpopulation of cats and dogs and to decrease the number of unwanted animals in central Alabama. In essence we are finding caring homes for loving animals. If you are looking for a specific pet, we keep a current wish list, so let us help you find your dream pet!
Heidi heidi.tbg@gmail.com http://www.sanctuaryanimalrescue.com/ 
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  Saturday, April 1st  1 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Save a Pet Animal Rescue Adoptions

PetSmart
(Next door to Old Navy) Shops on the Circle, 3500 Ross Clark Circle 
Dothan, AL 36303 Phone (334) 678-1288

The dogs and cats are are in great need for “FOREVER HOMES.” They are all precious and would make wonderful pets. Our phone (334) 615-4625 Visit our website http://www.savealifepetrescue.org/

Dothan Animal Shelter--- Our current adoption fee is $25.00 which includes micro-chipping. Our average number of intakes per year is between 5,000 and 6,000 Pls visit to ssee pets http://www.petango.com/dothananimalshelter
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  Saturday, April 1st  All Day(All week)
In honor of Alabama Week for the Animals 2017
"Sweet Dog Alabama" Adoption Promotion 

Blount County Animal Shelter, Inc. 
5241 Co Hwy 1, Cleveland, AL 35049       205-647-8340

In honor of Alabama Week for the Animals, we are having a "Sweet Dog Alabama" adoption promotion. Adult dogs will be available for reduced rate $50. Dogs are posted on petfinder, contact the shelter or foster parent for information. Also stop by and sign up to become a volunteer. info@bsnap.org Phone 205.647.8340 . Thanks to mgr Dinah Wilson. 205.647.8340 Visit http://www.bsnap.org/

Spay Neuter Special for March: $25 neuters and $35 spays

Spay and neuter assistance
Blount Spay/Neuter Assistance Program is for residents of Blount County only.
http://www.bsnap.org/index.php/services/spay-and-neuter-assistance

Also sweet cats will be at reduced adoption rate (only $10.00) at Blount County Animal Center. http://www.co.blount.al.us/?page_id=21
http://www.bsnap.org/
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  Saturday, April 1st                     12 noon-3:00 pm
  Two by Two Animal Rescue & Joe's Dog World Adoptions

Pet Supplies Plus 
1928 HWY 31 SOUTH Pelham, AL 35244 Phone 205-978-9788

Contact the store for more information. Two by Two Animal Rescue is a 501 C (3) not-for-profit, no-kill organization. We began in 2002 when Sonya King began feeding strays in Old Town Helena. Two by Two’s goal is to care for these rescues until they find their forever homes, and educate the public about responsible pet care. Our animals are fully vetted, spayed or neutered and micro-chipped. They are treated regardless of age, breed, or medical cost. Two by Two receives no state funding or government assistance. http://twobytworescue.com/


Joe Jackson's Dog World Inc Joe Jackson's Dog World Inc. is dedicated to saving lives and educating the public about the overpopulation of animals and the need to spay or neuter every pet. Joe Jackson's Dog World Inc. is the realization of Joe's life-long dream of having a facility where animals are given a second chance at new homes. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity, and a NO-KILL SANCTUARY in Central Alabama http://joejacksonsdogworld.blogspot.com/
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  Saturday, March 26th                            12:00 noon -4:00 pm
  The Humane Society of Elmore County
Offsite Adoption Days

Petsmart at The Shoppes at EastChase 
2510 Berryhill Road Montgomery, AL 36117 (334) 244-7063
Petsmart 
2718 Legends Parkway, Prattville, AL 36066 (334) 285-1505

Come out and meet us and our pets during Alabama Week for the Animals on at 2 locations! Sign up to volunteer. hselco@bellsouth.net  
We will be there both Saturday & Sunday so pls come out. in addition to this weeklong celebration, our shelter is open for you to stop by and adopt. Phone: (334) 567-3377 . Thank you to mgr, Rea Cord! Please visit the website. http://www.elmorehumane.org/
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  Ongoing  
Weimaraner Rescue of the South

Birmingham area
Weimaraner Rescue of the South has been blessed with a tremendous network of fans and volunteers who are quick to give when WRS is in need. Thanks to everyone's support, WRS continues to be able to rescue and place homeless Weimaraners throughout the South. Pls note:We also understand that many people prefer to contribute in methods other than money. In light of that, we've created a "Wish List" of items that the dogs available in our organization would greatly benefit from! Also meet our adoptables and read their stories. SO sweet. http://www.weimrescue.com/
See our FB page. 
https://www.facebook.com/Weimaraner-Rescue-of-the-South-257361283982/
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  Adopt, Donate, Transport, Volunteer! 
Become involved for the shelter animals in your
 local community.

Alabama Animal Shelters

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Alabama.asp

http://muttcats.com/shelters/alabama.htm

http://www.netpets.org/dogs/dogresc/alabama.htm

http://www.petfinder.com/index.html

http://www.returnmypet.com/id1414.htm

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Saturday, April 1st         1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Western Alabama 

Humane Society of West Alabama 
2430 36th Street       Northport, AL 35473

Humane Society of Western AL has pet adoptions going all day! All pets available for adoption have been vet checked, spayed or neutered, and are waiting for their forever family to take them home! Please visit http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/

We have many rescued dogs and cats available for adoption. Check our lists of adoptable dogs and adoptable cats (top of page) to find your new best friend. See our beautiful adoptables. http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/allpetlist.html

Note: We Currently Need: -donations of household goods and clothing for our Flea Market
-scoopable cat litter (not clay litter) -paper towels and batteries (esp AA)

All Humane Society dogs and cats are in foster care or at one of our animal adoption homes. The Cat Adoption Center is open most Saturdays 10am-2pm,and cats may also be seen by appointment. Dogs may only be seen by appointment, or at our monthly Meet the Pets event. Please check out our List of Cats and List of Dogs on PetFinder, then contact the Humane Society to make an appointment to meet your new best friend. Phone 205-554-0011.
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Saturday, April 1st   12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
A New Leash on Life, Forgotten Felines Adoption Day 

Petsmart  2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35802 Phone (256) 213-9773

Adoption fees are very lowcost , as well as most of the other dogs and cats.
Cats will be inside Petsmart today...see you in the parking lot of the Jones Valley Petsmart Huntsville. Visit https://www.facebook.com/anewleash.org 
****Huntsville Humane joins them on the big tent events
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March 26th -----to September 15th 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Alabama Wildlife Center 100 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Phone:(205) 663-7930

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature. https://www.awrc.org/
See directions on website. 

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  Sunday, April 2nd                           12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Humane of Elmore County & Bullit County Adoptions 

Petsmart
2510 Berryhill Rd Montgomery, Alabama 36117 (334) 244-7063


The Humane Society of Elmore County is located in Wetumpka, Alabama (Elmore County) just northeast of Montgomery in south-central Alabama. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization and have been operational for almost twenty years at the same location. Our shelter is an Open Admission shelter taking in over 5,000 domestic animals annually from Elmore County citizens and from the various Animal Control Officers (ACO) from thru Elmore County. http://www.elmorehumane.org/
http://members.petfinder.com/~AL24/AL24.html
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Sunday, April 2nd  11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southern Souls Animal Rescue Adoptions

PetSmart
(Next door to Old Navy) Shops on the Circle, 3500 Ross Clark Circle 
Dothan, AL 36303 (334) 678-1288

The dogs and cats are are in great need for “FOREVER HOMES.” They are all precious and would make wonderful pets. We will be outside and it will be fun fun fun! Our phone (251) 235-1679 https://www.facebook.com/southernsoulsanimalleague/timeline

We are an organization that helps pets in need. We serve Barbour County and the surrounding areas in Alabama . We are run completely by volunteers.
Dothan Animal Shelter--- Our current adoption fee is $25.00 which includes micro-chipping. Our average number of intakes per year is between 5,000 and 6,000 Pls visit to ssee pets http://www.petango.com/dothananimalshelter
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  Monday, April 3rd Ongoing
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation

AVRAL
P.O. BOX 1868 Alabaster, AL 35007

Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation (AVRAL) is a grassroots, non partisan political action committee (PAC) registered in the state of Alabama. We are working to influence legislation and support the passage of policies favorable to the welfare of companion animals. 

We believe the current approach to animal welfare in Alabama is inefficient, too costly for taxpayers, and does little to address pressing animal welfare issues in this state, such as adoption/placement of homeless animals, pervasive cruelty and neglect, and the need for shelter reform. Visit http://alabamavotesforanimals.org/

HELP BREAK THE CHAINS OF DESPAIR: Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation (AVRAL) has introduced THE ALABAMA DOG TETHERING AND OUTDOOR SHELTER ACT, 
Bill HB403, sponsored by Representatives Steve McMillian and Joe Faust. 
Please contact your respective State Representatives and urge them to vote YES on this important bill. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOUR LEGISLATOR IS, GO TO:
https://www.facebook.com/AVRALvotes/
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  Ongoing ( at your vet ) All day
  The Alabama Animal Adoption Society 
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter 

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 
2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham, AL 35209 Phone (205) 871-6351

You can purchase a low-cost spay or neuter certificate from the Alabama Animal Adoption Society for the following prices:
Female Cat – $40 Male Cat – $30 Female Dog – $60 Male Dog – $45 

**Adoptions only on Saturday. Closed for adoptions on Easter Weekend. 

Important Note: If you need to spay or neuter many pets at once, strays that you have found, or have any other special circumstances, call us (205) 871-6351 - leave a message explaining situation. We may be able to work with you to find a price you can afford!

You should make an appointment with the veterinarian and advise that you want to use one of our certificates before purchasing a certificate from us. Our certificates cover the cost of surgery and an overnight stay at the veterinarian's clinic or hospital. Our certificates can be used at any of our participating veterinarians in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding areas. (Visit website to get list.)

Once you have purchased a certificate, you simply take the certificate to the veterinarian when you drop off your pet for surgery. The vet then mails us the certificate and we reimburse him the cost of the certificate. http://www.animaladoption.org/
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Ongoing-Action Needed for Chained Dogs
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation (AVRAL) 
Suppport
'THE ALABAMA DOG TETHERING 
AND OUTDOOR SHELTER ACT' 

HELP BREAK THE CHAINS OF DESPAIR: Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation (AVRAL) has introduced THE ALABAMA DOG TETHERING AND OUTDOOR SHELTER ACT, Bill HB403, sponsored by Representatives Steve McMillian and Joe Faust. 
Please contact your respective State Representatives and urge them to vote YES on this important bill. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOUR LEGISLATOR IS, GO TO: http://capwiz.com/state-al/home/

The bill was referred to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. 
Email addresses can be found at: 
http://marshallcountyanimalwatch.weebly.com/uploads/6/0/3/2/
60321925/house_public_safety_and_homeland_security.pdf

Alabama dogs are counting on YOU to let your respective representatives know that their constituents want this bill enacted, for the benefit and relief of countless suffering dogs. This bill will provide law enforcement and/or animal control officers the tools with which to investigate, enforce humane treatment of helpless dogs and ensure successful prosecution of offenders. Thank you, as always, for your support.

AVRAL https://www.facebook.com/AVRALvotes/
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Ongoing 
The North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic "Spay it Forward"

North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic
3303 North Memorial Parkway       Huntsville, AL 35810

Help us fight the pet overpopulation problem in the Tennessee Valley. North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic is a quality, high volume, low cost, 501(c)3, spay neuter clinic. We opened to the public in August of 2010 and have performed over 2,000 surgeries since our opening day. 

If you believe in spay neuter and have already altered all of your animals you can still help us by donating to our "Spay it Forward" program. 

A donation of as little as $35 will spay a male cat, $45 for a female cat, $55 for a male dog and just $65 for a female dog. 

100% of your donation will go into our "Fixin Fluffy Fund" which has been set up to spay and neuter low income family pets in our service area. It will take all of us pet lovers working together to solve this huge overpopulation problem. 

"Spay it Forward" with you donation today. Please visit our website at www.nalspayneuter.org to make an secure online donation. Call us at 256-489-0418 
to make a donation by credit card over the phone. Mail a check to NASN write "Spay it Forward" in the memo line our address is listed above. Remember all contributions to this fund are tax-deductible.
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  Through Week Various Times 
Hand In Paws "Sit, Stay and Read!" Events

Locations-see below- in Birmingham, AL 35242

There will be sessions with loving Hand in Paw therapy dogs. Hand in Paw's Sit, Stay, Read! program is currently improving reading at:

*Brock’s Gap Elementary *Children's Hospital
*Hall-Kent Elementary * Oak Mountain Elementary
*North Shelby Library *Rocky Ridge Elementary
*South Shades Crest Elementary *Vestavia Hills Elementary Central
*YWCA - After School Enrichment Program for Homeless Children

Hand-In-Paw is a nonprofit org headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. HIP's 100+ professionally trained teams of handlers and their animals help people heal at numerous facilities throughout Central Alabama. Also visit http://www.handinpaw.org/
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Thru week, ongoing 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 2 pm-4:30 pm 
Lake Martin Animal Shelter Adoption Days

Lake Martin Animal Shelter
2502 Sugar Creek Road Alexander City, AL 35010

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10 - 1 and 2 - 4:30 Saturday 10 -2.
Adopt one of our beauties!Female Cat/Kittens: $45, Male Cat / Kittens: $35
Female Dogs/Pups: $65. Male Dog/ Pups: $40

Pets 6 months and older are 'fixed', at least one booster, fecal tested and dogs are heartworm tested and given bordetella. Pups and kittens receive a spay voucher for surgery. Phone 256-234-5533 . Mia is the mgr. 
Website: www.lmanimalshelter.org

****Low Cost Spay and Neuter Transport available and assistance for local vets.
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Monday (and thru week)       9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visit the Farm Animals at Landmark Park 

Landmark Park 
430 Landmarks Drive Dothan, AL 36303

Learn what each animal eats and the traditional role they played on a farm. Free with paid gate admission. (334) 794-3452
Landmark is a 135-acre park built to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of southeast Alabama's Wiregrass Region. Website is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Landmark-Park/131683633174
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Ongoing 
Alabama Chained Dogs and Rescue
Calera, AL

Alabama Chained Dogs is an all volunteer effort to help families unchain their dogs by providing fencing and kennels so that dogs are free to run and play. Alabama Chained Dogs helps to provide assistance with spay/neuter, dogs houses, food and supplies.

Alabama Chained Dogs and Rescue is an recognized IRC 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization. Effective date March 30, 2015. Your donations are tax-exempt, which will reduce your total taxable income for the year. Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive on interaction with human beings and other animals. See more at their websites
https://www.facebook.com/alabamachaineddogs/timeline
http://www.alabamachaineddogs.org/
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Tuesday,April 4th                              7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Explore Nature at the Bon Secour National 
Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge 
12295 State Hwy. 180 Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The refuge trails and beaches are open yearround during daylight hours only. Stop by the office to view a refuge video and look at several wildlife exhibits during the week, from 7am to 3:30pm.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bon_Secour/visit/plan_your_visit/

Several times during the year, we host special events. Check the website often for updates, Free guided nature tours scheduled during year. Come and learn about the plants, ecology, history, and wildlife found on the refuge. Admission: Free to the Public but Reservations are Required. While visiting the refuge consider stopping by the Visitor Center to learn about the flora and fauna and chat with refuge staff and volunteers who can provide helpful information, maps, brochures and checklists. The trails showcase native plants, animals, and many different habitats. Paddlers can see the refuge from Little Lagoon by accessing the canoe / kayak launch at the Jeff Friend Trail. Whether it's the solitude of watching a soaring hawk through your binoculars, learning about the amazing journey of a migrating songbird on a guided walk, or simply playing in the surf with your kids there are agreat ways to connect with nature at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

The Bon Secour NWR contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. The refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem, to protect threatened and endangered species, to provide compatible recreational opportunities, and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists.We encourage you to bring binoculars but they are not required to enjoy the tours. Restrooms are available at the refuge office. Phone 251-540-8525 
http://www.fws.gov/bonsecour/
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Tuesday, April 4th       9:00 am-7:00 pm
Huntsville Animal Services Special Adoption Hours
~Fosters Needed~

Huntsville Animal Shelter
4950 Triana Blvd Huntsville, AL 35805
Emergencies 883-3788 Phone 256-883-378

Adopt your new best friend. We have loving pets ready to go home! Note: New Shelter Adoption Hours each Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with special adoption promotions. 

Fosters needed. Madison County residents interested in helping a shelter dog or cat can find the foster volunteer application online or at the shelter location. Huntsville Animal Services is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard, west of Airport Road. For more information, call 256-883-3783 or 3784, or visit www.hsvcity.com/animal Also visit http://www.huntsvilleanimals.com/index.html Karen Sheppard, DVM - Director.
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Tuesday, April 4th  10:00 am -til
Tuscaloosa Main Library Book Display & Reading Session for Young Ones during
8th Annual Alabama Week for the Animals!

Tuscaloosa Main Library 
1801 Jack Warner Parkway     Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 

Book reading all about animals session for young ones age pre-school 3-5 years old at 10 am on Tuesday at the Tuscaloosa main library. 

Thanks to Tuscaloosa Library for their community spirit and making this happen. Animal World USA is sending award winning children's books to the library. For more info, call 205-345-5820 ex 4. Pamela is the mgr. Website www.tuscaloosa-library.org/ 

The library has donated pet items*  *Tusaloosa Metro Animal Shelter & West Al Humane Society. 
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  Tuesday, March 29th       10:00 am-2:00 pm  
  Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)  
“Pawsitive” Therapy

Locations:
1. Oakwood Nursing Home in Bay Minette, AL 
2. AL Golden Living in Fairhope, AL 3. William F. Green VA Home in Bay Minette, AL.
4. Baldwin House Assisted Living, Southern Oak Assisted Living.

Since 1993 our pet therapy program has been making visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Baldwin County. PAWSITIVE THERAPY needs volunteers with friendly pets (and current vaccinations) and who get along well with people and other pets. We are always looking for new vols and teams. 

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays we visit Oakwood Nursing Home in Bay Minette, Golden Living in Fairhope and William F. Green VA Home in Bay Minette. Contact Kathleen Thompson, Program Coordinator, at 251-604-8005 for scheduled times. Pawsitive Therapy on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays. http://www.baldwinanimalrescue.com/
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  Ongoing 
Shelby Humane Society "Seniors for Seniors" Adoption Program 
Shelby Humane Society 381 McDow Road Columbiana, AL 35051

Ask us about our "Seniors for Seniors" Adoption Program! Approved adopters age 60 or older qualify for a fee waived adoption of a senior pet aged 5 years or older. Please contact us. These shelter pets make great companions! Ask our adoption counselors about the benefits of adopting an older pet!  

Call 205-669-3916 ext. 22 or email swilson@shelbyhumane.org

Visit our website to learn more on how to help at www.shelbyhumane.org
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Tuesday, April 4th(thru Fridays! each wk) 10:00 am-3:00 pm
King’s Community Kitchen for Pets In Need 

Greater Huntsville Humane Society
2812 Johnson Road Huntsville, AL 35805

King’s Community Kitchen (located in GHHS)open 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Please call in advance to ensure the pantry is amply stocked. To qualify for this program, you must provide photo identification and proof of need.

This program was founded to help low-income pet owners keep their pets healthy and happy and prevent another animal from going hungry. We offer this service to those in need to help them keep their pets from being surrendered & ensure their pets are well-fed. 

The GHHS believes this to be an incredibly effective way of saving the lives of pets and keeping them in loving homes. If you would like to donate food to King’s Community Kitchen, simply bring your unopened bags of dog or cat food to our shelter Visit http://greaterhuntsvillehumanesociety.org/       Pls phone 256.881.8081 
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Spay Alabama
Free Spay & Neuter for Free-Roaming & Feral Cats 

Montavallo, Alabama residents (Shelby County)

Free spay & neuter, worming, microchipping, rabies, ear tips, Must have Montevallo address. Assistance with trapping & transportation is available! Call for info & scheduling at 205-956-0012. Learn more http://www.spayalabama.org/PDFs/MontevalloCats.pdf
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Tuesday, April 4th Ongoing
Animal Advocates of Alabama
Why you should become involved for the animals.
http://www.alanimals.com/wp/hsus-idea-of-progress-in-animal-protection-laws-falls-short-of-ours/

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Wednesday, April 5th 
Baldwin Animal Control/Shelter Adoption Days!

Baldwin Animal Control 15050 County Road 49, Summerdale, AL 36580 (251) 972-6834

Adopt man's best friend for half the price. The adoption fee includes a spay/neuter surgery and a microchip. Hrs above and pls note the shelter closes at 12 noon on Saturdays. 

The shelter is trying to increase adoptions and reduce overcrowding. For more information, contact the Baldwin County Animal Shelter at 251.972.6834. Ask for Kevin      http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AL32.html
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Wednesday, April 5th  11:00 am- 4:00 pm
A New Leash on Life Adoptable Dogs and Cats Day

ANLOL Market Place
707 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville 35801  
Phone (256) 489-7387

ANLOL Market Place is more than just a thrift store! Meet some of our awesome dogs and cats up for adoption each week! A New Leash on Life’s Market Place is more than just a thrift store! It takes a whole community of people…Wed-Sun.
Donors donate their gently-used household items, furniture, clothing, jewelry, electronics, etc. (all tax-deductible).Volunteers sort, test, clean, price, and display it nicely…like a gift store!Shoppers buy it for great, low, low prices.
Many homeless dogs and cats get to go to the vet for spay/neuter and whatever else they need! Visit our FB page for adoptables & more. https://www.facebook.com/anewleash.org
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  Wednesday, April 5th  Ongoing All day
Pet Food Banks 
Please always remember that your pets depend on you for food and shelter whether you can currently afford it or not. Below are links to help you with some assistance so that your pet won’t have to suffer even if your wallet is:

The Alabama SPCA (Tuscaloosa area) – www.alspca.org (205-614-3007)

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society – petpantry@gbhs.org (205-397-8538)

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society – King’s Community Kitchen – www.greaterhuntsvillehumanesociety.org (256-881-8081)

The Mobile SPCA – www.Mobilespca.org (251-633-3531)

Animal Friends in Decatur – Provides pet food to meals on wheels clients through their Animeals programs - www.animalfriendsinc.org/Animeals.html (256-351-2347)

Pet Food Bank (for shelters only) – www.petco.com

Pet Food Stamps – www.petfoodstamps.org

Pets of the Homeless (pet food and veterinary care assistance for the homeless) – www.petsofthehomeless.org
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Ongoing
Alabama is Truly a Birding Paradise.

Alabama is truly a birding paradise. With forests, mountains, meadows, swamps and beaches dotting the landscape, there is a plethora of avian habitats. From the majestic bald eagle, symbol of our nation's heritage, to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, to the crowd-pleasing painted bunting, over 400 species of birds grace the blue skies above Alabama.

Now, with marked trails in the northern and southern parts of the state, the experience is even more enjoyable. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, arranged as a series of loops, combines the birding spots most frequented by Alabama birders in the Gulf Coast region. 

Meanwhile, the North Alabama Birding Trail includes 50 sites and spans 11 counties North of the state. Species seen at these sites include bald eagles, sandhill cranes, hummingbirds and large concentrations of migratory waterfowl. Visit this wonderfulwebsite to find out where to explore and see these beautiful creatures. http://www.800alabama.com/yooa/birds/
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  Everyday but Wed & Sun 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
The Humane Society of Etowah County Pet Adoptions

Humane Society of Etowah Pet Rescue and Adoption Center  
4200 Brooke Avenue Gadsden, Alabama 35904

You may fill out an application online if you would like to express your interest in a certain pet or a certain type of animal that you are looking for.There is a $100.00 adoption fee which includes: 
-Set set of shots -rabies vaccination -deworming -heartworm /FeLv-FIV test -microchip (registration included) -and one month limited insurance 

Mon - Tue: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Closed Wed and Sun

The HSEC Pet Rescue and Adoption Center serves as a center for animal adoptions, also provides animal control sheltering services for cities of Gadsden and Attalla. The shelter houses animals brought in by the public, strays, and all animals brought in by animal control officers in the contracted municipalities, including animals involved in cruelty cases. The staff of the Society is actively involved in assisting with cruelty investigations in northeast Alabama. Telephone 256.442.1347 For more information, please contact     http://www.hsprac.com/
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Thursday, April 6th      8:00 am til 
Days also inc Mon, Tues, Wednesdays!
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Alabama Animal Alliance, Inc.

Spay/Neuter Clinic
5316 Atlanta Highway Montgomery, AL 36109

Spay/neuter surgical costs cover all the pain medication and anesthesia your pet will need during the surgical procedure. Our costs differ from full-service veterinary clinics because we are a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. 

Our veterinarians are licensed veterinarians who have more than 40 years of combined experience. We do not utilize the services of volunteer veterinarians, veterinary school students, or recent veterinary school graduates to perform spay or neuter surgical procedures.
Male Cat = $40 Female Cat = $55 Male Dog* = $60 Female Dog* = $70 
* Dogs 61-80lbs are an additional $10. Dogs 81-100lbs are an additional $20. * Dogs over 100lbs are an additional $40. 

Additional Services
Canine Vaccinations and Services: 
Rabies = $10 Bordetella (Kennel Cough) = $10  
Canine Distemper/Parvo (DA2PPv/DA2PPvL) = $10 Heartworm Test = $18 Nail Trim = $5 These services are only offered at the time of surgery. 
Feline Vaccinations and Services: 
Rabies = $10 Feline Distemper (FVRCP)/Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine = $18 
Feline Leukemia (FeLV)/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Combo Test = $18 Nail Trim = $5 These services are only offered at the time of surgery. 
Appointments are necessary. They can be made by calling (334) 239-7387 .
info@alabamaspayneuter.com      http:/ www.alabamaspayneuter.com
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Thursday, April 6th   9:00 am -3:00 pm
The Humane Society of Elmore County Thrift Store

Humane Society of Elmore County
255 Central Plank Road (Hwy 9) Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Tails End Thrift Store Open Thu, Fri & Sat’s from 9-3 . We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help with the operation of the store. If you want more information on this please contact Charline Pope # 334-202-1381 or Sandy Faulk # 334-541-2505 . 

This store makes 100% profit for the shelter, since it is all donations from our wonderful supporters and volunteers that run the store! Please help get the word out to others about this thrift store -- we are always in need of GOOD donated items to sell at the store and they need lots of shoppers, so tell your friends!!

"The Tail's End Thrift Store"-This is the place if you are looking for clothing, toys, knick-knacks, furniture and other treasures. Our prices can't be beat and all proceeds support the care of our animals and upkeep of the shelter.

• If you are attending any of our events please bring along an old cell phone to donate. Those that cannot attend; you can conveniently drop off your phones at the shelter or visit the Quick Ship page at www.wirelessfundraiser.com for a free mailing label."

Come out and meet us and our cats during Alabama Week for the Animals. Sign up to volunteer. Thank you to mgr Rea Cord! Please visit the website. http://www.elmorehumane.org/
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  Thursday, April 6th      12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Stray Love Foundation Pet Adoption Day

Many of our rescues are looking for loving forever homes. We also take donations of brand name, unopened dry dog food, cat food, treats, carriers & crates if you would like to help.  

Help us, help them. Donations for food, meds, vet visits, rehabilitation, housing & care are greatly appreciated. If you can't adopt, donate, if you can't donate, volunteer.Stray Love Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 76 - Magnolia Springs, AL 36555 Phone is 251-540-2236 http://straylovefoundation.yolasite.com/

The Stray Love Foundation assists in placing animals who have been "left behind" when their owners pass away. Often these are older animals that are in need of extra care and love. They feel loss too! We do our best to find appropriate and loving homes for these animals that brought such joy to their deceased owners.

The Stray Love Foundation is a 501C3 non profit organization. Please donate if you are able. Collecting now for our Spring Estate Sale Fundraiser. Call: 251.540.2236 (leave msg) Email: info@straylovefoundation.com 
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Thursday, April 6th  Ongoing
Birmingham Vegans 

Birmingham, AL 35205

This group is for those who have chosen a plant-based diet, or those who are considering doing so. It is for support and socializing, as well as for learning and sharing information on healthy eating, animal compassion, and helping the environment through our food choices. 

We do potlucks, have discussions and educational sessions, share recipes, and support each other on our journeys. Let's celebrate our healthy, compassionate life style and be respectful of our differences. Please visit our websites.

http://www.meetup.com/Birmingham-Vegans/
Our companion Facebook page is     facebook.com/bhamvegans
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  Adopt, Donate, Transport, Volunteer! 
Become involved for the shelter animals in your local community.

Alabama Animal Shelters

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Alabama.asp

http://muttcats.com/shelters/alabama.htm

http://www.netpets.org/dogs/dogresc/alabama.htm

http://www.petfinder.com/index.html

http://www.returnmypet.com/id1414.htm
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Friday, April 7th    10:00 am til
  Guided Nature Walk  

Gulf State Park 20115 State Hwy. 135 Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Meet at the Nature Center. Free to the public. Meet our park guide at the Nature Center and we will take a walk on one of the trails in the park.•Walking trail system, ten (10) trails including the Hugh S. Branyon Backcounty Trail. Gulf State Park park has a total of 15 miles of trails - Gulf State Park , For more info Email gspnc@gulftel.com or Call (251) 948-7275 

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  Friday, April 7th        scheduled times per transport
Alabama Transport for Pets

Become involved for the shelter animals in your community.
https://www.facebook.com/groups
/194496253963426/?fref=ts
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Friday, April 7th see website
Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League (& Meetups)

Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Huntsville and North Alabama's vegan and animal rights community.
https://www.facebook.com/hsvar/?fref=ts

If you'd like to know just a little more about our group, please read "What we're about" on the Huntsville Vegans "Notes" page (or http://tinyurl.com/3sv99hg ). We look forward to seeing you on Fridays.
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Saturday, April 7th      7:00 am-12:00 noon
Birding! April Half-Day Field Trip: 
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Tannehill Ironworks State Park 12632 Confederate Pkwy McCalla, AL 35111 Phone 205-477-5711

Tannehill State Park sits in a beautiful tree-lined valley, with more than 1,500 acres in three counties and is rich in history. The hillsides rich in ore and swiftly flowing Roupes Creek made this a perfect site for a successful iron-making operation from 1830 to 1865. The park contains a working gristmill, and the remains of the old furnace and the Iron and Steel Museum are among other attractions.
Look for the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trails signs at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Birmingham Audubon's Urban Bird Habitats at Limestone East Lake and Limestone Parks. 

The park is also an official site on the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail. Birding begins as you turn into the entrance road along a steadily flowing stream. We are likely to see residents such as Woodpeckers, Pine Warblers, and Brown-headed Nuthatches. Spring migrants such as warblers and vireos should also be arriving. Along the stream banks look for Herons and possible Belted Kingfishers. Red-tailed, Red-shouldered and Cooper’s Hawks are permanent residents. Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls both nest here. The trails are usually along old road beds so hiking or walking will be easy. The fee for park entrance is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and $1.00 for children. There is also a fee for the museum if you choose to visit it. http://www.tannehill.org/
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Saturday, April 8th       9:00 am-1:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter Adoptions

Florence City Animal Control 702 E. College Street Florence, AL 35630

We are an animal control shelter that services the City of Florence, Alabama and the county of Lauderdale. We take in homeless dogs, cats and owner surrenders. We enforce the City of Florence's animal ordinances and we assist law enforcement in their efforts to investigate animal abuse and neglect.

We have a volunteer group, SAViA Shelter Animal Volunteers in Action, working within our shelter to provide daily pet care and socialization to the shelter pets on a daily basis.Our hours are 9am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday 9am-1pm. (256) 760-6676.

We also have a Saturday morning adoption event held at the shelter every Saturday for adopters unable to visit the shelter during the week. 
Visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/al202.html
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  Saturday, April 8th                      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
'Adopt a Golden' & Lee County Humane at
 Bark in the Park 

Kiesel Park, 520 Chadwick Ln Auburn, AL 36832

A great chance to meet your new best friend! We find warm, loving forever homes for Golden Retrievers to prevent them from being strays or adding to shelter overpopulation. https://www.facebook.com/AdoptAGoldenBirmingham
Our mission is to find safe, loving, lifelong homes for Golden Retrievers. No Golden Retriever will be turned away, regardless of medical needs or age. Who We Are: We are a group of volunteers with a passion for helping Goldens! Pls visit http://www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com/

Lee County Humane Our mission is to advance humane treatment and responsible ownership of companion animals through community education, animal sheltering and adoption, and alleviation of animal suffering. http://leecountyhumane.org/adopt/

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Saturday, April 8th    9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Randolph County Animal Shelter Pet Adoptions

Randolph County Animal Shelter
104 Animal Shelter Road        Wedowee, AL 36278  

RCAS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to finding each of our great animals their forever home. Adopt one of our loving beauties. 
Adoptable dogs. http://www.randolphshelter.org/Adopt_RCAS_Dogs.html
Adoptable cats http://www.randolphshelter.org/Adopt_RCAS_Cats.html
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 am-3 pm.

Founded by a group of determined people who saw the need for a warm and welcoming temporary home for the many abandoned animals that roamed the streets. Our doors were opened in November 2007, when we began finding loving families for all of our "second chance" animals! See much more about this wonderful org at: http://randolphshelter.org/About_RCAS.php
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2nd Saturday of each month 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Humane Society of West Alabama 'Meet the Dogs'

Pet Supplies Plus 2600 McFarland Blvd E. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Join the Humane Society in front of Pet Supplies "Plus" Meet some of the dogs available for adoption, speak with our volunteers, and find out more about adopting a pet from the Humane Society. Store Phone: (205) 345-1212

The Humane Society of Western Alabama will be moving its Adoption Center in the near future. If you have visited our current Adoption Center on Veterans Memorial Parkway, you know how happy we are to find a place with more room! Watch for more information. Visit http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/
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   Ongoing Schedule appt. or visit shelter
Shelby Humane Society Adoptions
Low Cost Vaccine Clinic & Microchips!

Calera Animal Hospital 9370 Highway 25 Calera, AL 35040

Shelby Humane Society's mission is to care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibility of animal ownership and protection. Phone 205-669-3916 http://www.shelbyhumane.org/ Microchips are low cost!
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  Saturday, April 8th      10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Mobile SPCA Offsite Pet Adoption Day

PetSmart 
Pinebrook Shopping Center 3964 Airport Blvd. Mobile, AL 36608

Come adopt your new best friend! Wow- many loving dogs and cats ready for adoption. All pet fixed, microchipped, vaccinated and vet checked. Adoption application and
fee apply. Check out our BIG upcoming Spay-ghetti Dinner in March on our website. 

The Mobile SPCA is a non-profit humane society and is one of the oldest continuously operating charitable organizations in Alabama. We are a no-kill, limited intake shelter that offers an adoption guarantee for every healthy or treatable animal we take into our
facility. http://www.mobilespca.org Call (251) 633-3531
Loving Adoptables at 
http://www.mobilespca.org/pet-information/pets-available-for-adoption.aspx
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 Saturday, April 8th    10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Mobile County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Mobile County Animal Shelter
7665 Howells Ferry Road Mobile, AL 36618 Office Phone (251) 574-3647. 

We have so many loving adoptables! About 7,000 animals a year come into the custody of the Mobile County Animal Shelter. Many are the strays that are picked up. But a growing number of the animals are relinquished by their owners who are unable or unwilling to care for them any longer. Unfortunately, there are many more animals abandoned in Mobile County than there are homes to adopt them. Please Opt-To-Adopt! There is no more loving or loyal pet than a shelter animal. Monday - Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am to 2:00pm Office Phone (251) 574-3647. Wonderful staff. Thanks to Beth, awesome director!  
http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/animals/pet-adoptions.html
https://www.facebook.com/mcacshelter?ref=hl
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Saturday, April 8th     10:30 am- 4:00 pm
Jacksonville State University Frog Pond

Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North 1138 Mcclellan Center Anniston, AL 36205

Frog Pond Wildlife Preserve and Observation Area is located on a two acre seasonal wetland in the hills of Northeast Alabama, just a short drive from the cities of Jacksonville and Anniston in White Plains. Free and open to everyone. Call 256.782.5697 for details. Some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged. Visit http://www.jsu.edu/epic/Frog2.html
Relax and simply enjoy the beautiful sounds and scenes provided by your natural Alabama.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-River-Canyon-Center/167992268850
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Saturday, April 8th     11:00 am-3:00 pm
The Haven Pet Offsite Adoption Day 
(also Low Cost Microchipping at Shelter)

Pet Supermarket 
27955 US-98 Daphne, AL 36526| (251) 625-6411

In our community, The Haven has been micro-chipping all of our adoptable animals before release since 2006. We also hold public rabies and micro-chip clinics throughout our community. The cost for our micro-chips is just $10, compared to other prices as high as $100. We have the lowest price in town. Our location -The Haven 559 South Section Street Fairhope, AL 36532 |

Through our program, we have seen a larger number of animals arriving at our animal control shelters in Baldwin County scan positive for a micro-chip. We have recognized other partnering shelters now providing not only micro-chips for their adoptables, but also for the public as well. If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, please contact our office at 251-929-3980. Email thehaven4animals@yahoo.com
Website http://www.havenforanimals.org/
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Saturday, April 8th 11:00 am-3:00 pm
MARF Pet Adoption Day

Petco Highway 72 West Madison, AL 35758 Phone (256) 721-7495

The Madison Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit foundation that will build a new rescue-friendly animal shelter for the city of Madison, Alabama. Madison ARF was founded by its Director, Miki Bennett, and is run jointly by Miki and volunteers.
Adoptables at both links:
http://www.madisonarf.org/animals/adoptable-dogs
http://www.madisonarf.org/animals/adoptable-cats

MARF is a strong advocate of responsible pet ownership which includes and is not limited to: monthly heartworm preventative, monthly flea/tick prevention, annual vaccinations, annual heartworm tests and spay/neuter of all current pets living with the person/persons applying to adopt a dog from Madison Animal Rescue Foundation (MARF) Our Mission--
To Rescue as many homeless animals from the City of Madison, Alabama as possible. To develop an adoption program and spay/neuter program for the City of Madison. To build a new rescue-friendly animal shelter for the City of Madison that will accommodate future population growth, and promote a positive public image for the City.
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Ongoing
  Alabama State Parks --Ride or Camp Out with Your Horse!

Locations on Website         http://www.alapark.com/Horsetrails/

Have you ever wanted to go horseback riding, but didn’t know where to go? Or perhaps you have your own horses but don’t have room in your back yard to ride. Look no further than your neighborhood state park. Five of Alabama’s beautiful, spacious state parks currently have or will have horseback riding trails. Instead of exploring on foot, climb onto a horse and go for a ride.

Riding Trails Available
Buck’s Pocket is located in the northeast corner of the state, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Take a horseback ride on 6 miles of trails to enjoy the beautiful views that can be seen from this park. They do not offer horses for rent. 
Oak Mountain State Park, located 15 miles south of Birmingham, offers both horses on site to ride and 10 miles of trails that you can ride on with your own horse. The stables located within the park offer trail rides 45 minutes and 90 minutes long, or pony rides. A variety of riding lessons are also offered. Boarding spaces for horses are available to board your horse. Contact the stables at 205-620-3575 for prices, ride availability, and boarding information.
The Jeff Reed Horse Trail, a 10-mile horseback riding trail, is now open at Wind Creek State Park, located on Lake Martin near Alexander City, Alabama. The trail takes riders through a vast forest of mixed hard wood, pines, ferns, along a stream and views of Lake Martin. 
The park does not offer horses for rent. Sixteen campsites allow you to camp out with your horse!
Lake Guntersville State Park boasts a 16-mile horse trail. The path follows the terrain, varying from steep inclines to lazy knolls. It passes remnants of old home places with chimneys still standing, what remains of a grist mill, and rock stacked in piles having been cleared from fields once farmed. It is recommended to carry water for horses as the trail does not guarantee a source of refreshment. Horses can be highlined to nearby trees while at rest. Visit Website http://www.alapark.com/Horsetrails/
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  Saturday, April 8th     11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Animal Rescue Adoptions

Petsmart
100 Colonial Drive        Alabaster AL 35007

Adoption fees vary depending on the animal you are adopting. The price of spay/neuter. Shots up to date appropriate for age and microchip are included.

Sanctuary Animal Rescue is dedicated to creating the perfect match between owner and pet. We have available dogs, both small and large, puppies, cats and kittens. In addition, we aim to help control the overpopulation of cats and dogs and to decrease the number of unwanted animals in central Alabama. In essence we are finding caring homes for loving animals. If you are looking for a specific pet, we keep a current wish list, so let us help you find your dream pet!
Heidi heidi.tbg@gmail.com http://www.sanctuaryanimalrescue.com/ 
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Saturday, April 8th    11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Athens-Limestone Humane Society & MARF
Offsite Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart 6275 University Drive Northwest Huntsville, AL 35806

Come adopt your new best friend! Wow- loving dogs and cats ready for adoption. All pet fixed, microchipped, vaccinated and vet checked. Adoption application and fee apply. Athens Humane PO Box 725, Athens, AL, 35612, Telephone (256) 233-4021. Store number (256) 922-0218
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  Saturday, April 8th      12:00 noon -4:00 pm
The Humane Society of Elmore County Offsite Adoption Day

Petsmart
7274 EastChase Parkway Montgomery, AL 36117 |

Come out and meet us and our pets during Alabama Week for the Animals. Sign up to volunteer. We will have loving dogs and cats for adoption. Email Rea at hselco@bellsouth.net  
Note: We have adoptable cats at the Petsmart Prattville location 7 days a week. Phone: (334) 567-3377 . Thank you to mgr Rea Cord! Please visit the website. http://www.elmorehumane.org/
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  Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc Pet Adoptions
Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc. 1071 Airport Road 
Pell City, Alabama 35128

Our shelter location---Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc. 1071 Airport Road 
Pell City, Alabama 35128 (205) 814-1567 www.petfinder.com/shelters/AL61.html 
E-mail: stclairshelter@aol.com Melissa, the director, is awesome! 
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Closed Sunday & Monday
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Saturday, April 8th    2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Pets Are Worth Saving Advocacy and Community Outreach
PAWS
2701 Mall Rd PMB 277
Florence, AL 35630

Adoption events at Petco 394 Cox Creek Parkway Florence, AL 35630

Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to:
1. Facilitating adoptions of abandoned companion animals into permanent loving homes.
2. Raising funds to support a low-cost spay/neuter program and TNR Program
3. Establishing a no-kill community for NW Alabama
4. Educating people on the compassionate treatment and care of companion animals

We are in need of cat and dog foster homes. We have no facility.
 http://shoalspaws.com/
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Saturday, April 8th Schedule your own time
Ruffner Mountain Field Trip Program 
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
1214 81st Street South Birmingham, AL 35206

Schedule a Program:
1. Look through the Program Guide and decide which classes will suit the interest, educational needs, and ages of your students. If you do not see an existing class that fits your curriculum goals, Ruffner is willing to customize programs.

2. Call our Programs Coordinator at (205) 833-8264 ext. 20 or email programs@ruffnermountain.org to schedule your program. We ask that teachers schedule their field trips at least two weeks in advance.

3. The pavilion is available for your group to picnic. Please let the Programs Coordinator know if your group wants to reserve the pavilion.

4. Once you have scheduled your program you will receive a confirmation letter via email. Information including your program time and cost will be included. Please look over this document to make sure that all information is correct.
http://ruffnermountain.org/programs/field-trips/
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Ongoing
Horse Rescue & Equine Retirement Orgs
http://www.horseworlddata.com/rescue.html
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Saturday, April 8th 2:00 pm til
Alabama Wildlife Center
Audubon Teaches Nature Program Series

Alabama Wildlife Center Park
Oak Mountain State Park Pelham, AL 35124 Phone 205-663-7930

Co-sponsored by the Birmingham Audubon Society, Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and Friends of Oak Mountain

During this twenty-fourth year of Audubon Teaches Nature we will explore and celebrate the diversity of Alabama’s natural history. These seminars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to more fully enjoy your time in the field, whether birding, botanizing, hiking or biking. Audubon Teaches Nature will give you the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists--authorities who are willing to share their years of experience and special knowledge to make your outdoor experiences more enjoyable. Our programs are designed to showcase the beauty and natural history of Oak Mountain State Park and the central Alabama region. Each program will open with a wildlife report from Scottie Jackson, Director of Education and Outreach at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Then we’ll turn to the experts who will share their perspective on the selected topic for the month. Hot cider punch served at noon. 

Programs are held at the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, and the adjacent Oak Mountain Interpretive Center. Admission to the park is $3.00 per person, but the program itself is free.

Pls note: Wildlife Help Line: 205-663-7930, ext. 2 -- 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
COST: Free with Oak Mountain State Park admission - adults $3, children (age 6-11) and seniors (62 and over) $1, children under age 6 are free. 
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Sunday April 9th         1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Macon County Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco Montgomery
1540 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117 (334) 244-9413

The Macon County Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization established in 2003 in Macon County, Alabama. 

It is an all volunteer organization, without a physical shelter, that uses a network of dedicated fosters to provide temporary care for local abandoned and suffering animals. We need more foster homes to provide a safe environment for the animals in our care until they are adopted (through our website and network of associated shelters). We are working on raising awareness in the community, seeking people to join us in raising funds to support this effort, or to be a foster caregiver. As a foster, all you have to supply is the love, safe home, water and food for these needy animals, we provide the veterinary care. See all of the animals attending this event. Pls visit http://www.maconcountyhumanesociety.org/animals/
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Ongoing 
Alabama State Parks -- Geocaching
Chewacla State Park
124 Shell Toomer Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. It is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online at www.geocaching.com. Anyone with a GPS receiver can then try to locate the geocache.

Geocaching is a great family activity to do in an Alabama State Park!
The rules are simple:
-Set up a free account on www.geocaching.com
-Choose a cache to find and enter the latitude and longitude coordinates into your GPS receiver -Find the cache -Sign the logbook and trade items if you want
-Report your find online 
Visit http://www.alapark.com/chewacla-state-park
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  All Week
Azalea City Cat Coalition Spay & Stay

Vet Hospital 
Fairhope, AL 36532 Mobile, AL area/region

Low cost spay . The surgery will take place at a local vet. Call us for appt. prior to day. Must do own TNR. Call 251-648-7582. Pls visit http://azaleacitycats.org/

ACCC is a 501(C)3 charitable organization. Our all-volunteer organization is devoted to ending the homeless cat problem in Mobile with a proactive solution to this dilemma. Starving cats on Mobile’s streets are unnecessary, and the practice of trapping and killing them for 40 years has not worked. Make a difference and help us help them. It takes an entire community to address the situation of neighborhood cats. Join the growing trend for TNR!  

Our mission: Providing community outreach and education on the value of spay and neuter using the TNR method. We strive to promote ethical treatment of stray and feral cats already living in our community (through no fault of their own.). 
Call Susan 251-648-7582 or visit http://azaleacitycats.org/aboutus
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Ongoing
Southwest Panhandle Search & Rescue K9

Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue K-9 / Emotional First Aid Team 
Our team was formed in January 2008 when the members came together to provide a regional K-9 unit. 

We added the emotional first aid team to help families deal with the emotional stress and grief processes that are associated with having a loved one go missing. We are a diverse group of individuals with hundreds of hours of experience that include nationally certified searchers, certified emotional first aid responders, skilled search planners, and K-9 units trained in the following five disciplines:
Human Remains Detection ( land & water ) Air Scenting ( Live Search ) Trailing Tracking Therapy K-9s They have been recognized by the FBI. Phone 850-712-6862 Email care4pet@bellsouth.net http://www.swpansar.org/home.html

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Ongoing 
Helping Horses ALABAMA
Six Brier Farm 
Brierfield, Alabama 35035

Helping Horses ALABAMA is a nonprofit RESCUE and REHABILITATION program for abused and abandoned HORSES. We are located on 100 beautiful rolling acres at 
SIx Brier Farm in Brierfield, Alabama. Shelley Jones, Founder & Executive Director
  http://www.helpinghorsesalabama.com/
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Ongoing
Alabama Horse Rescue Group Directory

Adopt, Help, Donate and Network to Save AL Horses. 
http://horse.rescueshelter.com/Alabama
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Ongoing
Alabama Service Dog Central 
http://servicedogcentral.org/

Great information source!
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Ongoing
Report Animal Cruelty  
Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive  
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

If you see an animal being abused or dog fighting in progress dial 911 IMMEDIATELY! Time is of the essence!
How do I report animal neglect and/or abuse? 

-In Jefferson County (outside Birmingham City) - call 205-325-1450.
-In the City of Birmingham - call 205-328-9311.
-Outside the Birmingham or Jefferson County Limits - call YOUR local law enforcement agency and/or Humane Society. If you have a case that is outside the Birmingham-Jefferson County area, yet within the state of Alabama, you may contact our cruelty hotline at 205-369-0392 to learn how to end animal abuse or neglect in your area. 

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society at 205-369-0392. http://www.gbhs.org/
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All Weeklong
Dusty Trails Horse Rescue -Help the Horses 

Dusty Trails P.O. Box 250191 Montgomery, Alabama 36125

DTHR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is run by volunteers. We depend on public donations in order to help and care for the horses in our care. All donations go directly to the horses. We are very happy to announce that we are the FIRST rescue/sanctuary in the state of Alabama who is verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries! http://dustytrailshorserescue.org/

We are always in need of donations for feed. With the current grain prices the upkeep of the horses in our care is becoming very costly. Good quality horse hay is always needed since we feed hay all year long. Please consider donating to our cause to support the horses in our care. Check out events and info at http://dustytrailshorserescue.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dusty-Trails-Horse-Rescue/131933913525394

We would love to meet you! 
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AL Lost & Found Pets
https://www.facebook.com/ALTornadoAnimals
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Outdoor Alabama

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 N. Union Street Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-3486

This list is composed of 420 species that comprise the official Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS) state list. 
Visit for great info & park info! http://www.outdooralabama.com/birds
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Ongoing
Bama Bully Rescue---Art for Bullys
Bama Bully Rescue
P.O. Box 306 McCalla, AL 35111

Bama Bully Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization located in Alabama that works with shelters and the public in finding homes for Pit Bulls and "Bully breeds" that have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or fallen victim to other situations in their lives. "Bully breeds" helped by BBR may be: American Pit Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs, Mastiffs, Boxers, and some "Bully breed" mixes. 

BBR strives to educate the public about the true nature of such breeds and encourages responsible ownership by offering training, behavioral and health care advice in hopes to decrease the number of Bullies that would, without such support, be relinquished.
***Bama Bully Rescue was able to team up with Art Helping Animals, click HERE to check out the page they put together for us!
http://www.bamabully.org/ways-to-help/art-for-bullies
Art Helping Animals is a group of professional artists who have come together from different areas of the world with one purpose in mind, to help homeless animals through the efforts of our individual creativity. A percentage of sales, as determined by each artist, is donated to BBR! Please keep checking our website as I will be adding some of the artwork that the artists are doing for BBR! http://www.bamabully.org/ways-to-help/art-for-bullies
https://www.facebook.com/BamaBullyRescue
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All year 1:00 pm til
Gulf State---Dog Friendly Park Rules

Gulf State Park Nature Center
Education Building 20115 State Hwy. 135 Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

Pets are allowed in Gulf State Park as long as they are on a leash at all times and are well behaved. Leashed pets are allowed only on the trails, in the Campground, and at the Picnic Area. The only place unleashed dogs are allowed is at the Dog Pond. 

See link for limited pet friendly cabins and cottages.
http://www.alapark.com/gulf-state-park-dog-friendly-accommodations
We ask that you do not bring pets of any kind into park facilities; including Park Headquarters, Campground Office, Campstore, Nature Center, Pier House, Swimming Pool, or on to the beaches.
  Call (251) 948-7275      https://www.alapark.com/gulfstate/Directions/

The park is approx. 6500 acres and features three lakes, golf course, newly improved campsites, lakeside cabins, miles of sugar sand beaches and the longest pier on the Gulf. Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground with 11 modern bathhouses. Cottages Dog friendly. https://www.facebook.com/GulfStatePark
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Ongoing-Pick your Park
Alabama’s Birding Trails
Across the State
The eight Alabama Birding Trails are a series of birding trails collectively marketed as part of a state-wide system. The Alabama Birding Trails offers a chain of eight geographic regions with 270 sites covering our great state from the the mountains to the gulf. Get out and explore!     http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/
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Ongoing
NASA's MSFC Educator Resource Center

U. S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805 Phone: 256-544-5812

The Marshall Space Flight Center ERC offers expertise and facilities to help educators access and use science, mathematics and technology instructional materials. The ERC provides in-service and pre-service educator training using NASA curriculum support products. The ERC also partners with local, state and regional organizations to become part of systemic educational initiatives. Pls visit https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/marshall
/erc/Missouri_ERC.html
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Sunday, April 9th                         6:00 pm-7:00 pm Local time 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Alabama Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We 
are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm local time on Sunday. This is a multi-faith observance for everyone! Wherever you are, if you can light a candle, say a prayer, 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 ideas and mediatations on this, visit Animal World USA inspiration page: www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html 
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Click on dolphins to hear "One Love."

Unchain their Love. 
Help chained dogs in your community.
Connect with state orgs who are helping.
Unite with each other to change the laws.
For more info, visit AnimalWorldUSA.org