All Week Long..All Year Long!

Thank you to Ft Polk Army Base 
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

USA VetCom
South Plains DVC, LA  BR
USA Meddac
1585 3rd Street
Fort Polk, LA  71459

During Louisiana 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 at Ft. Polk.  Fort Polk is unique in all the Army because it is the only Combat Training Center (CTC) that also has the mission to train and deploy combat and combat support units.   Please send cards and letters to the above address. God Bless Our Troops.
We love you and thank you for your service, Ft. Polk! 
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Friday,  August 21st - Sunday, 23 August, 2015
Louisiana SPCA
Grand Opening of the Adoption, Resource Center & Clinic!

Louisiana SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd           New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 368-5191

Almost exactly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA will host the grand opening of the new 40,000 square foot Adoption, Resource Center & Clinic, the second phase of the Dorothy Dorsett Brown Campus in Algiers!

During the grand opening festivities visitors will be able to enjoy:
-tours of the new facility                 
-a sneak peek inside the 38 ft. transport trailer and Humane Law Enforcement vehicles
-obedience and training demonstrations                            -children’s activities
-giveaways                                - adoptions                -   and so much more!
For more info about the grand opening of the Adoption, Resource Center and Clinic visit www.la-spca.org/grandopening or call 504.368.5191. WE hope to see you there!
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Saturday, August 15th                               12:00 am- 12 pm (All Day)
  ISAR National Homeless Animals' Day

Across Louisiana and USA

The 1st Homeless National Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigils were a beginning.  ISAR is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.  Since that time,

ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day Observances have consistently grown in number. They bring people all over the world together to shed light on pet overpopulation and the spay/neuter solution. By now, IHAD events have been celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in over 50 countries and on 6 continents, saving millions of animals’ lives.  Pls visit to become involved. ADOPT a shelter animal today.
Visit http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/
Visit http://dog.rescueshelter.com/louisiana
Visit https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?location=71047&animal=&breed=
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Saturday, August 15th         7:00 am- 1:30 pm
Cat Haven Garage Sale & Adoption Day

August 15, 2015 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cat Haven Adoption Center /
11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road   Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Huge Garage Sale at the Cat Haven Adoption Center! Find treasures and support the kitties at the same time!  We have housewares, furniture, clothes, more!

To view the adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please visit: www.cathaven.org . Cat Haven is a non-profit feline welfare organization in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Established in 1999, we provide shelter, care and adoption to homeless cats in our community.

We also promote the routine sterilization of cats and kittens to reduce the population of unwanted felines on the streets in our community. Thank you for visiting us today to learn more about our mission and how you can get involved.  (225) 636-2680.
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Saturday August 15th                                            8:00 am-1:00 pm
Kenner Rivertown Farmer's Market

Historic Rivertown
Kenner 400 block of Williams Boulevard
-across from Exhibition Hall        Kenner, LA 70062

Farmer's Market is every Saturday of the month in historic Rivertown in Kenner.  Free admission and free parking.  A must do for locals and visitors alike...fresh produce, plants & crafts.    Admission is free.   http://www.experiencejefferson.com/visitors/events/
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Saturday,  August 15th                           9:00 am-5:00 pm
Louisiana SPCA National Check the Chip Day

Louisiana SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 368-5191

August 15th is "Check the Chip Day", an event created by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association to remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date. Bring your pet to the Louisiana SPCA  in Algiers from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on August 15 and our staff will scan your pet and provide you with the microchip number and manufacturer's contact information so you can ensure all of the chip’s information is up-to-date.   Visit https://www.la-spca.org/

Remember, microchips greatly increase the chances that you’ll get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen  but microchips only work if registration information is accurate!
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Saturday, August 15th                      9:00 am -11:00 am
St. Tammany Humane Society New Volunteer Orientation  & Adoption Day

St. Tammany Humane Society
20384 Harrison Ave   Covington, 70433

Come join the ranks! Attendance is mandatory before volunteering. Learn all about STHS's mission, safety protocols, volunteer opportunities, take a tour, and buy your official STHS volunteer shirt for $15. Phone: 985-892-7387

Pet Adoption:  Adoption Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00  / Sat 10:00-4:00   The Adoption Process--One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear at the Humane Society is, “How do I go about adopting a dog or cat?” It is a question we love to hear and never tire of answering. For those of you who have come online for that answer, this is our basic adoption process. Also see our loving adoptables.     http://www.sthumane.org/adoption-process
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Saturday, August 15th                          10:00 am -9:00 pm
ARNO Values Inside Out Benefit w/ Sephora

Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite #1, Metairie, LA 70002

The Values Inside Out program helps match individual Sephora stores with local non-profits. Each store has the opportunity to choose a charity they feel passionate about and give back by providing funds, raising awareness, and volunteering, all to help that organization fulfill its individual goals over the course of 2015. This year the Lakeside Shopping Center store will be partnering with Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO).

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption and reunion of pets with caretakers as well as spaying and neutering all companion animals through our no-kill shelter. https://animalrescueneworleans.org/
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         Saturday, August 15th       11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana, FLASH & Acadiana Humane  (Multiple Groups)Adoptions

Petco North
3215 Louisiana Avenue                 Lafayette LA 70501
(337) 232-5385

Come adopt your new best loving friend. Our mission is to provide veterinary care, shelter, adoption services for stray,abandoned and surrendered companion animals for adoption to the general public.

We accept animals from individuals who are unable to keep their pets.  We pick up abanoned animals.  We rescue dogs from our local high kill shelters or pounds.  We agree to take litters only if the owners agree to let up help them get their female spayed. We cannot survive without donations from you. Store phone is  (337) 984-5319
http://www.arf-la.org/
http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/
http://www.flashlafayette.org/
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Monday August 15th- Sunday, August 23rd       *See hours below
East Bank Regional Library - Jefferson Parish

    JP Children's Department Celebrates
Louisiana Week for the Animals!

East Bank Regional Library - Jefferson Parish
Children's Department
4747 West Napoleon Avenue    Metairie, LA 70001
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The Children's Department will have a special beautiful book display to celebrate Louisiana Week for the Animals.  Stop by and say hello to the wonderful staff at East Bank!

They have animals books of every kind and the staff all loves animals at East Bank. Ask them about the Reading to Rover program too!  Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. - Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. All branches will something going on or book display.     http://www.jplibrary.net/branches/jplpage.eastbankregional.html
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Saturday, August 15th                           11:00 am-3:00 pm
PetSavers of Shreveport Offsite Adoption Day

Petsmart
7061 Youree Dr    Shreveport, LA   71105
(318) 798-6623

Pet Savers, Inc. in Shreveport, Louisiana. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to rescue, protect, and place abandoned or unwanted pets and provide funds for neutering, spaying, and other veterinary care.

The Pet Savers Shelter    4380 Noyes Dr.    Shreveport, LA 71119
Hours   Every Day from Noon-4:00 pm      Other times by appointment.

We provide a safe, no-kill alternative to Animal Control. Our space is limited, however, and if pets are not being adopted fast enough we won't have room to take on more.   http://www.petsaversshreveport.org/
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Saturday, August 15th                     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lafayette Animal Aid Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart – Southside
5700 Johnston St #100  Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 984-5319

Find your best friend today! Lafayette Animal Aid is a cat and dog rescue and adoption organization, based in Carencro, just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. On any given day, we care for more than 100 dogs and 120 cats at our shelter, and more in our network of foster families. All are looking for permanent homes. Visit  http://lafayetteanimalaid.org/adopt/

Our cats and dogs come to us as strays, owner surrenders, rescues from negligent situations, or from euthanizing shelters. We’re an ‘all-breed’ rescue group and we don’t discriminate against any animal due to size, age, breed, color or background.    (337)896-1553                Website: lafayetteanimalaid.com
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Saturday, August 15th                     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Pet Adoption Day!

St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter
921 Rue La Cannes
Luling, Louisiana 70070

Drop in to see dogs and cats available for adoption from the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of every month. Please note that all adoption applications must be approved a shelter staff member the following Monday in order for the pet to go to its new home. All pending applications put a hold on the desired pet. http://www.stcharlesgov.net/Home/Components/Calendar
/Event/11119/18?backlist=%2Fdepartments%2Fanimal-control
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Saturday, August 15th                    11:00 am -
                     Baton Rouge Library Celebrates
                          7th Louisiana Week for the Animals!

Baton Rouge Main Branch
Children's Department
Goodwood            Baton Rouge, LA 70806

The Children's Department will have a special  book display  to celebrate Louisiana Week for the Animals.  Stop by and say hello to the wonderful staff! Tara is so willing to help an s serve the community. Awesome Library!  Phone 225-231-3760.   http://www.ebrpl.com/contact.html
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                                                           Ongoing
                                      Pet Adoptions of Metarie

Pet Adoption
P.O. Box 2017        Metairie, LA 70004

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us.         ~About Our Rescue Group
Vet Adoptions assists participating veterinarians and the local community in finding homes for rescued or surrendered dogs and cats. We focus on rescuing animals from local shelters,individuals and veterinary offices that have no other alternative than euthanasia. We provide each animal veterinary care, including spay/neuter, foster care and assist in finding them permanent homes.

Vet Adoptions primarily helps animals with the Orleans/Jefferson Parish areas of Louisiana. Vet Adoptions does out of state adoptions on a case by case basis. In addition, Vet Adoptions assists Labs4Rescue, a non-profit agency in New England that finds homes for Labs and High Lab mixes in the New England area.           http://www.va.petfinder.com   See adoptables! http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/71654.html    Email petadoptions@gmail.com
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Ongoing
Louisiana Rescue and Adoption List
The rescue of Louisiana dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions. This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Louisiana pets.
http://www.pgaa.com/louisiana.html
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**Saturday, August 15th                                        12 noon-4:00 pm             
Project Purr BR Cat Adoption

Petco
6857 Siegen Lane        Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-297-5997

**Also on Sundays 12 noon-4:00 pm
Project Purr BR exists to save as many of the cats and kittens at East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control as possible. Along with other nonprofits , we are engaged the Baton Rouge No Kill Initiative, in which adopting, fostering, and spaying/neutering become the priority at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center.   225-802-4067

We in Project Purr BR have two major programs. The first is our Rescue-Foster-Adopt program. We rescue cats and kittens from Animal Control, place in foster homes, provide comprehensive veterinary care including spay/neuter, and then adopt into loving homes. The second major program is our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in which we humanely trap stray/free roaming/feral cats and have them spayed/neutered, vaccinate for rabies, and then released back to their original habitat.. For more information, go to http://www.projectpurrbr.org/
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Saturday, Auguat 16th                       11:00am-12 midnight
Virtual Event for Peace Worldwide
Will Tuttle's World Peace @Tipping Point!
Global
Be part of the world peace tipping point and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. Will Tuttle's groundbreaking book The World Peace Diet by backing our next decade's efforts of self-publishing media: two World Peace Diet companion books--World Peace Diet Cookbook by Culinary Olympic award-winning Chef Mark Stroud and World Peace Yoga book by nationally known yogini, and founder of World Peace Yoga Anna Ferguson.

Our second decade also includes realizing our dream of nationally launching a World Peace Diet Cuisine line of organic, gluten-free, sugar-free vegan food products. How many times has Dr. Will Tuttle been asked after creating this practical tool, The World Peace Diet, “what do I eat on this diet?” And our answer is, “you have read the book, now eat the food."  Anna & Mark share about the project: https://youtu.be/uum7Gvsz1JQ
Please visit our Indiegogo campaign "World Peace at Tipping Point" through August 17:     bit.ly/wptippingpoint                             www.indiegogo.com
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Sunday, August 16th                     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Animal Rescue League- LA ---Matching Pets with People
Pet Adoptions

PetSmart 5700 Johnston St Ste 100     Lafayette LA 70503  (337) 984-5319

Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana's (ARF-LA) mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process.

All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption.  We have one main ARFanage kennel and a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes!  Contact us at least 48 hr notice if you are interested in a certain dog@arfla.adoptions@gmail.com   Visit http://www.arfla.org/info/adoption
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Sunday, August 16th                                      4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Kitty Litter a Ture
A Program for Children to Read to the Shelter Cats

Lafayette Animal Aid
142 Le Medicin Road
Carencro, LA 70520 United States
(337) 896-1553

We welcome children from all ages to come with their parents. Contact Nichole at  http://www.lafayetteanimalaid.org/Lafayette Animal Aid

Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana's (ARF-LA) mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process.

All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption.  We have one main ARFanage kennel and a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes. 
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Ongoing
Visiting Pet Program, In New Orleans & Greater area

Visiting Pet Program
5831 S. Johnson Street    New Orleans, LA 70125

Since 1987, the 130 pet/handler teams of the VPP have been visiting over 30 nursing homes and hospitals in the greater New Orleans area. In July, 2000 we created the "Reading To Rover" project designed to improve the reading aloud skills of K-3rd graders.Our motto is Bringing love and leaving smiles. Our mission: Through the unconditional love of the animals, The Visiting Pet Program strives to enhance the quality of life of all we meet. Phone (504) 432 8349
E-mail: paws4visits @ gmail.com                         E-mail: paws4visits @ gmail.com
Website is ww.visitingpetprogram.org
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Ongoing-Ck websites for Sunday events!
Support, Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to
Local Animal Shelters  and Humane Orgs!
Animal Shelters
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Louisiana.asp

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action=state&state=LA&limit=100

Mutt Cats
http://muttcats.com/shelters/louisiana.htm
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Monday, August 17th                                         11:00 am-11:45 am
Humpback Whales 3D

Entergy IMAX® Theatre
1 Canal St.               New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-4629

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.   Time: 45 minutes
Visit http://www.auduboninstitute.org/imax
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Monday, August 17th thru Friday,August 21st     12:00 noon - 5:30 pm
Calcasieu Parish Animal Services Adoptions

Calcasieu Parish Animal Services
5500 Swift Plant Rd     Lake Charles, LA 70615-4121
(337) 721-3730

Calcasieu Parish Animal Services & Adoption Center. We have a newly built dog park next door and adoption gardens complete with fountain, statuary, and a relaxing atmosphere to play with your prospective companion.

Shelter hours for adoption are from 12pm - 5:30pm through the week. The offices within the shelter are open from 7am - 5:30pm. The shelter is closed on weekends. If you would like to volunteer to work with the animals, bathe/groom them, just show them about love, please contact us.

If you would like to help out by donating needed items like heartworm prevention, flea control, or any other way that will help to make our animals more adoptable, please contact the adoption counselor.
Please look at the precious animals available for adoption!
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/LA10.html
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Ongoing
Webster Humane Association Low Income
Spay & Neuter

Webster Humane Association
P.O. Box 218   Minden,  Lousiana,  71058

Our non-profit organization is dedicated to aiding homeless and abandoned animals. In 2006 the Webster Parish Police Jury agreed to fund a Parish wide Low Income Spay/Neuter Program.  We feel a successful Spay & Neuter Program is the solution to the overwhelming populaton of animals, as well as preventing excessive euthanasia.  We run strictly off Fundraisers and Donations.  Using your donations to change the lives of many Animals. Call us to apply for a low cost spay & neuter voucher. Phone:  318-377-7433. Website is   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Webster-Humane-Association-Incorporated-318-377-7433/128790303867179?sk=timeline
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Monday, August 17th                                Schedule time
Chimp Haven 'Classrooms that Care'

ChimpHaven
13600 Chimpanzee Place     Keithville, LA 71047
(318) 925-9575

Classrooms that Care focuses on K-12th grade students. It is a structured program that takes place first in the classroom and then on the Chimp Haven campus. The outdoor laboratory portion of the visit provides an exciting opportunity for a first hand observation of the chimpanzees to enhance classroom teaching content.

The students learn about African rainforests, witness the consequences of our planet’s diminishing resources, discover their special link in the food chain, and explore the world of science. The Classrooms that Care program is designed to reinforce the skills and concepts that students are learning in the classroom and to satisfy curriculum guidelines for grades K-12. Click here for more information on this two part program.
http://www.chimphaven.org/education/classrooms-that-care/
318-925-9575         information@chimphaven.org    http://www.chimphaven.org/
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Ongoing
LA/SPCA FOOD PANTRY
LA-SPCA           1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. 
New Orleans, LA 70114

The Food Pantry program helps provide pet food, litter, and other pet-related necessities to families in need. The goal of the program is to keep pets in homes rather than being turned into the LA/SPCA or another organization due to financial hardships. In addition to providing food and litter, the program also focuses on ensuring that your pet is kept up to date on vaccines and is in good health. The LA/SPCA food pantry has already helped over 30 families.

Requirements for Participation
To take part in the program on a regular basis, pet owners are required to demonstrate that their animal(s) is up to date on all vaccines, and is spayed or neutered. In the event that your animal(s) is not vaccinated or fixed, please contact our Food Pantry coordinator, Melissa Davis, or our Community Clinic, to learn about low cost options. Participants can take part in the program once before having to meet these requirements.

**To take part in our Food Pantry or learn more, please contact us today or drop by 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. Phone: 504.368.5191 
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Monday, August 17th & Ongoing                             All Day
Teachers & Educators!
  The Lafourche Chapter of the Humane
Society of Louisiana
~Fact Sheets To Print & Share in Classrooms~

The Humane Society of Louisiana - Lafourche Chapter-
P.O.Box 613                Cut Off, La 70345

Our informative (wide variety) fact sheets can be a start to learning humane pet education. We encourage everyone to read, print, and share these fact sheets. We also encourage you to leave these fact sheets for neighbors who you may see being neglectful in anyway. This page is ever growing so please check back often. Thanks!
See all the free educational animal materials to print!  http://hsl-lc.weebly.com/community-outreach-education.html
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Monday, August 17th                                      2:00-4:00 pm
Audubon Nature Center
Live Animal Encounters in Field Camp

Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Learn about the tools of the trade, meet an entomologist and see live bugs up close in the Field Camp at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. This gallery recreates an entomologist’s field camp deep in a tropical jungle and includes a demonstration table staffed by an insect expert as well as interactive games that teach methods of identifying and classifying insects, and a number of live and preserved insects. Visit  http://www.auduboninstitute.org/
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Tuesday, August 18th                               4:00 pm
Coastal Issues Forum- 2015 Governor's Race
Peltier Auditorium,
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA

Louisiana’s land loss crisis is one of the most important issues facing our state. Join us for the Coastal Issues Forum:  In the past 80 years, Louisiana has lost more than 1900 square miles of coastal wetlands as a result of natural processes and human activities. Join us at the Coastal Issues Forum on August 18 (4pm) at Peltier Auditorium, Nicholls State University. Get informed about how our next governor plans to save our coast. https://www.facebook.com/events/492620017571562/
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All week
Carver  Library Baton Rouge Celebrates
                  Louisiana Week for the Animals 2015!

Carver Branch
720 Terrace Avenue  Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The library will have a special a beautiful book display on animals to celebrate Louisiana Week for the Animals.   Stop by and say hello to the wonderful staff . Phone 225-231-3760.  Visit http://www.ebrpl.com/
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Ongoing
SpayNation for Dogs & Cats!

SpayNation for Dogs & Cats
1640 North Bertrand Drive    Lafayette, LA 70506

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, SpayNation for Dogs & Cats is a spay/neuter center committed to ending companion animal overpopulation by offering low cost, high quality spay and neuter services to dog and cat owners, animal welfare and rescue groups, and feral cat caretakers.

Comprised solely of volunteers, the group also facilitates adoptions of friendly cats and dogs.      Office hours: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mon. to Fri. Check-in for surgery: 8:00 a.m.Pick-up post surgery: 7:30 a.m., Mo. to Th.  3:00 p.m. on Fridays

E-mail: cathydam@mac.com    Website http://www.spaynation.net/services_fees.html
A dream and goal of Wild Cat Foundation for many years, SpayNation for Dogs & Cats is a low cost, high quality spay/neuter clinic providing sterilization services to the cats and dogs of Acadiana and beyond.Phone: (337) 264-1088. Project Cat Nip is for feral (or community) cats only. We cannot offer the $15 package for pet cats.

- All cats must have an appointment and come to SpayNation in a humane trap.
- There are a limited number of Project Cat Nip packages available, so please book your appointments.  (call us at 337-264-1088) as soon as possible.
We offer reduced rates to animal welfare and rescue groups. Please contact us .              _____________________________________________
Monday-Saturday August               Extended until end of the year!
Fix-A-Feline
Low Cost-No Cost      Spay/Neuter Program
  (Extended until December 31st, 2015)
FREE Spay/Neuter is available for Feral & Stray Cats in Jefferson Parish*  and a $10 co-payment for Owned Cats is an Ongoing Program for Residents of Jefferson Parish

Participating Clinics & locations  list on link below

Fix-A-Feline is a  Spay/Neuter Program funded by Jefferson Parish Annual Rabies Licenses. The ultimate goal is to reduce the numbers of Cats &  Kittens that enter our 2 Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT: FixAFeline@JeffersonSPCA.org or  our Hotline: 504-733-5878 See participating clinics! http://www.jeffersonspca.org/fix-a-feline.html
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Tuesday, August 17th                               9:00 am-6:00 pm
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter Adoptions

East Bank Location
#1 Humane Way   Jefferson, LA 70123
P: (504) 736-6111

West Bank Location   1869 Ames Blvd.   Marrero, LA 70072
P: (504) 349-5111   They are open 6 days a week. Call for hrs.

The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter Department operates the two parish animal shelters at #1 Humane Way in East Jefferson and 1869 Ames Blvd. in Marrero.
East Bank Adorable Adoptables
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=LA73&sort=identifier
West Bank Adorable Adoptables
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=LA222&sort=identifier
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Wednesday, August 19th                                                     8:00 am-2:30 pm
Alexandria Animal Shelter
Alexandria Animal Shelter
  200 Animal Shelter Rd.
  Alexandria, LA  71301
  (318) 473-1229

All adoption fees include the first set of shots, rabies vaccination, and the animals’ spaying/neutering. The shelter accepts cash or in state checks only. We cannot accept debit or credit cards. If you wish to write a check, the following items need to be on your check: current address, current address on your license/ID, phone number and alternate phone number, date of birth, social security number, driver's licence or ID number, employment information    E-mail: shelter@cityofalex.com 
http://www.coaas.org/
Adoption, Kennel Viewing, and Animal Redemption Hours are:
Monday, Wed & Friday 8:00 AM-2:30 PMTuesday & Thursday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

If you plan on adopting, you should be at the shelter by 2:00 pm to give yourself time to view the animals and to do the adoption prior to 2:30 pm
We are closed on holidays.Animal Drop-offs: Mon to Fri 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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         Wednesday, August 19th                                  9:00 am-5:00 pm
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
Tour/Sample 19th Century Vegetable & Herb Garden Tour

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
1200 N Main St.        St Martinville, LA 70582   (337) 394-3754

Wednesdays - Sundays • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville - Self-Guided Garden Tour,  Visitors are invited to tour the recreated 19th-century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin. Season permitting, guests also can sample the vegetables. For more information call 888.677.2900 toll free or 337.394.3754.  Pls visit for more activities, as well.
http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/news-activities/calendar-of-events/index
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Wednesday, August 19th                              6:30pm-8:30pm
Yappy Hour Benefiting St. Tammany Humane

St. Tammany Humane
20384 Harrison Ave            Covington, 70433

Yappy Hour benefiting the St. Tammany Humane Society.  Phone 985.892.7387. Adoption Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00  / Sat 10:00-4:00.

The St. Tammany Humane Society is one of Louisiana's largest non-profit animal welfare organizations.  Since 1953, the St. Tammany Humane Society has been serving the unwanted, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals of the gulf coast region. The STHS is an independent, non-governmental shelter that offers veterinary care, fostering, and adoption services. We rely solely on the support of caring people like you to fund programs and services that profoundly benefit the animals of our community.   Visit http://www.sthumane.org/adoption-process
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Ongoing  and Daily
Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary

Lake Charles region
Cameron Parish, Louisiana 70631

Louisiana lies in the very center of the transcontinental Gulf of Mexico migration path. A greater number of migratory songbirds probably pass over the Cameron Parish coast than anywhere else.

The Baton Rouge Audubon Society has preserved this unique habitat and established the first chenier sanctuary for migratory birds. The first Louisiana settlers called these coastal woods "cheniers" which means oak place. Cheniers are ancient beach ridges formed by wave action, offshore currents, and the influence of the Mississippi River.

**This 41-acre island of chenier woodland is a favorite spot of birders, especially in spring, because as many as 2 million birds utilize these sanctuaries each year. Birders flock here to catch a glimpse of the beautifully plumed spring warblers, tanagers, orioles and the like. Among most sought after are the Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Cerulean Warbler, and Cape May Warbler. Several first Louisiana state records of western vagrants have been obtained here, including Townsend's Warbler, Hepatic Tanager, and Hooded Oriole.

Map & location http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Parish,_Louisiana
Visitors are provided the opportunity for nature study such as birding, butterfly watching and photography. Website http://www.braudubon.org/peveto-woods-sanctuary.php
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Thursday, August 20th                             2:00 pm til
Nancy & the Fuzzy Friends Therapy Day

Westwood Retirement Community
1 Westwood Circle
Shreveport, LA 71109

Nancy & Fuzzy Friends will be back at Westwood Retirement Community. The ferrets provide  joy to the patients and students in the area.....sweet ferrets that are Therapy Ferrets. They go everywhere! I have 5 ferrets that are Certified Therapy Ferrets. They go into schools, Nursing Homes the YWCA and the YMCA for different needs. All the people that meet these ferrets just fall in love with them! Fuzzie Friends is committed to the welfare of ferrets and educating the public about the joys of adding a ferret to the family. Visit http://fuzziefriendsrescueandshelter.webs.com/
  (This therapy visit is open to patients and family only. Thank you!)
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Thursday, August 20th                                4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Louisiana SPCA@
Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form

Rare Form
437 Esplanade Ave./ Frenchmen St.,     New Orleans, LA 70116

Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the Louisiana SPCA every Thursday. Stop in for dinner, or just enjoy some craft cocktails and listen to relaxing live music with your friendly four-legged friend. Fresh water and treats will be provided for pups while owners enjoy $1 off all craft cocktails.

Don't forget, when you mention "Yappy Hour," 15% of the proceeds from your outing go to benefit the Louisiana SPCA! Phone: 504-309-5628    http://www.la-spca.org/adoptables   https://www.facebook.com/MojitosNOLA
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Thursday, August 20th                                  7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Painting With A Twist  -----Studio A Neon Heron

Studio
1409 E 70th St        Shreveport, LA 71105

All participants must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid, state issued ID at check-in to stay for any class at our Shreveport Studio A. BYOB is prohibited by the City of Shreveport, and outside beverages cannot be brought in. But we do have a wine bar, beer, wine coolers, coffee and soft drinks available for purchase during the class.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR ID TO BE ABLE TO STAY FOR THE CLASS!

24-hours notice required for cancellations to receive a store credit. No refunds. Please arrive 15-30 minutes before class begins for check-in. All attendees must be participants in the class.

If you have any questions, please email us at shreveport@paintingwithatwist.com, or call 524.9928 during our regular office hours, Monday - Friday, 1-5pm.  Phone
(318) 524-9928    Visithttps://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=465072
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Friday, August 21st                             10:00 am-12 noon
LA VETERANS HOME  Pet Therapy

LD Veterans Affairs
P. O. Box 94095 Baton Rouge, La 70804

Animal Assisted Therapy for veternas each Friday. For more info
In 1944, the Louisiana Office of Veterans Affairs was created to provide local services to Louisiana Veterans and their families.  http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/

As the number of Veterans in the state grew, so did the need to expand programs and services to support their needs. Thus, in 2003 the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) was established as a cabinet level department of the State of Louisiana with the mission to provide comprehensive care and quality service to Louisiana’s Veterans and their families with regard to health care, education, disability benefits, long-term care, and burial honors.   225.219.5000
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Friday-(Sunday  August 21-23)                   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Louisiana SPCA's Grand Opening!
LA-SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.  New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: 504.368.5191
Community Clinic: 504.363.1333

In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is asking the public to donate $10 towards in-need pets in our community. With every $10 donation, a staff member or volunteer will hang a collar on the community art display at our facility at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. The collars will be donated to pets-in-need around the Greater New Orleans area and the funds raised will be used to microchip the thousands of animals that come to the Louisiana SPCA every year.

Each collar that is purchased will remain on display until after the grand opening of the expansion, the Adoption, Resource Center and Clinic on August 21-23. To participate in the Collar Community Art Display, visit the Louisiana SPCA in-person or donate online at www.la-spca.org/collar      Each day of the Grand Opening will feature:

Adoptable animals, Tours, Giveaways, Trainings, Refreshments, and more!  More details coming! Visit main website to become involved,  http://www.la-spca.org/
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Friday, August 21st                                  2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Louisiana Week for the Animals
'Blessing of the Animals' 2015

Humane Society Adoption Ct of Monroe
920 Freight Drive, Monroe, LA   71203
(318) 387-9553

Father James Dominic with St. Francis Medical Center will be conducting a  Blessing for the shelter pets in Monroe. Thank you Father! Stay tuned for more details! Visit http://www.bayoudogs.org/

Ms. Bosworth of  Ouachita Parish Public Library, Youth Services Coordinator, will be donating artwork from the library for this special event. The public is encouraged to attend!  Visit http://www.oplib.org/
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                        Friday, August 21st                    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lafayette Animal Aid's  L’Eglise Fundraiser

L’Eglise
3203 J Alcee Road      Abbeville, LA 70510

Come out and help us help the animals and enjoy an upscale fundaiser at one of the premiere venues of the South. Please mark on your calendar and plan to attend a very exclusive event that is being hosted for Lafayette Animal Aid on Saturday, August 22nd at L’Eglise.  This is a cocktail dinner event that is being hosted by the owners of L’Eglise, Merilyn and George Crain – and also by Chef Gilbert Decourt.  L’Eglise is an elegant and magical venue for such an event. 

Chef Gilbert Decourt and several other “high-end” chefs from Lafayette will be preparing a five-course meal that will be out-of-this-world delicious.  The evening will begin with cocktails, music and a stroll in the garden.  The evening will also include a live auction of stunning items that will become valued treasures.   For details, pls visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafayette-animal-aid-fundraiser-at-leglise-reception-hall-tickets-17570726516
Phone:   (337)896-1553   Website:  http://lafayetteanimalaid.org/
http://www.legliseinc.com/
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                                    Saturday, August 22nd                     8:00 am-12 noon
       Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Farmers Market

Location  Behind 1911 Historic City Hall
Bilbo Street                            Lake Charles, LA 70601

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana boasts a proud community of local producers of fruits and vegetables, honey, jams, spices, wood works, soaps and other various commodities. The great part is they can all be found at one of the local farmer's markets that happen at various locations on various days of the week.

Locals take great pride in what they have to offer and you can't beat fresh home grown goods. Check out the list below for locations and times of Farmers' markets.   Visit  http://www.visitlakecharles.org/things-to-do/shopping/farmers-markets/
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               Saturday, August 22nd                  9:00 am  -2:00 pm
ARF-LA Adoptions

Petco North
3215 Louisiana Avenue                      Lafayette, LA 70501    (337) 232-5385

Come out for our Dog Adoption Day!  Contact us at least 48 hr notice if you are interested in a certain dog at arfla.adoptions@gmail.com

Matching Pets with People!
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana's (ARF-LA) mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process.

All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption.  We have one main ARFanage kennel and a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes.     http://www.arfla.org/info/adoption
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Saturday, August 22nd                                        9:00 am-5:00 pm
ARF-LA Bake Sale
Sam's Club 3222 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 216-0633

ARF-LA Bake Sale this Saturday August 22 at Sam's Club in Lafayette 9-5
Bakers are needed to bake homemade goodies, and Volunteers are needed to help sell those baked goodies. If you'd like to help with our Bake Sale, contact Mrs. Joyce Kelso at joyce_kelso@msn.com  Pls visit
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalRescueLouisiana
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Saturday, August 22nd                                  10:00 am-
New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
Growing Gardeners

Botanical Garden
1 Palm Drive         New Orleans, LA 70124

Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden. Children ages 6-9 welcome.

The fee is $15 per class. But it’s $12 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively. For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.
- See more at: http://neworleanscitypark.com/calendar#sthash.kbvN6KU7.dpuf
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Saturday, August 22nd           10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Animal Welfare Inc Dog Spay & Neuter & Adoptions 

Animal Welfare, Inc.
P. O. Box 4797
Shreveport, Louisiana 71134

SPAY / NEUTER Voucher Program
This life-saving program started in 1980.   Based on Income and Marital Status.   Vouchers are given out every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month except in December.  This program paid out $20,630.00 to help pet owners in 2000 !

All our pets featured are Spayed or Neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations.
Dogs are started on Heartgard regardless of status. Cats are feline leukemia negative unless stated otherwise.

All applicants must have a veterinarian reference, allow home checks, and sign a placement contract. Cats are INSIDE only. Dogs require a fenced yard. We do  Not do "SAME DAY ADOPTIONS"

Please understand that any new addition to your family will need time to adjust and lots of love and understanding.Once your application is processed and placement is approved, the final paperwork will be completed and a $50 (for cats) or a $75 (for dogs) donation is required. An 501 (c) 3 non-profit humane organization which has been helping pets, pet owners, and the community since 1979 !

Animal Welfare, Inc. Shreveport, Louisiana 7113       (318) 221-0053
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Saturday, August 22nd                       10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bossier City Animal Shelter Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart
2631 Beene Boulevard   Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 742-7025

**Come to Petsmart and find your new best friend! Also visit our facility. Bossier City is south of Shreveport.
Bossier City Animal Control 3217 Old Shed Rd       P.O. Box 5337    Bossier City, LA 71171-5337  Phone: 318.741.8499    Kay LaBorde, Supervisor Office Hours M - F: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Adoption Hours M - F: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Website
http://www.bossiercity.org/Animal-Control-/
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  Saturday, August 22nd                            10:00 am -2:00 pm
Project Purrs, Iberia Animal Shelter Pet Adoption Day

Petco
6857 Siegen Lane       Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-297-5997

Volunteers are always needed to help with pet adoptions.  Please call or e-mail if you are interested in helping or in providing a foster home for an animal. We are currently signed up with Here Today Gone Tomorrow. If you have items you would like to donate just let them know FOSTER Homes needed. Visit http://www.projectpurr.org/  https://www.facebook.com/animalsofIPAC

We love to visit with all coming to meet the adoptables. Come and meet us and maybe you might want to volunteer and/or foster too!  Call store at 225-297-5997.
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Saturday, August 22nd                                    10:00 am-5:00 pm
Northlake Nature Center Children's Programs

Northlake Nature Center
23135 US-190
Mandeville, LA 70448
(985) 626-1238

Amphibians and Reptiles- Learn about  our common frogs, toads, lizards, snakes,
and turtles and play a scavenger hike game to find them!
Animals and their Tracks- This program describes our local native wildlife and their habitats. Make animal tracks in sand. Or create an animal track screen-printed
bandana for additional fee of $5/per child! 
Beavers- We introduce you to our special beavers and their habitat. Dress up someone as an adaptation of a beaver!
Birds- Identify our local birds as we introduce bird facts and bird extremes
into the picture! Play a bird match game! Or make a birdfeeder for additional fee of
$5/per child!
Bugs and Insects- Program discussing common bugs and their role in the ecosystem. Play a scavenger hike game to find them! Or create stain-glass butterflies
for additional fee of $3/per child!
Fish Facts- Learn about Louisiana’s gulf coast marine life- characteristics, types of
fishes, fish odor, shark attractions and how fish swim. Do a crustacean puzzle. Or
make fish imprints on paper for additional fee of $1/per child!
Fossils- What are fossils
For more information or to register for a program, please contact
the Northlake Nature Center at (985)626-1238 or visit our website at
www.northlakenature.org
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    Saturday, August 22nd            11:00 am-4:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Humane Society Adoption Day

Petsmart
6851 Veterans Blvd.  Metairie, LA    70003           
(504) 455-2222

The St. Charles Parish Humane Society will have with a variety of dogs currently being housed at the shelter. Plus we have cats at this location 7 days a week available for adoption Monday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! Store phone is 504-455-2222. Monday-Sunday (Cats) and on Saturday (Dogs) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/LA24.html

St. Charles Humane Society P.O. Box 240 Destrehan, LA 70047 Phone: 985-785-9136 or 985-783-5010.
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Saturday, August 22nd                                                      11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Zeus' Rescues Pet Adoption Day

Petco
5300 Tchoupitoulas St.    New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6122

We have a variety of four-legged loving animal friends waiting for a forever home!
http://zeusrescues.org/     http://zeusrescues.org/adoptable/

It is the mission, duty, and purpose of Zeus’ Rescues to eradicate pet homelessness and euthanasia within the New Orleans metro area. The organization is further committed to community-building and pet education with a focus on children and the elderly.

We are not an in-take shelter.  We find forever homes for animals that are pulled from metro municipal shelters.   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zeusplacenola
#365 is the goal for 2015!
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Saturday, August 22nd                         11:00 am – 4:00pm
Animal Protection & Welfare Society APAWS Pet Adoption Day

PetSmart Marketplace      10527 S. Mall Drive      Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

Come find your newest friend-dogs and cats! Petsmart phone (225) 292-0479. APAWS is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to helping animals in need in the Baton Rouge, LA area. Two things hinder our ability to help all animals we are requested to rescue, foster homes and money. We are a no-kill rescue and will not euthanize unless there is no medical treatment available.
    
Note 97.66% of every dollar donated goes directly to animal care! Making the match between an animal and their forever home is what all of our volunteers hope for. We would like to share our recent success with you.

Contact Animal Protection and Welfare Society - APAWS   P.O. Box 40981
Gateway Station   Baton Rouge, LA 70835 . http://www.apawspets.org/
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Saturday(& Sunday  August 22-23)                   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Louisiana SPCA's Grand Opening!
LA-SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.  New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: 504.368.5191
Community Clinic: 504.363.1333

In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is asking the public to donate $10 towards in-need pets in our community. With every $10 donation, a staff member or volunteer will hang a collar on the community art display at our facility at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. The collars will be donated to pets-in-need around the Greater New Orleans area and the funds raised will be used to microchip the thousands of animals that come to the Louisiana SPCA every year.

Each collar that is purchased will remain on display until after the grand opening of the expansion, the Adoption, Resource Center and Clinic on August 21-23. To participate in the Collar Community Art Display, visit the Louisiana SPCA in-person or donate online at www.la-spca.org/collar      Each day of the Grand Opening will feature:

Adoptable animals, Tours, Giveaways, Trainings, Refreshments, and more!  More details coming! Visit main website to become involved,  http://www.la-spca.org/
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            Saturday, August 22nd                  11:00 am  -2:00 pm
ARF-LA Adoptions

Petco South
609 Settlers Trace Boulevard, Suite 200
Lafayette LA 70508    (337) 406-1791

Come out for our Dog Adoption Day!  Contact us at least 48 hr notice if you are interested in a certain dog at arfla.adoptions@gmail.com

Matching Pets with People!
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana's (ARF-LA) mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process.

All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption.  We have one main ARFanage kennel and a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes.     http://www.arfla.org/info/adoption
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Saturday, August 22nd                          12 noon - 4:00 pm
Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter Offsite Adoption

Petco
4209 Pecanland Mall Drive        Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 322-3693

We will be taking several dogs and a cat or two to PETCO in Monroe on Saturday, from 12:00-4:00 for an offsite adoption. They will be looking for new homes so please stop by and see them.

Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter 417 Well Road    West Monroe LA 71292  Phone is
318-323-4032     http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/parishpets.html
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Saturday, August 22nd                              12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Gulfsport Meet and Greet-Greyhounds

Petsmart
15134 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport, MS 39503

Meet & Greet events allow us to promote greyhound adoption.  These public, “hands-on” gatherings allow members of the public an opportunity to experience an “in the fur” meeting and the opportunity to touch and interact with our docile, friendly greyhounds.  It also allows potential adopters (or casual observers) to see how ex-racing greyhounds behave and how they adapt to family life.  Public exposure and education is extremely important in exhibiting to the public the suitability and availability of greyhounds as family pets. 

If you have questions concerning this Meet & Greet, please contact: Linda Murphy, (h) 228-388-9205 (c) 228-697-1363 or mizmurph@cableone.net
http://www.houndsabound.org/calendar.php
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Sunday,  August 23rd                                  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Louisiana SPCA Pet First Aid/CPR Course

LOUISIANA SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.,    New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone 504.368.5191

Find out what to do if your dog suddenly stops breathing or your cat cuts her paw on a piece of glass and more.  This hands-on training course will teach you the basics in animal handling, restraint, pet first aid and CPR using realistic animal mannequins.

Taught by a Red Cross certified instructor, you will learn what to do in common emergency situations.  Pre-registration is required to secure a seat at: https://la-spca.org/petfirstaidandcpr     Fees:$65     contact:504.368.5191 ext. 154
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Sun, August 23rd                                 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pelican Bark Park Get Togethers

Pelican Bark Park
63350 Pelican Dr Mandeville, LA

This has become a meeting place for our adopters and their greyhounds to visit and play off leash.  This informal meeting will be held from 10am until 11am, weather permitting.  On days when we've other events (Meets and Greets, etc), the "regulars" probably won't attend.  For those of you who do go, please be respectful of all the rules - pick up after your pups and don't allow your dog(s) to misbehave - this is a very public venue and all sorts of dog owners will see how we and our dogs behave.  If you have a dog that tends to be pushy or at all aggressive, please take a muzzle!  And while we're out there showing off our well behaved hounds, it would be nice if we all carried a small supply of GPA/LA&MS's brochures.  If you have questions about the park or if you just want to know if "the regulars" will be there, feel free to call Joyce Shugg at 985-373-0434  http://www.houndsabound.org/calendar.php
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Sunday August 23rd                       11:00 am -3:30 pm
Magnolia Chapter H.S. Adoption Day

PetSmart   Park Place Covington
45 Park Pl Dr,      Covington, LA 70433
(985) 875-0446

Loving Cats and Dogs for adoption. $85 adoption fee for dogs and puppies. Includes spay/neuter, current vaccination, microchip. $65 for cats under one year. $45 for cats one year and older. Includes spay/neuter, current vaccination.
Pls visit http://magnoliahumane.rescuegroups.org/info/events
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                             Ongoing                                      11:00 am-4:00 pm
YELP Dog Adoptions
Yelp House
3205 Lanier Drive.
Baton Rouge, LA 70814

Yelp BR is a project of Commercial Properties Realty Trust, a company with many who adore their dogs. Like Art Fesmire, a troubleshooter of properties who couldn't say no to providing care for a wayward dog until a permanent home could be found. One was; the dog is now part of Art's family. Like Art several CPRT employees have adopted or fostered a YELP rescue.

Upon realizing that so many Baton Rouge dogs needed a home, the staff of Commercial Properties launched Yelp BR to start adoption days in fall 2009. The adoption numbers soared in 2010 and are steadily climbing. YelpBR despartely needs volunteers to keep its footing and to  secure homes for hundreds of dogs.    http://www.yelpbr.com
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Sunday, August 23rd               12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana Adoptions

PetSmart
5700 Johnston St Ste 100     Lafayette LA 70503
(337) 984-5319

Come adopt your new best loving friend. Our mission is to provide veterinary care, shelter, adoption services for stray,abandoned and surrendered companion animals for adoption to the general public.

We accept animals from individuals who are unable to keep their pets.  We pick up abanoned animals.  We rescue dogs from our local high kill shelters or pounds.  We agree to take litters only if the owners agree to let up help them get their female spayed. We cannot survive without donations from you. Store phone is  (337) 984-5319       http://www.arf-la.org/
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    Ongoing..........  Sign  up for Therapy Team!
The CAAWS Pet Therapy Program

Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS)
6357 Quinn Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Studies have shown that pets can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being, thus aiding in the healing process. And, that is just what the volunteers of the CAAWS Pet Therapy program aim to do at local nursing and retirement homes.

If you would like to volunteer for the Pet Therapy group, or if you know of a facility that would like to be visited, please contact the following Pet Therapy Coordinator: Jeanneen Higgins jeanneen.higgins@la.gov
Website is http://www.caaws.org/index.htm
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Ongoing
Vet Adoptions

VET Adoptions  P.O. Box 2017                 Metairie, LA 70004

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us and visit our website. Vet Adoptions primarily helps animals with the Orleans/Jefferson Parish areas of Louisiana. Vet Adoptions does out of state adoptions on a case by case basis. In addition, Vet Adoptions assists Labs4Rescue, a non-profit agency in New England that finds homes for Labs and High Lab mixes in the New England area.vetadoptions@gmail.com      http://www.va.petfinder.com

About Our Rescue Group
Vet Adoptions assists participating veterinarians and the local community in finding homes for rescued or surrendered dogs and cats. We focus on rescuing animals from local shelters,individuals and veterinary offices that have no other alternative than euthanasia. We provide each animal veterinary care, including spay/neuter,foster care and assist in finding them permanent homes.
Come Meet our Pets
Our pets are featured on our website. However, many of our pets are in foster homes, and arrangements will be made for you to visit one of our rescues, after an adoption application has been approved. If you would like to foster a pet or foster to adopt, please contact us, as we are in great need of foster homes!  http://www.va.petfinder.com
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Chimp Haven Jobs & Internships Available

CHIMP HAVEN
13600 Chimpanzee Place         Keithville, LA 71047

Chimp Haven is a non-profit, equal opportunity, diversity-committed employer. Chimp Haven employs approximately 30 individuals on a full-time basis. Full-time jobs are available in the general areas of animal husbandry, animal management, operations, maintenance, finance and general administration. All of these positions are highly competitive and generally require related experience and/or a specific educational background in the particular area.
http://www.chimphaven.org/about-us/job-seekers/

Chimp Haven’s construction began in May 2003 on 200 acres of pristine forest, donated by the local citizens of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Chimp Haven’s facility includes an interconnected network of bedrooms, outdoor courtyard and play yards, and large, forested habitats up to five acres. The facility:
-Offers an environment that stimulates behaviors similar to wild chimpanzees
-Accommodates large social groups
-Allows chimpanzees to freely choose to travel alone or in groups
-Promotes nesting and foraging behavior
-Provides full support facilities, including veterinary clinics and food preparation areas

Phone: (318) 925-9575 or (888) 982-4467 (888-98-CHIMP) http://www.chimphaven.org/
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Ongoing
Southern Animal Foundation's Low-cost
Spay/Neuter Program

Southern Animal Foundation
1823 Magazine Street  New Orleans, LA 70130

- Anyone can make an appointment.  There are no financial or geographic restrictions for this program.-"How much does it cost?" - $40 for cats; ($25 for feral cats in a trap; includes Rabies & eartipping) $75 for dogs up to 60 lbs.  Dogs over 60 lbs are $110, up to 100 lbs.    
Additional services available at time of surgery:
-Microchipping - $20
-Feline Rabies/FVRCP package - $25 (includes parish rabies license);
-Feline FIV/Fel Leuk test - $30
- K9Rabies/DA2PP/Bordatella package - $55 (includes parish rabies license)
- K9 Heartworm test - $20  
"How do I make an appointment?" - Call SAF at 504-671-8235 and specify an appointment for the SPAY LA program.  All surgeries will be booked/taken in
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!                 http://southernanimalfoundation.org/
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Ongoing
  Free Tony the Tiger!

Tony, an 13 year old tiger, is being used as a roadside attraction at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. Please support efforts to give Tony the life and home he deserves at a big cat sanctuary.  Let us help him!

Tony on Wordpress: http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/
Tony on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeTonyTheTiger
Tony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FreeTonyTiger
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Ongoing
Louisiana SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter
To Schedule an Appointment Call: 504-363-1333

LA- SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.   New Orleans, LA 70114

Thank you for choosing to spay or neuter your pet! By doing so, you are helping to reduce the number of unwanted cats, dogs, puppies and kittens that enter area animal shelters each year. Learn more about spay/neuter.
Dogs/puppies and cats/kittens 8 weeks or older, at least three pounds are welcome. Surgeries take place at the Community Clinic on the LA/SPCA campus.
Cost:
$25 feral cat/kitten (includes ear-tipping and rabies vaccination)
$40 owned male cat/kitten   $50 owned female cat/kitten
$75 dog/puppy (under 25 lbs.) $100 dog/puppy (over 25 lbs.)
Other Services: $15 microchipping  $36 dog vaccinations   $43 cat vaccinations
Reduced fees are available for: households currently receiving federal or state assistance including HCV, TANF, Medicaid, SSI, food stamps or WIC and citizens over 65, students, military . http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=270
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Ongoing
Heckhaven Wildlife & Farm/Exotic Rehab Center

Heckhaven Wildlife Rehab Center
6927 Starboard Dr
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

HWRC would like to be as pro-active as time allows.  We are coming into our busiest season now with Spring upon us and Spring being most of the Wildlife's Baby Season, limits our participation in outside activities.  We are already getting in Hawks and Owls , Pelicans, Rabbits, Squirrels, Opossums, and Raccoon Babies - and Spring has not even arrived.  Plus, our normal injured wildlife that we try to get well and back to the Wild. Heckhaven takes abused - domestic, farm, and Exotic animals.  Any animal except for Dogs or Cats.  At present we have, aside from the Wild Animals, Horses, Sheep, Goats, VPB pig, Chickens, Geese, Ducks, Peacocks,  Parrots, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Iguanas, Rabbits, Ferrets, chinchillas, gerbils, and rats.

501(c) 3- Rehab, Possession, and Education permits. 25+ years - Mammals, Raptors, Waterfowl, and Exotics. E-Mail: heckhaven@aol.com  Http:www.snowhawk.com/heckhaven   Phone: (337) 477-6129. Thank you Suzy Heck
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Ongoing
Calcasieu Parish Animal Services
Spay Neuter Voucher Program & Adoptions

Calcasieu Parish Adoption Center
5500-A Swift Plant Road    Lake Charles, LA 70615
337- 721-3730

Calcasieu Parish Animal Services has developed a spay/neuter program to help people in financial need sterilize their pets. This program helps eliminate unwanted litters that will overpopulate Calcasieu Parish and end up at shelters, where thousands are euthanized each year.

To receive a Spay/Neuter Voucher, a pet owner must pay $10.00 for cats and $20.00 for dogs. As of March of 2009 the program now offers Spay/Neuter Vouchers for families with an income of $35,000 or less. Forms must be filled out at the shelter and the voucher will be issued at that time. The co-pay for this Voucher will be $25.00 for a cat and $40.00 for a dog. These co-pays must be paid to the veterinarian at the time the animal is delivered to the clinic for surgery. A current rabies vaccination and license tag are mandatory.  ADOPTION HOURS:  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY  12:00 noon - 5:30 pm   http://cppj.animalshelternet.com/adoption_search.cfm
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Next Class Coming Up in September!
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Farr Park Equestrian Center
6402 River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Riders with disabilities can enroll in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their specific needs. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and coordination, as well as provide a unique social opportunity with their peers. Participants (ages 6 and older) are eligible and will enjoy a one-hour class on horseback with stretching exercises, basic equitation and fun games with the whole group.   Sept. 14-Oct. 19 and Nov. 1-Dec. 7
NEW CLASS TIMES 4:15-5 p.m.; 5:15-6 p.m. and 6:15-7 p.m.
Ages: 6 and older   $120 per rider for East Baton Rouge Parish residents; $144 per rider for out-of-parish residents. http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/park/detail/58
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Sunday,  August 23rd                     6:00 pm-7:00 pm       Local time
A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Louisiana Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers.     This is a multi-faith observance for everybody. You can light a candle, pray or meditate for the animals.

Wherever you are, if you can 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 on this activity, please visithttp://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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Click on dolphins to hear "One Love."
Louisiana Week for the Animals is for Everyone!

Louisiana Week for the Animals 2015
calendar below.
Please contact us to organize or list an event/activity!