Join us now in planning this exciting week for Louisiana's animals!

Please see Calendar of Events page on the array of  wonderful community-connecting events taking place across the state during the amazing Louisiana Week for the Animals. We will posting even throughout the week!

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Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting exciting and life-changing animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Louisiana will be joining in planning fun-filled activities to celebrate and help the animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter days, educational displays/programs in libraries, art workshop, awareness building activities for farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and nursing homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our canine military and police dogs, event to help raise funds for bullet proof vests, cat initiatives, fashion show to benefit the animals, special educational programs, blessings for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Become Involved! We need animal lovers and supporters everywhere in Louisiana to start planning so they can participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do and/or how we can work together.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events already in the planning,  and please note we will be adding as many events and activities as possible for Louisiana's amazing and deserving animals. God Bless the great state of Louisiana!

Please join together with:

Animal World USA International
Africa Weeks for the Animals
Alexandria Animal Shelter
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Protection & Welfare Society
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana
Ascension Parish Animal Shelter
Ascension Parish Animal Advocates
Baton Rouge Animal Advocacy Group
Baton Rouge Library System 
Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. 
Baton Rouge Spay Neuter
Best Friends Animal Society Network
Blue Dog
Bossier City Animal Control
Boudreau's Animal Rescue Krewe (BARK)
Cajun Corgi Rescue
Calcasieu Parish Animal Services
Cat Haven
Cathy Wells, legislative aide to Senator Fotenot
Chimp Haven
City of New Orleans Fire Dept
City of New Orleans Health Dept.
City of Sulphur Animal Control
Community Feral Cats Care
Companion Animal Network TV
Diane Milsap, Artist 
Dixieland Dog Rescue
East Baton Rouge Parish Library System
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center
Farm Sanctuary
For Pits Sake           
Fort Polk Army Base
Free Tony the Tiger
Friends of St. Bernard Animal Shelter
4 Paws Rescue, Inc.
Governor Bobby Jindal
Grace's Home for Abused & Neglected Animals
Gryphon Press
Hearts of Louisiana
Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Hokies Hounds Beagle Rescue
Hope for Animals
Humane Society Adoption Center of Monroe
Humane Society of Louisiana-Acadia
Humane Society of Louisiana
Humane Society of Louisiana-Lincoln Chapter
Humane Society of NW Louisiana
Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Iberia Humane Society
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters
Jefferson SPCA
Joni Solis, Artist
Kiroli Elementary School 5th grade students
Knock Out Dog Fighting  
Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter,    
Louisiana Department of Justice
Louisiana Equine Council
Louisiana North Shore
Louisiana SPCA
Louisiana State Animal Response Team
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Wildlife Rehabbers
Loyola University, New Orleans
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue 
Mimi Hunley, Assistant Attorney General 
Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi
Minden Animal Control Shelter 
Monroe Animal Shelter
Neighborhood Pet Market
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
NIFAA: The National Institute for Animal Advocacy
NOLA Chinchilla Rescue
North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue
Ouachita Library System
Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter
Ouachita Parish School System
Paws of N.E. Louisiana
Pet Savers
River Cities Humane Society For Cats
Ruston Recreation & Parks
School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association
Spay Baton Rouge
SPCA of Livingston 
St. Francis Animal Sanctuary
St. Martin Library System
St. Francis Medical Center
St. Martin Parish Animal Control
St. Tammany Humane Society
St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission
Sundown in the South Wildlife Rescue 
Tallulah/Madison Parish Animal Control
Tangi Adopt A Rescue
Tangi Humane Society
Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter
The Bully Beat
The Gryphon Press
Tulane University
Union Parish-Humane Society of LA Shelter-Building Fund
Visiting Pet Program
Webster Humane Association 
Wings of Hope Animal Sanctuary
Winnfield Animal Shelter
Woof and Purr Boarding and Grooming, Lacombe
Yelp Baton Rouge
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Louisiana Week for the Animals. 
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8th Annual 
Week for the Animals 
2024 Dates TBA
"We're Jazzed You're Here!"
  New Orleans Art
   by Diane Milsap
Governor John Bel Edwards