Governor Bobby Jindal Officially Proclaims 1st Annual Louisiana Week for the Animals March 21-29, 2009

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Louisiana Week for the Animals is an exciting statewide event created to celebrate and joyfully build awareness for the animals.

Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has officially declared 1st Louisiana Week for the Animals Saturday, March 21- Sunday, March 29, 2009. The special week will kick off Saturday, March 21 and will highlight the importance that animals play in our lives and bring communities together on behalf of the animals throughout the great state of Louisiana.

This first statewide event is designed to celebrate and build awareness on behalf of all animals, as well as recognize the organizations and citizens who support them. The LA Week for the Animals is bringing together animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, businesses, students, musicians, artists, educators, community leaders, and caring citizens in an exciting week of community-building activities.

The fun-filled week will feature awesome pet adoption festivals and events, pet therapy in hospitals, school art displays and activities, library story-telling and R.E.A.D. dog activities, blessings of the animals, book signing by the famed "Blue Dog" LA artist George Rodrigue, low cost spay and neuter events, EarthFest, special law seminar at Tulane University and much more! All these events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people who love them.

Precious lives will be saved and communities will be transformed during this week with a wide variety of animal-related events and activities. A list of events are scheduled on the website calendar, and more are being added daily. If you would like to learn more, become involved or schedule an event, please call 877-454-0807 or visit the official website at Louisiana Week for the Animals

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