Animal World USA International
is pleased to be presenting...
Australia & New Zealand
Week for the Animals
~ The Animals Need Us All ~
Organize an event in your area. Contact us for ideas and suggestions.
Special events make Australia Week for the Animals successful, enjoyable and educational for both adults and children. Every single event helps make a huge difference for the animals. Please send us your events so we can post them. This is a wonderful way for animal lovers and advocates to organize and promote their events and build energy collectively.
Suggested Events and Activities
Pet Adoption Fairs and Adopt-a-thons in Your Area
These can be held at parks, shopping centers, pet supply stores, shelters and even your workplace!
"10 Ideas for Kids and Parents or Guardians to Do Together"
Walk-a-thons, Pet Parades, Bake Sales, Blessing of The Animals
These activities can be organized by animal shelters, churches/places of worship,humane groups, youth groups, or school children. Money raised could be used for shelter programs, rescue animals, or low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Promote Spay Neuter!
Consider helping a financially needy family get their pet fixed! Scores of dogs and cats could be altered, and the birth and death of thousands of unwanted pets prevented.
Post information in your workplace or on your website about why spay and neuter saves lives and adoption is the best way to bring a pet in your home.
Teach about the importance of spay and neuter in creative ways. It not only saves lives but helps to lengthen your companion animal's life. Many books can be displayed and used in projects.
Promote "Adopt, Don't Shop"
Plan an event to educate people about the behind-the-scenes cruelty of puppy mills. Urge everyone to adopt, rather than buy, their next furry best friend.
Help A Chained Dog
Is there a lonely, chained dog in your neighborhood? You can help him!
Help educate neighbors, friends, family and co-workers about the cruelty of chaining a dog for life.
Children's art and Literary Contests
Grades K12 can express their feelings for animals and compete. Winners can be highlighted in media outlets with their work displayed at libraries, shopping malls and/or animal shelters.
Help Feral Cats
Find out what you can do to help those feral cats and kittens in your neighborhood.
Humane Education Classes, Open Houses, and Events
Invite school children and the general public to visit your animal shelter for special educational activities or an open house with a focus on adoption, foster and spay/neuter.
Find out ways to make sure that chickens, pigs, cows, and other farm animals are treated humanely. Go veggie or vegan for better health for you and the planet!
Bring Humane Education into the Classroom
Visit humane education websites to locate animal welfare materials. Many of these materials are free or inexpensive. Teach our young people about a kinder world for the precious animals.
Library Displays, Humane Education Racks, and Bulletin Boards
Students You Can Help! Students can help design classroom, school, and/or library displays with messages about spaying and neutering and responsible companion animal care.
Participate in Beach Clean Ups.
Beach cleanups reduce trash, protect our oceans and raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution.
Youth Group Participation
Youth groups can plan or participate in fundraising activities or educational leafleting. Young people need to be involved in community service and this would be a wonderful opportunity. Youth always come up with creative ways of helping animals.
Publicity helps to promote the animals plight. Please consider adding information about UK Week for the Animals to your organization or group's newsletter and website. Help us reach out more in the UK and Ireland!
Ways Businesses Can Participate
Organize an event at your business where you can promote your own business and help the animal kingdom all at the same time. Set up a table, hand out literature, offer tastings and samples of animal-friendly food.
Volunteer for a local event at your shelter or sanctuary.
Even spending an hour walking or cuddling with the shelter animals makes a big difference to them! And opening your home as a temporary foster home - for a few days or a few weeks -can ...will Save a Life!
Work to ban live export. Live export refers to the transport of animals to other countries for slaughter or breeding. Given the sheer distances required to travel overseas and ongoing evidence of animal cruelty, Australia's live export industry has been under scrutiny for decades.
Promote the week for the animals.
Post flyers, email or call friends and include in your newsletters and correspondence.
Donate to your local organizations and community. Help ensure the success of the week's events and bring awareness to the animals' plight in your community.
Community shelters and rescue organizations. Locate the nearest shelter or rescue group in your community, and stop by to enquire how you can help.
Save a life.
Adopt your next pet from the animal shelter or humane organization.
Build relationships with everyone on behalf of the animals.
Become a Partner.
Partnerships are available. Please contact us to discuss opportunities.
Express your Gratitude.
Send a thank you note to your shelter, community leader or a person in your community and thank them for their dedication to helping animals.
Spread your good energy on behalf of the animals. They need you.