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Alabama Week for the Animals 
September 15-23, 2018 
Calendar will be growing extensively!
         Alabama Week for the Animals 2018 

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 positively help 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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 September 2018  & 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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Friday, September 14th       7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Birmingham ZooGala 2018

Birmingham Zoo  2630 Cahaba Road  Birmingham, AL 35223 

 Friday, September 14, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2018 – Indaba in Africa, sponsored by IBERIABANK, partner of the Birmingham Zoo for the past nine years. . Stunning décor inspired by African safaris, markets, savannahs, rainforests and coastlines will transform the event into an evening to remember. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy culinary offerings, inspired by regional African cuisine by Kathy G. & Company. Live entertainment will be performed by The Main Attraction for your dancing pleasure. Through evening, guests will experience special animal walkabouts and greetings.

The Birmingham Zoo hosts an online silent auction that includes an array of exciting travel opportunities, artwork, jewelry, fine wine and dining. Anyone may partake in the online auction. Guests do not have to be present at the event to participate; registration is encouraged. https://www.birminghamzoo.com/event/zoogala-2018/
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Saturday, September 15th        8:00 am -til 
16th Annual Canine Classic 5K
Benefit for the Humane Society of West Alabama 

Kentuck Center Kentuck Park Rd     Northport, Alabama 35476

The 16th annual Canine Classic 5K road race to benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama will be held Saturday, September 15, at Kentuck Park. The 5K road race will start at 8 a.m. and is part of the Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix of West Alabama. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the cost is $20 preregistered, or $25 day of the race. Humans only, please, in the road race. Runners and Walkers Welcomed!  Phone 205-554-0011.
https://www.facebook.com/events/223057485060291/

The race course is a flat, fast certified course. The first 125 registrants will receive a t-shirt and swag bag filled with goodies on the day of the race, and all entrants will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Sport drinks, snacks, fruit and water will be available, and walkers are welcomed. 

Participants can pre-register by downloading a registration form from either www.TuscaloosaTrackClub.com or www.HumaneSocietyofWA.org or pick one up at Wagner’s Runwalk or EW Motion Therapy. Pre-registered cost is $20. Awards will be given out to standard age groups.
See loving adoptables http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/adoptable-dogs
http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/adoptable-cats
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 Saturday, September 15th         8:00 am- 3:00 pm
Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride
25th Anniversary 

Bridgeport, TN to Waterloo, AL (directions on FB link below ) 

This ride will be our 25th Anniversary! Everyone riding a motorcycle is invited. People who don't ride watch us and cheer us on from the side of the road. You can ride with thousands! No fees.  It's a ride that remembers the forced march of the Native population in 1838. It has been listed as one of the most important rides in the US. This ride is under police escort the entire ride. No stops until the lunch break in Huntsville, Al at the Polaris Mfg Co. 

Thousands watch as we ride by. ​ HostAL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Association. As many as 4,000 deaths occurred because of this forced removal of civilized Native Americans from their rightful homes. In the end, members of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations suffered the same fate as the Cherokees. Join us as we honor those from the past who traveled this Trail of Tears as we ride the Drane/Hood Overland Route. Let us learn from this mistake, accept each other as we are, and ride together in peace.
 http://www.facebook.com/Trailoftearsmotorcycle/
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Saturday, September 15th thru Sept.     9:00 am-3:00 pm
*Make some SPACE for a new Dog in your Life*
Dogs in Space – the History of Canine Cosmonauts 

Huntsville Animal Services 4950 Triana Blvd SW Huntsville, AL 35805  (256) 883-3782

Huntsville Animal Services is celebrating Dogs in Space – the History of Canine Cosmonauts by offering $10 adoption specials for Shelter dogs during the month of September. The $10 adoption package includes a rabies vaccination, city license, microchip, and spay or neuter surgery. Special exceptions may apply to specific pets. Adopt one of our loving pets. 
https://maps.huntsvilleal.gov/adoptableanimals/

In addition to our September SPACE adoption special, Huntsville Animal Service Foundation (HASF) will be  the featured charitable organization at the German Biergarten and Cuisine at the Space and Rocket Center Davidson building on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All donations will benefit the Shelter animals through HASF. If you aren’t able to adopt a pet, this is a great way to help support the ongoing work to save pet lives at Huntsville Animal Services.

The Huntsville Animal Shelter is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (256) 883-3782

Call 256-883-3782, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/Animal, or check us out on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/huntsvilleanimalservices/
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Saturday,  September 15th                      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, September 15th       10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 A New Leash on Life  – BIG WHITE TENT Super Adoption Day ---Low Cost Adoption Fees

Jones Valley Petsmart   2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Ste 1 Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 213-9773

Making the world a better place for homeless pets and the people who love them! Adoptions starting at 10.00.   http://anewleash.org/events/

Dogs http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-dogs/
 Cats http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-cats/

Reduce the number of homeless pets, by spaying and neutering ALL pets in our program, as well as others.
Make a difference in the life of each animal we come in contact with.
Provide medical assistance and foster care for abandoned, injured, or unwanted animals all over north Alabama.
Educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering to put an end to pet overpopulation and euthanasia.Promote humane animal treatment in our community and elsewhere.
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Saturday, September 15th       10:00 am- 6:00 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/

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 awesome 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. ou 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, September 15th        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, September 15 (& 16)          10:00 am-3:00 pm 
Shelby Humane Society Adoption Weekend 
PetSmart 100 S Colonial Dr,  Alabaster, AL 35007  (205) 663-2389

Join Shelby Humane Society for three jam-packed adoption days as we team up with Petsmart Charities and Petsmart Alabaster for National Adoption Weekend!

www.shelbyhumane.org

The Shelby Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1977 with the mission of rescuing and rehoming the neglected and homeless pets of Shelby County. Since our founding, our facilities, services, and reach have grown significantly. We provide care to over 5,000 dogs and cats each year. We house 200-350 adoptable cats and dogs at any given time.  https://shelbyhumane.org/adoption/
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Saturday,September 15th       10:00 am-3:00 pm
  Montgomery Humane, Bullitt County Animal Shelter  Adoptions

Petsmart The Shoppes at EastChase  2510 Berryhill Road,  Montgomery, AL 36117    (334) 244-7063

Come out and adopt your next best friend ... spotlighting 2 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  you fill out pull application,rovide a vet reference. 

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Saturday, September 15th  11:00 am-3:00 pm
MARF Pet Dog 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.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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  Saturday, September 15th        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, September 15th          11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shelby Humane &  ARF Pet Adoptions

Petsmart 5025 US-280 #105,  Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 437-0254 and 
Petsmart  100 S Colonial Dr, Alabaster, AL 35007 : (205) 663-2389


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

ARF  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

Shelby Humane Our mission is to care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and to educate the community to instill an increase awareness and commitment to the responsibility of animal ownership and protection. https://shelbyhumane.org/adoption/
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September and Ongoing  
Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition

AL Coalitoin Post Office Box 664Mobile 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, September 15th    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, September 15th   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.

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,  September 15 – 16th       11:00 am-4:00 pm 
 Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter Big Adoption PawFest 

Petsmart, 600, 1320 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205) 535-3067

Join us at PetSmart in Tuscaloosa We will have some awesome  adoptable dogs available!
Email bpate@metroanimalshelter.org

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter is located on 35th Street. We are dedicated to the humane and compassionate care of the animals in our custody while we attempt to reunite them with their owners or adopt them into loving homes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and come by to visit the shelter! 
3140 35th St Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 (205) 752-9101 https://www.facebook.com/Tuscaloosa-Metro-Animal-Shelter-268792366470148 
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Saturday, September 15th       11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Lincoln County, SNAP, Forgotten Felines, Madison Small Pups Multi Group Adoption Day

Petsmart  6275 University Drive NW   Huntsville, AL 35806  (256) 922-0218

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. 
Madison Small Paws https://www.facebook.com/madisonsmallpaws/
Forgotten Felines https://www.facebook.com/ffhsv/
Lincoln County http://www.lincolnalabama.com/Default.asp?ID=146&pg=Animal+Control+Services

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  Saturday, September 15th  10-2      (12:00-4:30 Tuesday thru Friday)
In honor of Alabama Week for the Animals 
"Sweet Dog Alabama" Adoption Promotion 

Animal Adoption Center of Blount County  5241 Co Hwy 1,    Cleveland, AL 35049     Phone 205.625.6026 

In honor of Alabama Week for the Animals, we are having a "Sweet Dog Alabama" adoption promotion.  Dogs are posted on FB,Also stop by and sign up to become a volunteer.  Phone 205.625.6026. Thanks to wonderful mgr Karen Gilham Wilson. Visit      ​https://www.facebook.com/bcanimaladoptioncenter/

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Saturday, September 15th  11:00 am-3:00 pm
Super Adoption Weekend w/ Wiregrass Humane 
& Save-A-Pet

Petsmart    3500 Ross Clark Cir,      Dothan, AL 36303   (334) 678-1288

We will be at PetSmart this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 14-16)!! It is National Adoption Weekend!! Come find your new best friend!! The humane society will be closed on those days as all of our staff and adoptable animals will be at PetSmart!! Come see us!! We will be there 11 am-3 pm each day! 

Pls note: Our thrift store is located at 1381 Reeves Street across from Barrows Furniture All our profits are used to operate our shelter. Any of your donations of household items, furniture,tools, clothing etc... are tax deductible!! Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. See some of our loving adoptables  http://www.wiregrasshumane.com/adoptable/

Save A Pet is a nonprofit animal rescue organization located in Dothan, Alabama, whose lifesaving work is focused on improving the welfare of the area's most vulnerable animals through a partnership with The City of Dothan Animal Shelter. https://www.facebook.com/saveapet2015/
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Saturday, September 15th     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,  promote a positive public image for the City.
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Saturday, September 15th and Ongoing  
Weimaraner Rescue of the South

Birmingham area & the MidSouth
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, September 15th   12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
 Forgotten Felines Adoption Day 

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

Adoption fees are very low cost , Cats will be inside Petsmart today...see you in the parking lot of the Jones Valley Petsmart Huntsville. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ffhsv/
****Huntsville Humane joins them on the big tent events
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​Saturday, September 15th              1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Macon County Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco Tigertown 2285 Tiger Town Parkway  Opelika Al 36832 (334) 705-7012

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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Sunday, September 16th Going til Fall 2018   9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Alabama Wildlife Center 100 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124  PH(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/    
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​                        Sunday, September 16th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanist Voice for Animals Vegan Meetup

Earth Fare 5900 University Dr Nw · Huntsville, AL  35806 (256) 721-7017

During this gathering, we discuss about our future events, our next activism, we exchange recipes, we think about different ways of educating people about veganism, we bring books and so much more.
We also have the chance to taste one vegan food item every week! We tried vegan orzo salad, mock up Chick'n curry and Chao cheese.

• What to bring-Bring a recipe that you love if you feel like it, a new book about veganism, a great cooking book or just yourself :) It is also great to bring non-vegan friends.

• Important to know-You don't have to arrive at 10am, come whenever you want and leave whenever you want between 10am and 12:30. https://www.meetup.com/Humanist-Voice-for-Animals/events/kdwvhpyxmbvb/
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Sunday, September 16th  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm 
A New Leash on Life Adoptions 

Petsmart Carl T Jones Drive Southeast Huntsville, AL 35802 Ph (256) 213-9773

A New Leash on Life is a non-profit, animal rescue organization striving to make a positive difference in the life of every homeless animal we come in contact with. All of our adoptable pets are housed in foster homes until their permanent homes are found. That way, when you adopt one from us, we know their good and bad habits, personality traits, etc. Adopting a friend...

If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, email us with your phone number and the pet you're interested in, and we will get in touch with you. Come Visit Us!

For more information about us, our policies, our pets, and our upcoming events, please visit us at www.anewleash.org
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Sunday, September 16th  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Everybodies' Fruitful Festivities Meetup Picnic and Planning 
5 Points South Fountain 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205 

Let's chat about the group interests to plan better☺ We can communicate to select the best time and place and we can also choose an activity like going out for a salad at a cafe offering organic produce. If there's a crowd at the fountain, we can move to another location.
https://www.meetup.com/Raw-Vegan-Occasions-for-Everyone-Meetup/

Anyone who wants to optimize well being and participate in fun activities like how to find the right doctor, festivals, field trips, movies, fruitlucks, potlucks, picnics, cafe meals, exercise, games, gardening, foragers nature walks, presentations, promotions, arts and crafts, singing and music, dancing, book reviews, writing, YouTubing, etc. Vegan and raw food focus. 
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  Monday, September 17th  Ongoing
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation

AVRAL  PO. 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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 Monday, September 17th  ( at your vet ) All day
  The Alabama Animal Adoption Society 
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter 

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Ave 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. 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 Alabama Dogs
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal 
Legislation (AVRAL) 

Originally formed as a political action committee to work for the passage of animal-friendly legislation and to support political candidates who favor animal welfare laws. AVRAL is now an informal group of volunteers/animal advocates who lend their voices to promoting pro-animal policies in Alabama.
Become Involved. AVRAL https://www.facebook.com/AVRALvotes/
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September and 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, September 17th     10:00 am – 5:00 pm
"Libby" Listens will be at 5 Tuscaloosa City Schools  September 17-21 

Tuscaloosa Shelter  3140 35th St      Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
(205) 752-9101

Libby Listens will be at five area schools September 17-21 to talk to students about being changemakers in our community, the importance of spay/neuter, and to listen to children read. I wish our state would encourage citizens to fix their pets. That’s the only way we are going to solve our pet overpopulation problem. www.metroanimalshelter.org
http://www.metroanimalshelter.org/libby-listens/

If you are a teacher and would like to have libby visit your classroom you can contract program coordinator Mary Calhoun by via email at mcalhoun@metroanimalshelter.org
Libby Listens has two primary purposes. It encourages children to read by providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere for them. It also allows for the discussion of pet responsibility and how to be a humane community.
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Monday, September 17th    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Greater Birmingham Humane Community First Golf Tournament
Hosted by America's First Federal Credit Union 


RTJ at Oxmoor Valley100 Sunbelt Pkwy, Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Join us for a round at RTJ at Oxmoor Valley benefiting Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama, & Laura Crandall Brown Foundation!
Plenty of team and/or sponsorship options available.
Learn more on our website: https://www.amfirst.org/event-participation/

The #CommunityFirst campaign is an employee driven, fundraising initiative aimed at supporting non-profit organizations in the communities where our members like, work, worship, or attend school. See our loving adoptables.   https://gbhs.org/adoptable-pets     
Questions about one of our pets? Contact our facility by phone 205-942-1211. https://www.facebook.com/events/434458343704239/
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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, Adoptions and Rescue

AL Chained Dogs PO Box 1543  Calera AL. 35040​

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, September 18th       Call for info
Service Dogs Alabama

Service Dogs Alabama 8365 Mobile Highway, Hope Hull, AL 36043   334-676-3733

Service Dogs Alabama is dedicated to providing medical and psychiatric assistance dogs to children, adults, and Veterans with disabilities and School Dogs trained to assist educators and counselors with student interventions that create drama-free classrooms.
In the process of fulfilling our Mission, SDA rescues 50+ dogs a year, rehabilitates 50+ inmates a year who train our dogs in prison, changes the course of the lives of children, adults and Veterans with disabilities, and alters classroom dynamics.
Service Dogs Alabama, formerly K-9s 4 Kids, is a nonprofit organization serving families in Alabama and on the cutting edge for solving problems for shelter dogs, prison inmates, people with disabilities, and our educational system.
http://www.servicedogsalabama.com/
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Tuesday, September 18th                             7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Explore Nature at 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 year 'round 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. Phone 251-540-8525  http://www.fws.gov/bonsecour/
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Tuesday, September 18th     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, September 18th       10:00 am -til
Tuscaloosa Main Library Book Display & Reading Session for Young Ones during 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/ 

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  Tuesday, April 4th      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, September 18th (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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- September and Ongoing 
Spay Alabama
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://alspay.org/
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Wednesday, September 19th 
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, September 19th   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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Tuesday, September 18th  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 2018 Non Profit Lip Sync Battle, New Leash on Life 
will be there!

Campus 805 2620 Clinton Ave W    Huntsville, 35805  (256) 519-6212

Come out and join us for the 2018 Non Profit Lip Sync Battle on September 18th at Campus 805, doors open at 5pm. Enjoy a fun show while we bring awareness to the great non-profits of our community. #huntsvillelipsyncbattle    https://www.facebook.com/anewleash.org
Mission
To make Alabama a NO KILL state by ending the killing of pets in Alabama's shelter system and ending the abuse and neglect happening to pets outside the shelter system. 
http://anewleash.org/
For those that would like to make a donation: https://portals.icheckdev.com/AssociationOfFundraising/
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  Wednesday, September 19th  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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Thursday. September 20th spotlight---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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​Saturday, September 19th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Boardwalk Talk Brian Jones

 Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL  36528

The Boardwalk Talk series is a free, public program on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at 11:15 a.m. Come to the Estuarium to participate in a dialog with the experts, including researchers, graduate students, post docs, educators, aquarists and technicians. These informal chats encompass a broad range of science topics. https://www.disl.org/events/boardwalk-talk-brian-jones


Every year, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab hosts a variety of events inc  Discovery Day, an open house and tour of its research facilities to give visitors an idea of what researchers are working on. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about our coastal ecosystem and why it’s so important to preserve our environment. Tours of the DISL research vessel, Alabama Discovery, are also available. Children receive free admission to the Estuarium.

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Thursday, September 20th  and throughout the year
Heartworm Awareness

Protecting your dog or cat from heartworm disease is simple and affordable. Treating heartworm disease is costly, Make an appointment for your pet’s yearly checkup and let’s keep your best friend safe! In the South, Heartworms are most common. 

Read the ALVMA Press Release on Heartworm Prevention.
http://www.alvma.com/?page=PetEducation

Please consider helping a dog who has heartworms. Check with a local rescue group  to donate preventative or donate to your local animal shelter
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  Thursday, September 20th       8:00 am til 
Days also inc Mon, Tues,Wednesdays!
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Alabama Animal Alliance, Inc.

Spay/Neuter Clinic  316 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. 

Additional Services are available. Appointments are necessary. They can be made by calling (334) 239-7387 .info@alabamaspayneuter.com      http:/ www.alabamaspayneuter.com
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Thursday, September 20th    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! 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, September 20th   10:00 am -3:00 pm
BALDWIN HUMANE SOCIETY Adoption Day 

Baldwin HS 22886C Highway 98 Fairhope, AL 36532 251-928-4585
Mon 10 - 4 | Tues 10 - 4 | Wed 10 - 12, 2 - 4 | Thurs 10 - 4 | Fri 10 - 1

Coming up next weekend. Hound Dog Music Fest Saturday, September 29, 2018
4:00 PM 8:00 PMHidden Lake Barn  

What: Outdoor Music Festival to benefit the Baldwin Humane Society with performances by The Marlow Boys, The Leavin Brothers, and The Modern Eldorados. When: September 29, 4pm - 8pm | Barn doors open at 2pmWhere: Hidden Lake Barn | 19437 Co Rd 9 | Silverhill
https://www.baldwinhumane.org/adopt
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Thursday, September 20th    1:00 pm til
Pars 4 Paws Golf Tournament
 Hosted by Humane Society of West Alabama

Ol' Colony Golf Complex   401 Old Colony Rd,   Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35406

The first annual Pars 4 Paws golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, at Ol’ Colony golf course in Tuscaloosa. This will be a 25-team, 4-man golf scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama. Trophies will be provided for 1st – 3rd place winners, first and second flights. Event will include door prizes, a raffle for custom-made furniture and bar-b-que grill, and swag bags, plus a baseball cap for every golfer.
http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2146233608784530/ 

Cost is $100 per player, $400 per team. Registration forms can be picked up at local area golf courses, or contact Mark Hughes, Event Director, 205-556-1000, to register.
E-mail: humaneswa@yahoo.com
http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/adoptable-dogs
http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/adoptable-cats
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Thursday, September 20th   Ongoing so Become Involved!
Birmingham Vegans 

Birmingham, AL 35205

This great 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. 
 Please visit our websites.
http://www.meetup.com/Birmingham-Vegans/
Our companion Facebook page is               https://www.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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September  
Ozark-Dale Cty Humane Society Photo Calendar Contest 


Humane Society  579 Bivins Dr  Ozark, Alabama 36360 (334) 774-7387

Voting for the 2019 Photo Calendar Contest! 
Each vote is $1.00 minimum  donation, and vote as many times as you'd like. Going until October 6th. 
**Be sure to note which # entry you are voting for!** View all entries here (# is on the picture caption):
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ODCHS/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2216989108330103
Full instructions below 👇
https://www.facebook.com/ODCHS/

We will be giving out regular updates on the leader board as the votes come in. The winners will be announced at the Pet Halloween Costume Parade on October 25th! Good luck!
See loving adoptables.
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/al/ozark/ozark-dale-county-humane-society-al152/
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Friday, September 21st    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, September 21st         12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A New Leash Lodge – Pets for Adoption Friday!

Tails and reTails         2676 Dug Hill Rd.        Brownsboro, AL 35741

« TAILS & reTAILS, Adoption Center & Thrift Store Adopt your next pet! Come interact with the adoptable dogs and cats in a home environment where they are free-roaming and happy! Our Lodge is not a typical shelter with cages and runs.  See the beautiful babies --awesome. 
http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-cats/
http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-dogs/
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  Friday, September 21st       Join the Group!
Alabama Animal Rights Support Group

This group will share information, ideas and knowledge to move forward with legislation that will strengthen animal protection laws in Alabama.
Become involved for the shelter animals in your community.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1906209259661169/

“This group will grow, no doubt,” founder Ben Irwin said. “We are all dedicated to seeing a change. We all want to see animals treated as they should be treated.”

According to Irwin, the state of Alabama has laws in place to help protect animal rights. However, those rights tend to be overlooked. Irwin is an Dothan AL attorney.
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Friday, September 21st       see website for events & times
Huntsville Vegan & 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, September 22nd 10:00 -2:00 pm
HASRA  5th Annual "Run For Their Lives" Color Run

McFarland Park Florence, Alabama 

The Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt 5th Annual 5k/1mile Color Run is a family oriented event that is open to well behaved dogs that are up to date on vaccines.
https://www.facebook.com/events/200058124134147/ 
http://runfortheirlives.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=5420

In keeping with the fun, we encourage you to dress up or at least wear white for maximum effect of the color toss! This year's t-shirts will have a white background. Be sure to preregister to get one! This run is untimed but is a certified course if you wish to time yourself. 
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.

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, September 22nd         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 thru Friday. Saturday 9 am-1 pm. (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, September 22nd             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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Saturday, September 22nd at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Doggie Dash and Strut Your Mutt

Andalusia Area Humane Society 411 Pearl St, Andalusia, Alabama 36420
 (334) 582-2665

 14th Annual Doggie Dash & Strut Your Mutt Walk, hosted by the Andalusia Area Humane Society! https://www.facebook.com/AndalusiaAreaHumaneSociety/

Each registration includes ALL Doggie events:“Strut Your Mutt” Costume Walk Doggie Dash “Agility” Course 
Best Doggie Trick Contest Event T-shirt, Pet Photo and Goodie Bags for each registration 
And more! Stay tuned for a few more surprises to be added to the event! Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers of each Doggie Event. See loving adoptables 
https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=AL369&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added
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Saturday, September 22nd      9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Animal Rescue Adoptions
Petsmart       100 Colonial Drive          Alabaster AL 35007 (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.  https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryanimalrescue/

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, September 22nd      10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Shelby Humane Society Pet Adoptions

Shelby Humane    381 McDow Road    Columbiana, AL 35051   205- 669-3916

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.  http://www.shelbyhumane.org/     Microchips are low cost!  205 669 3916  TuesNoon - 5:30p
WedNoon - 5:30p  thurNoon - 5:30 p FriNoon - 5:30p Sat10a - 4p Sun1p - 4p   See loving adoptables  http://shelbyhumane.org/adoption/
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Saturday, September 22nd  10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Animal Rescue Foundation Adoptions

Petsmart Mobile next to Whole Foods! 3980-J, Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 343-2227

Come meet a great assortment of dogs and cats and get a great coupon book from Petsmart if you adopt. 4th Saturday of every month. Email us at info@AnimalRescueMobile.org for any questions about our adoption events! ARF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs and cats in Mobile! Be a part of this lifesaving effort! 

See loving adoptables. 
Dogs https://www.petfinder.com/search/dogs-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=AL31&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added      http://animalrescuemobile.org/
Cats https://www.petfinder.com/search/cats-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=AL31&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added
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Saturday,  September 22nd    10:00 am until 4:00 pm
'Fall In Love' Mega Adoption Event 

Pensacola Fairgrounds 6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526
Phone: (850) 944-4500

 “Fall In Love” Mega Adoption Event  Saturday at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. From cats and dogs to mini pigs and horses, there will be hundreds of animal friends hoping to find loving furever homes. You’re invited to come Fall In Love!
https://weartv.com/features/community-calendar/fall-in-love-mega-adoption-event-09-14-2018

This free family-friendly affair, hosted by Animal Allies Florida, will include free parking and admission, fun kids activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations, including Trap/Neuter/Return training and information. There will be fundraising opportunities to benefit local animal rescue organizations including raffle prizes from local vendors and other wonderful items, as well as pet-related merchandise for purchase.

100% of fund-raising efforts will benefit local animals. The Fall In Love Mega Adoption Event goal is 100+ pet adoptions!

 Alabama Sight Hound Adoptions, The Mylo Foundation, Greyhound Pets of America Emerald Coast, The Rescued Rescuers, Save Our Cocker Spaniels, Redfox's Animal Rescue, The Joy Committee, Sooty's Sanctuary, Florida Rottweiler Rescue Ranch, Second Chance Colony, and more!

Also animal welfare organizations are scheduled to attend: Animal Allies Florida, Amazing Grace Bully Rescue, SouthBARK, Save Underdogs, Friends of Escambia County Animal Shelter, Flori Bama Small Breed Rescue, A Hope 4 Santa Rosa County, Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue, The Purr'fect Place, Panhandle Equine Rescue, and the Pensacola Humane Society.
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Saturday, September 22nd    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A New Leash on Life Adoptions 

Pet Supplies Plus –   4577 Wall Triana    Madison, AL  (256) 325-0125

Making the world a better place for homeless pets and the people who love them! Learn how to help and become involved. http://anewleash.org/volunteer/
Cats http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-cats/
            Dogs  http://anewleash.org/animals/view-adoptable-dogs/
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 Saturday,September 22nd     10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Mobile County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Mobile County Animal Shelter 7665 Howells Ferry Road Mobile, AL 36618  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, September 22nd     10:00 am-5:00 pm
Animal Shelter of Pell City 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, September 22nd    11:00 am-3:00 pm
Ruff House house Offsite Pet Adoption Day 

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

Ruff House, a premier dog care facility in Daphne, Alabama. We care for dogs of all breeds and ages, offering indoor/outdoor day camp, boarding, training, grooming and retail services.

The Ruff House strives to help the pet community by fostering dogs at our facility, hosting adoption events, donating to local pet charities and providing a support network for rescue groups. http://www.dogslovetheruffhouse.com/
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Saturday, September 22nd    11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Pet Wants Huntsville Adoptions Hosted by Friends of Rescue 

Pet Wants  201 Jefferson Street N,   Huntsville, Alabama 35801  (256) 801-4311

Our mission is not only to save the lives of unwanted animals in North Alabama, but to empower individuals who want to make a difference in the world of neglect, over population, and abandonment. We provide them with the resources needed to fulfill their desire to rescue
https://www.facebook.com/FORrescue/
Our shelter is at 213 Oakwood Ave NWHuntsville, Alabama 35811.
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Saturday, September 22nd  spotlight    11:00 am- til 
Pet-Friendly Vacations & Activities 
Gulf Coast Gulf Shores and Orange Beach pet-friendly attractions, parks & activities

Looking for great cat- and dog-friendly travel destinations for your next getaway? Your furry friends don’t have to be left out when you vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Pet-friendly vacations are easy with plenty of lodging options that will allow your family to bring Fido or Fluffy along. 

There are also Gulf Shores and Orange Beach pet-friendly attractions, parks and activities that make bringing your pet that much more fun. Check our directory to find cat- and dog-friendly destinations, and get your furry friend’s luggage ready.  Visit https://www.bringfido.com/
https://www.gulfshores.com/lodging/pet-friendly.aspx#sm.001mblzvn1dsjd8ssym1r985u8r0a
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Saturday, September 22nd      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nail Trims and Vaccine Day - Mobile Pets!

B & B Pet Stop  5035 Cottage Hill at University    Mobile, AL 

RABIES VACCINE: $10.00 per pet     AIL TRIM: $15.00 per pet 
B&B Pet Stop teams up with the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter and Dr. Ann Branch to reduce the number of unidentified pets in Mobile.

Dr. Branch and volunteers from the Mobile Animal Shelter come to B&B Pet Stop every other month to administer rabies vaccines at a greatly reduced price. Rabies shots are $10.00. (CASH ONLY!) Got an unruly pet? Dr. Branch will go out to your car to vaccinate your pet, if necessary. Rabies vaccines are good for 1 year. No appointment necessary, For more information call 251-661-3474. http://www.bbpetstop.com/calendar/dog-cat-events/
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September 22nd and 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. Explore on foot, or 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!
. Visit Website http://www.alapark.com/Horsetrails/
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Saturday, September 22nd            1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Macon County Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco Tigertown    2285 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika Al 36832  (334) 705-7012

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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Saturday, September 22nd         1:00 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

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. _________________________________________________________________
Saturday, September 22nd       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 Petco 394 Cox Creek Parkway Florence, AL 35630 (256) 767-4201
http://shoalspaws.com/adopt-a-pet-today/

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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Sunday  September 23rd  12noon – 2:45 pm
Get Down With The Dogs
Hosted by Light-On Yoga Fitness and 2 others

The Round House 398 Monroe St NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801

GoYoga Week- Huntsville is a weeklong celebration of bringing yoga to our community. GoYoga Week is teaming up with A New Leash On Life for an exciting event called "Get Down With the Dogs!" on Sept 23, 2018 at The Round House. Join us for a yoga class led by Cathy Lighton, of Light-On Yoga Fitness, AND an opportunity to meet adoptable dogs from A New Leash on Life!

Admission is $10 per person and 100% of the proceeds go to A New Leash On Life. Bring your mat and some water and be ready to Get Down with The Dogs! To reserve your spot, visit www.lightonyogafitness.com and click on "Go Yoga Week."
http://anewleash.org/locations/
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Sunday, September 23rd         1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Greater Birmingham Humane Society  

GBHS    300 Snow Dr   Birmingham, Alabama 35209 Phone (205) 942-1211

Puppies and kittens, oh my!  Our foster program's busiest time of year  - help us shower all the foster babies we are expecting!    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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Sunday, September 23rd 
Alabama State Parks -- Find Your Adventure 
https://www.alapark.com/
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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       205-910-3397

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----   Great information source!
Alabama Service Dog Central 
Office of the Attorney General  Alabama State House  11 South Union Street, Third Floor. Montgomery, AL 36130Tel: (334)-242-7300

Wonderful website with important information. 
http://servicedogcentral.org/
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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/
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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September- Year Round 
Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc. Spay/Neuter Program

PAWS 2701 Mall Rd PMB 277 Florence, AL 35630 Phone:  256-383-0690

PAWS believes the number one way to stop the overpopulation of unwanted animals is to spay and neuter your pets. We spay/neuter all dogs and cats that enter our program before adoption. We also have an assistance program for citizens of Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties that meet certain requirements. Eligibility is based on financial need and funds available in our program. http://shoalspaws.com/spay-and-neuter-program/

If you need assistance with spaying or neutering your pet, please fill out the application on website .If you do not receive a reply within 2 business days after submitting your application, please call 256-383-0690 and leave a message on the Spay/Neuter line or email us at shoalspaws@gmail.com
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AL Lost & Found Pets & Help for Missing Animals
https://www.facebook.com/ALTornadoAnimals
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September and ongoing 
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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Sunday September 23rd  Upcoming Events 
 Bama Bully Rescue 
Bama Bully Rescue  P.O. Box 306   McCalla, AL 35111 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Monte Sano State Park 

The HOTC Dog Fair provides a wide range of demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public and their canine companions, and gives local shelters and rescue groups the opportunity to showcase their dogs in need of a 'forever' home. https://www.bamabully.org/calendar/

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. 
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/al/birmingham/bama-bully-rescue-al220/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/BamaBullyRescue
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September and Ongoing 
All year 1:00 pm til     Call (251) 948-7275 
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.    https://www.alapark.com/gulfstate/Directions/

The park is 6500 acres and features three lakes, Cottages Dog friendly.   https://www.facebook.com/GulfStatePark
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Ongoing-Pick your Park
Alabama’s Birding Trails 
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, Sep 23, 2018    7:00 pm –Sun, Sep 30, 2018, 10:00 pm
2018 Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog 5K & 10K -Birmingham Helping Disabled Military Adopt Dogs

LOCATION Your Choice: Track, Trail, Gym, Treadmill  Birmingham, AL 35203

We invite you to complete a 5K or 10K anytime in August or September, for, or with, your favorite four legged friend. 15% of every registration will be donated to Freedom Service Dogs of America.

Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

By completing a virtual 5K or 10K and we’ll send you an awesome Day of the Dog Medal, plus an attached dog tag for your favorite four legged friend.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-day-of-the-dog-run-walk-or-jog-5k-10k-birmingham-tickets-50014001224?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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All Week
Azalea City Cat Coalition Spay & Stay

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.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.)all Susan 251-648-7582 or visit http://azaleacitycats.org/aboutus
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Sunday, September 23rd                         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 8-9 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 meditations 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 
Helen Keller born in Tuscumbia 
with her dog Sir Thomas
Adopt and Save A Life!
Unconditional Love Awaits at Your Shelter