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Alabama Week for the Animals is for Everyone!
2018 calendar to be published in August  2018!
              Alabama Week for the Animals 
April 1-9, 2017

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 forever change 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. 
Saturday, April 1   - Sunday, April 9th  & 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   Mgomery, 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!
Saturday, April 1st                           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
Saturday, April 1st        10:00 am - 2:30 pm
« A New Leash on Life  – Pets for Adoption! Day

Jones Valley Petsmart   2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Ste 1 Huntsville, AL 35802

Making the world a better place for homeless pets and the people who love them!

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.
Saturday, April 1st        9:00 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. 
Saturday, April 1st            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.
  Saturday, April 1st          10:00 -2:00 pm
HASRA Adoption Day 

Petco     394 Cox Creek Parkway      Florence , AL 35630         256-767-4201

This is a great opportunity to meet a furry friend who needs a home! We have beautiful loving pets who need you. Volunteers to provide short-term in-home care for friendly dogs and cats in need until they are adopted are always needed.

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. http://heartofalabamasra.com/

HASRA is committed to continuing our support of North Alabama animal shelters, and to help save as many unwanted animals as possible.
Saturday, April 1st           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. 

  Saturday, April 1st            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:

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  
Saturday, April 1st          11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ARF Pet Adoptions
6140 Rangeline Rd.     Theodore, AL 36528

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

Our 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
Saturday, April 1st      11:00 am -3:00 pm
Fido Fest 2017
Presented by The Summit Shopping Center Benefiting Hand & Paw  and  Greater Birmingham Humane Society

The Summit   214 Summit Boulevard  Birmingham, AL 35243in us for our second annual Fido Fest on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Summit! We’ve partnered with local friends and retailers to create an afternoon that celebrates our four-legged friends and benefits Hand & Paw as well as The Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Bring the whole family to The Summit on Saturday, April 1st to enjoy a pet photo booth, kids’ activities, food trucks, local vendors and live entertainment! Fido Fest is a FREE event. All animal lovers and four legged friends are welcome!! (All dogs must be leashed.)   Phone 205-967-0111
GBHS     http://gbhs.org/
Hand & Paw  http://www.handinpaw.org/
Saturday, April 1st     11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
A New Leash on Life Adoptions 

Petsmart        Phone  213-9773
2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast         Huntsville, AL 35802

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
Alabama Animal Welfare Coalition
Mobile 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) .
Saturday April 1st, 2017 11:00 am
until Sunday April 2nd, 2017
Pins for Paws Doubles No-Tap Tournament

Leland Lanes Bowling 1125 26th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404 Tuscaloosa, AL  35401     (205) 553-3467

Join us in this years Spring Fundraiser - a Doubles No-Tap Bowling Tournament!
$750 prize money guaranteed (based on 50 bowlers)
Cost is $25.00 per person (must have both entry fees at time of reservation)
Door Prizes, Raffles and more!!!! Come join us for one session or all - great family fun supporting a good cause.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/alabamaspca/
Q&A  How many times can you bowl? All sessions 
What does the entry fee include? 2 games, shoe rental, door prize entry, priceless fun while raising money for a good cause.
What do I win? MONEY!!!! Payout is $750 based on 50 entries. The number of places paid is based on number of entries being 1 place for every 10 teams.
Saturday, April 1st  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/
  Saturday, April 1st  11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Animal Rescue Adoptions

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.
Join the Humane Society in front of Pet Supplies "Plus" one Saturday each month 

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/ 

Saturday, April 1st          11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Lincoln County, SNAP, Forgotten Felines 
Offsite Pet Multi Group Adoption Day

Petsmart  6275 University Drive Northwest   Huntsville, AL 35806

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. Store number (256) 922-0218

  Saturday, April 1st  10-2      (12:00-4:30 Tuesday thru Friday)
In honor of Alabama Week for the Animals 2017
"Sweet Dog Alabama" Special 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. Adult dogs will be available at 20.00 off regular adoption fee for the first 10 animals adopted. 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/
Also see their April 8th Furry Scurry 5K & 1mile run at 8am-12 noon.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1091553907639578/

Saturday, April 1st       11:00 am-3:00 pm
Third 3rd Coast Offsite Pet Adoption Day 
Pet Supermarket 
27955 US-98    Daphne, AL 36526|          (251) 625-6411

Third Coast Animal Rescue is a non-profit in South Alabama formed to save abandoned and homeless animals mostly, but not limited to, the Gulf Coast area.
Website    https://www.facebook.com/thirdcoastanimalrescue/
Saturday, April 1st    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:

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.
Saturday, April 1st and Ongoing  
Weimaraner Rescue of the South

Birmingham area & 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. 
  Adopt, Donate, Transport, Volunteer! 
Become involved for the shelter animals in your
 local community.

Alabama Animal Shelters






Saturday, April 1st         12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Western Alabama 

Humane Society of West Alabama 
2430 36th Street       Northport, AL 35473

Humane Society of Western AL has pet adoptions going all day! All pets available for adoption have been vet checked, spayed or neutered, and are waiting for their forever family to take them home! Please visit http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/

We have many rescued dogs and cats available for adoption. Check our lists of adoptable dogs and adoptable cats (top of page) to find your new best friend. See our beautiful adoptables. http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org/allpetlist.html

Note: We Currently Need: -donations of household goods and clothing for our Flea Market -scoopable cat litter (not clay litter) -paper towels and batteries (esp AA)

All Humane Society dogs and cats are in foster care or at one of our animal adoption homes. The Cat Adoption Center is open most Saturdays 10am-2pm,and cats may also be seen by appointment. Dogs may only be seen by appointment, or at our monthly Meet the Pets event. Please check out our List of Cats and List of Dogs on PetFinder, then contact the Humane Society to make an appointment to meet your new best friend. Phone 205-554-0011.
Saturday, April 1st   12:00 noon- 3:00 pm
A New Leash on Life, Forgotten Felines Adoption Day 

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

Adoption fees are very lowcost , as well as most of the other dogs and cats.
Cats will be inside Petsmart today...see you in the parking lot of the Jones Valley Petsmart Huntsville. Visit https://www.facebook.com/anewleash.org 
****Huntsville Humane joins them on the big tent events
Saturday, April 1st                     7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Spring Frog Pond Adventure

Jacksonville State University Frog Pond 
700 Pelham Road North 1138 Mcclellan Center Anniston, AL 36205

Experience “love” from a frog’s point of view! Join the one-and-only, “Dr. Frog” George Cline, for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the first amphibian voices of the season. Learn to identify frog songs and get a hands-on experience with these slippery creatures. Participate in Frog Watch USA. Subject to water level/drought conditions.

Frog Pond Wildlife Preserve and Observation Area is located on a two acre seasonal wetland in the hills of Northeast Alabama, just a short drive from the cities of Jacksonville and Anniston in White Plains. Free and open to everyone. Call 256.782.5697 for details. Some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged. Visit http://www.jsu.edu/epic/Frog2.html
Relax and simply enjoy the beautiful sounds and scenes provided by your natural Alabama.
April -til Fall 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Alabama Wildlife Center 100 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Phone:(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/
See directions on website. 

  Monday, April 3rd 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:
  Ongoing ( at your vet ) All day
  The Alabama Animal Adoption Society 
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter 

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 
2808 Crescent Avenue 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. Closed for adoptions on Easter Weekend. 

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/
Ongoing-Action Needed for Chained Dogs
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal 
Legislation (AVRAL) 

Eufaua, AL: Eufaula City Council unanimously approves tether ordinance revision.


Email addresses of officials can be found at: 

Alabama dogs are counting on YOU to let your respective representatives know that their constituents work for he benefit and relief of countless suffering dogs. This bill will provide law enforcement and/or animal control officers the tools with which to investigate, enforce humane treatment of helpless dogs and ensure successful prosecution of offenders. Thank you, as always, for your support.

Become Involved. 
AVRAL https://www.facebook.com/AVRALvotes/
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.
  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/
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.
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
Alabama Chained Dogs and Rescue
Calera, AL

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
Tuesday, April 4th       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.
Tuesday, April 4th                              7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Explore Nature at the 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 yearround 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.

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. Restrooms are available at the refuge office. Phone 251-540-8525 
Tuesday, April 4th       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.
Tuesday, April 4th      10:00 am -til
Tuscaloosa Main Library Book Display & Reading Session for Young Ones during
8th Annual 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/ 

  Tuesday, April 4th      10:00 am-2:00 pm  
  Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)  
“Pawsitive” Therapy

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/
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
Tuesday, April 4th(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 
Spay Alabama
Free 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://www.spayalabama.org/PDFs/MontevalloCats.pdf
Tuesday, April 4th Ongoing
Animal Advocates of Alabama
Why you should become involved for the animals.

Wednesday, April 5th 
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
Wednesday, April 5th  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
  Wednesday, April 5th  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
Thursday April 6th 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/
Thursday and through April 
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

Protecting your dog or cat from heartworm disease is simple and affordable. Treating heartworm disease is costly, difficult and can be life threatening. Make an appointment for your pet’s yearly checkup and let’s keep your best friend safe!

Read the ALVMA Press Release on Heartworm Prevention.

Please consider helping a dog who  has heartworms. Check with a local rescue group  to donate preventative or your local animal shelter
  Thursday, April 6th      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. 

Our veterinarians are licensed veterinarians who have more than 40 years of combined experience. We do not utilize the services of volunteer veterinarians, veterinary school students, or recent veterinary school graduates to perform spay or neuter surgical procedures.
Male Cat = $40 Female Cat = $55 Male Dog* = $60 Female Dog* = $70 
* Dogs 61-80lbs are an additional $10. Dogs 81-100lbs are an additional $20. * Dogs over 100lbs are an additional $40. 

Additional Services are availabale. 

Appointments are necessary. They can be made by calling (334) 239-7387 .
info@alabamaspayneuter.com      http:/ www.alabamaspayneuter.com
Thursday, April 6th   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! Please help get the word out to others about this thrift store -- we are always in need of GOOD donated items to sell at the store and they need lots of shoppers, so tell your friends!!

"The Tail's End Thrift Store"-This is the place if you are looking for clothing, toys, knick-knacks, furniture and other treasures. Our prices can't be beat and all proceeds support the care of our animals and upkeep of the shelter.

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/
  Thursday, April 6th      12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Stray Love Foundation Pet Adoption Day @The Library 
Magnolia Springs Library 12440 Magnolia Avenue; Suite 600, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555.

Pick out your next pet after you check out  a book. Many of our pets are looking for loving forever homes. We also take donations of brand name, unopened dry dog food, cat food, treats, carriers & crates if you would like to help.  
Love Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 76 - Magnolia Springs, AL 36555 Phone is 251-540-2236    https://straylovefoundation.yolasite.com/

The Stray Love Foundation assists in placing animals who have been "left behind" when their owners pass away. Often these are older animals that are in need of extra care and love. They feel loss too! We do our best to find appropriate and loving homes for these animals that brought such joy to their deceased owners.

The Stray Love Foundation is a 501C3 non profit organization. Please donate if you are able. Collecting now for our Spring Estate Sale Fundraiser. Call: 251.540.2236 (leave msg) Email: info@straylovefoundation.com 
Thursday, April 6th  Ongoing 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. 

We do potlucks, have discussions and educational sessions, share recipes, and support each other on our journeys. Let's celebrate our healthy, compassionate life style and be respectful of our differences. Please visit our websites.
Our companion Facebook page is               https://www.facebook.com/bhamvegans
  Adopt, Donate, Transport, Volunteer! 
Become involved for the shelter animals in your local community.

Alabama Animal Shelters





Friday, April 7th    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 
Friday April 7th        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. 

  Friday, April 7th        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.

“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.
Friday, April 7th               5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Friday Adoption Event
 Hosted by Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter

306 BBQ Florence Restaurant       322 N Court Street
Florence, AL 35630    Phone: (256) 766-5665

The Florence Shelter will host an adoption Event at First Friday. We will be on Court Street in front on 306 Barbeque.  The shelter phone is (256) 760-6676
Shelter hours      Monday - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Friday - 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Saturday - 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, April 7th      see website for events & times
Huntsville Vegan & Animal Rights League (& Meetups)

Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Huntsville and North Alabama's vegan and animal rights community.
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.
Saturday, April 8th              8:00 am til 
Furry Scurry 5K & 1 mile run·
 Hosted by Animal Adoption Center of Blount County

On grounds of the GYM    27550 State Hwy 75     Oneonta, Alabama 35121.

Animal friendly walk/run. 5k or 1 mile that you can do with or without a dog. 100% of all proceeds go to the Animal Adoption Center.  Event website  https://www.facebook.com/events/1091553907639578/ 

The Animal Adoption Center of Blount County is here to assist in serving the county’s needs in controlling stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Our goals are to unite animals, primarily but not limited to dogs and cats, with good caring homes. 
Visit  https://www.facebook.com/bcanimaladoptioncenter/
Saturday, April 8th 8:30 am-
VetMed Open House

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn, AL 36849

Make plans to attend Open House at the CVM Auburn. Open House is a fun-filled, educational day that allows people to see the College of Veterinary Medicine and the exciting opportunities for those who aspire to become a veterinarian. Phone 334-844-4546 For more about the college, as well as a calendar of events and activities, go to www.vetmed.auburn.edu

 The event is planned and organized by veterinary students to showcase the college and as a community outreach program.
Saturday, April 8th      9:00 am-11:00 am
Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
Mutts & Butts Gadsden​

Noccalula Falls Park and Campground
1500 Noccalula Rd,        Gadsden, Alabama 35904

HSPRAC and the Gadsden YMCA invite you to join us for MUTTS & BUTTS Saturday, April 8th! This month we will be hiking at Noccalula Falls Park & Campground.

Bring your mutt pack (on a leash) and meet at the Noccalula Falls Park Chapel near the Campground entrance. This two hour family-friendly hike is great fun for everyone and we always have a great time! Bottled water and waste bags for the pooches will be provided! There are restroom and concession facilities on site for the humans also.

Additional venue information can be found here: www.noccalulafallspark.com

Mutts & Butts recurs on the second Saturday of each month. The hike locations will change monthly to highlight our local attractions.Mon - Tue: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Closed Wed and Sun----Visit FB  https://www.facebook.com/pg/hsprac/events/

The HSEC Pet Rescue and Adoption Center serves as a center for animal adoptions, also provides animal control sheltering services for cities of Gadsden and Attalla. The shelter houses animals brought in by the public, strays, and all animals brought in by animal control officers in the contracted municipalities, including animals involved in cruelty cases. The staff of the Society is actively involved in assisting with cruelty investigations in northeast Alabama. Telephone 256.442.1347 For more information, please contact  http://www.hsprac.com/
Saturday, April 8th 9:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southern Souls Animal Rescue Spring Fling 

Southern Souls Animal League
 1702 N. Eufaula Ave/              Eufaula, Alabama 36027​

Our annual rabies clinic with extra fun! We wil have a dog wash and much more. We will be adding vendors and other fun stuff as we go! Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/414125058933524/
Vendors and Fun Stuff:
Live band
Girl Scouts doing the dog wash
Dog nail trim.
Rabies and other vaccines
Silent Auction
raffle for goodie basket
Snow Biz
The sweet dogs and cats are are in great need for “FOREVER HOMES.” They are all precious and would make wonderful pets. We will be outside and it will be fun fun fun! Our phone 
(251) 235-1679 
Saturday, April 8th         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
Saturday, April 8th           9:00 am-12:00 noon
DeSoto State Park   Fort Payne Reservoir Clean-Up
`Hosted by One World Adventure'

Fort Payne, Alabama (within 8 miles of DeSoto State Park) 7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967

The Fort Payne Reservoir/Wills Creek is heavily littered and we need your help! We know how valuable time can be – we hope you join us in helping keep Alabama beauitful!
Gloves, vests and trash bags will be provided. Along with snacks and plenty of water. The Erase the Waste campaign is a county wide anti-litter campaign made possible through financial contributions from the following sponsors: TVA Reservoir and Community Cleanups Fund.  Visit http://www.alapark.com/DSP-FortPayne-Cleanup
​                             Saturday, April 8th              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
Saturday, April 8th      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/ 
Saturday, April 8th             9:30 - 11:00 am 
Tree ID Workshop in LandMark Park
Landmark Park
430 Landmark Dr, Dothan, Alabama 36303

Join veteran forester and park volunteer Ed Lewis on Saturday, April 8 for an informative program and tour of the park to learn the fascinating history and uses of common trees. You will learn why the USS Constitution was nicknamed “Old Ironsides”, why certain caterpillars love black cherry leaves, which two species of trees helped make a Tennessee distiller famous, and lots more! Ed is well known throughout the state for his interesting programs and enthusiasm when sharing his love of trees with others.
This fun and fact-filled program begins at 9:30 a.m. and pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call the park office at 334-794-3452. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members) https://www.facebook.com/events/203369186815177/
Saturday April 8th         10:00 am-2:00 pm
Discovery Hike at Cheaha
 Cheaha State Park  Location: Bald Rock Trail Head  19644 Hwy 281
Delta, AL 36258   256-488-5111

Come join Cheaha’s Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she leads a hike through the beautiful views that sit atop the highest mountain in Alabama. She will share wonderful knowledge about the ecosystem, plants, animals, and history.  Visit 
Saturday, April 8th      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 An Original Duckumentary Nature Video 

Gulf State Park   220 Campground Rd.                     Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble. Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues. In this nature video, you will learn about some of the most spectacular species of ducks. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
 Saturday, April 8th   10:00 am-noon 
Spring Festival for Kids     “Rabbits on the Rim”​

JSU’s Little River Canyon Center  Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park) 

Celebrate the season by visiting the Canyon Center for the annual Children’s Spring Art Show, baby anima s, bunny games, and an Easter egg hunt…a day your kids will NEVER forget! : No fee; call 256-845-3548 or email for details.  (Easter is April 16, 2017)
Live Animals (Back Deck) Spring Art Exhibit, Fun Bunny Tunnels, Arts and Crafts (while supplies last), and Games (Exhibit Hall)10:30-10:50 am- Easter Bunny Comes to Visit 11:10-11:30 am- Easter Bunny Comes to Visit 11:45 am EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 8th         10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SO MUCH TO SEA Discovery Day
 Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL

Every year, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab hosts 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.

Discovery Day, free (except for adult admission to the Estuarium, which will be $9 or $7 for seniors), www.facebook.com/events/732067860308933
  Saturday, April 8th      10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Shelby Humane Society Pet Adoptions

Shelby Humane    381 McDow Road    Columbiana, AL 35051

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/

  Saturday, April 8th      10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Bring in your dog for Easter Bunny Pics (& Cat Adoptions) 

PetSmart      251-287-9131
Pinebrook Shopping Center   3964 Airport Blvd.     Mobile, AL 36608

Bring in your pur dog for Easter Bunny pics. And Come adopt your new best friend! Wow- many loving cats ready for adoption from Azaela City Cat Coalition. All cats fixed, microchipped, vaccinated and vet checked.  https://www.facebook.com/Azalea-City-Cat-Coalition-165450686834115/
 Saturday, April 8th    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!  
Saturday, April 8th      10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Huntsville Botanical Garden Epic Tomatoes for Southeastern Gardens

Huntsville Botanical Garden 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805 Phone (256) 830-4447

Craig LeHoullier, through the years, he’s been known as NC Tomatoman. Some know him as the fellow who named Cherokee Purple in 1990. Craig has been the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, and the tomato advisor for Seed Savors Exchange. His book offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes-from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them. No book offers such a detailed look at the specifies of growing tomatoes, with beautiful photographs and helpful tomato profiles throughout the book.
Door Prizes, including books & plants for your vegetable garden!
 Visit http://www.hsvbg.org/
Saturday, April 8th     10:00 am-5:00 pm
Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc 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

  Saturday, April 8th        11:00 am - 1:00 pm
'Adopt a Golden' & Meet n Greet

Hollywood Feed 230 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242 ​

A great chance to meet your new best friend! We find warm, loving forever homes for Golden Retrievers to prevent them from being strays or adding to shelter overpopulation.  https://www.facebook.com/AdoptAGoldenBirmingham
Our mission is to find safe, loving, lifelong homes for Golden Retrievers. No Golden Retriever will be turned away, regardless of medical needs or age. Who We Are: We are a group of volunteers with a passion for helping Goldens! Pls visit http://www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com/
Saturday, April 8th    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.Adoptables at both links:

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.
Saturday, April 8th        11:00 am- til 
Easter Fun for Every Bunny at PetSmart Birmingham

Petsmart  5025 Hwy 280 #105,   Birmingham, AL    35242  (205) 437-0254

Hop on in for free photos with the Easter Bunny at PetSmart Birmingham (Inverness). Bring the whole family, pets too! They can meet other cuddly pets and go on PetSmart's CritterTrail Scavenger Hunt. Plus, you'll get a free 5L carefresh colorful creations bedding with any small animal purchase of $30 or more. While supplies last at participating PetSmart stores.
Saturday, April 8th spotlight 
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 
  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!
Lake Guntersville State Park boasts a 16-mile horse trail. The path follows the terrain, varying from steep inclines to lazy knolls. It passes remnants of old home places with chimneys still standing, what remains of a grist mill, and rock stacked in piles having been cleared from fields once farmed. It is recommended to carry water for horses as the trail does not guarantee a source of refreshment. Horses can be highlined to nearby trees while at rest. Visit Website http://www.alapark.com/Horsetrails/
  Saturday, April 8th    12 noon-4:00 pm
Dog Friendly 
Easter Fun for Every Bunny & Dog -Oxford 

Petsmart 70 Oxford Exchange Blvd,    Oxford, AL 36203
(256) 832-1290

 Mark your calendars for Easter Fun for Every Bunny at PetSmart Oxford (Anniston)! This dog friendly event will be held from 12pm to 4pm on April 8, 2017 at PetSmart Oxford (Anniston) US. Admission is free.  http://www.petsmart.com/
Saturday April 8th           1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Macon County Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco  Tigertown 2285 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika Al 36832

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/
Saturday, April 8th      1:00-4:00 pm 
Pet First Aid and CPR Class Taught at PAWS Humane

PAWS Humane’s Community Room – 4900 Milgen Road Columbus, GA 31907.  (just across the stateline from AL) 

PAWS Humane is teaming up with Southeastern Remote Medical Training to offer a Pet First Aid and CPR class. If you aren’t sure what to do when your pet is injured or has a medical emergency, this is the right class for you. Below are the details:
Topics: Pet first aid kit, scene safety, vital signs, pet CPR, standard precautions, choking, muzzling, snakebite, and rescue breathing.

Cost: $50 with a $10 deposit required to secure a seat. *20% of all proceeds benefit PAWS Humane.   sign up, email southeasternremotemedical@gmail.com or call 706-665-3207. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.  http://www.pawshumane.org/
Saturday, April 8th           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, April 8th        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 at Petco 394 Cox Creek Parkway Florence, AL 35630

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.
Sunday, April 9th      12:30 pm til
Take me out to the Ballgame!!
 UAB Blazers host Bark in the Park w/ Tuscaloosa Animal Shelter 
Jerry D. Young Memorial Baseball Field   8th Avenue S at 11th Street 
Birmingham, AL 35205  Phone: 205-934-5181

Mary Bowers Field is  the softball field will be on your left just past the baseball field.

Bring your furbaby and watch the baseball and softball teams PLAY BALL!!!  Adoptions form Tuscaloosa Animal Shelter . Both for baseball and softball games with Marshall & LA Tech.
Call 205-975-UAB1 
Sunday, April 9th        1:00 am-4:00 pm
Greater Birmingham Humane Society  
'Shower for the Shelter​'
GBHS    300 Snow D   r   Birmingham, Alabama 35209 Phone (205) 942-1211

Puppies and kittens, oh my! Our foster program's busiest time of year is coming - help us shower all the foster babies we are expecting! On Sunday, April 9, join us at the shelter from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about our foster program and meet our dedicated foster community. The foster program depends on donations to care for the animals in our care. Needed items include kitten milk replacer, puppy milk replacer, litter, heating pads and more! Shop our Amazon Wish List at bit.ly/gbhsfoster      Check out the animals available for adoption here:  www.gbhs.org/adoptable-pets  Pls visit  https://www.facebook.com/GBHS1883/info/?tab=overview
Sunday, April 9th                         2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Service Dogs Alabama Ribbon Cutting & Blessing of the Service Dogs Open House  

Training Complex 8365 Mobile Highway,   Hope Hull, AL 36043      334-676-3733

Awesome day planned for 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. Amazing org!  No reservations required Meet us at the G. Lawson Training Complex. http://www.servicedogsalabama.com/ 

Sunday, April 9th 
Alabama State Parks -- Geocaching
Chewacla State Park
124 Shell Toomer Parkway   Auburn, AL 36830

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. It is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online at www.geocaching.com. Anyone with a GPS receiver can then try to locate the geocache. Geocaching is a great family activity to do in an Alabama State Park!
Visit http://www.alapark.com/chewacla-state-park
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
Helping Horses ALABAMA
Six Brier Farm  Brierfield, Alabama 35035

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
Alabama Horse Rescue Group Directory

Adopt, Help, Donate and Network to Save AL Horses. 
Ongoing   Great information source!
Alabama Service Dog Central 
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/
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/
We would love to meet you! 
AL Lost & Found Pets & Help for Missing Animals
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
April and Ongoing
Bama Bully Rescue---Lordy Blair's going to be 40!
Fundraiser for Bama Bully Rescue by Ruby Blair
Bama Bully Rescue
P.O. Box 306 McCalla, AL 35111

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. 
Fundraiser for Bama Bully Rescue by Ruby Blair

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.
***Bama Bully Rescue was able to team up with Art Helping Animals, click HERE to check out the page they put together for us!
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.
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 approx. 6500 acres and features three lakes, golf course, newly improved campsites, lakeside cabins, miles of sugar sand beaches and the longest pier on the Gulf. Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground with 11 modern bathhouses. Cottages Dog friendly. https://www.facebook.com/GulfStatePark
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/
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
  All Week
Azalea City Cat Coalition Spay & Stay

Vet Hospital  

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
Sunday, April 9th                         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 6-7 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 mediatations on this, visit Animal World USA inspiration page: www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html 

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