8th North Carolina Week for Animals
April 2-10, 2016                    Event Page 2
 See page 1 of Calendar of Events by clicking this link!

Saturday, April 9th                               9:00 am-3:00 pm
5th Annual Animal Law Symposium 
@UNC School of Law

UNC School of Law
160 Ridge Road,    Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, Chapel Hill 27514

UNC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosts its fifth annual symposium on Saturday at UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC. Panelists from national and local organizations will present on various topics including Animal Cruelty, Animal Advocacy and Outreach, Farm Animal Policy and Environmental Impacts, Animal Law Careers, and a Legislative Update. Registration is FREE and open to all, and includes a light vegan breakfast and catered vegan lunch.  See full agenda and registration details and the Facebook event.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1028884647149995/

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge will be there tabling!
Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (The Refuge) is a non-profit organization that provides lifelong sanctuary to farm animals in need, educates the public about the cruelties of factory farms, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles.
Founded in 2012, The Refuge is located in North Carolina just 15 minutes away from the downtowns of Carrboro, Saxapahaw, and Pittsboro and 20 minutes away from downtown Chapel Hill.         http://piedmontrefuge.org/

See exciting details and speakers for the day! 
Saturday, April 9th            9:00 am – 11:00 am
Island Nature Tour---Gorgeous!

Bald Head Island      700 Federal Rd     Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Gorgeous! Join professional naturalists on a guided tour of the wildlife hotspots of breathtaking Bald Head Island! See amazing wildlife while learning about and exploring our pristine beach, maritime forest, and salt marsh.

If you’re coming for the day, Conservancy staff members will meet you at the Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC with ferry tickets. You will board the 8:00am ferry and enjoy a 20 minute ride to the island. Conservancy naturalists will meet you at the Island Marina with golf cart transportation and binoculars. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to the Island Marina.
Nature tours are available upon request, from September– April. Reservations are required to ensure staff availability.    http://townofbaldheadisland.com/
 Saturday, April 9th                                                  10:00 am-1:00 pm
CHHS Animal Rescue Team 
and the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina 
 Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society 
200 Gable Drive                          Sapphire, NC 28774

Directions on website (OnHwy 64; 2 miles east of Cashiers Crossroads Cashiers)

There's never been a better time to protect your pet! Join the CHHS Animal Rescue Team and the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

Join us for a  low-cost vaccination clinic! Rabies and Parvo shots are only $10, and feline leukemia vaccinations are $25. For more information, please call CHHS at 828-743-5752. Visit http://www.chhumanesociety.org/
Saturday, April 9th (ongoing)          call for Center Hours
Western North Carolina Nature Center 
Visit the Nature Center!

 WNC Nature Center ~ 75 Gashes Creek Road ~ Asheville ~ NC 28805 ~Phone (828) 259-8080

The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity.  

With over 40 acres of Southern Appalachian habitat, the WNC Nature Center is a prime attraction in the Asheville area for families, residents, and visitors. At the WNC Nature Center, it's our goal to provide a fun, educational, and safe interaction with local wildlife. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Want to gain experience learning to care for animals, want to help educate visitors about native wildlife, have a green thumb and a passion for native plants, or just want to help the Nature Center thrive?  The Nature Center needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with cleaning animal habitats, interacting with visitors, preparing diets, horticulture, administration, special events, and more.  http://www.wncnaturecenter.com/GetInvolved/Volunteer.aspx
Saturday, April 9th                         10:00 am -12:00 noon 
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue
1105 Walnut Street   Cary Towne Center    Cary, NC 27511

NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need.  The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of the breed. 
This is a great opportunity for  potential adopters... a great opportunity to meet our dogs and us!   http://goldenrescuenc.org/our-dogs

 Website:         www.animall.org             Phone: (919) 465-2500      Great Folks!
Saturday, April 9th                                                                 1:00-4:00 pm
Triangle Beagles
Triangle Beagle Rescue (aka TriBeagles or TBR) is a breed-specific beagle rescue in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina.  We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and are an all volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors.   See our loving adoptables http://tribeagles.org/fosters/
We do not have a shelter facility and operate solely out of foster homes.  This ensures that all of our beagles learn the skills that they need to be successful family members when they move to their forever homes.  We have been rescuing beagles since 1999 and, to date, have rescued more than 1500 beagles in North Carolina.

                  Saturday, April 9th                           10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sarges' Pet Adoption Day

Sarge Headquarters    256 Industrial Park    Waynesville, NC 28786 

Come see our cats, kittens, puppies and dogs at HQ ! Most SARF Pet Adoption Days  will be held at Sarge's Headquarters at 256 Industrial Park Drive. Industrial Park Drive intersects with Route 23 (Asheville Rd.) near Junaluska Animal Hospital and Lowes. See website to find map! 

Adoption days feature cats and dogs rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and safely in foster care. They are all tested for heartworm and FeiV/FIV, given appropriate vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks and are spayed or neutered. Photos of available foster animals can be found on our Featured Pets page on our website. 

If you can't make it to an adoption day and see a dog or cat you're interested in, PLEASE fill out an application or call us at 828-246-9050.We'll work out a way for you to meet that pet! http://www.sargeandfriends.org/
Saturday, April 9th                             10:00 am til 
Humane Society of Charlotte
Pet Palooza Festival & Walk for the Animals

Independence Park   300 Hawthorne Lane      Charlotte, NC    28204

This is a must attend festival of the year with a huge vendor fair, food trucks, dog contests, agility and CPR demos, and many other activities! Pet Palooza proceeds help HSC to provide critical services like low-cost spay/neuter, vaccine and microchip clinics, adoptions, and owner/pet training and education to over 22,000 homeless & at-need pets in our community every year! Pls get Involved!
For more information, please call 704-494-7711 or email ksheehey@humanecharlotte.org.  ksheehey@humanecharlotte.org
Adoptable Pets at http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/adopt-a-dog/adopting-a-dog/ 
If you see a dog that you are interested in, please visit us at our 2700 Toomey Avenue shelter. We are open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9th                                   10:00 am - 2:00  pm 
R.A.C.E. Pet Adoption Day

Petsmart   New Centre Drive     Wilmington , NC  20643

What started as an effort to contract  the county shelter developed into an  organization that implements programs to educate children and adults on proper care and responsibility for companion animals as well as teaching awareness to the community on animal issues that impact society as a whole. 

With a volunteer and foster network that is fueled by community interest RACE plans to greatly reduce euthanasia in the coming years and turn the county shelter into a no kill shelter. Trainers, veterinarians , animal behaviorists and groomers have joined along with RACE to rehabilitate pets in need so they will be healthy adoptable animals.

THE ADOPTION CENTER WILL HELP US TO HOUSE AND SAVE MORE COMPANION ANIMALS . CALL 910-547-2839     Visit    http://www.raceshelter.org/
Saturday, April 9th                   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
3rd annual Comic Book Show Benefitting
The Humane Society of Davidson County  LexingCon

Davidson County Fair Grounds 
400 Greensboro St Ext.                                    Lexington, NC 27295

All proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Davidson County April 9th Davidson County Fair Grounds **intersection of Greensboro St. Extension & Fairground Road in Lexington** Admission: ***$5.00 per adult or a large bag of pet food ***kids 12 and under and anyone in costume are free 

***This event is for the humans only so please leave your pets at home Guest of honor: The Humane Society of Davidson County will be set up and have some of their foster animals available for adoption Over 70 Artists and Vendors Special surprise guests TBA (keep watch on the Lexing-Con fb page) Face Painting Costume Contests and MUCH more! LexingCon: The small town Comic Book Show with a BIG heart! Raising funds for local charities while celebrating the art of comics! Admission: $5.00 or large bag of Pet Food Facebook.com/Lexing-Con  Ongoing    https://www.facebook.com/LexingCon/ 
Benefiting: Humane Society of Davidson County 
Saturday, April 9th                       10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Paws in the Park

Best Friend's Dog Park (Largest in NC!)
480 N Lee Street       Rocky Mount, NC          Phone 252-972-1151

Come out for a doggone good time at the Paws in the Park festival! Join us at Best Friend's Dog Park, the largest dog park in North Carolina, for an afternoon of tail-waggin' fun! This year we will be celebrating the grand opening phase two of our dog park- featuring a permanent agility course. The event will also include a rabies and microchipping clinic, pet contests and giveaways, and pet friendly vendors from around the area! Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for festival admittance.   Free to the public ! http://www.rockymountnc.gov/parks/paws.html
Saturday, April 9th                         10:00 am-1:00 pm
Foothills Humane Society Adopt a 'Dog'
Forever Dream Animal Sanctuary Join Us!

Mill Spring Farm Store                                         (828) 894-8028
156 School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is a non-profit, 501c3 No-Kill, open-admission, adoption-guarantee animal welfare organization serving the rural foothills of Polk County, North Carolina and Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville in the northern Greenville and Spartanburg counties of South Carolina,   http://www.foothillshumanesociety.org/       Shelter phone (828) 863-4444
NC Motorcycle Rides/Runs

Check calendar for ongoing bike events, some to help animals and community.  http://www.cyclefish.com/event/26429/         
Saturday, April 9th             10:30 am - 11:30 am
Helping Paws International©/™ Therapy Dog Visits
Celebrating 8th Annual NC Animal Week

Therapy Dog Visit

Litchford Nursing Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
8200 Litchford Rd      Raleigh, NC  27615

Helping Paws Therapy Dog teams will visit with the residents of the above facilities.  Helping Paws allows people, who are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, to visit with our teams to learn if they would enjoy becoming a therapy animal team.  These shadow visits are limited to 2-3 people per facility visit.  If you are interested in doing a “shadow visit” at the above facilities on the listed dates, please contact Helping Paws at:  HelpingPaws@att.net

Helping Paws Animal Therapists work as psychologists, physical, occupational, speech, & rehabilitation therapists. Their main goals are to motivate & stimulate physical & mental activities, and to bring love, warmth, & touch to their “patients” while additionally offering them the human companionship of their owner-handlers.

Helping Paws does not charge to visit a facility. Shadow visits are welcomed at these sites. For more info on Helping Paws, please visit out website at: www.helpingpawsintl.org
  Saturday, April 9th                        11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart     White Oak/Shenstone Blvd    265 Shenstone Boulevard 
Garner, NC 27529      Phone (919) 773-0376

JCAPL Mission Statement – To promote animal welfare through:  Advocacy
Protection   Humane education   Reduction of pet overpopulation
Saturday, April 9th                     11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Ruff Love Foster Care and Dog Rescue 
Rescue Dogs Rock Adoption Event

Petco 4217 W Wendover Ave, Ste G, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

Loving dogs will be there for adoption. We also need food, towels, blankets and monetary donations. Ruff Love Rescue is a 501(c)(3) volunteer dog rescue group who care for 100's of canines in need. RLR is a home based foster group in North Carolina.  Visit 
ruffloverescue.com     facebook.com/ruffloverescue       dogs315@northstate.net
Ruff Love Foster Care and Dog Rescue PO Box 2013 Thomasville, NC 27361
Saturday, April 9th            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mercy Fund Adoption Day

Petco Hickory
2239 US Highway 70 SE    Hickory, NC 28602   (828) 322-4590

Our mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals and place them into good forever loving homes.  828 652 7980   mercyfund@yahoo.com

Would you like to become a Mercy Foster? Do you have supplies or money to donate? If so please contact us. We appreciate your help in any way. Visit FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Fund-Animal-RescueInc/
Petfinder http://members.petfinder.com/~NC461/mercy.html
Saturday, April 9th                                   11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Transylvania Animal Alliance Group Cat Adoption Event 

Petsmart  3 McKenna Rd     Arden, NC 28805    (828) 681-5343

Come meet your perfect match at PetSmart! We are a small group of dedicated individuals hoping to turn the tide on the flood of unwanted animals in Western North Carolina.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. The fee to adopt a pet is $95, which helps to pay for the costs of spay/neuter, vaccines, microchipping and worming.   Phone (828) 966-3166. We will be there with our dogs on April 16th.  Everyday we are working for the animals.  https://www.facebook.com/TAAGwags
Saturday, April 9th                    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) Adoption Event

Garner PetSmart    2550 Timber Dr        Garner NC 27529

See adoptables. 
Dogs     http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/animals/browse?Species=Dog

Cats       http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/animals/browse?Species=Cat

Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) is an all volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to reducing the homeless population of pets, through foster care, medical treatment and adoption into forever homes.   RUFF encourages responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education. Click here for more information http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/
Saturday, April 9th                           12 noon- 6:00 pm
Annual Wake County Adopt An Addition Event!

820 Beacon Lake Drive   Raleigh, NC 27610

The Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center maintains a Mobile Adoption and Rescue Unit. This unit, put into service in 2003 and paid for through donations and grant dollars, allows for the Center to provide off-site adoptions and assist with rescue services

Senior Cats for Senior Laps
Senior adopters (60 years or older) can adopt any cat over the age of 3 for a flat $10 adoption fee, which includes spay/neuter. For information, call 919-212-7387.

The Mobile Unit is most often used to bring Center animals to off-site adoption events such as those that are held at local retail stores, fairs and festivals.
 If you have questions or would like to invite the County's Animal Center to an off-site adoption event, contact Joanne Duda at Joanne.Duda@wakegov.com
                  Saturday, April 9th                                   12 noon  - 2:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Adoptions 

Petco     416 Crossroads Blvd    Cary, NC 27518 

Dog Adoption Offsite event. Come meet your new best friend...
Cat Adoption Day Every Saturday from 12pm - 4pm. 
At the Second Chance Adoption Center,  6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh, NC 27607  Phone 919 851-8404   E-mail: secondchance@secondchancenc.org 
 Saturday April 9th           Show 1:00-4:00 pm 
Shoe Show Presents SPAY IT FORWARD's
 3rd Annual Benefit Show Circus Stella. 
w/ A Salute to Service & Working Dogs! 

 Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road Concord, NC   28027 
Phone (704) 786-8171

You are invited to attend the greatest show on earth!   at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road Concord, NC CIRCUS STELLA is a traditional one ring family circus featuring trapeze, rope walking, aerial silk performances, comedy acts, juggling, and starring Circus Stella's 6 PERFORMING RESCUE DOGS! Pre-circus activities will include hands-on juggling demonstrations, balloon sculpting, face painting,food concessions and more! Our special guest Humphrey, the real live Dromedary Camel will make a repeat appearance for great photo opportunities! 

Inspired by Circus Stella’s Performing Dogs, whose work is entertaining, Spay It Forward is proud to present a new addition SALUTE Service and Working Dogs. K-9 Units from Cabarrus County, Concord and Kannapolis City Law Enforcement will demonstrate their jobs as trained canine officers in explosives and narcotics detection, as well as exhibit their skills in search and protection.

We will be accepting donations of cat, dog food and supplies to benefit the animals at the Cabarrus Animal Shelter. The donation collection site will be across from Humphrey the Camel near the entrance gate.

 TICKETS: $10 Adults and $5 Children under 10 years of age. Rain Date: April 10, 2016. Tickets may be purchased "at the gate" or online at www.spayitforwardnc.org 

Spay It Forward is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to alleviate the population of unwanted companion animals by providing funds for spay and neuter of pets in low income families and pets that would other wise be neglected. For more information about Circus Stella or Spay it Forward, visit www.spayitforwardnc.org
Saturday, April 9th                                         12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guilford County Animal Shelter $20 Kitten Adopt Fair

Petsmart Wendover Place  1206 Bridford Pkwy    Greensboro, NC 27407

$20 Kitten Adoption Fair Special Event! Kitten Adoptions Only $20.00 . Our Adoption Fee include: Spay/Neuter, Rabies Vaccination, Microchip Implant, Age Appropriate Vaccinations, Medical History & Pet Insurance!

The Guilford County Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in Guilford County. We are operated by a non-profit organization the United Animal Coalition. The United Animal Coalition has operated the Guilford County Animal Shelter since 1998. All donations made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter are tax deductible.
The United Animal Coalition is a professional, caring organization devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County, N.C. We strive to humanely care for all the animals and work diligently to return lost animals to their owners. We are committed to making every adoption of every animal a positive, permanent experience for both the animals and the pet owner. Visit  http://www.adoptshelterpets.org/
Saturday, April 9th                1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Encore Pets Adoption Day!  

Petsmart     5160 Highway 70          Morehead City, NC 28557

Find a furry friend to adopt- Dogs & Cats!  Contact : Joanna 252--247-1747 . Encore Pets, Inc., of Morehead City, NC, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to save the lives of animals by maintaining a foster/adoption program for homeless pets, offering low-cost spay-neuter services to those in need, and educating the public on animal-related issues through our monthly pet newsletter.

We need you!  We need foster homes and volunteers. Please be a part of our life-saving foster/adoption program! Please contact us ASAP  encorepets@yahoo.org 
Website  http://www.encorepets.org/
Saturday, April 9th                  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saving Grace Meet & Greet

Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique & Bakery
1000 W Main St,       Durham, NC 27701                     (919) 908-1887

Join us  for a meet & greet and adoption event with Saving Grace! Come join us and meet some of the amazing Saving Grace rescue dogs and do a little shopping at Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique & Bakery. This is our first time partnering with this amazing new store dedicated to every aspect of your dogs life from food and fashion to play and slumber! Hope to see you there. 
Dogs welcome. *Please understand that this is a meet and greet for potential adopters but adoptions will not take place at event.  Visit http://savinggracenc.org/events/
Saturday, April 9th                1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
2 Paws Up Rescue Adoption Day
Petsmart   8111 Brier Creek Parkway     Raleigh, NC 27617

Come join us at Petsmart in Brier Creek. We'll have many of our adoptable cats and dogs there for a meet-and-greet. Stop by for a chance to meet your new best friend.
2PawsUp is a 501c3 organization dedicated to saving animals from the high-kill shelters in North Carolina, providing necessary medical care, and finding them loving forever homes.

Spend some time on our site, meet our animals up for adoption, and learn more about our upcoming events, "happy tails" success stories, and many ways to get involved with 2PawsUp and animal rescue. http://www.2pawsup.org/
Saturday, April 9th                            1:00-4:00 pm
Pinups for Pitbulls
Merit Pit Bull Foundation Adoption and Outreach event

Bombshell Beer Company   120 Quantum Drive,    Holly Springs, NC
 27540               Phone (919) 823-1933

Meet 2016 Pin-Up, Erica P.! The Pinups for Pitbulls Team is not just another group of pretty faces. We are animal lovers, advocates, educators, and a force to be reckoned with. Not a member of our staff will give up on our work until we are no longer needed. With your help, we are hopeful that this time is just over the horizon.
First and foremost, we are a group of humane educators.  PFPB works alongside dog trainers, behaviorists, rescue organizations, and other animal welfare groups to obtain only the most recent, well researched information possible.   Visit 
Saturday, April 9th                                       1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Triad SPCA Pet Adoption Fair

Pet Supermarket   3316 Battleground Ave.   Greensboro, NC 27410

Looking for somewhere to take the kids on Saturday afternoon?  Join us every Saturday at Pet Supermarket for an afternoon of fun and furry animals!  We will have adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens there for you to visit with.  Caution: You just might fall in love! We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our adoption fairs so we can bring as many animals as possible.   Visit  http://www.triadspca.org/
Saturday, April 9th                                        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc.
Dog Adoption Event at Phydeaux

Phydeaux- Cary   6464 Tryon Rd     Cary, NC 27518

Come on out to Phydeaux in Cary and meet CARE's adoptable dogs and puppies. RE is a network of foster homes, and thus does not have a specific address to visit. If you are interested in a CARE dog or cat, fill in the adoption request form by clicking on the animal's name on the listing of animals available for adoption, and the foster will contact you about setting up an appointment to meet the animal. While they work together, CARE is separate from the Chatham County Animal Shelter. Click here to learn more about the relationship.

CARE has regular 'Adoption Days', as well as special events, at various locations. At Adoption Day events, a number of foster dogs and cats are available for potential adopters to interact with and submit adoption requests for, and CARE members are on hand to provide information and guidance. Adoption Days scheduled for upcoming weeks are listed on the home page, and all Adoption Days are listed on the Upcoming Events page.  http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org/index.php

We working to stop Tethering in Catawba County. Many Counties has outlawed Tethering (chaining) and its time for Catawba to make a change.

Visit   https://www.facebook.com/Catawba-County-Board-of-County-Commissioners-Stop-Dog-tethering-575749909241152/
Email cyndiob@aol.com
Saturday afternoons normally                      See sites

 Groups Working to Unchain Dogs

Fences for Fido

Chain Free Asheville

Chain-Free Beaufort

Coalition to Unchain Dogs 
Saturday, April 9th                                 8:00 pm til
Cesar Millan and Saving Grace!

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium   2 E South Street      Raleigh, NC 27601

Cesar Millan is returning to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 9th and Saving Grace has been chosen as the rescue partner! We will have a special table at the event in the lobby to share information about our program. As a partner Cesar Millan is extending a special ticket offer to Saving Grace. Use promo code "GRACE" for $5 off tickets.    http://bit.ly/CMLIVERal            http://savinggracenc.org/events/
Cesar Millan     https://www.cesarsway.com/
Saturday, April 9th              8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS)
Veg Potluck at the free outdoor screening of 
"Iris" at Full Frame

Durham Central Park                501 Foster St,               Durham, NC 27701  

Join us for a potluck at the free outdoor screening of "Iris" at Full Frame. Please RSVP to dilip@trianglevegsociety.org   The Triangle Vegetarian Society was founded in 1986 in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina to promote the nutritional, ethical, environmental, and other aspects of vegetarianism. Open to all, we aim to build a sense of community among people of varying interests in plant-based diets, encouraging healthy, sustainable, and peaceful lifestyle choices. https://www.facebook.com/trianglevegsociety/
Sunday, April 10th                             9:00 am-5:00 pm 
Mother Earth News Fair
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.                             Fletcher, N.C. 28732

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on Modern Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Organic Gardening, Green Building, Natural Health, Renewable Energy, Real Food and more! Get great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services, including: books, tools, seeds, tractors, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more. On Sat April 9th also . Pls visit  http://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/north-carolina/
Sunday, April 10th                                  9:00 am- 9:00 pm      
Second Chance Cat Adoptions
Cary Petsmart      2430 Walnut Street       Cary, NC 27518

May Adoption Special: $50 - all Adult Cats, $95 - Kittens (under 6 mos)
(normally $100.00 without microchip. $115.00 with microchip) .  Visit  http://www.secondchancenc.org/ 

Adoption Fees Include:
-Spay or Neuter    -FIV & FeLV testing   -Parasite Treatment      All Vaccinations* *if old enough    (Worth over $300 of veterinary care!)
Month of April 
April is designated as Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and—in rare instances—humans. Use heartworm preventative!
  Sunday April 10th                               10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Mass O’ Danes Charlotte

Promenade (Starbuck's)  Promenade on Providence 
5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway           Charlotte, NC 28277

Pet Adoptions Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit http://greatdanefriends.com/category/available-dogs/

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit based in Thomasville NC.

Great Dane Friends helps people to: 
Determine the right breed for their lifestyle.  Find healthy, compatible dogs who fit their wants and needs.   Find new homes for dogs whose families can no longer keep them.    Provide all necessary medical care to return the Dane to good health.

Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique loving Great Danes. http://greatdanefriends.com/about/
                Sunday, April 10th                  12:00 noon -3:00 am
Wilmington Grey Meet n Greet Winston-Salem

Petsmart Winston-Salem,        438 Hanes Mill Road 
Winston-Salem, NC     27105

Our mission is dedicated to providing adoption services for retired racing Greyhounds, provide for their health and welfare, educate the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and place them through adoption into loving homes. Please read about adopting a wonderful greyhound at  http://greyhoundfriends.com/adoptioninfo.html
Contact:  Llandry@triad.rr.com
Sunday, April 10th                  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue's 2016 Run for the Paws

Fletcher Park,  South of Asheville  85 Howard Gap Rd     Fletcher, NC 28732

The only 5K in the area where dogs aren’t just allowed…they’re invited!  
Compete in the timed 5K run or join in the one mile walk. It’s all for a great cause: participants ask their friends to sponsor them in the race to help raise funds to support animals in need!  Register Now through Fundly.com

Noon:     T Shirt Pick Up, Day of Registration, & Vendor Festival Begins
1:30:   5K Run Begins           2:00:   1 Mile Walk Begins
3:00:   Awards Ceremony         4:00:   Vendor Festival Ends

This year Brother Wolf will take in over 6,000 needy animals with the help of supporters just like you. This is why your participation in this event and the funds that you raise through your supporters are so important!

Event Questions? Email Brother Wolf’s Event Director, Leah Craig Fieser, at leahcraig@bwar.org    http://www.bwar.org/event/2016-run-for-the-paws/
Sunday, April  10th             12 noon to 5:00 pm 
Watauga Humane Society hosts
  North Shore Animal League’s Tour for Life ®

Boone Mall         1180 Blowing Rock Rd                     Boone, NC 28607

Shelters and rescues from across our region will be there to adopt out animals and raise money for animal welfare. Tour for Life provides a terrific chance to find your new best buddy and support an important cause. In partnership with Purina, Tour for Life is the largest national adoption initiative aimed at reinforcing the advantages and importance of shelter pet adoptions.  the “World’s Largest Mobile Adoption Event,”          There will be many animal rescues, humane societies, and animal care providers that will offer education, low cost services such as nail trimming, microchips, and rabies vaccinations. Also, live music, dog training demos from some of the area's greatest dog trainers, and much more!
Sunday, April 10th                        12:00 noon- 3:00 pm      
Animal Life Adoption Day
Cary Petsmart
2430 Walnut Street    Cary, NC 27518        (919) 858-5442

Animal Life, Inc. is a non-profit group of volunteers based in Coats, North Carolina, that supports local animal shelters and animal rescues with donations, food, and more.  Please visit 
Sunday April 10th             2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Pawfect Match Animall Meet and Greet

Animall  Cary Towne Ctr  1105 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 465-2500

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age.  We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.  
By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household.

Besides the basics of crate training and house training, we teach them basic obedience, we groom them, feed them a high quality dog food, and last but not least, we shower them with LOVE and attention that hopefully teaches them to trust again and realize that life really IS good..See sweet adoptables! http://www.pawfectmatch.org/animals/browse
Hello Adopters!!!  We are busy planning our anniversary picnic to celebrate 10 awesome years of saving the unwanted dogs and puppies in our state.  We are also wanting to celebrate YOU for helping us do this.  Our tentative date is Sunday, May 15th and we want you AND your 4 legged kids to join us!  We should have the location locked down early next week 
Sunday, April 10th                          2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Independent Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event -

 Petco  8200 Renaissance Pkwy #1012, Durham, NC 27713   (919) 572-9638

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.
emily.holleran@gmail.com      http://www.animalrescue.net/adoptacat
Horse Protection Society of North Carolina Needs You!
Horse Protection Society
2135 Miller Road     China Grove,  NC 28023

The Horse Protection Society is working to secure all the needed equipment to raise downed horses.  There are a variety of reasons why a horse will need additional help to get up.  If the right equipment is not available and the horse cannot be raised, the horse will have to be euthanized.  

When veterinarians are performing surgery where the horse has to be laid down, the equipment can be used to aid the horse to get up safely as it is coming out of the anesthesia. HPS will need to organize a group of volunteers to be on call to aid veterinarians and raise downed horses.  If you are interested in joining this important life saving group, please call the sanctuary:  704-855-2978  http://www.horseprotection.org/index.html
Rescue Your Next NC Animal(s)      Extensive Listings
Monty's Home
Pawsitive Partners Prison Program

In May 2008, Monty's Home received state approval to start its Pawsitive Partners Prison Program (PPPP) the first companion dog prison training program in Southeastern North Carolina, the largest in the state. 

Working closely with the administration of Pender Correctional Institution in Burgaw, NC, a dedicated team of volunteers developed a program that not only benefits rescued animals, it benefits the inmates involved in the program as well. Monty's Home trainers select five dogs from a local shelter. 

After temperament evaluation, heartworm testing, spay/neuter and vaccinations, the dogs enter the PPPP.  Dogs live at the facility and specially screened inmate-trainers take them through a nine week training course. After graduation, the dogs are adopted into the community as family pets and five more shelter dogs enter the program. To see dogs available for adoption Click Here.  
Ck scheduled times. 
Top 10 Asheville North Carolina Waterfalls!

With hundreds of waterfalls in the Asheville area, how do you choose? According to the readers of our popular online travel guide, here are the Top 10 waterfalls to enjoy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina:
Wake County Area
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Services
Contact the Wake County Animal Center at 919-212-PETS (7387) or contact  partners below for low cost spay neuter services:

All Walks of Life Mobile Veterinary Clinic 
mobile unit    919-567-2965

Animal Kind, The $20 Fix 
for low-income households          919-870-1660    www.animalkind.org

Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic 
919-934-7729       www.carolinacrossingvet.com

Friends of Animals 
voucher program 
800-321-PETS (7387)    www.friendsofanimals.org

Humane Solution
PO Box 20712
Winston-Salem, NC 27120  http://humanesolution.org/

Operation Catnip 
voucher program and clinic for feral and unowned cats 
e-mail: operationcatnip@bellsouth.net     www.operationcatnip.org

Pet Overpopulation Patrol (POP-NC) 
mobile unit 
919-942-2250     www.pop-nc.com

Safe Care Feline Spay Neuter Clinic 
919-872-1128     www.safehavenforcats.org

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) 
mobile unit       919-783-SNAP (7627)     www.snap-nc.org

The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic 
919-772-0211     www.spcawake.org

This is a listing of known low-cost spay/neuter service providers in the Wake County area and is provided by the Wake County Animal Adoption Center. The presentation of this information does not in any way endorse one veterinary clinic over another.
Environment North Carolina 

Environment North Carolina   19 W. Hargett St., Ste. 214 Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone (919) 833-0015

Environment North Carolina is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about North Carolina — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it's watching for sea turtles at Cape Hatteras or taking in the views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina's natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Learn more and become involved.  http://www.environmentnorthcarolina.org/page/nce/about-environment-north-carolina
        Sunday, April 10th                  6:00 pm-7:00 pm  Local time 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official North Carolina 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 5-6 pm local time.  You can light a candle.  This is a multi-faith observance.  For ideas on this observance, please visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Wherever you are, if you can 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. 
Saturday/Sundays                     11:00 am-4:00 pm
New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue Adoption Fairs

PetCo     324 S College Road     Wilmington  North Carolina 28405
Rescue, Adoptions, Spay and Neuter, Education of advocacy and ethical of the treatment of pet domestic rabbits. We need volunteers! Pls help us help them. 

Stopping the Silence   -  Being a Voice for the Voiceless -  Saving one pet rabbit at a time! 910-686-9171        nhcrabbitrescue@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/NHCRRofWilmington/timeline
Beautiful adoptables http://nhcrabbitrescue.com/ 
Sunday, April 10th               7:00 pm-
 Cowboy Churches Across North Carolina!

Many NC locations to choose from. See website!

Many locations, churches to pick from. We meet every Sunday evening at 7:00pm worship service. Not just for cowboys and horses. We are always excited about meeting new friends.  Come experience the energy of great inspirational country music and straight shooting, preaching from the Bible. 

The  Cowboy Churches are always excited about meeting new friends! You can come as you are. You don't have to be a cowboy to attend. Our method of worship is a bit different but our message is the same old story of Jesus and His love. We meet in a barn, but we worship in the spirit.  A warm welcome awaits you!  Website  
Ongoing          All day
North Carolina Parks!
 City of Raleigh Parks     222 W. Hargett St.     Raleigh, NC 27601

Use the website to explore what Wake County Parks have to offer. This event is a first-come, first-served event for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies shots are $5, and microchips are $10.    
*Please make sure all animals are under your control at all times and are on leashes or in carriers.  Owners are required to hold their own animals.*
Equine-Assisted Therapy
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc.
6919 Meadows Town Road   Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy--What are the benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
A somatic, tactile understanding, beyond intellectual awareness
An opportunity to identify patterns and re-examine their usefulness
A non-threatening environment to try out new behaviors and receive instant feedback
At Horse Sense of the Carolinas, we offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning utilizing the EAGALA model and Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). Learn more about EAGALA at EAGALA.org. Learn more about TF-EAP by visiting www.NaturalLifemanship.com. 

Referrals: If you have a primary therapist, you can ask them to complete a referral form so that, with your permission, we can coordinate your care. Download the referral form here and either email or fax to us at 828-683-6281 or email Shannon@HorseSenseOtc.com. A referral, however, is not necessary. You can just give us a call!
Little Pearls is Ongoing!
Little Pearls All Dog Pearls HD

Little Pearls    PO Box 8641        Asheville, NC  28814 

Out of all our “tiny films” on different subjects, eight are about dogs and one is about a baby screech owl. Most of these are HD and all are included on our new DVD. 
Visit  http://littlepearls.org/portfolio/dog-pearls/  Stay tuned, and please consider joining our pack by making a tax-deductible do(g)nation! 
For more info, check out   http://littlepearls.org/
Little Pearls are “tiny films” that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings.  these beautiful films are gifts of the heart – for you and for the world.   828-658-9097
Paws Place Animal Shelter K's for K9's
Paws Place   3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd.      Boiling Spring Lakes, NC   28479

Paws Place is partnering with the Wilmington Sharks and the Rob Cutting State Farm Insurance Agency. Fans are invited to pledge a dollar amount per home-game strike-out to be donated to Paws Place. Click "read more" for the Pledge form. We'll see you at the ballpark on Thursday evenings. Thanks for your pledge!  Learn more at http://www.pawsplace.org/

Click on Dolphins to hear "One Love."
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