Animal World USA International is pleased to be presenting:
India Week for the Animals
~ The Animals Need Us All ~
Let us organize an event in your area.
Special events will make the India Week for the Animals successful, enjoyable and educational for both adults and children. Every single event held will help make a huge difference for the animals. Please send us your events once they are organized so we can start posting them as soon as possible. This is a wonderful way for animal lovers and advocates to organize and promote their events and build energy together.
Suggested Events and Activities
Help Stray Dogs
The Central Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) in India has launched a plan to sterilize over 8 million dogs over the next ten years. The mission: to eradicate rabies from India as quickly as possible. It is estimated that each year over many people die of rabies in India while at the same time over four billion rupees (close to 80m USD) worth of vaccines against rabies are being imported by the country every year.
With the launching of this program, the above issues will definitely be resolved and it will also give an impetus to all animal welfare organizations nationwide to successfully carry out stray sterilization. In fact the very program of the MoEF has been conceived after the newly appointed Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh released the book on Standard Operating Procedures for Sterilization of Stray Dogs Under the Animal Birth Control Programme, published by Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
The AWBI has been working in the Southern Indian metropolitan area of Chennai and has already been successful in making it a rabies-free city. If implemented effectively, we’d soon have a rabies-free India!
"10 Ideas for Kids and Parents or Guardians to Do Together"
"20 Ways to Raise Awareness" -From Animal Planet
These can be held at parks and sanctuaries! Watch for announcements about Adoption Festivals and mark your calendar to be sure to attend these life-saving days!
Walk-a-thons, Pet Parades, Blessing of The Animals
These activities can be organized by animal shelters, places of worship, rescue groups, youth groups, or school children. Money raised could be used for shelter programs, rescue animals, or low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter programs.
Promote Spay Neuter!
Consider helping a financially needy family get their pet fixed!
Hundreds of dogs and cats could be altered, and the birth and death of thousands of unwanted pets prevented.
Post information on your website about why spay and neuter saves lives.
For other Great Spay/Neuter Ideas
including Litter Patrol,Spay-a-thon with prizes, and Sponsor-a-Snip,
"Creative Spay/Neuter Programs and Promotions"
Urge everyone to adopt, rather than buy, their next furry best friend.
Children's art and Literary Contests
Grades K12 can express their feelings for animals and compete for prizes.
Help Stray/Feral Cats
Find out what you can do to help those feral cats and kittens in your area.
Humane Education Classes, Open Houses, and Events
Invite school children and the general public to visit your animal shelter for special educational activities or an open house with a focus on adoption.
Bring Humane Education into the Classroom
Visit humane education websites to locate animal welfare materials. Many of these materials are free or inexpensive. Teach our young people about a kinder world for the precious animals.
Library Displays, Humane Education Reading Racks, and Bulletin Boards
Students You Can Help! Students can help design classroom, school, and/or library displays with messages about spaying and neutering and responsible companion animal care.
Youth Group Participation
Youth groups can plan or participate in fund raising activities or educational leafleting. Young people need to be involved in community service and this would be a wonderful opportunity. Kids can come up with fantastic ways of helping animals.
Please consider adding information about India Week for the Animals to your organization or group's newsletter and website. Help us reach everyone in the India!
Other Ways Businesses Can Participate
Organize an event at your business where you can promote your own business and help the animal kingdom all at the same time. Set up a table, hand out literature, offer tastings and samples of animal-friendly food.
Volunteer for a local event at your shelter or sanctuary.
Opening your home as a temporary foster home - for a few days or a few weeks can Save a Life!
Promote the week
Post flyers, email or call friends and include in your newsletters and correspondence.
Donate to your local organizations and community and help ensure the success of the week's events and bring awareness to the animals' plight.
India's shelters and rescue organizations. Locate the nearest sanctuary, shelter or rescue group in your community, and stop by to inquire how you can help.
Save a life
Adopt your next pet from a helter or sanctuary.
Build relationships with everyone on behalf of the animals.
Become a Partner.
Please contact us to discuss partner (Not monetary) opportunities. Give to local organizations.
Write a letter.
Send a thank you note to your sanctuary, organization, shelter or a person in your community/country and thank them for their dedication to helping animals.
Spread your good energy on behalf of the animals. They need you. We need each other.