Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed May 2-10 as North Carolina’s “Week for the Animals,” an annual event that brings together community organizations, animal welfare organizations, libraries, wildlife centers, educational agencies and animal shelters to celebrate the joy, love and service that animals bring to our lives. From the event’s official website:
Through the week, shelters, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting other wonderful animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across North Carolina will be joining in as well, planning activities to celebrate and help animals.
Events will include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter events, shelter days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, events for the farm animals, student activities, microchipping, nature activities and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.
Also to be included are a salute to our K-9 military and police dogs, cat initiatives, animal awareness events, educational programs, blessings for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!
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