Washington, DC Week for the Animals
is for Everyone!

The Washington, DC Week team is working with community leaders, shelters and organizations  across the entire metro region. Join in as we celebrate this special week for the animals.
As a community, we celebrate the amazing animals and community of Washington, DC and the
entire Metro area!

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Let us honor our troops by sending cards of gratitude.

God Bless Our Troops!

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
Caisson Platoon (horses)
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
947th Military Police Detachment
Military Working Dog (K9) Detachment
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 26, 2014.
We are asked that wherever we are at 3:00 pm. to remember the fallen soldiers who have given their lives so that we would have our freedom. God Bless our Troops!
http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
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Saturday, May 24th                                  Dawn to Dusk
Off-leash Dog Area, Fairfax County Park Authority

FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY
12055 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 927
Fairfax, VA 22035

Off-leash Dog Area, Fairfax County Park Authority The Fairfax County Park Authority has always welcomed leashed dogs in all of its parks. Now, for owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good run or a friendly romp, there's the additional option of dog parks - fenced areas where unleashed dogs can have free play. At present, there are seven established dog parks. Additional off-leash dog areas are in the planning stage.

All of the dog parks are public/private.
For information, call 703-759-9018.
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/Calendars/05-2513.htm
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Saturday, May 24th (& 25th )                                  10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA

The Delaplane Strawberry Festival offers two full days of family-oriented fun in Northern Virginia each year over the Memorial Day weekend. Activities include live entertainment, children's games, pony rides and hayrides, a 5K fun run, exhibits, bake sale, antique cars and lots of food and crafts. (Fresh restaurant-grade flats and pints of strawberries are for sale to enjoy on-site or take home. )

The Delaplane Strawberry Festival is held at Sky Meadows State Park, a beautiful and historic site which is right on the Appalachian Trail, so hiking enthusiasts can enjoy some music, hayrides, and funnel cake with strawberries before they jump onto the trail for an afternoon hike. Festival goes on both Saturday & Sunday.

Sky Meadows State Park is located about an hour west of Washington, DC, just off of I-66. Admission $15 per car in advance and $20 per car at the gate. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.delaplanestrawberryfestival.com
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Ongoing
People Animals Love, PAL Programs

PAL: People Animals Love
731 8th St. SE, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20003

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely.

Bringing comfort and companionship to people who need tender loving care - particularly seniors in nursing homes - are more than three hundred PAL volunteers and their loving dogs.

Even with the best doctors and the highest-quality health care, people need something beyond pills and procedures. They need connection and meaning.

While PAL teams visit many types of sites, 85% of our visits are with the elderly. Many of these seniors have Alzheimer’s or dementia, and our volunteers visit month after month, year after year. Most of the people we visit can't own a pet, which is a real loss to those who were devoted pet owners throughout their earlier lives.

For 28 years, PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.People Animals Love are located at  4900 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Suite 330  Washington, DC 20016. Visit website to learn more about this wonderful organization  at http://peopleanimalslove.org/

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Saturday,  May 24th                       11:00 am - 1:00 pm
OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue Adoption Day

Rockville Petsmart
5154 Nicholson Lane
Rockville, MD  20895
301-770-1343

Are you looking for a bundle of cute? A lap warmer? A snuggle buddy? A jogging companion? Oldies but Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue is hosting an adoption show where you can meet many cockers of all ages, just waiting for the right forever family to come along and adopt them. You can read their stories and see their photos on website http://cockerspanielrescue.com

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots. At the show, OBG volunteers will be available to discuss the dogs and help you find a loving companion that is just right for you. Applications can be taken on site the day of the show. For more information on adopting, volunteering, or fostering, please visit website or call OBG at 703-533-2373. OBG is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 rescue group.
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                                 Saturday, May 24th                                               12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
PAW Dog Adoptions

Unleashed by Petco
18306 Contour Road
Montgomery Village, MD 20886

Located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes.

Adoption shows are held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with volunteers.  410-290-1313
http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/paw.html
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Saturday, May 24th                                    12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Naked Pizza Promotion All Day
& Adoption Day at Wylie Wagg's 12-2 pm

Wylie Wagg Tysons
7505 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Order from any DC area Naked Pizza location and use the code HOMEWARD and Homeward Trails will receive 20% of the order total. http://www.homewardtrails.org/

Enjoy some delicious, all natural pizza and help our furry friends.

Could one of the dogs attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire!

Potential Adopters- More animals will likely get signed up so check back as it gets closer to the event. If you are interested in meeting a specific animal at this event, please contact the email address listed on his or her Petfinder page (click dog’s name to open) to express your interest and confirm that s/he will be attending. Visit http://www.homewardtrails.org/
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                                                  Saturday, May 24th                   12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Day

PetMAC- Washington, DC
4220 Fessenden St NW
Washington, DC 20016

Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a cat who's a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire. Website is http://www.homewardtrails.org/

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.
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Saturday, May 24th                             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Pet Adoptions, Silent Auction

Helping Hands Vet Clinic
13653 Unionville Road
Mt Airy, MD 21771

Dr. Rao, one of our vet partners at Helping Hands, is celebrating 10 years at Helping Hands, and OPH will be there with adoptable dogs, a silent auction and more. Join us for an afternoon of fun!   P: (301) 829-1229   (Only one hr. from DC in travel time. )

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. With limited resources, the shelters are forced to put down anywhere between 50% and 90% of the animals that come in the front door. We also partner with shelters located in Virginia and Maryland. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states.  Our goal is to fulfill the dreams of dogs who find themselves abandoned in shelters. Please visit  https://ophrescue.org/
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Saturday May 24th                            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Washington Humane Society
Whole Foods AF1 Pet Adoption Event

Whole Foods
1440 P St NW, Washington
D.C., DC 20005

Adoption Event today with Adopt Force One - dogs and cats. The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area’s leading voice for animals since 1870. As the open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including sheltering for homeless animals, a comprehensive adoption program and off-site adoption events to find new families for the animals in our care, low-cost spay and neuter for pet owners and other local organizations, more. Visit http://support.washhumane.org/
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Saturday, May 24th                                     1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Herp Hike, Search for Reptiles & Amphibians!

North Tract
230 Bald Eagle Dr
Laurel, MD  20724

Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles & amphibians. Registration is required.  All Ages. Telephone:  301-497-5770 Directions http://www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent/NTlocation.html
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  Saturday, May 24th                                           6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunset Celebration at George Washington's Mount Vernon!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.

Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation and costumed residents like the charming “Lady Washington” and her granddaughter “Nelly” interact with visitors. Watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the 18th-century authentic colonial recipes! 

Tickets are $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. This event is not included in general admission.  The celbration will be held Sunday MAy 25th as well.

The Mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.   http://www.mountvernon.org/
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                               Saturday, May 24th                                                          7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Nocturnal Senses Campfire
~Learn About Animals of the Night~

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, Virginia 22152

Join a naturalist at the campfire to learn how animals of the night use their keen sense of smell, sight and hearing to get a meal, or to keep from being a meal. Make s’mores. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.  Starting at 4 yrs and up . 703-451-9588Fun for whole family! Pls visit  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-events-calendar.htm
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~Starts Sunday May 25th~
National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

A lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information on our website. . But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense. Visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through June 1st.
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Sunday, May 25th                                   10:00 am- 11:00 am
Copperheads and Black Racers

Fairfax County
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Assist an Ellanor C. Lawrence Park naturalist with a reptile survey from 10 to 11 a.m. We will search for, capture, identify and release snakes. Learn the habits and preferred habitats of our native snakes. The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-events-calendar.htm
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Sunday, May 25th                                11:00am – 3:00 pm
Washington Humane Society  AF1 Pet Adoption Event

Big Bad Woof Takoma
117 Carroll St NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20012

Adoption Event with Adopt Force One - our loving dogs and cats will be waiting to meet you! WHS, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870.

As the open-access shelter in the nation’s capital, no call for help goes unanswered, and no animal is ever turned away. The Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including:
Adoptions      Animal Care and Control        Behavior & Training   CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program)        Foster Care     Lost or Found Pets      Humane Education    Humane Law Enforcement  and Spay/Neuter . Pls visit http://support.washhumane.org/
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                                          Sunday, May 25th                    12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
PAW (Partnership for Animal Welfare) Cat Adoptions
Calverton Petsmart
12020 Cherry Hill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes.

Adoption shows are held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with volunteers.  Phone 410-290-1313
http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/paw.html
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Sunday, May 25th                           12:00pm - 06:00pm 
Cool Doggie Treat Social for your Dogs

Unleashed by PETCO
1200 First St
Washington, DC 20002

You and your dog are invited to an ice cream social! Stop by for cool doggie treats and let your pet socialize with other ice cream lovin' pups. Renember to socialize your dog and a cool treeat in this hot weather just be the highlight of the day!
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Sunday, May 25th                                                                  1:50 am- til
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20560

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes you on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Visit website for all shows, times: http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/50/2012-05-30/#showtimes
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Sunday,  May 25th                                                           12:00 noon-3:00 pm         
Montgomery County Humane Society Adoption Day

Pet Valu - Olney
18115 Town Center Dr
Olney, MD 20832

Visit us at our adoption offsite events and on our website/shelter. Many Dogs available too at the shelter/foster homes! We will also have an event :  May 24th 12-2
Potomac Pet Valu
7723-7725 Tuckerman Lane
Cabin John Shopping Center

Come into our shelter and find your special feline friend. Our loving cats are too just waiting for a new beginning, a new family, a new home.   http://www.mchumane.org/

County Animal Shelter (240.773.5960)  14645 Rothgeb Drive  Rockville, MD 20850

Hours to Visit With the Animals
Mon, Tues Thurs, Fri: noon-7 pm    Closed Wednesdays    Sat & Sun: noon-5pm
Director, Community & Educational Relations is:  BJ Altschul bjA@mchumane.org
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Sunday, May 25th                               ck for upcoming events
Rock Creek Cats

Our main activity is helping outdoor, unadoptable (feral/wild) cats through what's known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): humanely trapping them, getting them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and returning them to their environment, while ensuring they have food and shelter. TNR averts the birth of kittens, prevents the feral population from getting out of control, and reduces the number of cats who end up in overloaded, high-kill shelters.

When we come across outdoor cats who are good candidates for adoption (strays), we get them appropriate veterinary care and foster them until they are placed in loving, permanent homes. Adoptable cats can be viewed at the following link:

Rock Creek Cats Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit org dedicated to helping less fortunate felines in the D.C. area.  Please shop at 800+ retailers online and a donation will be made to Rock Creek Cats:  www.iGive.com/RockCreekCats
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  Sunday, May 25th                           All day! 
  DC and Metro Area Pet Adoptions      

Wonderful Resources & Locations for Pet Adoptions in Metro Region!
Many pet adoptions today -Sunday- throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland.

Click here for List.  This is a list of websites of organizations, individuals, and businesses in the national capital region, including Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and nearby Maryland, that significantly help animals.
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Sunday, May 25th                     3:00 pm   til
Urban Foraging

Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th St. NW
Washington,  DC  20010

So much to learn and eat!   Foraging or more specifically urban foraging is the process of finding free fruits, vegetables, and other “wild food” in an urban setting. So where can we city folk find such edible  treasures? DCPL’s own Erika Rydberg will talk about edible urban plants, bring in some samples, and share some delicious treats made from  foraged items.

Join us for this fun,  edible program in the meeting room on the main floor.  Pls visit or phone  mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov    Phone   202-671-3121
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Sunday, May 25th                        Events All day
Memorial Day Activities in our Nations Capital!
Concert in the evening. Click link.
http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
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Sunday, May 25th                                          8:00  pm.        Gates open at 5 pm.
National Memorial Day Concert

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Capitol St. and First St. NW
Washington, DC 20002

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. This is a great time to honor our veterans and famous Americans by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC. The Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the busy summer season and the Washington, DC region celebrates with family friendly events and special services.

Here is the 2014 lineup. PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra.      http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm
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  Monday, May 26th          All Day
  ~Memorial Day~
Honor and Salute our Troops!

We honor and salute our troops and give thanks to them and their families for their sacrifice.  There are many activities going on throughout DC and the metro region. Nationally we are asked at 3:00 pm to pause and reflect and/or say a proyer for those who have given their lives
and serve (human and animal).  God Bless Our Troops!

Some exciting and surely memorable DC & metro activities for you and your family to celebrate can be accessed at
http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm

Memorial Day Foundation
http://www.memorialdayfoundation.org/info.asp?id=1964

This special day commemorates U.S. soldiers who have died while in the military service. Click link.
Memorial Day 2014

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Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 26th                                                      7:00 am-4:00 pm
(and throughout the week )
Walter Reed Medical Center Animal-Assisted Therapy

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20307

Monday through Friday every week, George, Raleigh & Deuce (3 loving dogs) provide love and therapy to the patients all day long. The program is so successful that The Office of the Surgeon General is becoming involved!

The patients and families cherish their time with the dogs.  and Also, some of the patients even  help train adoptive dogs for Washington Humane Society twice a week.  Miracles do happen when animals are involved.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the hub of the Walter Reed Health Care System which provides comprehensive health care for more than 150,000 soldiers, other service members, family members and retirees. They provide a wide range of acute and general hospital services to people of all ages. Our directory of A to Z Health Care provides a guide to the range of services we offer. Visit the website to learn more at www.wramc.amedd.army.mil

We salute the wounded warriors and extend our gratitude to all of them. Thank you to Walter Reed and the therapy team led by George, Raleigh & Deuce. We love you all. God Bless our Troops! Remember the troops on Memorial Day on May 26th. At 3 pm we are asked as a nation, wherever we are, to remembr the fallen who have given their lives.  http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/Patients/Pages/default.aspx
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Monday, May 26th                                       9:00 am-4:00 pm
Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade

Cherry Hill Farm House and Park and City Hall Grounds
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046

Something for Everyone throughout the Day: Amusement Rides, Pony Rides, Arts and Crafts Booths, Food Vendors, Civic and Business Booths, and Live Entertainment.  703-248-5077

The City of Falls Church, Virginia celebrates Memorial Day with a full day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy amusement and pony rides, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, food and a community parade. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Shenandoah Run and the City of Falls Church Concert Band. The Parade will be filmed by Falls Church City Cable Television and aired on Cox channel 11, Verizon channel 35, and RCN channel 2.
http://www.fallschurchva.gov/Content/Government/Departments/RecParks/Events
/MemorialDay.aspx?cnlid=4683
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Monday, May 26th                            2:00 pm --til
National Memorial Day Parade

National Gallery of Art
4th St NW area--Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC   20565

Join the nation's capital in this long overdue salute to the veterans of the United States military with the National Memorial Day Parade along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.
The two-hour parade will begin at 2 pm near the National Gallery of Art and will conclude near the Department of Agriculture.

More than 4,000 participants are expected to join in the parade, including marching bands, patriotic floats, large helium balloons, and more.

More than 40 states will be represented, as well as other countries including the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. The parade is free and open to the public! Pls visit
http://www.marching.com/events/national-memorial-day-parade/
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Monday, May 26th                        Ongoing

Adopt A Retired Military Working Dog!
"MWD"
Learn How to Become Involved 
~Find Many Ways to Help These Highly Intelligent,
Loving and Exceptional dogs!~

MWD Adoption Is Free.

There are a number of groups and websites popping up that offer to help you adopt an MWD for a fee. You do not need to pay any money to adopt an MWD. Your only expense will be for the transporation of your new friend.

All you need to do is follow the instructions on the official site to get one of these noble companions. You also can find answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the official site.

Be aware that there is a waiting list. These dogs are becoming quite popular -- deservedly so -- especially with all the recent stories in the media informing the public about their inspiring lives. So, if you are interested get on the list now!  Call 815-349-9647 at our ofc. Email info@saveavet.org

Visit    http://www.save-a-vet.org/d7/adopt
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                 All Week                          Schedule appt.             
Animal Advocates of Howard County
Free & Reduced Cost Spay and Neuters

Animal Advocates of Howard County
PO Box 1403
Ellicott City, MD 21041

Note: There is no residency requirement for these programs and they are open to people in all surrounding counties of metro area. 20 miles from heart of DC.

FREE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM
Our FREE program is available to those who meet one of the following income requirements:

A single person who has no dependents, Is not claimed as someone else's dependent
Has an annual income of less than $25,000. 
A single person who Has dependents and is considered the head of the household
Has an annual income of less than $40,000.
A married couple who Has a combined annual income of less than $40,000

REDUCED COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS
If you do not meet one of these requirements you can still have your pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. There is no income requirement for the reduced cost programs. To request information on these programs please call 410-880-2488, choose option 2 and leave the following information: Your name Your full mailing address and phone number Information on your pet - PLEASE include type of pet (dog or cat), sex and age. This information will be mailed to you within 2-5 business days. http://www.animal-advocates.org
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6th Annual DC  Week for the Animals
Gryphon Press
Book Donations to Regional Libraries

Gryphon Books will  be donating  award- winning books.  Stop by and say hello to your local libraries. Your local libraries  have animals books of every kind and the staffs will help you find whatever book you are looking for.

Also they have free (no charge) meeting rooms that you can book your orgs for to meet and organize on behalf of animals. Visit your local library. And ask them about the possibility of a READ dog program for your local branch!  http://www.thegryphonpress.com/catalog.html
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              Ongoing                         
National Geographic Education

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20036

Bring engaging and important ocean learning to your classroom. Use these resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography, and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues. Amazing tools to help youth and animal lovers.
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/program/oceans-education/?ar_a=1
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Tuesday, May 27th (thru  Friday, May 30 )                        Schedule appt.
Tip Me Frederick - Feral Cat Free Rabies Shots

Tip Me Frederick
10425 Daysfield Rd
Walkersfield, MD 21753

Tip Me Frederick, Inc. will be offering up to 20 free rabies vaccination updates for ear-tipped feral cats.   All cats must be in traps. Limit 3 per caregiver. Call 301-845-1061 for details and appointment.
(Barbara is wonderful along with the whole group!)   Pls visit www.tipmefrederick.org
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Tuesday, May 27th                                    9:00 am-4:00 pm  
Washington Animal Rescue League Rescuer's Food Bank

WARL
71 Oglethorpe Street
NW Washington, DC 20011

Building on a successful holiday program established nearly a decade ago, the League now hosts a permanent community pet food and toy bank. Its aim is to help families hold on to and care for their animal companions, even under the current economic challenges. The Rescuer’s Food Bank is supported entirely through private donations.  http://www.warl.org/pages/foodbank/


Q: Who is eligible to receive food from the Food Bank?
A: Any current, low-income Medical Center client is automatically eligible to receive food and supplies from the Rescuer’s Food Bank. Others may also be eligible if they live in the District of Columbia and meet our income guidelines. To see if they are eligible, interested people may apply at the League Tuesday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or they may call 202-726-2556, ext. 320.

Q: When can clients pick up food and supplies at the League?
A: Approved clients can pick up their pet food snd supplies Tuesday - Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Q: What if I have more questions or would like to donate to the Food Bank?
A: Contact Maureen Sosa at 202-726-2556, ext. 320
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Ongoing                      Schedule Appts
Metro Area Low Cost Spay & Neuter Sources
http://www.paw-rescue.org/sn.php

Spaying and neutering your pets will help reverse the tragedy of pet over-population AND improve the health (and reduce long-term medical costs) of your pet. In addition, neutered males behave better, are less prone to escape and show aggression, and mark less.

Listed a number of groups that offer low-cost spay and neuter services in the Maryland, Washington, and Virginia area. Please note: the costs listed below are based on recent information but may no longer be in effect. Please check with the veterinarian or shelter for the current costs. In addition, costs may rise if the animal is pregnant, in heat, or if other complications arise.  http://www.paw-rescue.org/sn.php
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Wednesday, May 28th                          All Day
Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center

Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Center
5200 Glover Road,
NW Washington, DC 20015

Open All Year - Wednesday through Sunday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, New Year's, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.Rock Creek Regional and Rock Creek Stream Valley Park offer over 25 miles of trails. This is one of the best places to hike and bike in the Washington, DC area.   (202) 895-6070.

The Rock Creek Nature Center offers exhibits, guided walks, lectures, live animal demonstrations and the "Discovery Room," a hands-on exhibit for children ages 2 to 5. Rock Creek Planetarium offers 45-60 minute programs exploring the stars and planets.  Open Wednesday through Sunday.
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Wednesday(s), May 28th                 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Washington Animal Rescue League
Weekly Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics
Medical Center
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters, due to a lack of resources and space available to house them until new homes can be found. In response to this crisis, The Washington Animal Rescue League provides free spay and neuter services to income-qualifying individuals in the Washington, D.C. area. By spaying and neutering these animals, the League is working to reduce the number of unwanted litters born; the first step in lowering the number of precious animals unnecessarily destroyed each year.

Monthly free feral cat spay/neuter clinics, monthly free pit bull spay/neuter clinics, and monthly free male cat neuter clinics are among the shelter’s key programs addressing two of the most serious pet overpopulation in any urban environment.

Spay and neuter procedures are by appointment only  to accommodate as many animals as possible. Please call the Medical center at (202) 726-CARE (2273) to schedule appointment.
http://www.warl.org/about-us/programs/free-spay-neuter/
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Wednesday, May 28th                    Opening Reception 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*Show Dates May 28 –August 30, 2014

ZENITH GALLERY PRESENTS....
Zenith Zoo: Artistic Interpretations of our Planetary Partners
Opening Reception to Meet the Artists!

~An official Washington DC Week for the Animals event~

Zenith Gallery                            
1111 Pennsylvania Ave.,
NW Washington, DC 20004

***Opening Reception to Meet the Artists: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Show Dates May 28 –August 30, 2014


Reception catered by Equinox Restaurant by restaurant owner, Humane Society Board Member and animal lover Ellen Kassoff Gray
10% of sales will be donated to the Washington DC Humane Society   


~ In conjunction with Washington, DC Week for the Animals, May 24th –June 1, 2014! ~

From paintings to cast bronze, animals have been observed and depicted in art throughout history.  In the Zenith Zoo our artists shed a new light onto the animal kingdom.  The artist’s unique interpretations allow us to view the animals in new ways and give us a deeper understanding of our world.  From the beginning of time humans have always been fascinated and depended on animals for their food, clothing companionship and creative inspiration. At the Zenith Zoo we welcome you to discover new ways of seeing animals.  Our artists have taken their own interpretations of wildlife and have formed various styles and forms of art.  These versatile and unique interpretations allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the animal kingdom.

David Bacharach “When I work, I want my objects to express not solely an artistic presence, but also a craftsman-like hands-on approach to materials.”  For over 30 years, David Paul Bacharach has been creating unique hand woven metal compositions, now he is creating one of a kind metal sculpture of animals. He can be commissioned to do large scale functional projects.
Stephen Hansen  “As an artist I am not an explorer of the human condition, so much as a hapless tourist, making snapshots of whatever strikes my fancy.”  Stephen Hansen primarily works with paper mache creating narratives that come to life through his characters and his play on ideas. Hansen has created seven paper-mache sculptures of life-sized figures for the new Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport terminal and his commissions are seen all over Washington DC and around the world.

Marcie Wolf-Hubbard: An accomplished artist, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard received her BA from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art and Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Marcie has illustrated for magazines and books, as well as a courtroom illustrator. Co-author of The Shiny Shell, an eco-adventure book about a boy and a dolphin on a mission to save the oceans.  She also teaches art at Arts for the Aging, designing hands-on sessions for seniors and other facilities throughout the community.

Carol Gellner Levin: Social worker turned sculptor.  Her primary inspiration comes from people and animals.  For many years she has been working in a variety of media, including: clay, bronze and other casting materials.  In the last few years she has experimented with mixed media pieces. Carol Levin was featured in Dennis Forbes book, about renowned sculptor Christo, entitled Christo and Four Modern Creators of Environmental Art, published in February 2012.   

Davis Morton:  As a retired homicide detective and as an artist who is world-traveled the diversity of Davis Morton’s life is reflected in his paintings.  When he paints horses, something of the first horse he rode when he was five years old and the last horse he owned for 26 years goes into every painting. His landscapes are often fields he rode across or islands he landed on in his kayak.  His night-life paintings and city scenes are all his own but reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s feel and his masterful portraits could only come from a lifetime of reading people from many cultures and every walk of life.

Ron Schwerin: An extraordinary realist painter for 30 years after a career in photography he has an acute eye for the human form, Schwerin pulls the viewer into his work through his use of color, depth and light.  Mostly known for his artistic nudes, in our show we see him work with a slightly different four legged model.

Tim Vermeulen: “My paintings are attempts to articulate, in visual form, symbolic and allegorical stories.  A chaotic web of emotions and ideas that is at once deeply personal and about our universal condition.”  His paintings often involve narratives based on established stories or directly from literary sources.

Paula Wachsstock: Paula is a highly educated, award-winning painter residing in Northern Virginia. Wachsstock specializes in what she calls “paint to print.” She uses tools such as screens and sanders to refine her pieces, peeling back the coating of emotion that comes with each painting. The ever-growing Wachsstock gallery includes animal paintings, drawings, and acrylic and oil on canvas paintings. She on going love of animals has made her one of the best animal portrait artists around.
Bart Walter: With a strong passion for all living things, Bart Walter strives to capture the essence of a living being, to explore some kernel of truth, and to depict an otherwise elusive moment in time.  “I strip away all that is unnecessary, even as I build the sculpture with layer upon layer of clay.  My goal is a distillation of the subject until only true essentials are left.”

Todd Warner: Todd was born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in rural central Michigan.  His professional career in art began in 1967.  His passion resides in sculpturing using a variety of materials, and creating some of his signature animals he is most known for. His work graces the Orlando International Airport and he has completed hundreds of commissions around the Untied States.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-8:30 PM, 2014
Show  May 28- August 30 2014

Information, Press/Images:  Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963  margery@zenithgallery.com  
Gallery Hours: Monday– Friday 8am-7pm, weekends and evenings use the entrance on 12th St. NW WDC 20004, knock on the door and the guard will let you in.
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All Week Long
Listing of care facilities, rescue leagues, shelters, and more.

Located in Northern Virginia D.C. Area, Metro Maryland, Richmond VA area,
West Virginia and more.
http://localdc.com/animalrescue/index.htm
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SPCA of Northern Virginia  Spay & Neuter --We can help!

Spay, Inc.
P.O. Box 100220
Arlington, VA 22210

Spay, Inc., a program of the SPCA of Northern Virginia, provides low-cost spay/neuter referrals for dogs and cats in Northern Virginia. We are not a vet clinic, but will provide you with a Control Number so you can schedule a low-cost spay/neuter at one of participating animal hospitals or clinics.

Everyone qualifies to participate in the Spay, Inc. low-cost referral program - there are no income or residency requirements. If you don't live in the Northern Virginia area and need information about spay/neuter programs in your city or state, phone: 703-522-7920. Staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.
Email: spayrequest01@spay.org                 http://www.spay.org/request.php
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Wednesday, May 28th                          4:00 - 7:00 pm
WARL Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic
Microchipping & Other Services too!

WARL Medical Center
Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Every Wednesday evening from 5 - 7 p.m., our Medical Center offers the following low-cost services:

•Canine rabies ($10)      •Canine distemper/parvo ($10)
•Canine bordetella ($10)     •Canine leptospirosis ($15)
•Canine Lyme disease ($30)   •Feline rabies ($15)
•Feline distemper ($15)     •Feline leukemia vaccination ($20)
•Flea/tick preventative ($15/dose)   •FELV/FIV test for cats ($30)
•De-worming ($15)   •Microchips ($30)
All dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are welcome. No appointments needed.

The Clinic will also be offering microchips for $35 and multi-dose packs of flea preventative for about $45, (cost depends on the size of the animal). Appointments are not necessary. For information please call.  Phone: 202-726-2273
Email: warl@warl.org                    Web: http://www.warl.org
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         Wednesday, May 28th             3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
People Animals Love (PAL) Pet Therapy
for Retired Military Personnel

Knollwood Retirement for Military
6200 Oregon Ave NW # Desk
Washington, DC 20015-1550         

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life.  PAL will be visiting the residents of Knollwood and bringing love to these retired officers. Since Knollwood opened its doors in 1962 as the first military retirement community in the United States exclusively for retired officers, the primary goal has been to provide affordable, secure retirement housing and health care to members of the American military family.  Knollwood is situated on 16 beautiful acres in Washington, DC. Azaleas, dogwoods and stately oaks on a knoll overlooking Rock Creek Park enhance the estate.

People Animals Love...Animals bring meaning to human life. People find pleasure and connection in the enthusiasm, kindness and affection that animals give freely. For 28 years, PAL has used this special bond between animals and humans to make a unique contribution in solving challenging societal needs.People Animals Love are located at  4900 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Suite 330  Washington, DC 20016. Visit website to learn more abouthis wonderful organization  at http://peopleanimalslove.org/
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       All Week-All Year
      Adopt A Retired Working Military Dog

                         http://vetsadoptpets.org/militaryworkingdogadoptions.html


http://warriordogfoundation.org/faq/

             Let's Help These Loyal Heroes!
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Thursday, May 29th                                                                       5:00 pm -8:00 pm
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Doggy Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco

Hotel Monaco Alexandria
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Doggie Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco has become an Old Town institution. This community event is a howlin' good time, where neighborhood regulars meet with guests from around the world. Come join the party.  Call 703-549-6080

Doggie Happy Hour is held in our courtyard Thursday evenings at 5 pm, from April through October. Complimentary doggie treats and fresh water keep our canine friends happy, while Jackson 20's Bar Menu ensures a fun gathering for all.

A few Doggie Happy Hour Rules keep things fun for everyone can be found at :
http://www.monaco-alexandria.com/alexandria-hotel/doggie-happy-hour.html

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria We place more than 1,300 companion animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas, chinchillas and many more, in permanent, loving homes each year. An additional 300 stray pets are reunited with their owners through the League annually. Our specially-trained staff also assist area wildlife that have been injured or are in distress—with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into their natural habitat or transferring them to licensed wildlife rehabilitators for care and eventual release. Adopt at
http://awla.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=adopt
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     Thursday, May 29th                            6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6th Annual Washington, DC Week for the Animals
Law Night

~An official Washington, DC Week for the Animals Event~

George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center
5th Floor Burns Building
716 20th St.  NW
Washington DC 20052

These special leaders will will speak and discuss a wide variety of legal issues regarding animal welfare. This extraordinary panel will feature special subjects. Meet some of the top animal welfare leaders of our country by attending this exciting law night.

Free and Open to ALL!  Light refreshments will be served.

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DC’S COMMUNITY CATS:  A NEW APPROACH TO SAVING LIVES

Danielle Bays
Manager, Community Cat Programs
Washington Humane Society

Danielle Bays is the Community Cat Programs Manager for the Washington Humane Society. When Danielle moved into her NE DC house in 2008 she realized a large colony of unaltered cats lived next door and got busy trapping. That eventually led to a full-time job with WHS’s TNR program.

Danielle has spent the last two decades advocating for all types of animals, working for HSUS, Farm Sanctuary, WSPA and Animal Protection of New Mexico. She holds a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Animals & Public Policy from Tufts University.  She lives with two dogs and two cats, one of whom was the first kitten she ever trapped 13 years ago.
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STARTING FROM SCRATCH—WILDLIFE AND THE LAWS

Anne Lewis
President, City Wildlife

Anne Lewis is a retired architect who has been involved in animal welfare issues for more than 20 years.  From 1990-2006, she served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Humane Society (fostering 75 dogs!), and in 2008, she and Jim Monsma co-founded City Wildlife to provide wildlife rehabilitation services for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in DC.  Before City Wildlife opened in July of 2013, the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center was Second Chance in Gaithersburg, MD, an hour’s drive away. 

City Wildlife is open to the public 365 days/year and is capable of handling 1,200 animals/year.  In addition to wildlife rehabilitation, City Wildlife runs the Lights Out DC program to reduce migratory bird collisions with glass and also offers educational programs on wildlife to the general public and to DC schoolchildren.
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LEGAL AND POLICY ISSUES WITH THE IMPORT OF WILD-CAUGHT WHALES FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY

Tyler Sniff
Wildlife Attorney Fellow, Animal Welfare Institute

Tyler Sniff is a recent graduate of The George Washington Law School who currently practices in the areas of environmental and natural resources litigation and regulatory compliance.  He is currently working as a Wildlife Attorney Fellow at the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C., where he has worked on cases and regulatory issues arising under a variety of federal and state environmental laws, including the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. 

While in law school, Tyler worked as a law clerk at the public interest environmental law firm of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal and as a legal intern at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  In 2010, Tyler graduated from Furman University with a B.S. in Physics.
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AWI’S FIGHT TO SAVE ENDANGERED RED WOLVES

Tara Zuardo
Wildlife Attorney, Animal Welfare Institute

Tara Zuardo obtained a Bachelors degree with High Honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. and certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law with an emphasis in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2010. Tara has had a lifelong concern for animal welfare, focusing on protection of wildlife and animal testing issues.

Tara has published wildlife law articles in the Animal Law Review and has worked on wildlife and animal welfare policy and legal reform projects for a handful of organizations, including the Audubon Society, In Defense of Animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Earth Island Institute and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI). Tara currently manages wildlife protection litigation and policy reforms at AWI and is on the Advisory Board of the Animal Law Review journal.
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THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE ROCK CREEK PARK DEER

Michelle Sinnott
Law Fellow, Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal

Michelle Sinnott started with Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal as a Paralegal from 2006 to 2010. Michelle rejoined the Firm as an attorney in September 2013 and is currently working as a Law Fellow. She graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in May 2013. During law school, Michelle was active in both environmental and animal protection issues. She participated in the Animal Law Moot Court Competition two years in a row.

Michelle received an award for Best Brief for both years and an award for Best Oral Advocate during the 2013 Competition. Since joining Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, Michelle has assisted the Firm in research and drafting in cases concerning environmental wildlife law. Her previous experiences include internships at the Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic at Vermont Law School, Trustees for Alaska, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. She was also a Research Assistant for the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.


**Email Joan Schaffner     jschaf@law.gwu.edu

Animal Law Program:
http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Publicinterest/AnimalLaw/Pages/AnimalLaw.aspx

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Fridays & Ongoing                        All day
Montgomery County Humane Society
Friday's Golden Oldies-Seniors for Seniors

Montgomery County Humane
14645 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

At the Montgomery County Humane Society, “Golden Oldies” are cats age 7 or older.These fabulous felines still have a long life ahead of them, but are nevertheless often overlooked at the shelter. In order to promote “Golden Oldies,” the Montgomery County Humane Society now offers several adoption incentives!  75.00 adoption.

ATTENTION : Adopt a “Golden Oldie” and receive a $75 coupon toward a future vet visit!  http://www.mchumane.org/documents/Seniors4seniorsflyerpdf.pdf
Phone: (240) 773-5960            Email: mchs@mchumane.org
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Friday, May 30th                                           10:00 am-11:00 am
                                                    Turtle Caretaking Training at Jug Bay

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD  20711

Seeking dedicated volunteers to provide weekly care for the season for the three box turtles that live in our educational enclosure. Box turtle natural history, feeding, and enclosure maintenance will be discussed. For individuals and families with children at least 6 years old. Call 410-741-9330 for more information or to sign up.

This training is for volunteers who are interested in helping us care for the three turtles that live in our educational enclosure. Box turtle natural history, feeding, and enclosure maintenance will be discussed. For individuals and families with children at least 6 years old. Call 410-741-9330 for more information or to sign up.

The Sanctuary consists of 1,600 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands, forests, meadows, and fields along the Patuxent River. The Sanctuary is located in southern Anne Arundel County, 20 miles east Washington D.C. and 18 miles south of Annapolis. The wetlands contain large diverse stands of aquatic plants, which are home to many bird, fish, reptile, and mammal species. To recognize the large and diverse bird populations here, the Sanctuary has been designated as a Nationally Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.  (Lothian is 20 miles of east of DC.) www.jugbay.org
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Saturday, May 31st                                  9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Springfield Days
Pet Fest and Paws on Parade & Blessing of the Pets

South Run Rec Center
7550 Reservation Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22035

Pet Fest and Paws on Parade at South Run Rec Center, Springfield, VA.  Part of the Springfield Days celebration, this pet event has exhibits on pet care, nutrition, training rescue groups, and the annual Paws on Parade as well as a blessing of the pets.  www.springfielddays.com
(***Only 12 miles from Washington DC. )

10:30am Blessing of the Pets
11:00am Paws on Parade (please register at the South Run RECenter information booth)
Some of the fun activities taking place throughout the day:
• Pet Related Vendors
• Agility and Flyball Demonstrations
• Rescue Pet Adoptions
• Pet Photos             • On Stage Entertainment and Pet Tips      • Activities for kids of all ages

If you have any questions, please call: Diana Greiner at 703-866-0222 or email springfielddayspetfest@gmail.com              http://www.springfielddays.com/home/petfest/
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Saturday, May 31st                                         10:00 am -6:00 pm
DC Green Festival

Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses - everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods.

Please help VSDC staff our table at the DC Green Festival where we will reach thousands of people with our important message regarding a vegan diet and environmental sustainability!

DC Green Festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; an environmental film installation presented by the Sierra Club; an eco-fashion showcase; a Green Pets Stage; hands-on DIY workshops; cooking demonstrations; live interactive art; an organic beer and wine garden; and, an incredible Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations. Saturday & Sunday!

More info: http://www.greenfestivals.org/wdc

Metro station: Mt Vernon Square (green/yellow lines). We strongly encourage people to take the metro; parking is difficult and expensive and unfortunately VSDC can not reimburse travel/parking costs.

**Veg Society of DC- We are recruiting volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday. This meetup event is for Saturday.

When you RSVP, you will be prompted to provide your name, contact information, and a shift preference (morning, midday, afternoon, or evening). This information will be available only to organizers. Thanks for your assistance! When you RSVP, you will receive an automated email confirmation from Meetup.com, but the actual volunteer scheduling is done through emails between organizers and volunteers.  Thanks so much for your cooperation, and for your support of VSDC!

We are a  clear and consistent voice for improving the lives of all beings through education on the benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets. Sharing food is the bond that brings families together; so is it with our large and growing family. From simply “breaking bread” to experiencing delicious and nutritious vegan foods from around the world, we make your journey easier, enjoyable & meaningful.
http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/113195662/
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Saturday, May 31st                                10:00 am - 11:30am
Croydon Creek Nature Center

Recreation and Parks
Croydon Creek Nature Ctr.
852 Avery Road
Rockville, MD 20851

Visit the Croydon Creek Nature Center--The Croydon Creek Nature Center (CCNC) is just a short distance from vibrant downtown Rockville. The center is nestled on 120 acres of forest preserve, open meadow areas and a winding creek bustling with a variety of wildlife.

The Nature Center presents a world of discovery through interpretive exhibits, informative programs and the exploration of an urban forest. There is no cost to visit the nature center however there are fees associated with many of our programs.

Want to attract wildlife to your yard? Join us for a tour of some of your neighbors' yards that are certified as wildlife habitats. We will provide information and resources to help you certify your yard, too. Meet at the Nature Center.  Contact: 240-314-8770. Visithttp://www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek/
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           Saturday, May 31st                                                11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Langdon Dog Park
Langdon Dog Park
2901 20th Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

Please join the Langdon Dog Park Association (LDPA), your neighbors, and their furry pals this Saturday for the park's summer kick off party at the Langdon Dog Park between the recreation center and the pool.

For more information, visit http://www.langdondogpark.org and http://www.facebook.com/langdondogpark. Hope to see you there! For more information, please email langdondogpark@gmail.com
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                                  Saturday, May 31st                                 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join
Washington Humane Society Adopt Force One,
Animal Welfare League, King Street Cats,
Paws for Seniors, Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, D.A.R.E.
@ Mega Adoption Event !

Unleashed Mega Adoption Event
5400 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22205

Washington Humane Society Adopt Force One. Animal Welfare League, King Street Cats, Paws for Seniors, Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, D.A.R.E. @ Mega Adoption Event ! There will be every kind of dog, cat available.

Join our Adopt Force One mobile adoption center and WHS adoptables ready to meet their forever families Unleashed with some of our favorite friends.

The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area’s leading voice for animals since
To Report Cruelty/Neglect and Animal Emergencies 24-Hours a Day
202-BE-HUMANE (202-234-8626)

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Saturday, May 31st                                                                   11:00am - 1:00pm
'Oldies but Goodies' Cocker Spaniel Pet Adoptions

Unleashed by Petco - Falls Church
7395 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

Come out and see our beautiful loving sweet doggies. Our Mission To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while providing a positive experience for our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters. Established in 1996.

Our dogs have all received the following vetting, unless otherwise noted in a dog's individual bio:  Complete Physical Exam  Spay or Neuter 
Shots: Rabies, DHLPP & Bordatella   Urinalysis and Fecal Tests
Screening: Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia & Anaplasma   Monthly Prevention for Heartworm, Fleas & Ticks   Senior Bloodwork   Non-Elective Surgery
See sweet adoptables and learn more http://www.cockerspanielrescue.com/
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Saturday, May 31st                        12:00 pm – 5:00pm
WARL Centennial Birthday Bash Adoption Event!

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20011

We’re celebrating our centennial with a special birthday bash adoption event, complete with special adoption fees:   Dogs: $100     Cats $19.14

All animals have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and evaluated by certified dog trainers. For more information, call 202-726-2556 or write adopt@warl.org   http://www.warl.org/news-events/events/warl-birthday-bash-adoption-event/

Ck out their new digs! For the abused, abandoned, and forgotten animals, The Washington Animal Rescue League’s new facility provides the perfect atmosphere for recovery as they make the transition from lives of hardship to being cherished members of the family. Every detail has been painstakingly designed to promote their physical, psychological, and social wellbeing. Steel-bar cages were replaced with comfortable and attractive doggie dens, cat condos, and puppy pads.
http://www.warl.org/about-us/shelter-overview/
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Saturday, May 31st                   12:00 noon- til
Homeward Trails Adoption Day
PetMAC
4220 Fessenden St NW
Washington, DC 20016

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue will work directly with you, the prospective adopter, providing individualized attention and support in order to help you find the perfect pet for your family. We also suggest you take the time to read through the many resource documents on our website to prepare yourself for the many things that adoption will bring!

We provide as much information on each animal’s history, disposition and health as we can gather. We strongly believe that honesty is the best policy. We want each of our animals to find the RIGHT home, not just ANY home. Likewise, we want you to find the pet who best matches your lifestyle and interests. Visit our website! http://www.homewardtrails.org/

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Saturday, May 31st                12:30 til -
        SPCA of Northern Virginia

SPCA of Northern Virginia
P.O. Box 100220
Arlington, VA 22210

Come out and adopt and meet us. We are The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia (SPCA NOVA), a volunteer-based, non-profit, private organization. We were established by local citizens to rescue domestic cats and dogs from cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

We rescue hundreds of cats and dogs each year. SPCA NOVA is a “no-kill” organization that does not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats and dogs. We don’t have a traditional shelter. Our cats live in foster homes and our dogs live either in foster homes or a private kennel until adopted.

The SPCA of Northern Virginia needs your help. While we would like for everyone who visits this website to adopt a needy dog or cat, we realize that not everyone is able to do so. Sometimes rental agreements, allergies, travel schedules or other constraints make adoption impossible. There are many other ways for you to support our work with the animals, though.

Opportunities --Volunteering, Financial support, Car donation, Pet supplies donation
Guardian Angels program, Membership, eBay, Gifts in memory or in honor and more!

Contact us via email at spcanova@aol.com to verify the animals's availability or for suggestions on the best match for your home.  Or, please call us at 703-799-9390. We adopt to residents of Northern VA, DC & Suburban MD only. http://www.spcanova.org/     703-385-3766
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Saturday,  May 31st                        Day Hours
Animal Care at the Farm  
Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171 

Sanford Brown's Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) students come to the park with their instructors to get hands-on experience working with farm animals. Among the instructors are a licensed veterinarian and a veterinarian technologist.

This is a good deal for the animals, the students and the farm staff. The extra examinations help keep the animals in tip-top health. Imagine if your insurance company paid for you to have a physical three or four times each year instead of annually. For the students, who also have classroom studies as well as lab work and hands-on work with dogs and cats, working with farm animals is a requirement for their degree.   For more info call  703-437-9101

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/classes.htm
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Saturday, May 31st                                                                   12 noon- 5 pm Adoptions 
WARL Dog Training & Adoptions
WARL
71 Oglethorpe Street
NW, Washington DC  20011

The League offers a range of positive reinforcement dog training classes based on a program developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers called C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills).  C.L.A.S.S.is an educational program that promotes training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions.

C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.  To learn more about the APDT and C.L.A.S.S. please visit their website:  http://mydoghasclass.com/

All animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, have had a medical assessment and are up to date on vaccinations. All available animals can be seen at the League’s website: http://www.warl.org                     Email: adopt@warl.org

Loving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption,
Monday: Closed   Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Vaccine Clinic 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Thursday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.   Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.   Phone: (202)726-2556
Email: adopt@warl.org
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**Low Cost Spay & Neuter Resources in DC, Virginia, Maryland
http://www.masrescue.org/neuter.html
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Saturday, May 31st                      5:00pm  -  10:00 pm
City Dogs Rescue "Spring Fling" w/ Metro Mutts!

Across St from Blind Dog Cafe(see below)
945 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20002

Metro Mutts’s Annual Spring Fling is aptly entitled, “Canines metro-mutts-spring-fling-2014-canines-cocktailsand Cocktails” since it is being co-sponsored with Union Kitchen. It promises to be a really special outdoor event! Music, happy hour, dog-friendly in every way.

Location: 945 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC. This is the lot at Atlantic Plumbing, where District Flea is set up during the day. It is across the street from (Darnell’s) Blind Dog Cafe. Help spread the word!

Join us for Canines, Cookies, and Cocktails! A portion of bar sales will be donated to CDR City Dog Rescue. . Adoptable dogs will be there and dogs are welcome to join for a yappy hour!
If you want to help with planning this event, email: events@citydogsrescuedc.org

In addition to Metro Mutts, pups and people will enjoy these wonderful vendors and pet-loving service providers:

-Rescue Organization : City Dog Rescue  A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to City Dog Rescue.
-Weruva Dog & Cat Food will provide Samples and Demos
-Groomer: Grooming by Em Services and demos
-H St Pets: Neighborhood cooperative comprised of Metro Mutts, Spot On Training and Atlas Vet
-Folk and Reggae Music: Mark Frances Nickens
                                         Come on out! It’s going to be a really fun event.

There will be a special cocktail and CDR hot dog, plus a bocce tournament (where the entry fees will go to CDR) as well as $1 per hot dog sold will go to CDR.

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited. We want to offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. Sadly, many of the dogs that CDR takes in are just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives — both human and canine. We welcome help in any capacity — through volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating. Visit     http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/
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Sunday, June 1st                           10:00 am-4:00 pm
Born Free USA  "Fur For the Animals"
~Fur Items to Provide Comfort to Wildlife~
Born Free USA
2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 100B
Washington, DC 20007

Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, launched “Fur for the Animals,” a donation drive to collect coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers across the country.

The facilities will use them to provide familiar comfort, warmth, and bedding to injured, young, and sick wildlife in their care. The “Fur for the Animals” drive will run from the first day of spring March 20, 2014 to May 30, 2014. Items can be dropped off at two Born Free USA offices (Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, CA) or shipped from anywhere around the country.

Donations for Born Free USA’s “Fur for the Animals” drive can be dropped off in person (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) at either of our Born Free USA office locations. Or, furs can be shipped to either office. Our locations are: Born Free USA, 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 100B, Washington, DC 20007 and Born Free USA, 1220 H Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA 95814. For more information, visit www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=4167&more=1
Media contact: Rodi Rosensweig:  publicrelations@bornfreeusa.org       Phone  (203) 270-8929

On June 1, 2014, Born Free USA will send the collected fur items to four wildlife rehabilitation centers: 
*Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in California
*The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center of Pennsylvania
* Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation of Texas
*Wildlife Rescue Center of Missouri

Born Free USA is a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to North America the message of “compassionate conservation” — the vision of the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free USA’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at www.bornfreeusa.org, www.twitter.com/bornfreeusa  and www.facebook.com/bornfreeusa
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Sunday, June 1st                    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Green Festival

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

All ages (family-friendly event).a two-day celebration of vegan and vegetarian cooking,  More than 200 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources in all things earth-friendly - from organic food, fashion, health, children's toys and pet care to eco-travel, energy and transportation. Free yoga classes, vegan cooking demos, eco-fashion shows, inspirational speaker.

Many family-friendly activities, live entertainment, sustainable beer and wine garden, and vegan/vegetarian food court. Tickets online. $$ Convention Center, Washington, DC - See more at:
http://greenfestivals.org/   Washington Humane will be there hoping to win a spay neuter grant/prize for community service
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Sunday, June 1st                   11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lucky Dog's Mega Adoption Event
Unleashed by Petco 
5400 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207 

It’s a great way to find your new best friend. And, Spend the afternoon with loving dogs!  We will be bringing approx 40 dogs!  Phone Number: 202.741.5428. General Info: info@luckydoganimalrescue.org

Unleashed phone 703-237-2055.

Lucky Dog partners with Grounds N Hounds!

LDAR is proud to be a founding partner with Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.
Grounds & Hounds is a for-profit coffee company committed to donating 20% of all sales revenue to dog rescue groups with no cap on the donation amounts.  

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. mission is to generate reliable and continuous donations, helping to eventually eradicate the unnecessary euthanizing of sheltered animals.  All Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. products are 100% Fair-trade, organic coffee.

Just mention Lucky Dog Animal Rescue when you check out!

See more at: http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/articles/lucky-dog-partners-grounds-n-hounds#sthash.wlBJrsWk.dpuf

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in DC area. http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/
Party cost: Tickets in advance: $25/person $55/family (up to 4)Tickets at the door: $30/person $65/family (up to 4).
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Sunday, June 1st                          12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws Adoption Day

Pet Valu
5750 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA     20124

Operation Paws for Homes is a 501(c)(3) dog rescue organization that is run by dedicated volunteers who help save dogs in need. Your generous donations directly help cover the costs of rescuing dogs in need.
We also work hard to support the shelters we work with in the south. It is only due to the patronage of people like you that we can save dogs and give them a chance to find a forever home. Clifton is only 30-40 minutes from DC.  See our lovebugs available for adoption! https://ophrescue.org/dogs

Store  P: (703) 266-3696  Apply on line to adopt, foster or to become volunteers. Visit our website to learn more at www.ophrescue.org
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Starting Sunday June 1st                        All day
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
PET PHOTO CALENDAR----THE 2015 CONTEST

VOLA LAWSON ANIMAL SHELTER
4101 EISENHOWER AVE
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304

Mark your calendars!  Registration for the 2015 Pet Photo Calendar Contest will open on June 1, 2014.  Our Grand Prize includes a professional pet portrait seesion, a photo from which will be featured as the cover of our 2015 calendar. 

Last year, more than 80 pets competed for the coveted prize.  These critical funds that are generated help to care for the homeless animals at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter.

HOW CAN I ENTER MY PET IN THE CONTEST?
Online registration for the 2015 Contest will begin on June 1, 2014. Check back for more updates or join our email list to receive information about the Calendar Contest and all League events.

*We place more than 1,300 companion animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas, chinchillas and many more, in permanent, loving homes each year.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Contact Diana Cole, our Development Manager at  DCole@AlexandriaAnimals.org or 703-746-5651 for additional information.
http://alexandriaanimals.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home
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Sunday, June 1st                                                 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue -Cat Adoptions

White Flint Petsmart
5154 Nicholson Lane
Kensington, MD 20895

Based in the Metropolitan Washington DC area   Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We primarily take in cats from more than 40 high-kill shelters in eight states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets.

We partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions.301-770-1343   http://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org/
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Ongoing
HorseNet Horse Rescue 

Mount Airy, Maryland

HorseNet Horse Rescue is a certified 501 (c)3 nonprofit horse rescue and rehabilitation facility with two locations in Maryland. We DO NOT sell horses, but facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of those animals in our care. We do have some long term care residents due to their handicaps, but strive to adopt out as many animals as possible to loving informed homes. We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations. We specialize in the care of seniors and blind horses, but will accept animals, when space allows, surrendered by private owners or through state animal control facilities in any condition from any location.

ADOPTION AREA: Maryland residents or those that reside within 4 hours our Mt Airy Farm. To determine adoption eligiblity Visit website,  then click on Directions, enter your address then click on Get Directions, this will give you the amount of time it takes to get to the rescue.

Horse Surrenders/Returns: We are not taking in any owner surrenders at this time. If you have a HorseNet horse that you need to return, please contact us.  Mailing address in Mount Airy, MD is on our website. Phone  (301) 922-7029. Email is info@horsenethorserescue.org

OPEN HOUSE EVENT: June 9, 2012    11 am-4 pm    2588 Marston Road     New Windsor, MD
See exciting details on our event calendar! http://www.hnhr.org/
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Ongoing
House Rabbit Society  (MD, DC, VA)

MD, DC, Northern VA
HRS ---P.O. Box 50311
Baltimore, MD 21211

You can reach in many ways! You can email us at rabbitinfo@rabbitsinthehouse.org
You can leave a message on our voicemail at 410-889-4104. 

Adoption:
When a rabbit is adopted from HRS, the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult. The rabbit should be treated as an integral part of the family, i.e., no group ownership (such as a classroom pet). We do not adopt rabbits as pets for children. The rabbit must be wanted by the entire family. http://rabbitsinthehouse.org/
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Homeward Trails Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vets
for Virginia, DC & Maryland!

http://www.homewardtrails.org/resources/pets/low-cost-spay-neuter-vets/

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Sunday, June 1st                                   1:00 pm -til
FutureVet® with Banfield Pet Hospital
@Children's Museum

National Children's Museum
151 St. George Boulevard, National Harbor
Fort Washington, Maryland 20745

A licensed veterinarian will teach children all about the exciting world of veterinary medicine!
Your children will learn about what it means to be a responsible pet owner and what doctors look for when they examine your pets.

Children will receive a program diploma, stethoscope and goodie bag during "graduation."

Space and supplies limited. A sign-up sheet for first-come, first-served participants will be posted at the front desk Sunday morning. Activities included with Museum admission.
See more at    http://www.ccm.org/events/1031#sthash.VpBfWWQT.dpuf
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Ongoing
City Wildlife
City Wildlife
P.O. Box 40456
Washington, DC 20016

City Wildlife was created in 2008 in response to the growing number of conflicts between people and their new wild neighbors. It seeks to aid the animal victims of such conflicts, who are unintentionally harmed by people and the urban environment, and to help people learn to live peacefully with—and even enjoy living with—the wild animals who now share their city.

The District of Columbia has never before had a wildlife rehabilitation center. Washington animal control officers and private citizens take injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles to facilities in Maryland and Virginia, but these facilities are far away and inundated with wild animals from their own jurisdictions.

The number of wild animals needing help continues to increase (D.C. Animal Control currently takes in about 1,600 wild animals a year) and the day has come when Washington’s wild animals, and the people who care about them, desperately need their own rehabilitation facility. Help us make that a reality. info@citywildlife.org
Learn much more on our website http://www.citywildlife.org/
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Sunday, June 1st                                                               5:00 pm til
Vegetarian Society of DC
VSDC Restaurant Visit – Sunflower Vegetarian

Sunflower Vegetarian (Falls Church)
6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA, 22044

We are a  clear and consistent voice for improving the lives of all beings through education on the benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets. Sharing food is the bond that brings families together; so is it with our large and growing family.

From simply “breaking bread” to experiencing delicious and nutritious vegan foods from around the world, we make your journey easier, enjoyable & meaningful. Read much more.
http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/113195662/

Restaurant: Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant is a longtime favorite among local vegans and consistently serves up flavorful Asian-inspired organic vegan food in a comfortable setting, including “mock meat” dishes. Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant is a member of VSDC’s Green Rewards program, and card-carrying members of VSDC will receive a 10% discount. http://crystalsunflower.com/location/falls-church/falls-church-menu/
Located off Arlington Blvd & Sleepy Hollow.
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Sunday, June 1st                                            5:00 pm-6:00 pm  local time
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Washington, DC  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 eastern time on Sunday June 1, 2014. 
This is a multi-faith, non-demoninational observance.

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.  For ideas & inspiration, visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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  Please Note!
           
Saturday evening, June 14th                                   6:00 pm 'til
  Washington Humane Society's 27th Annual Bark Ball

The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20009


Washington’s original black tie gala for people and their canine companions celebrates silver anniversary benefiting thousands of DC animals in need.

Tickets are now on sale for the 27th Annual Bark Ball benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  The Bark Ball remains one of the largest fundraisers of the year for WHS with all proceeds going to support the critical programs and services that benefit thousands of homeless, lost and abused animals in the District of Columbia.

Since 1987, the Bark Ball has continued to draw many of the area’s most celebrated residents, including leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports and business worlds, and their four-legged friends, to honor those who protect and serve our region’s animals. The evening will entail a reception followed by an extensive silent and live auction, dinner, program, dancing and other special surprises in honor of this year’s special event. More than 600 human attendees and 400 dogs are expected to participate.

To find out more about Washington Humane Society's life-saving mission and other special events throughout the year, please visit:  www.washhumane.org
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