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DC Week for the Animals partners!
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Join us in celebrating the exciting Washington, DC 
Week for the Animals in our nation's capital! 

Washington, DC Week for the Animals kicks off again in 2024. COVID interrupted our annual celebrations. (Please note after DC Week, Washington, DC  we hand the baton off to the International Weeks for the Animals - United Kingdom Week for the Animals. And, Africa Weeks for the Animals then kicks off in August each year).

Community-building events are planned for the entire incredible DC week. Please see our Calendar of Events page for details on the  activities taking place across Washington and the DC Metro area during thisAnnual Washington, DC Week for the Animals.  

See how other states and nations how celebrated 
Animal World USA Weeks for the Animals at 

Throughout the week humane organizations, shelters, rescue groups, educational agencies and non-profit organizations across the Metro area will be hosting fun-filled animal-related special events.  

Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens throughout the District and across the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area will be joining in as well, celebrating and helping the animals.  

Events include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter awareness events, low cost vaccinations, highlighting shelter events, programs in libraries, pet food drives for low income citizens, events for the farm animals and loving therapy dogs visiting hospitals, living-assisted homes and helping the military's wounded warriors.

Also included are a salute to our military K-9's and horses, police K9s, animal law event, musical concerts, special programs at sanctuaries, blessing for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Join us. We encourage animal lovers everywhere in the area to participate! See the "Become Involved" page on this website for lots of great ideas on what you can do during this special week and everyday wherever you are to help the animals.

Visit the calendar page and please note we are adding events and activities   even through the week. Together we make Washington, DC Week for the Animals a joyful, history-making celebration! God Bless the District of Columbia!

                                Please Join Together With:
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Animal World USA 
Alley Cat Allies
Alliance for Stray Animals and People
Animal Advocates of Howard County 
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Institute
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD
Annapolis Vegan/Vegetarian Meetup Group
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
Banana Love Muffins
BO & SUNNY Obama 
Born Free USA
Calvary Episcopal Church
City Dogs Rescue
City Wildlife
COK, Compassion Over Killing
Historic Congressional Cemetery (Dogwalking & more on these grounds, as well)
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
DC-Area Vegan Meetup
FoBoGro,  Your Neighborhood Grocery Store & Gourmet Deli
Fort Myer 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment  
Fort Myer Army Base K-9's and Handlers 
Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary & Rescue
George Washington University Law School - Animal Law Program
Garuda Aviary
Government of the District of Columbia, DC Department of Health 
Gryphon Press 
Happy Grooming
Harris Teeter - Shirlington 
Heavenly Days Animal Crematory, DC area
Hero Dogs, Inc.    
Holly's Place          
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Inc.
Horse Net Rescue 
Humane Society of Charles County
Jane Goodall Institute
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 
Karen Derrico, Artist
Kevin Ambose, Photographer
K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue
K9 Support, Inc.
K9s for Warriors 
King George Animal Rescue League
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation    
Loudoun County Animal Shelter
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Metro Mutts
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Military Working Dog Adoptions
Montgomery County Humane Society
National Geographic Society
National Sheriff's Association, VA
NIFAA: National Institute for Animal Advocacy
Noah's Ark
OFB Club, Inc.
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc.
Operation Paws for Homes, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and S. Central PA
Organic View Radio Show, June Stoyer
Painting 4 Paws-Art with a Cause, Karen Derrico
PAL - People Animals Love
Paws of Enchantment
Pet People     
Phoenix Landing, Helping Parrots
Planet Pet
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 
Presidential Pits
Red Cross
Red Velvet  Cupcakery, DC
Rerun, Inc, Adopt a Thoroughbred
Rikki's Refuge
Rock Creek Cats
Saint Seton's Orphaned Animals  
Second Chance Wildlife Center
SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County
Springfield Days
Stephen Kinsey Paper Sculpture
SusanMcCauley, The Art of Fine Jewelry
The Big Bad Woof
The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary
The Gryphon Press
The Humane Society of the United States
The United States War Dogs Association
Tip Me Frederick
UK Week for the Animals 
USDA Farmer's Markets
U.S. Army Therapeutic Horses of Caisson Stable
United States Police Canine Association Region 3
Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC)
Veterans Helping Today’s Returning Heroes
Walker Nature Education Center - Reston
Walta T. Daniel/Shaw Library
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington Animal Rescue League
Washington Humane Society
Washington Peace Center
Westin Hotels & Resorts
William & Shakespeare Therapy Rabbits
World Peace Diet
WVSA ARTs Connection  
Zenith Art Gallery

Arlington, VA
 Heartfelt Thank you to Mayor Adrian Fenty, Mayor Vincent Gray &
 Mayor Muriel Bowser for your continuing support! 

12th Annual 
Washington, DC Week for the Animals 
New Dates TBA for 2024!
"Land of the Free, Home of the Brave"
Mayor Muriel Bowser
"Our Nation's Capital"
Washington, DC
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