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Be Kind to Animals Week

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COLUMBUS, GA – So many animals, So many ways to be kind. That's the inspiring theme of this year's Be Kind to Animals Week, an annual event started by American Humane in 1915 to celebrate the human-animal bond and encourage kindness and respect toward the pets and wild animals that enrich our world.

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 2–8, 2010. "We always have so many kids that want to help out the shelter animals," said Stefani Buzzard, Coordinator of Events & Humane Education at PAWS Humane. "This weekend PAWS Humane would like to invite all those animal loving kids to celebrate Kind Kids Day at our adoption center. It's going to be all about having fun and learning about animals".

Join us at 4900 Milgen Rd, next to Cooper Creek Park from 11am – 2pm for food & drinks, tours of the shelter, kid-friendly games & activities, a poster contest, and even something special for mom. The event will kick off with the United States Postal Service' unveiling of their new "Stamps to the Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet" stamps at 11am. Buy a book of stamps on-site Saturday, and receive 10% off any one item from the Retail Store!

In honor of Be Kind to Animals Week, PAWS Humane suggests the following ways to show appreciation for the animals around you:

·     Commit to adopting your next pet from an animal shelter

·     Report any suspected animal abuse or neglect

·     Donate to or volunteer at your local animals shelter

·     Organize a fundraising event for your local animal shelter

·     Spay or neuter your pets and encourage friends and family to do the same

·     Spend quality time with your pet

·     Make sure your pet has an ID tag and microchip

·     Drive cautiously through areas populated by wild animals such as deer

·     Plant flowers in your yard that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds

·     Speak out in your community about the importance of respecting animals

·     Visit pawshumane.org for upcoming events in your community

Source: PAWS Humane

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