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    Animals. Students. Teaching. Reaching Others. 
 Inspiring, educating and empowering communities  
to understand, love and protect our amazing animals and planet. 
Animal World USA brings Benji, 
once a MS shelter dog who later became 
a movie star, back home in style 
arriving a Memphis RiverKings 
hockey game.
Memphis City Officials and MAS Advisory Board Chairperson Michelle Buckalew at MAS 2010 groundbreaking of new Memphis Animal Services facility!
GOD is LOVE

"Ask Me About My Dream" 
Love       Joy       Peace
TM

Love, Understand, Protect
 Freedom 
We love you Art of Conservation, Africa. 

Animal World USA
Animal World USA
 Educator of the Month Award. 
Treadwell Middle School 
Book Donations & Humane Ed
Memphis, Tennessee

Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption Festival 
 Shelby Farms, 4,500 acre park, Memphis, Tennessee.
2002 breakout event featuring the Miami Animal Police (right), TN Task Force One, MPD K9 demos, live music, blessing, elected officials and 50 animal welfare groups. 
Animal World USA   
Youth Leadership Award 
Tisdale School 
Bridgeport, Connecticut
AW USA TN Week 
 Memphis Zoo with  adoptions,  
welfare groups, city officials,
'Blessing of the Animals' 
AWUSA & Best Friends Adoption 
Days at Petco 
Midtown Memphis, TN.

Africa Weeks for the Animals!
Animal World USA is  putting  "Unity in the Community!"
Animal World USA Adoption Days  at Petco 
Memphis, Tennessee

Visit our Weeks for the Animals websites on how to help animals and connect with others!

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

—Gilbert K. Chesterton
Animal World USA
 Humane Education Days 
Downtown Elementary School
Memphis, Tennessee


Faith, Hope and Love.
Animal World USA 
Youth Leadership Award  
Tennessee Week 
Girls Scouts of  Southern Appalacians 

Smoky Mountains Pets 
Adoption Fair
TN Week for the Animals
 Knoxville, TN!
AW USA & Best Friends 
Poplar Plaza Adoption Days
 Memphis, TN.
Animal World USA

Five Freedoms Recognized by Animal Welfare Orgs
 Around the World.
International Homeless Animals Day with 25+ shelter, rescue 
and welfare groups,  pet parade, community orgs, live music, 
and a blessing of the animals!  
Overton Park            Memphis, Tennessee
                  Animal World USA Youth Leadership Award


 Brandon Wood 
from Florida for his joyful creativity saving chimps and building global relationships from Florida to Africa. Make A Chimp Smile was spotlighted during both Florida (Save the Chimps)  and Africa Weeks for the Animals letter writing and art campaign . His military dad was the inspiration!
Protect our Nation's Freedom...Vote.
AWUSA Humane Education Days
Downtown Elementary School
Memphis, Tennessee
Animal World USA 's 
'Teddy' Bear Buck
at 2023 Memphis Grizzlies 
Poplar Plaza block party!
Animal World USA Adoption Days Petco with Memphis Animal Services and Mid South area welfare & rescue groups.
Animal World USA Valentine's Day Adoption Day w/ Memphis Animal Services 
& Mid South area rescues.
AW USA  "Merry Memphis Christmas "
Boys & Girls Clubs     Memphis, Tennessee  
 Helping Save Lives, Empowering Educators
and Strengthening Communities!
Wardrobe)
'Mystic' Aura 
Buckalew
1994-2010
"Fantasia' Buckalew
1979-1994
'Blue Boy' Buckalew
2000-2013
'Gunny Buck'
Buckalew
2009-2022
Adopt a Shelter Animal. Save a Life. Become A Hero.
Juliette West 
from California for her activism advocating  for elephants and educating the public about the plight of the animals of our planet. She is emerging as an important voice for the animal world and communcations.
Encourage and love one another.
"For to be free is
 not merely to cast 
off one's chains... 
but to live in a way that respects 
and enhances 
the freedom of others.”


― Nelson Mandela 
apartheid activist, freedom fighter, Pres  South Africa
(1918-2013)
AWUSA Educator of the Month
Humane Education
Cordova Middle School
Memphis, Tennessee
“Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course, think whatever you want. Nobody tells you 
what to do.”

-Nina Kuscik women’s running pioneer, 1st female champion 
Boston Marathon 


Leasure Elementary 
School Delaware 
Week for the Animals
 Newark, Delaware
Your Voice Matters​! You can be a catalyst for change!


To report animal fighting crimes, contact your local law enforcement or the U.S. Dept of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General’s Hotline or 
800-424-9121.
Peace, Love and Unity Festival 
Shelby Farms, Memphis, Tennessee 
With over 25 animal welfare groups, TN Task Force One, faith based & community orgs, music, shelters. 

“God answered the prayers of animals.”

— Thomas Aquinas
See prayers and blessings for animals.

Belief.net


VOTE in 2024
For Democracy.
Your Country Needs You.
Animal World USA International
Weeks for the Animals
Animal World USA
Animal World USA Adoption Days
“Animal communication is like any other form of telepathic, intuitive conversation. The thoughts and feelings of people and animals carry energetic signatures, communicated through very primal, nonverbal channels.”

― Elizabeth Eiler
 Research bills, laws, and sponsors.

Contact your legislators to bring/sponsor ordinances and laws for the animals to your community and state.


"To you it's a meal. To her its life itself."


~Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary,  CO advocacy group

SERVICE
"You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. "

~Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

Anima-, Anim- + 
(Latin: animal life, a living being, living; breath; soul; mind) 
having a spirit, living, “breath of air, air, soul, life”



One thing I know,
 the only ones among you who will be really happy...

Are those who will have sought and 
found out how to serve."

~Albert Schweitzer
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, worn or consumed.

It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.  

~Denis E. Waitley      
IN THE SPIRIT
COMPASSIONATE LIFE-SAVING CHOICES
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
"Animals have hearts that feel, eyes that see and families to care for...just like you and me."

— Anthony D. Williams, author
                      Black Beauty                         ~Anna Sewell, novelist     (  1820-1878 )
Think Global, Act Local
Emmylou Harris 
and Michelle Buckalew,
Keynote Speakers at the
 'Spay the Way' Conference  Nashville, Tennessee
Animal World USA 
Adoption Days  Poplar Plaza
MAS and Mid South rescues
Memphis, Tennessee

AWUSA Tennessee Week
Smoky Mountain Pet Fair
Adoption, live music, community.   Knoxville, TN 

Thank you to our partners who are helping save lives. Please support them!
Save a Life Today!
Ban Horse Slaughter
"Do everything in love."
1 Corinthians 16:14
“People who care about animals tend to care about people. They don’t care about animals to the exclusion of people. Caring is not a finite resource and, even more than that, it’s like a muscle: the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.”

— Jonathan Foer


Save America’s Forgotten Equines 

 Bill that bans horse slaughter in USA and prohibits export of horses for slaughter.

(SAFE) Act (H.R. 3475 and S. 2037)

Call and/or contact your senators and representatives:
202-225-3121

Most animal  legislation happens at the state level. 

There are also federal animal protection laws. Some cities and counties pass ordinances to protect animals.  You can make it happen!
AW USA's 'Teddy' Bear, who is a also therapy dog! 
Pure love.

Serve,  Adopt, Advocate, Volunteer, Organize.
BRING a READ DOG
 Program To Your Community!
Be informed on animal laws. How does your state measure up? 
Strengthen the laws by using your voice.  Form coalitions.


"Justice cannot exist without truth, and truth cannot exist without transparency."

-Alexi Navalny   (1976-2024)

 "If   We Can Put A Man on the Moon (July 1969), we can take Man's Best Friend off 5 ft chains. "
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Work with legislators, rescue groups and form coalitions in your community to end dog chaining. Support rescue groups on the front lines." 

Working with governors, decision makers, leaders and advocates to strengthen  communities and democracies around
 the globe.  


Michelle Buckalew
founder, president

"More and more as we come closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see the Divine and are fitted to interpret correctly the various languages spoken by all forms of nature about us."

~ George Washington Carver 
Boys & Girls Clubs
    SUPPORT UKRAINE    
Call your Reps, Senators. 
 202- 224-3121
You Can start your own voter engagement drive!
Hear the Heart 
of Africa
Eglin Air Force K9s Florida Week
 for the Animals visit.
Eglin Elementary School!
AWUSA Humane Education Days
Downtown Elementary School
Memphis, Tennessee
AWUSA Woofstock
 Tennessee Week for the Animals
Overton Park, Rainbow Lake 
Memphis, TN

HELP the ANIMALS
 in your Community!
Vote.gov helps you register to vote, find voter deadlines.

Check your registration. 


Renewed Call to Pass House Federal Bill 

"SAFE Act" for the Horses.




  June 7, 2024 
Animal World USA
Book donations, therapy dog, visits to your school!
Anima-, Anim- + 
(Latin: animal life, a living being, living; breath; soul; mind) having a spirit, living, “breath of air, air, soul, life”

Animal World USA & West TN Therapy Dogs 
Celebrating 
Earth Day & Arbor Day with Boys & Clubs Memphis!
Animal World USA  
Petco Adoption Days
Memphis, TN

12th Africa
Weeks for the Animals
June 29-July 7-2024
12th Washington DC
Week for the Animals.
Fall 2024
Animal World USA Outreach
Bartlett Community Day
Bartlett Animal Shelter
Memphis, Tennessee
AWUSA Tennessee Week
Young Williams Adoption Ctr
Furry Fall Festival
Knoxville, TN 
Animal World USA
St John's Episcopal Church 
Blessing of the Animals Tennessee Week
for the Animals
Memphis, TN
AWUSA Adoption Days
​w/ MAS, Bartlett Animal Shelter
Monthly Walmart Outdoor Fests
Bartlett, Tennessee 
Lucy Duane
from Kentucky started what she calls her "Old Friends Fund to help the horses in Kentucky."   It became such an important part of her life, that she is now recognized in the community for her work to help Old Friends Farm.
 Lucy's motto is: " It doesn't matter if you have two legs or four, you should be able to live out your life in peace, dignity, and happiness. "


Fort Bragg (Now Fort Liberty) Army K9 Unit visiting Bragg 
Elementary School during NC Week for the Animals!
AWUSA Education Days 
Downtown Elementary School
Humane Education
Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee Week for the Animals.
Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga Cat House Renovation 

TN Week for the Animals
Library Special Adoption Day w/ Shelters and  Community orgs
Memphis., Tennessee
Animal World USA  
Youth Leadership Award 
Tisdale School 
Bridgeport, Connecticut

"Blessing of the Animals"
Tennessee Week for the Animals
TN Week for the Animals
Benjamin Hooks Library
Adoptions & Humane Ed
Outreach
Adoptions and Humane Ed
TN Week for the Animals
City of Memphis Proclamation
from Director Keenan McCloy
to MAS was presented in festivities. 
Benjamin Hooks Library                             Memphis, Tennessee 
Pet Adoptions, animal-assisted therapy, humane education & READ dogs. 
Animal World USA
AW USA TN Week 
at Memphis Zoo with adoptions,  welfare groups, city officials, Humane Ed.

Animal World USA Adoption Days Petco 

"Since visiting the abatoirs of South France,
 I have stopped eating meat."

~Vincent Van Gogh
(March 30, 1853- July 29, 1890) 
Animal World USA
The
Michigan: New $11 million Detroit animal shelter able to house 200-plus pets for adoption.

Look inside the brand-new Detroit Animal Care and Control!
China: Demand for donkey hide is devastating African communities.

E-jiao is fueling the slaughter of millions of donkeys every yr.


Animal World USA  
Petco Adoption Days
Midtown, Poplar Plaza
Memphis, TN

If you never take risks, you'll never accomplish great things. Everybody dies, but not everyone has lived.

~C. S. Lewis
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his 
being.

~Dag Hammarskjold
"Never let success hide its emptiness from you, achievement its nothingness, toil its desolation. And so...keep alive the incentive to push on further, that pain in the soul which drives us beyond ourselves...


Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward - your destiny - are here and now."

~Dag Hammarskjold
“Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Anima-, Anim- + 
(Latin: animal life, a living being, living; breath; soul; mind) having a spirit, living, “breath of air, air, soul, life”


10 minutes that will  change your life. 

Zig Ziglar
Go Veg, Be Happy!
Animal World USA
April 20, 2024
Serve, Organize, Educate, Volunteer, Advocate, Vote.

AfricaAnimals.org
Your Are Destined for Greatness.
UK: Cat and dog thieves to face up to 5 years in jail under tough new laws.

The Abduction Bill cleared in the House of Commons.  
Asia: Deadly deep freeze has decimated millions of farm animals in Mongolia.  

90 percent of the country has been impacted.


Animal World USA

2024
Defend Our Democracy
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Say thank you to Animal 
Care Officers at your local shelter
Earth Day Toolkit and great ideas for your community involvement!
April 22