Home Become InvolvedAnimal World USA MagazineAbout Us  Weeks for the Animals
SheltersYouth LeadershipEducationContact Animal World USA Int'l 

    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!

"Ask Me About My Dream" 
Love       Joy       Peace

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

Animal World USA
Animal World USA
 Educator of the Month Award. 
Treadwell Middle School 
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
 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!"
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 
Pearson Springs Park Adoption Fair
TN Week for the Animals
Maryville, TN!
Animal World USA 
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 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!
'Mystic' Aura 
"Fantasia' Buckalew
'Blue Boy' Buckalew
'Gunny Buck'
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 sharing our planet. She is emerging as an important voice for the animal world and media communications.
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
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 
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.


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.

"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
"“Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. 
To do nothing is to do something.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer
                      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

Did you know that most animal  legislation happens at the state level?

There are also federal animal protection laws. Some cities and counties pass ordinances to protect animals by citizens like you and me.

Seize the Day!
AW USA's 'Teddy' Bear, who is a also therapy dog! 
This boy is pure love., 'Ambassador of Love. '

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

 "If We Can Put A Man on the Moon (July 1969), we can take Man's Best Friend off 5 ft chains. "       ~Animal World USA
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 save lives, strengthen  communities and democracies around
 the globe.  

Michelle Buckalew
founder, president
Boys & Girls Clubs
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
 Overton Park, Rainbow Lake 
Memphis, TN
 in your Community!
Vote.gov helps you register to vote, find voter deadlines.

Check your registration. 

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 
Earth Day & Arbor Day with Boys & Clubs Memphis!
Animal World USA  
Petco Adoption Days
MAS & Rescue Orgs 
Memphis, TN

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

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

TN Week for the Animals
Benjamin Hooks Library
Adoptions & Humane Ed Outreach Memphis, Tennessee
City of Memphis Proclamation
from Director Keenan McCloy
Tennessee Week for the Animals. 
Animal World USA
at Memphis Zoo with adoptions,  welfare groups, city officials, Humane Ed.

Animal World USA Monthly Adoption Days
Wild Oats, Poplar. 
Memphis, Tennessee 

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

~Vincent Van Gogh
(March 30, 1853- July 29, 1890) 
Animal World USA
USA: The Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. United States would have been wrong and dangerous at any time. 

It has done so knowing that a convicted felon, who tried to overturn a lawful election, could inherit the Oval Office in just months..

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 

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

Admiral McRaven:
Live with Courage. 

Go Veg, Be Happy!
You Are Destined for Greatness.
Animal World USA
Defend Our Democracy
Four dogs are found among the constellations:: Canis Major, Canis Minor & the 2 hunting dogs, Canes Venatici-
 Canis Major:
 top dog. Sirius, "The Dog Star" is the most brilliant star in the entire sky! 

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak..
~Eric Hoffer  (1902 –1983) 

Canis Major
TN Week for the Animals
Library Special Adoption Day
TN Week for the Animals
Library Special Adoption Day
July 17, 2024
Serve, Organize, Educate, Volunteer, Advocate, Collaborate, Vote.

God Bless Our Troops!
“We must be silent before we can listen.

We must listen before we can learn.

We must learn before we can prepare.
We must prepare before we can serve.

We must serve before we can lead.”

~~William Arthur Ward
 Breaking World  News
Breaking USA News
For a more loving planet.
“A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.”
― J. R. Ackerley
 (4 November 1896 – 4 June 1967) British writer and editor
USA: The Library of Congress-exquisite fed'l cultural institution founded: in 1800, Washington, D.C. 

Provides Congress with  research to inform the legislative process,, -the largest collection of books, recordings, photos, maps, manuscripts in the world.
Animal World USA  
Petco Adoption Days
MAS & Rescue Orgs 
Memphis, TN

Animal World USA  
TN Week for the Animals 
Nashville, TN
Animal World USA
Global:  Democracy Threat & Response:
The global democratic recession has come to the United States. 

Global freedom is threatened not just by rising autocracies, but  also by major democracies worldwide faltering from within. 
Animal World USA 
​Connect, Organize, Educate, Volunteer, Advocate.
Animal World USA
Powered by DaysPedia.com
Current Time in New York
Mon, July 1
Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court associate justice 1916-1939.  

William O. Douglas,  SCOTUS justice 1939 to 1975 wrote: 
"Brandeis was a militant crusader for social justice whoever his opponent be..
.dangerous not only because of his brilliance, his arithmetic 
and his courage...

...He was dangerous because he was incorruptible."
"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft."

~Adlai E. Stevenson USA Ambassador to the United Nations (1961–1965), Governor of Illinois (1949–1953)
February 5, 1900, Los Angeles, CA
Died: July 14, 1965 London, England
Animal World USA
USA: SCOTUS Justice Douglas was not just a legal giant but also an  environmentalist.  He marched. He argued. 
He dissented.

Douglas played notable roles in conservation and Nat'l Park System.. Douglas’ papers are now public at the Library of Congress.