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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wisconsin Governor Doyle Declares WI Week for the Animals Aug. 8-16th, 2009

How cool is this, huh? WI Week for the Animals! Speaking from a dog's point of view, we animals have lots we can teach humans, and how wonderful to be recognized with Week for the Animals. We are honored. Be sure and check out the website for details, as well as read the press release below. As always, ARF-A-ROO!

Governor Jim Doyle Officially Proclaims 1st Wisconsin Week for the Animals August 8-16, 2009!
(Madison, Wisconsin) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Governor Jim Doyle has officially proclaimed 1st Wisconsin Week for the Animals from August 8-16, 2009. During the extraordinary week, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be strengthening communities throughout the state. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be joining into celebrate and help animals.

Events will include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter events, emergency sheltering workshop, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, puppy mill awareness activities, motorcycle ride to benefit the animals, book signings, BINGO for homeless animals, golf outing to help shelter pets, Catapalooza celebration, donation drives, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals.

Also to be included are a salute to our working K-9 and handlers, pet first aid, care & safety seminars, educational programs at the zoos and museums, blessing for the animals, and full-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and with so much more being planned! Scores of precious lives will be saved and new exciting relationships will be built in Wisconsin communities during the week.

Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kick off of the week. For more info, please call 877-454-0807. See the calendar of events and learn how to become involved on the official website at http://wisconsinanimals.org/

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