MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOST EIGHTH ANNUAL ANIMAL RIGHTS DAY
Discussion of Timely Legal Issues, Animal Demonstrations Highlight Event
ANDOVER, MA – A full morning of sessions ranging from Estate Planning for Pets and Dog Bite Liability to Cruelty Free Consumerism & the Power of Volunteerism, will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s (MSLAW) Eighth Annual Animal Rights Day on Saturday, April 19, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Associate Dean Michael Coyne will open the event with welcoming remarks. The legal issues will be addressed by MSLAW Professor’s Joseph Devlin and Thomas Martin, along with presentations by the MSPCA and the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society. A police dog demonstration will be presented by the Essex County (MA) Sheriff’s department. Kids’ activities will also be available, including pony rides, interaction with “curious creatures”, an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and animal crafts. The Andover Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck to demonstrate its equipment to attendees.
A complimentary breakfast at 8:30 a.m. will kick off the event; a complimentary lunch will also be provided.
Copies of the book, Please Can We Keep the Donkey?, written by MSLAW professors Diane Sullivan and Holly Vietzke, will be on sale at the event. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the Shadow Fund, established by MSLAW to assist pet owners who have animals with medical needs. The fund was the outgrowth of donations collected by the school to help a local Vietnam Veteran named Robert Burke whose dog, Shadow, required surgery which Burke was unable to afford.
Although not required, MSLAW organizers request an e-mail from anyone interested in attending. The e-mail should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Plan to Attend” in the subject line.
The event will take place at MSLAW, located at 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA. For more information call MSLAW at (978) 681-0800. For the full schedule of events, click here.