Saturday, March 26th 2016 – 10th Annual Animal Rights Day at Massachusetts School of Law!

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW HOSTING TENTH ANNUAL ANIMAL RIGHTS DAY
Discussion of Timely Legal Issues, Animal Demonstrations Highlight Event

ANDOVER, MA – A full morning of sessions discussing the legal issues surrounding animals will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s (MSLAW) Tenth Annual Animal Rights Day on Saturday, March 26, 2016, starting at 8:30 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Dean Michael L. Coyne will open the event with welcoming remarks. Legal issues will be addressed by MSLAW Professor Thomas Martin, along with presentations by BlueDog and Steve Roberts of K-9 Top Performance. A police dog demonstration will be presented by the Essex County (MA) Sheriff’s department. Also appearing to speak, are Greg Mahle, the real-life hero who has rescued over 30,000 stray dogs, and author Peter Zheutlin, who chronicled Mahle’s story in his New York Times Best Seller, Rescue Road. Kids’ activities will also be available, including Story Time with the Doggie Investigation Gang, an interactive live animal demonstration, an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and animal crafts.

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 companion 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.

The event will take place at MSLAW, located at 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA. For more information call MSLAW at (978) 681-0800.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 – 9th Annual Animal Rights Day @ MSLAW

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On Saturday, April 4, 2015, Massachusetts School of Law and The Shadow Fund will host its 9th Annual Animal Rights Day. The event is open to the public and promises to be a fantastic day for kids and families, as many exhibits and presentations will be geared towards animal lovers of all ages.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m., with events to follow starting at 9:00 a.m. The live animal demonstrations and craft activities will be a hit with kids, while parents can attend presentations concerning the legal issues surrounding animals. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department always puts on a great show with their police dogs, and the Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny caps off a wonderful Saturday that is sure to be a ton of fun.

RSVPs may be emailed to animallaw@mslaw.edu

The Shadow Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to: The Shadow Fund, c/o The Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA, 01810

The Shadow Fund’s mission is to provide limited financial assistance to a guardian of an animal companion who is unable to provide necessary veterinarian care or medical attention for the cherished pet.

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 4, 2015, Massachusetts School of Law at Andover will host the 9th Annual Animal Rights Day. Join us for both adult and children activities, vendor and information tables,  an Easter Egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, and much, much more! Bring your friends and family – this event is FREE and open to the public.
Diane and Easter Bunny (2)

Waldo and Shadow (3)

Welcome to Our New Site!

Welcome to the new home of The Shadow Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity run by The Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. The Shadow Fund’s mission is to provide limited financial assistance to a guardian of an animal companion who is unable to provide necessary veterinarian care or medical attention for the cherished pet.