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

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.