Student Animal Legal Defense Fund News

Meet Jade at Paws for the Law!

Jade was rescued as an adult, and has found her "dream job" working as a therapy dog. She enjoys meeting and greeting people and spending quality time with new and old friends. Jade has helped children read at a local library, visited friends in an assisted living home, and has worked with special needs children and young adults in therapy programs. Currently, Jade works with speech, physical, and occupational therapists at a senior adult rehabilitation facility and also visits children at Kosair Children's hospital.

Jade is looking forward to meeting new friends at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.  

 

 

Meet Bella at Paws for the Law!

Bella is a six-year old Newfoundland.  She was rescued at age three.  Once she met her adopted Mom and Dad, she knew she was home forever.  Bella loves people of all ages.  She is a dual-certified service dog and therapy dog.

Bella has over 250 volunteer hours.  She has represented Pawsibilities Unleashed at Heroes Night Out, Fort Knox, and EKU, as well as many other venues.
  
Bella spends the majority of her time at Noe Middle School doing Animal Assisted Therapy with 6th graders and providing de-stress relief for anyone who requests it.  She loves to see her red bandana and hear Mom say, "Ready to Work?"  Her eyes light up, her tail wags non-stop, and her body wiggles happily!
 
Bella can't wait to meet you at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.   
 

Meet Ziggy at Paws for the Law!

Ziggy is a young Goldendoodle, born June 24, 2011.  Joining his forever family at the age of four months, he quickly began training classes and earned his STAR Puppy designation.  With his easy-going disposition, it was no stretch for him to pursue and complete Therapy Dog certification by the time he was 7 months old. 
 
Since being certified, he has kept busy with visits to area hospitals, Senior Citizen Residences, elementary schools, and rehabilitation centers.  He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed.  Ziggy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.
 
 Meet Ziggy at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.  

Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law!

Howdy is a 9 year old Labradoodle, rescued at the age of 4 months out of Tennessee.  He is a handsome and really sweet guy who loves everybody, human or canine.  Howdy came late to the Therapy Dog world, gaining his certification in Fall, 2011. But he's jumped in with all four feet and is involved with children's reading programs, Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Psychiatric, senior adult rehabilitation programs, and regularly visits citizens at area Senior Citizen Residences. He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed.  Howdy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.

Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.   

Meet Morgan at Paws for the Law!

I am a 4 year old yellow Labrador Retriever.  I have been a certified therapy
dog for 3 years.  I received all of my training and my certification from
Pawsibilities Unleashed.  I also has received my AKC Therapy Dog Title.

I do most of my volunteer work at EKU, McCready Manor Assisted Living, Telford
Nursing Home, Madison County Library, and Richmond Adult Active Daycare.  I also
participate in several fundraising events throughout the year.  

When I am not volunteering, I work as personal trainer for my mom Lisa.  I make
sure she gets plenty of hiking and walking in each day.  If it wasn't for my
constant vigil, she would probably be a couch potato.  I also love to play
'scent' and tracking games, go swimming, and play with other dogs.  I live in
Richmond, KY. 

I look forward to meeting you at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st. 


 

PAWS for the LAW is Back!

Anxious about final exams?  We understand that the next few weeks are going to be a high-pressure period.  To help ease some of your stress, the law school is going to the dogs on Thursday, November 21! 

SALDF and the Student Life Office have invited some of the cutest, cuddliest, and well-mannered certified therapy dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed, a non-profit group based in Kentucky, to the law school. 

If you have classes on Thursday, or if you are in the building studying for your upcoming final exams, we hope you will take a few minutes to visit and play with these special pooches.  The dogs will be stationed in the Mosaic Lobby and Professional Development lounge areas.  We hope that the stress of looming exams will be lifted for a couple of hours! 

The following certified therapy dogs are excited to meet you:  Bella (Newfoundland), Jade (Plott Hound), Phoenix (Sheltie), Ciara (Husky mix), Morgan (yellow lab); Ziggy (Goldendoodle), and Howdy (Labradoodle). 

Ziggy with Sarah Reddick, April 2013

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday!

SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31.  Twenty faculty and staff submitted photos - the student who guesses the most correctly will win!  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal.  The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.

My name is SKIP.  Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  Try and guess who on October 31!

2013 Puppypalooza Saturday

It's time for Puppypalooza! PuppyPalooza 2013 is the fith annual, outdoor dog/owner, family friendly social event, featuring a raffle, a fenced-in dog area for off leash fun, vegan food, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Raffle prizes consist of donations from local businesses, such as gift cards, pet-products, etc.  The event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring supplies (towels, paper towels, pet food, and cleaning supplies) to donate to Shamrock Pet Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals through proactive programs such as spay/neuter, public education and adoption options in the Louisville, Kentucky area.   

Puppypalooza 2013 - Saturday

It's time for Puppypalooza! PuppyPalooza 2013 is the fith annual, outdoor dog/owner, family friendly social event, featuring a raffle, a fenced-in dog area for off leash fun, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Raffle prizes consist of donations from local businesses, such as gift cards, pet-products, etc.  The event is free. If you can, please bring supplies (towels, paper towels, pet food, and cleaning supplies) to donate to Shamrock Pet Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals through proactive programs such as spay/neuter, public education and adoption options in the Louisville, Kentucky area.   

JAEL Application Deadline Extended

Due to technical difficulties with TWEN online submissions, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Editorial Board has extended its deadline for applications. If interested, please email the following to Brittany McKenna by Thursday, May 19th at 11pm: Applicant Information Sheet, JAEL Application, Writing Sample.