Student Animal Legal Defense Fund News

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. 

 

PuppyPalooza T-shirts

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be selling PuppyPalooza t-shirts and tasty baked goods on Thursday, April 14th, from 1pm-4pm. The t-shirts will be $10 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Care Society of Louisville, a non-profit organization who's prime purpose is to find new, caring homes for pets whose owners can no longer give them the love or care they need. It is the only no-kill shelter in Louisville.

Karaoke With PALS!

Come karaoke with PALS!! We need votes for our Pepsi Grant, and what better way to get them than a karaoke party! Everyone is welcome! Invite all your friends! 

When: Friday, June 11th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: Akiko's, 1123 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY

Who is PALS? Rexéna Napier, Lauren Bean, Victoria Steinbach and Melissa McHendrix, four May graduates of the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, have created Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS). PALS plans to provide legal services and education to people in rural and urban areas of Kentucky focusing on the intervention and prevention of animal abuse and neglect. These services will empower clients and the public to build a compassionate community for all. PALS will take a grassroots approach by providing three main programs: general legal services, prosecution support, and education.

Why are we having a karaoke party? PALS is currently a candidate for a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh project grant. Pepsi is giving away over 1 million dollars each month to individuals striving to bring about social change. The public votes for the ideas they want to see happen, and those ideas get funded. Please help PALS by voting for us every day in June! You can vote at www.refresheverything.com/pals. If you want more information about PALS you can visit our website at www.animallawservices.org, or search for us on Facebook: Partnership for Animal Law Services.