Mabee Library Presents… Dialogue on Human-Animal Interactions

girl&horseIn honor of National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, library staff member, Taylor Fox, is hosting a series of presentations throughout the month of April on Human-Animal Interactions. All presentations will be held in the Library Auditorium.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 7 p.m. 

Animals, Science & Ethics
An interactive discussion with speakers Jessica Kurz and Dr. Marcel Perret-Gentil from the UTSA Laboratory Animal Resources Center, who are both committed to the humane care and use of animals in research. This talk will focus on the policies in place to provide comfortable lives for research animals and some of the misconceptions about animals and science.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 7 p.m.

Reversing Animal Cruelty: From Abandonment to Adoption
A presentation by guest speaker Joely Cifre, the Volunteer & Community Relations Manager of the Animal Defense League of Texas. This presentation will focus on pet abandonment and the programs in place to help abandoned animals regain their lives. Joely will also be accompanied in this presentation by a dog trainer from ADL to talk about owner responsibility and humane training methods for pet retention.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 7 p.m.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
A presentation by guest speakers Paul Wenzlaff and Malinda Red Cloud of Therapy Animals of San Antonio. This presentation will focus on the benefits of using animals for therapy, the ethics of using therapy animals, and the relationship between humans and animals in this type of work. Malinda Red Cloud, certified trainer, will be accompanied by her therapy dog, Bonnie.

For more information, please contact Taylor Fox at (210) 283-6316 or tpfox@uiwtx.edu.

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