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ASPCA Experts To Participate In 'The Linkage Project'

Town Hall-Style Meeting to Explore Connection between Animal and Human Cruelty
June 4, 2008

WHO:
Two experts from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Dr. Randall Lockwood, Senior Vice President of Anti-Cruelty Initiatives and Legislative Services, and Dr. Lila Miller, Vice President of Veterinary Outreach will be in Portland, Maine, this week, presenting at Strategizing the Link: Advancing Public Policy and Community Coalitions. Media interested in learning more about the event from acknowledged experts in the field are invited to set up in-person or telephone interviews with them.

WHAT:
Strategizing the Link, which will take place from June 8-9 in Portland, Maine, is a town hall-style meeting which will assemble experts from across the country to focus on the links between animal cruelty and human violence. The forum aims to help communities and policy makers stop the violence against people and pets.

WHEN:
Sunday June 8 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Monday June 9 from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. (times EST).

Programming by ASPCA experts on Monday June 9 includes:

  • 8:30-10 a.m.: “Engaging Veterinarians,” presented by Dr. Lila Miller
  • 3-4 p.m.: “Keynote: A Brief Look Back From the Front,” presented by Dr. Randall Lockwood

WHERE:
Holiday Inn by the Bay, located at 88 Spring Street in Portland, Maine.

HOW:
To arrange an interview with the ASPCA’s experts regarding this event, please contact Alison Zaccone at 212-876-7700, ext. 4568 or [email protected]. For more information on the ASPCA and its programs, please visit www.aspca.org.