What is an Animal Attorney? Part Two

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Part Two: Animal Welfare Law   In our previous segment, we discussed Animal Rights Law. It is one of two animal law specialties: Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. In this segment we will delve into the Welfare field and look at the differences this type of law practice entails. An attorney in Colorado since 2017,…

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What is an Animal Attorney? Part One

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Part One: Animal Rights Law    Careers working with animals have expanded in the 30 years since I became involved. In the old days we fostered dogs in our backyards because shelters were few, pet/horse training was forceful not positive-based, and there were no animal related college courses other than veterinarian degrees. Wild animals were…

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How to Create a Certified Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Most Metropolitan areas have exploded and neighborhoods are increasingly squeezed into shrinking acreage. Pavement dominates turf, and traffic cuts into natural animal movement more each year. There are several major migratory pathways for innumerous creatures, especially birds, across the United States. As our human species expands, other species lose access to resources sorely needed on…

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ADOPTION COUNSELING: HOW TO MAKE OR BREAK A FAMILY

“Hello, I adopted a puppy mill rescue dog five weeks ago and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can you help me?”   This email came through my website (www.sunnyweber.com) a few weeks ago. Because I specialize in working with fearful dogs, my mind’s…

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Dogs in Hot Cars

Please don't leave me in a hot car...

Colorado law provides immunity to someone who breaks into a locked vehicle to rescue a dog, cat, child or at-risk adult provided certain procedures are followed. Reasonable efforts must be made to locate the owner, for example going into a nearby store and asking the manager to make an announcement on the PA system. Failing…

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Make Love, Not War

Make Love Not War

This old bumper sticker was popular during my college years as the Viet Nam war was raging. The Birth Control Pill was new and available enough to protect casual sex partners. Almost every one of my peers was against the war and we were the first generation that effectively forced our national government to abandon…

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