Dixie Spay Hosts 'Effective Advocacy For Animals' Training Session

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dixie Day Spay, Cleveland’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic, is hosting Leighann Lassiter, Tennessee state director for the Humane Society of the United States, for an “Effective Advocacy for Animals” training session on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The training session will begin at 7 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. It is free and is open to anyone who is concerned about animal welfare/animal rights issues. All rescue and animal organizations are invited to attend.

Attendees will learn how to become citizen advocates for animals across Tennessee. From concerns about animal cruelty to protecting wildlife, the training session will help advocates become effective in their efforts to create a more compassionate community and nation.

Lassiter will also be discussing the upcoming Humane Lobby Day that HSUS will hold in Nashville later in the month.

The training will be held in the community room at Fairview Baptist Church, 5545 Runway Drive NW. The church is between Harpo Street NW and NW 56th Street.


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