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Denice Heatherly, co-founder of Music City Animal Advocates

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Denice Heatherly—co-founder of Music City Animal Advocates, a non-profit organization whose stated goal is “to create an animal-saving culture in greater Nashville and surrounding counties” —describes her formative years, when her grandmother was a serious animal lover, and always had a dog, whereas Heatherly’s mother didn’t want animals in their house. Read more…

Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals

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Priscilla Feral—the president of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization founded in 1957—discusses FoA’s late founder, Alice Herrington, outlining the characteristics that helped account for her pioneering inroads. Read more…

Jessica Rubin, professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law

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Jessica Rubin—a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law who’s at the forefront of a new law in that state, allowing judges to appoint legal advocates for abused animals in criminal cases—recalls her strong kinship with animals growing up, including that her mother ran a small rescue out of their home. Read more…

Anthony Bellotti, founder of the White Coat Waste Project

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Anthony Bellotti — founder of the White Coat Waste Project—describes his formative years, and the role animals played in them, highlighting his pivotal experience as a high school student, when he worked as an intern in an animal experimentation lab, and was horrified by what he witnessed. Read more…

W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author, most recently of “A Dog’s Way Home”

Author W. Bruce Cameron at home with is dog Tucker. /// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 12/19/13 - pets.BruceCameron.bh - BRUCE HAZELTON, FOR THE  REGISTER - Thursday, December 19, 2013. Bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron credits his dog Tucker for inspiring his writing. He has now written the bestselling books A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, and the Dog's of Christmas.

W. Bruce Cameron — the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including “A Dog’s Purpose,” made into a feature film starring Dennis Quaid —discusses how he decided to make Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL (in this case, Denver’s ban on pit bulls) a core element of his new novel, “A Dog’s Way Home.” Read more…