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TEXAS DOG LAW SEMINAR

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TEXAS DOG LAW SEMINAR ...

TEXAS DOG LAW SEMINAR?

    (and Kitties, too!)

    For Rescuers, Fanciers & Attorneys

    Saturday, December 9, 2006, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

    Austin Convention Center

    Accredited by the State Bar of Texas: CLE (4 Participatory Hours/.75 Ethics)

4:00 Doors Open: Meet, Greet & Register (can register before doors open)

    4:25 Opening Remarks

    4:30-9:00 Texas Dog Law Seminar ? (and Kitties, too) Focuses solely on dog and

    cat issues addressed by state, county, local laws for rescuers, fanciers & attorneys.

    Includes current case law.

     Topics to Be Discussed & Which Are in the Texas Dog Law Manual?

     (All Laws apply equally to Cats with the exception of Dangerous Dog Laws)

The Legal & Ethical Issues of Rescue Zandra Anderson

     Custody Issues

     So, You Found a Dog- Who owns a stray & the ethical considerations of placement/return

     Are you protected as an individual rescuer from a lawsuit regarding Ownership Issues

     Are Rescue Organizations Afforded Protection concerning Custody/Ownership Issues

     What kind of law applies in a battle over ownership

     Liability of the Rescue/Rescuers

     Truth is the Best Policy, It’s Also the Law: Ethical Disclosure Issues in Rescue & Adoption

     What happens if an alleged owner says the rescue has/adopted their dog

     Can a rescue/rescuer be liable for a dog that bites

     Does a 501(c)(3) status protect the rescue/rescuers from liability

Contractual Issues Amy Bures Danna

     The Adoption ContractWhat it Can and Cannot Do

     Ethical considerations of the Adoption Agreement

     Do Adoption Contracts Afford Liability Protection

     Are They Enforceable

Cruelty Laws Zandra Anderson

     Civil Cruelty v. Criminal Cruelty

     Seizure of Dogs & Hearing

     Can Cruelty Seizure Hearings be Appealed

     What Happens to the Animals if Cruelty is Found

     Cruelty as a Crime

    Dangerous Dog Laws

     Does a Dog Get one Free Bite

     What Constitutes a Dangerous Dog

     Does a Dog Have to Bite to be Deemed Dangerous

     Is there a Standard for Deeming a Dog Dangerous

     If a Dog is Deemed Dangerous, What Does the Owner Have to Do

     Are Dangerous Dog Laws Applied Equally all over the State

     What Law AppliesState, County, City

     Can a Dog Be Killed as a Dangerous Dog if he has Never Bitten Anyone

     What is the Difference Between Civil Liability & Criminal Liability for a Dangerous Dog

     What Happens at a Dangerous Dog Hearing & Which Courts May Hear Them

     Can Dangerous Dog Hearings be Appealed

    BREAK

    Vaccinations Zandra Anderson

     The Truth about What Vaccinations are Required by the State & for Rescuers

     What is the Three Year Rabies Vaccination & Do Different Laws Apply to Rescues & Kennels

Animal Control Andrea Grieg

     How Laws re. Cruelty, Dangerous Dogs and Vaccination Requirements are Applied

Litigation for Loss of Dog Zandra Anderson

     Can You Sue your Vet or Anyone for the Loss of or Injury to your Dog

     Can you recover Damages for the Loss of or Injury to your Dog

    Landlord/Tenant

     Can a Landlord Kick Someone out of their Home over a Dog

     What if the Landlord’s Rules Change During Tenancy

     Can a Landlord’s Rules Be Specific to Breeds

Family Law Issues Stacy Kelly

     Can dogs be included in Pre-Nuptial Agreements/Marital Agreements/Divorce Decrees

     Support and visitation for dogs

     Enforceability of such provisions

    Pet Trusts & Wills Providing for Pets

     New 2006 Law Allowing the Establishment of Trusts to Protect Our Pets

     How to Fund Protection for our Pets Without Having to Die First

     Can Pets Be Included in a Will

Breed Specific Legislation Zandra Anderson

     Does Texas Law contain BSL or Does it Protect Against It

     Current Legislative Status in Texas & other Jurisdictions

     How Can Certain Dogs Be Singled OutSounds Illegal to Me

     What the 2007 Legislative Session has in Store for Us

    Municipal Laws

     Can Cities Enact Different Laws from State Law; Which Applies

     What if a City changes it’s Laws after Someone Already Lives there

     Houston Law & other City’s Law in the Surrounding Areas

    Questions

Speakers:

     Zandra Anderson-Trial Attorney & Texas Dog Lawyer

     Amy Burres Danna- Business AttorneyRescue Contracts & Enforcement

     Andrea Grieg-Lakeway Police Department: Cruelty Investigator; Dangerous Dogs

     Stacy Kelly- Probate & Family AttorneyPet Trusts & Family Law Issues re. Pets

     Cool Power Point presentation, too!

    $60 Includes Seminar & Manual (over 250+ pages) -- Early Registration through 11/24/06.

    $65 Legal Assistants & ACOs claiming CE credit; $80 Attorneys & Vets claiming CE

    Credit.

    Accredited by the State Bar of Texas: 4 Participatory CLE Hours & .75 Ethics Hours

     Accredited by the Texas Veterinary Board: 4.5 CE Hours & Texas Animal Control Association: 4.5

    Hours

     Students $50

     The Texas Dog Law Manual? (and Kitties, too) is an exhaustive treatment of state, county & local laws which address dogs & cats, including case law. It is the first and only one

    of its kind in Texas. Containing over 250 pages of information indexed for easy use, it’s all

    about dogs and cats.

     --Door Prizes--

     SPEAKERS

Zandra Anderson

Ms. Anderson is a practicing Houston trial attorney handling complex personal injury litigation,

    medical negligence, products liability and dog law issues. She is Legal Counsel to Spindletop Refuge, a

    no-kill dog rescue in Houston, Texas, and is active in the rescue and adoption of abandoned and

    abused dogs. She has handled dog bite cases, cruelty cases, defended Dangerous Dog cases and has

    represented both rescues and individuals concerning dog ownership issues and contractual adoption

    matters. She has been involved in dog rescue for ten (10) years and is a member of the Animal Law

    Section of the State Bar. She has been active in volunteer lobbying on BSL and dog related matters,

    and is also licensed in Colorado. She resides with her two rescue dogs, both Pit Bull Terriers, in

    Hilshire Village where she is on City Council.

Amy Bures Danna

Ms. Danna practices in the areas of commercial litigation, contracts, environmental, product and

    premises liability and animal law. She is the current Chair of the State Bar of Texas Animal Law

    Section and was the 2006 Coordinator of the State Bar’s Animal Law Institute. She is legal counsel to

    the Austin German Shepherd Rescue and is a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Ms. Danna

    was a contributor to Dog Fancy’s Popular Breed Series: German Shepherds (Spring, 2006). She

    currently practices in Houston with The Clary Firm, P.C. and is an adjunct professor of Animal Law at

    the University of Houston’s Law Center. She has been practicing since 2000.

Andrea Grieg

Ms. Grieg is a licensed Police Officer who is also licensed as an Animal Control Officer. She is

    employed by the Lakeway Police Department in their Animal Division. She investigates cruelty,

    dangerous dog issues and vaccination enforcement. She worked as a vet technician for nineteen years

    prior to being employed by Lakeway, so she understands the medical conditions of the animals she

    encounters. Ms. Grieg works very hard with rescue to place animals and get them adopted into

    responsible homes. She even donates money out of her own pocket to assure these animals are saved.

    She is also very involved in the rescue of wildlife.

Stacy Kelly

Stacy Kelly was born in Dallas, Texas, received her undergraduate BS degree from the University of

    Texas at Austin and received her law degree at South Texas College of Law in 1998. Ms. Kelly is an

    attorney with the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP where she focuses her practice on litigation

    concerning guardians, trustees, administrators, beneficiaries and executors of estates in addition to

    assisting with the administration of estates. More recently, Ms. Kelly has expanded her practice into

    estate planning for non-human family members, animal law and first amendment protections of animal

    rights protestors. She is the proud adopter of four cats, (Mondavi, Dash, Peta, Boomerang) and two

    dogs, (Turbo and Choctaw), all rescues.

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     HOW TO REGISTER

SEND ONLY THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW. YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE, BY MAIL OR BY FAX.

    FORMS OF PAYMENT: CHECK, MONEY ORDER, VISA, MC, AMEX. DETAILS ON THE FORM.

MUST REGISTER BY MAIL IF PAYING WITH A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

    ONLINE, BY FAX OR BY MAIL.

IF REGISTERING ONLINE, PASTE REGISTRATION FORM INTO A WORD DOCUMENT & SEND AS AN

    ATTACHMENT.

Questions? www.TexasDogLawyer.com Zandra Anderson ZeeAngel@aol.com

    info@luckymutts.com

     REGISTRATION FORM

    TEXAS DOG LAW SEMINAR?

    (and Kitties, too!)

    For Rescuers, Fanciers & Attorneys

    Saturday, December 9, 2006, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

    Austin Convention Center

     Accredited by the State Bar of Texas

NAME:

BILLING ADDRESS:

    CITY YOU ACTUALLY LIVE IN IF DIFFERENT FROM ONE IN ADDRESS:

    EMAIL ADDRESS (need for registration confirmation):

RESCUE GROUP (if applicable):

DATE REGISTERING: TELEPHONE:

GROUP AFFILIATION (Rescue, Kennel, Breed Fancier, Trainer, AC, School, etc.) ____________

HOW MANY TO ATTEND: ATTORNEY?___ VET?___ ACO?___ LEGAL

    ASSISTANT? ___ STUDENT?___

    NAMES OF ALL TO ATTEND (if paying for more than one person)

    TOTAL AMOUNT OWED FOR ALL REGISTRANTS:

CHECK/MONEY ORDER BY MAIL ONLY-- make payable to Zandra Anderson & enclose with

    Registration. Mail to: 7941 Katy Freeway, No. 412, Houston, Texas 77024.

VISA, MC, AMEX : REGISTER ONLINE, BY MAIL OR BY FAX (713 467 1355)

Cardholder Name:

    Expiration Date: Month/Year: Card No.:

Card Code: (Visa/MClast 3 digits on numbers printed on back of card; Amex--4 numbers printed on

    front to the right & just above account number):

Amount to Charge to Card:

    Signature: (if registering online, type in name for signature)

I agree that this charge is not refundable but understand that if I cannot attend, it is transferable to

    another person(s).

THE CARD NUMBER WILL BE DESTROYED ONCE THE CHARGE IS VERIFIED.

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