Lone Star Puppy Raisers to Welcome Temple Grandin for an Intimate Lecture at Southern Methodist University October 6, 2011

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Lone Star Puppy Raisers, Texas’ first puppy raising group for Guide Dogs for the Blind, are pleased to announce plans for “An Evening with Temple Grandin – Animals Make Us Human” set for October 6, 2011 at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.

Lone Star Puppy Raisers, Texas’ first puppy raising group for Guide Dogs for the Blind, are pleased to announce plans for “An Evening with Temple Grandin – Animals Make Us Human” set for October 6, 2011 at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.

Distinguished author, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will speak on the undeniable human-animal bond she explains in her books Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation, in which she delves into the concept of how animals impact a largely human world. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception and book signing with Dr. Grandin and then continue at 8:00 p.m. with Dr. Grandin’s lecture and a brief Q&A session. Proceeds from the event will benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind and Lone Star Puppy Raisers.

“It is truly an honor that Dr. Grandin has offered to speak at our event,” says David Adams, Lone Star Puppy Raisers Group Leader. “As puppy raisers, we understand the animal-human bond first-hand, as do the nearly 10,000 people in the United States and Canada with guide dog partners. This event will help these powerful partnerships continue and ensure the health and well-being of our dogs and puppies.”

Time Magazine chose Temple Grandin as one of 2010’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and she is world-renowned as an inspiration to people with autism, as well as for her groundbreaking work to reduce stress on livestock. An ardent advocate of humane animal treatment, Grandin has worked with fast food companies like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in consultation about how to best treat their livestock. She has even invented a stress-free slaughter system in which over half the United States and Canada are now utilizing for their meat processing. Grandin’s outspoken love for animals has deeply impacted the world in unfathomable ways, while consistently stressing the importance of treating them with the utmost respect.

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.guidedogtx.blogspot.com. Tickets are available at varying price levels and can be purchased at http://www.templegrandin.ticketleap.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lone Star Puppy Raisers Group Leader Dave Adams at lonestarpuppyraisers(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Lone Star Puppy Raisers:
Lone Star Puppy Raisers is comprised of a group of experienced and dedicated individuals and families throughout North Texas with the skills and commitment to raise, socialize and nurture specially bred and selected pups in preparation for formal training in anticipation of becoming guide dogs. Lone Star Puppy Raisers aims to see the potential in each and every puppy, and to support and encourage each puppy and raiser so that they can develop to their fullest potential. Lone Star Puppy Raisers are thrilled to be Ambassadors for Guide Dogs for the Blind in the State of Texas. We pledge to reach our goals with hard work and integrity utilizing creativity and partnership.

About Guide Dogs for the Blind:
Established in 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility and quality of life to people who are blind through lifetime partnerships with Guide Dogs. This non-profit organization, headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., is the largest school of its kind and has produced more than 11,000 partnerships across the United States and Canada. Services are offered entirely free of charge. Please visit http://www.guidedogs.com.

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