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IHACX-0002 – Humane Communities 2: Peaceable Kingdom: The Big Fix Uganda (IHACX-0002_2020)

Dimensions of Humane Communities Webinar Series: Community-Based Human-Animal-Environment Interactions 2

The second edition of the Dimensions of Humane Communities online lecture series is now available as a recording! Discounts still apply and upon registration, you will receive a link to view this important event.

A presentation of the first One Health animal assisted therapy model fighting cruelty and despair in Northern Uganda. The Big Fix Uganda—a non-profit , based in Port Townsend, WA--operates the only veterinarian hospital in Northern Uganda. Since 2012, The Big Fix has provided its services, 365 days a year, in its quest to ease the suffering of animals in Northern Uganda and eradicate the deadly threat of rabies. The fate of Northern Uganda’s dogs is not much better than its people. A 20-year-long vicious civil war has left 70 percent of the survivors impoverished and traumatized. In 2015, BIG FIX introduced The Comfort Dog Project to teach people who have never known dogs as friends, to build loving bonds with dogs that can save both their lives. Against all odds, Guardians and their Comfort Dogs are forging family bonds where there were none, creating a powerful psychobiological buffer against despair. Together both are safer and happier, living proof of a Big Fix.

About the Speakers: Sarah Schmidt is the founder and president of The Big Fix Uganda’s Comfort Dog Project and a former lawyer who left the practice of law to pursue her work in animal advocacy. Sarah also founded Central Valley Coalition for Animals, an IRC 501(c)(3) which was formed to develop cooperative projects with the fragmented animal welfare community in California's Central Valley. Meg Daley Olmert is the Director of Research for the Warrior Canine Connection and a world-renowned expert on the neurobiology of the human-animal bond and its therapeutic effects. In 2009, her groundbreaking book, Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond, was published to international acclaim.

Please note we have special discounts available:

TeamIHAC - Current Students/Faculty/Staff of University of Denver (DU) receive free registration with code: TeamIHAC

IHACFriend - Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) or the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) receive $5 off each individual webinar with code: IHACFriend

Humane3 – General public receives 20% off three webinars, when you purchase three together with code: Humane3

Humane3Friend – Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of GSSW and IHAC receive 30% off three webinars, when you purchase all three together with code: Humane3Friend
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Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 433Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $20

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