Stroll with the Greta Greys this October

Released on: September 20, 2007, 3:25 pm

Press Release Author: Jessi L. LaCosta

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Greyhound Rescue presents a health seminar and a long, group
walk with pets to educate the public.

OPG presents a greyhound walk and health seminar

San Diego, CA: The first Annual Greyhound Walk and Health Seminar, hosted by
Operation Greyhound, kicks off at 8am on Sunday October 7th. This free event offers
open-air bonding for people and their pets, with a morning walk through Crestridge
Ecological Reserve, followed by an informative, fun seminar covering several
important topics including: infectious diseases in dogs, dog behavior issues, senior
pet knowledge and even insight into pet therapy.

Commenting on the importance of presenting at this seminar, "It has been an honor
and privilege to provide tick-borne and fungal disease testing services to Operation
Greyhound over the past 10+ years. It is clear that their goal is to give their
greyhounds the healthiest start possible in their new life." Cynthia Holland, PhD
Director, Protatek Reference Laboratory

Refreshments will be served and free drawings for prizes will be held after each
presentation. Participants will also be able to meet Greyhounds up for adoption.
Seating is very limited, so pre-registration is required. For more information,
please visit or call Operation Greyhound at

Agreeing that this event is needed, Dr. Andrew Klotz, who has a retired greyhound,
said, "As vets, some of the most common things we treat are behavioral issues - and
yet behavioral issues are actually one the most preventable. Operation Greyhound has
done a great job putting this event together and I am happy to help." Dr. Andrew
Klotz, Acacia Animal Health Center.

Another eager speaker added, "Pet therapy is so powerful in that people experience
the unconditional love of an animal. I see such good things come out of it when I
take Athena (my greyhound) to meet people in need of her affection. Plus I am able
to further the awareness that greyhounds have approachable natures and are very
capable of helping others." Colleen Spencer, volunteer

Overview of schedule:
8:00am: early morning walk. All well-behaved breeds are welcome.

10:00am: Dr. Cynthia Holland Director, Protatek Reference Laboratory in Arizona,
will speak about tick-borne diseases

10:50am: Colleen Spencer, with Helen Woodward Animal center Pet Encounter will offer
insight into pet therapy

11:20am: Dr. Andrew Klotz, a veterinarian with the Acacia Animal Health Center will
shed light on behavior issues and training.

*Donations are gladly accepted.

Web Site:

Contact Details: 273 CHICORY LANE

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