April 27, 2013

Mary Marshall

'Animal Feelings and Feelings for Animals'

Event Details: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., May 05, John and Lucy Cook Hall, 3674 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108

In conjunction with the fourth installment of Urban Wanderers, the fundraising art exhibition directly benefiting Stray Rescue, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art will host noted veterinary expert, Michael W. Fox, D.Sc., Ph.D. Fox will present "Animal Feelings and Feelings for Animals: Awareness, Emotions, Communication" from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium located on the lower level of John and Lucy Cook Hall.

Tickets are $20, and are available in advance at online, or at the door on the day of the presentation.

After Fox's presentation, all are welcome to enjoy "The Tail End," at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The event will offer a final opportunity to personally view the paintings, sculpture and photography displayed in the Urban Wanderers exhibition. All artwork is available for online auction until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 5.

About Michael W. Fox, D.Sc., Ph.D.
Fox is the former vice president of the HSUS (Humane Society of the United States). The animal advocate and educator is the author of more than 40 adult and children's books on animal care, animal behavior and bioethics. He is a member of the British Veterinary Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and is an honor roll member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Fox was a tenured professor at Washington University in St. Louis until 1976; after which, he pursued a career in animal and environmental protection. His syndicated column, The Animal Doctor, appears in newspapers throughout the country.

About Urban Wanderers
Urban Wanderers features professional works of art inspired by Stray Rescue's companion animals. Regional and local artists have painted, photographed and sculpted a Stray Rescue dog or cat that has been abandoned, abused or neglected. Shelter dogs have created works of "arf," using their paws, tails and noses. The theme of the 2013 Urban Wanderers exhibition is "The Plight of the Street Dog."

"All those we rescue have important stories to tell, and telling these stories through art has proven to be a captivating way to show the reality of what homeless companion animals face on a daily basis," said Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue. "The event also draws attention to how shelter animals enrich people's lives and make the greatest companions — it's truly one-of-a-kind."

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