People & projects

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2003:

British Columbia activists Anthony Marr, Brenda Davis, and
her son Cory Davis have rescheduled their HOPE-GEO “Compassion for
Animals Road Expedition” across the U.S. and Canada “due to U.S.
Immigration temporary visa requirements.” The new scheduled starting
date is September 1, 2003. The 25-week tour of 40 states and four
provinces in a van equipped to display pro-animal videos to the
public was to have begun on January 8, but the HOPE-GEO team “were
not permitted to enter the U.S.,” they told supporters. Marr is
widely known for his investigations of wildlife trafficking, both in
British Columbia and abroad. Davis, a registered
dietician/nutritionist, is author of four books on vegetarian and
vegan nutrition and health. More HOPE-GEO/CARE information is posted
at <>.

The Massachusetts SPCA on January 31, 2003 announced that
Ameri-can SPCA president Larry Hawk will in February begin
transitioning from his present post to succeed Gus Thornton, who is
retiring, as president of the MSPCA. Formerly director of
veterinary marketing for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Hawk in 1995 became
president of PETsMART Veter-inary Services and was founding president
of PETsMART Charities, now headed by Joyce Briggs. He succeeded the
late Roger Caras at the ASPCA in 1999.

The Fund for Animals on February 10 increased the standard
price for cat sterilization at its Have-A-Heart Clinic in New York
City from $25 to $85, and increased the price for dog sterilization
from $35 to $95. This was the first raise in fees since the clinic
opened in October 1996. “The ASPCA charges $165,” [for dogs] Fund
president Michael Markarian told ANIMAL PEOPLE, adding “We will
continue to offer discounted or free service for people who receive
public assistance, we will continue to provide free spay/neuter for
pit bull terriers, and we are considering discounts for feral cat

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