Welcome to Pets Ad Litem (PAL)
PAL is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals. Feel free to browse our website for tips on responsible pet ownership, pet nutrition, and health. While browsing you will also find information on our latest charitable events and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer or sponsor.
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Adopts Easterwood Drive
We are so proud to announce that PAL has joined the Tallahassee's Adopt-A-Street Program.
By adopting Easterwood Drive PAL will help save taxpayer dollars by reducing the need for the City to pick up litter, help to generate pride in the community and create economic benefits to all citizens.
By facilitating trash removal from Easterwood Drive our volunteers are beginning the process of changing people’s attitudes about litter.
Please join us to help keep Tallahassee beautiful!
Second Annual Animal Law
Student Legal Writing Competition
The Florida State College of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is hosting its Second Annual “Animal Law Student Legal Writing Competition” (Competition) this year, sponsored by Pets Ad Litem (PAL). PAL was founded by Animal Law Committee (ALC) Chair Ralph A. DeMeo, and is dedicated to providing humane education and legal and other support for animals in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. The Competition is open to all students presently enrolled in or graduated within one year from an accredited Florida law school. The winner in a blind grading competition, won last year by an FSU College of Law student, receives a Certificate of Recognition and $500 from PAL, plus publication consideration. Last year there were 8 entries from 3 Florida law schools. The purpose of the Competition is to encourage scholarship by law students and a career in animal law. This year’s Competition Committee includes Ralph, FSU College of Law Professor and ALC member Tricia Matthews, FDEP attorney and PAL President Bonnie Malloy, and student members of SALDF. For more information, contact Ralph at email@example.com or 850-222-7500, or visit www.petsadlitem.com.
Tally Top Pet Family Fun Day
Sunday, February 17, 2013
North Florida Fairgrounds
PAL Goes an extra mile!
PAL went the extra mile to keep Easterwood Drive and the Animal Service Center grounds clean and attractive. Our team of 8 volunteers who included PAL board members and volunteers from the FSU Pre-Veterinary Medicine program put on their safety vests and used trash grabbers and garbage bags to clean the street with care.
PAL chose this spot because it’s so close to the shelter and the shelter is tied in to our goals and mission. We started at the Animal Service Center (ASC), and picked up litter in the ASC parking lot and grounds, and on both sides of the road to Doyle Conner Boulevard. We picked up approximately 4 bags of litter and deposited them in a dumpster. We look forward to our next litter removal day!
CELEBRITY KARAOKE FOR
K-9'S & KOOL KATS
It was a great turnout at our Celebrity Karaoke for K-9’s & Kool Kats event at the Tallahassee Little Theatre. Local celebs such as Chief of Police Dennis Jones, Fire Chief Cindy Dick, radio show hosts AJ Malone and Jason Taylor, Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda, Sonya White, Ken Lawson, Leah Simms, Thomas Dickens, James Fasig, Kate MacFall, Emma Cornwell; Tallahassee Democrat editor and writers Bob Gabordi, Mark Hinson and Elizabeth Mack; Tim Phipps, Gerry Phipps, Ellie Phipps, Cindy Phipps, Joyce Phipps, and Jeff Phipps were also in attendance.
PAL was very appreciative of everyone who came out to support us in a variety of different ways, and is really grateful we can provide more opportunities to help the animals that really need our assistance. While having celebrities and on hand certainly made for an exciting event, PAL was most proud of the help it received from generous volunteers and gives a large amount of credit to the event’s sponsors: Food For Thought, Bahn Thai Restaurant, Cabos Island Grill, Essence of India, El Jalisco, and BagelHeads whom provided light hors d'oeuvres.
Many other sponsors: Cone Distributing, Wine Warehouse, Cordially Yours; Sunshynest8 Photos, WTNT 94.9 FM, WXSR X-101.5 FM, Tallahassee Little Theatre, Hopping Green & Sams, Lance Maxwell Plumbing, Awards 4 U, Po’ Boys, Pattie Maney, Florida Farm and Feed, PAWS; Be The Solution, Leon County Humane Society, and George Clinton’s C Kunspyruhzy Studios were also on hand to help make the event a success.
DJ Justice (Justin Varn), the MC for the night was amazing and really knows how to get the job done. It was absolutely awesome to see him rev up the crowd. By all means though, the crowd had a blast, and the funds raised, in this still-struggling economy is proof of that. We are more than thrilled with the end result.
Having a great time and still being able to help others…In the end, that’s what our event was about. Our goal here at PAL is to do everything in our power to help the animals at the Tallahassee Animal Service Center. This event was a perfect example of what PAL is all about, and we couldn’t be happier with what we accomplished.
Thanks TO our generous sponsorS!
2012 Condo for Canines Build
To raise public awareness, Capital City Lumber, James Kaufman General Contactor, John Wilson Painting LLC, and Brantley Custom Homes partnered with Pets Ad Litem (PAL) at a unique event to benefit animals and their humans. Volunteers built "Condos for Canines" at the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) on May 12. The doghouses will be donated to those unable to afford shelter for their dogs and will be distributed by the City's Animal Control Officers to those most in need, allowing dogs to stay with their owners.
Thanks to our super Pal Yaeli Rockwell for making this happen.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER DOG WASH
Man-oh-man did those dogs have fun at Tom Brown Park! The weather was cooperative for our summer dog wash days, and many dogs showed up to get spruced up and cleaned. After a good bath, our furry friends got the chance to enjoy some delicious homemade doggie ice cream—and some humans ate it too! Lots of people attended this fun event; including Glenn Bell, a photographer from the Tallahassee Democrat who snapped this memorable picture of one of our dedicated volunteers, Clayton Rockwell, husband of PAL board member Yaeli Rockwell. After all was said and done, many happy and clean dogs (and owners) went home to rest.