Guest Post with Cat Scout Maggie

Hi everyone! We are lucky to have Cat Scout Maggie here this week with a guest post. 32-Maggie-Cougar-Nov-2015  Greetings everyone! 

This week I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful organization dedicated to the animal-human bond.  It is the Animals and Society Institute, based in Ann Arbor MI.  Those of you interested in animal issues should check out their website.  I’m attaching part of their mission statement and other information.

ASIlogoAnimals & Society Institute:  Our Mission

ASI helps improve and expand  knowledge about human-animal relationships in order to create safer and more compassionate communities for all. We are the leader in translating research on human-animal interaction into practice, providing essential knowledge and tools, and promoting evidence-based approaches that get results.

Federal (US) Laws Regarding Animals

Michigan State University Animal Legal and Historical Center offers a comprehensive list of federal statutes relating to animals and those who work with them.

Check out our state by state pages of laws and statutes regarding animals as well! —————————————————————————————————————-

Felix and I pawticularly like this institute, because they address head-on the issue of animal abuse and how to combat and prevent it, starting with youth education.  Not a pleasant topic, but really impawtant in our humble view!

Thank you for another great post Maggie. And we hope you don’t mind, but Sammy wanted to show off the photo from the ferriswheelCat Scouts trip. The way he climbed up the side of it, I think he watched The Notebook too many times with my niece and I.


  1. That sure does sound like a great organization. Very nice post Maggie. We love the ferris wheel too. Looks like everyone is having a great ride.

  2. Great interview you did with Scout Maggie – AND I think you did a wonderful job staying IN that seat on the ferris wheel Sammy!

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. Michigan State University is commonly called “Moo U” by those of us who know that it started as an agricultural college. They’ve always been animal-centric, and I feel lucky that it’s in my home state.

  4. waves two ewe cat scout maggie; nice two see & heer frum ewe….thanx for sharin thiz info two day….we will give ASI a look see, soon az we hit post commint !!!

  5. It is so very important to teach children compassion. It looks like the Scouts had a wonderful time!

  6. Maggie, thanks for letting us know about this. We definitely are going to check it out. XOCK, Lilly Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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