2007 Banff Summit for Urban Animal Strategies

    CALGARY, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Internationally recognized speakers along with
thought leaders from across North America will gather for the 2007 Banff
Summit for Urban Animal Strategies (BSUAS). The 42-hour Summit will also bring
together the nominees for the annual Summit Awards which provide recognition
for those who are achieving success for the care of people and pets within
their communities.

    Who:     Dr. Karen Overall, Internationally respected researcher in the
             area of canine behavioural genetics

             James W. Crosby, Professional Dog Trainer/Behaviour Consultant

             David Webb, Ipsos Market Intelligence leader

    What:    2007 Theme: "Disruptive and Dangerous Animals in our

    When:    Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 18

    Where:   Banff Centre - Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Alberta

    Agenda:  Wednesday:
             10:20 - James W. Crosby - Fatal Dog Attacks: A Report from the
             Front Lines
             13:45 - Dr. Karen Overall - Dangerous Pets: Can we make reliable
             determinations by Species, Breed, Size or Genetics?
             18:30 - Summit Awards Dinner

             0830 - David Webb - National Urban Animal Survey: A Report on
             What Canadians are Saying About Dangerous and Disruptive Pets in
             Their Communities

    Why:     The mission of the BSUAS is to promote strategies that build and
             sustain healthy communities for pets and people. The sponsors
             making this summit possible are: The Banff Centre, Iams Canada,
             PetLynx Corporation, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies,
             Canadian Kennel Club, CDMV Inc., Pet Industry Joint Advisory
             Council Canada, Petplan Insurance, PetSmart Charities, and

    site:    For more information on the BSUAS, please visit www.bsuas.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Charlene Lo, Optimum Public
Relations - (416) 436-8651/charlene.lo@cossette.com

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