Tuesday, April 26, 2011
See SPOT; see SPOT run
Beginning May 1, 2011, Maeve and her human, Joanne Shortell, will formalize their campaign to educate people about the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities to emotional support animals and to service dogs, to fight stigma, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of non-medical interventions in diminishing the symptoms of Joanne's bipolar disorder. The campaign is called SPOT -- short for Service Poodle Outreach/Outdoors Tour. Joanne and Maeve will be going to as many places as possible to talk to people about these issues. In addition, they'll try to get outdoors as much as possible to demonstrate the positive effects of nature, exercise, and her service dog's assistance on Joanne's bipolar disorder.