REMINDER: Best-selling author and animal rescue advocate to visit Stetson on Monday, April 14


Stetson University College of Law’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida present a talk and book-signing by best-selling mystery novel author and animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt on Monday, April 14 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. The event is free and open to the public.

David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt

WHEN: Rosenfelt’s presentation will begin at 12 p.m., followed by a book-signing with the author. Rosenfelt’s books will be available for purchase during the event.

WHERE: The presentation will take place in the Mann Lounge on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.

WHO: Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of 16 books, including the Andy Carpenter mystery series featuring a litigator who directs a dog rescue organization. An avid animal lover himself, Rosenfelt created the Tara Foundation, a charitable organization which has rescued more than 4,000 dogs. His most recent book, Dogtripping, tells the story of the author’s adventures moving across the country from California to Maine, while accompanied by 25 rescue dogs in three RVs. To learn more about the author, visit www.davidrosenfelt.com or www.facebook.com/davidrosenfelt.

WHAT: The coordinator for this event is Stetson professor Peter Fitzgerald, an expert in international trade and animal law who is an advocate for Golden Retriever rescue and dog therapy. Watch the video documentary Animals with a Purpose featuring Professor Fitzgerald.

Stetson is one of only a handful of law schools in the U.S. with courses in both animal law and international animal law as well as an established therapy dog program for students during exam-time.  Stetson’s trial advocacy program, ranked number one in the nation, has consistently ranked at or near the top since U.S. News & World Report began the rankings in 1995.


Stetson University College of Law

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
Phone: 727-562-7800