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“Animal Safety Is Fun!” Donated To Beaufort Pediatrics

“Animal Safety Is Fun!” Donated To Beaufort Pediatrics

On May 8, 2017 Dr. Cornwell donated a copy of the DVD Kit Version of “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to Beaufort Pediatrics. Beaufort Pediatrics is located in Suite 1 at 964 Ribaut Rd. in Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. Dr. Cornwell donated the “Animal Safety Is Fun!” Kit to Dr. Kimberly Martin and Dr. William Martin for use in their patient and family education efforts to teach children how to prevent dog, cat and wildlife bites and injuries.

Over the years Dr. Cornwell has donated nearly 100 copies of “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to libraries, civic associations, universities, veterinary and medical professional organizations, health departments and state and local government agencies.

Also, several copies of “Animal Safety Is Fun!” have been donated to foreign countries where animal rabies is endemic. In most of these countries anti-rabies immunizations for cats and dogs are seldom utilized. And, there are no spay/neuter programs in available. In many of these countries human exposure to rabid dogs rabies is not uncommon. If your organization is interested in purchasing a copy of “Animal Safety Is Fun!”please contact Dr. Cornwell at www.animalsafetyisfun.com, DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com or call 843-986-1142.

J. Michael Cornwell, DVM
Animal Safety Is Fun LLC
Joseph Michael Cornwell, DVM, Sole Member
47 E. National Blvd, Beaufort, SC 29907
(843) 986-1142(H)
(614) 327-3712(C)
www.animalsafetyisfun.com
DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com

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Children’s Safety, “Animal Safety Is Fun!”

The “Animal Safety Is Fun!” animal bite prevention kit is provided as an instant digital download, or a hard copy DVD. Both versions are accompanied with supporting documents to facilitate learning.
“Animal Safety Is Fun!” has been used in all fifty states and more than six countries around the globe since its inception in the 1970’s. Over the years, the presentation medium has been updated to the present online download and the hard copy DVD.
The concepts taught here have remained among the best methods of dog, cat and wild animal bite prevention educational programs for children and adults. Dr. Cornwell has presented “Animal Safety Is Fun!” and the supporting professional journal article “The Epidemiology and Prevention of Dog Bites” at national and international meetings as well as libraries, schools and civic associations.
Several authorities have cited “Animal Safety Is Fun!” as “The Gold Standard” for animal bite prevention education.
For more information see www.animalsafetyisfun.com or contact Dr. Cornwell at DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com
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Animal Safety Is Fun! @ NWCC

Dr. Cornwell presented “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to “The Eagles” Class at NWCC on Friday, March 24th. The class watched the “Animal Safety Is Fun!” video. Then they practiced how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. They asked questions about safety around dogs, cats and wildlife. Finally, they received an “Animal Safety Is Fun!” “Coloring Poster” and “Parent’s Guide”. All these little preschool campers enjoyed learning how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”! They completed their “Animal Safety Is Fun!” “Coloring Posters”. They received an “Animal Safety Is Fun!” “Parent’s Guide”. The children took both pages home so they could teach the rest of the family these important life safety skills. It was a fun day for all.

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Animal Safety Is Fun! At The Midwest Veterinary Conference

Animal Safety Is Fun! Presented At The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s Midwest Veterinary Conference

Dr. Cornwell attended the Midwest Veterinary Conference from Feb. 25 to 28, 2016. On Feb. 27, 2016 Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at two sessions of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The titles of the presentations were:
The Interface Between Human and Canine Behaviors As They Relate To The Prevention of Dog Bites, and The Interface Between Human and Feline Behaviors As They Relate To The Prevention Of Cat Bites.

Attendees learned about the epidemiology and prevention of dog and cat bites. A review of the statistics concerning when, where, why and how dog and cat bites occur was presented. Dogs bite bodies and body parts that move as a part of their motion induced chase instincts. Children instinctively run in fear and move their arms and legs. Many dog bites are incited when a mobile child moves towards a stationary dog when they both live in the same home. So children are taught to leave dogs alone when the dog is sleeping, eating, playing with dog toys or focused on a similar activity.

The majority of dog and cat bites are caused by inappropriate behavior of humans toward dogs and cats. In other words most dog and cat bites are provoked by poor human behaviors. So, we can prevent most dog bites when we know how to avoid provocative human behaviors.

Knowledge of the information described in Animal Safety Is Fun! helps prevent dog bites in all age groups. However, the focus is on children. The sooner they learn to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log” the more likely they will not become dog or cat bite victims. Respect for dogs and cats, and respect for dog’s and cat’s territory is paramount.

If you would like Animal Safety Is Fun! presented to your school or civic group please contact Dr. Cornwell.

For more information see www.animalsafetyisfun.com or contact DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com

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Safety For Children Around Dogs and Cats

Dr. Cornwell Presents Animal Safety Is Fun! To The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry In Beaufort, SC

Last Friday Dr. Cornwell spoke to the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry at the Beaufort Golden Corral. He was received by an audience of very friendly, helpful and kind Rotarians. He presented statistics and facts concerning the gravity of the public health concerns for dog and cat bites to children in America, South Carolina and Beaufort County, South Carolina. There are approximately 72 million good dogs, and 75 million good cats in America. But, any dog or cat can bite if threatened, scared or provoked. There are 5 million people bitten by dogs each year in the USA. 60-75% of those people bitten are children. In Beaufort County alone there were 430 investigations by Beaufort County and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) concerning dog and cat bite exposures. That’s way more than one a day just in Beaufort County, SC!

On a much lighter note Dr. Cornwell summarized by explaining how Animal Safety Is Fun! can help children and adults learn how to be safe around animals. Dr. Cornwell demonstrated two safety defensive maneuvers: “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”, and then gave a few rules for safety around animals. Several Rotarians had excellent questions about Animal Safety Is Fun!

Dr. Cornwell’s goal is to educate every Beaufort County second grade student about Animal Safety Is Fun! so they can be safe and confident around animals. The good news is that most dog and cat bites are caused by humans misbehaving around animals. The dog bite epidemic is largely preventable through education and training of children at an early age. Animal Safety Is Fun! teaches kids how to “Respect Dogs and Cats” and behave in a way not to surprise, scare or threaten animals. For more info see: www.animalsafetyisfun.com or contact Dr. Cornwell at DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com.
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Safety, Animal Safety Is Fun! Dog Bite Prevention For Children and Adults

Safety, Animal Safety Is Fun! Dog Bite Prevention For Children and Adults
Safety around animals is important. Animal Safety Is Fun! animal bite prevention kits are now available for OVMA member use. Dr. Mike Cornwell of Animal Safety is Fun! has donated five bite prevention kits to the OVMA for members to borrow for educational presentations. The kits use the popular “Be A Tree and Act Like A Log” method to teach children how to behave around dogs. The materials include event flyers, teacher and parent guides, videos and handouts. If you are an OVMA member and interested in using one of the kits, please allow at least two weeks for processing and mailing. To check out a copy, contact ohiovma@ohiovma.org.

If you are not an OVMA member but want to purchase Animal Safety Is Fun! you may do so by going to www.animalsafetyisfun.com and ordering the downloadable version for $49.99 or the hard copy DVD for $79.99. Either way you’ll also receive digital copies of the Supporting Documents which include a Copyright Letter, Teacher’s Guide, Future Events Flyer, Coloring Poster and Parent’s Guide. Then you’ll be ready to teach children how to be safe around dogs, cats and other animals. They will know how to “Respect The Dog and His Territory” and how to “Behave Well Around Animals”.

Animal Safety Is Fun! is in use in all fifty states and at least ten countries around the globe. This program has been donated to several third world country orphanages to teach children how to avoid dog bites in areas that are particularly prone to rabies. Rabies is a deadly disease which has no cure. Rabies can occur when a person is bitten by an animal which has the disease.

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact Dr.Cornwell at DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com. You may also blog with Dr. Cornwell at www.animalsafetyisfun.com
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Library Donation Animal Safety Is Fun!

Animal Safety Is Fun! has been donated to many organizations. Dr. Cornwell donated a copy of “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to the Upper Arlington Public Library on Oct. 21, 2015. If you reside in that area “ASIF!” will be available for loan shortly. Borrow this kit from the UA Library and teach your children and other children in community groups how to be safe around animals. For more information contact www.animalsafetyisfun.com, or DrC@animalsafetyisfun.comFollow Dr. Cornwell's Blog

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Safety at Northwest Christian Childcare

Animal Safety Is Fun! is on the move. Today, Dr. Cornwell presented ASIF! to four classes of preschoolers at Northwest Christian Childcare. These kiddos were all excited to learn how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. They learned how to “Respect The Dog”! They enjoyed coloring their “ASIF Coloring Posters”. At the end of the day, the students took home their completed “Coloring Poster” and a “Parent’s Guide” so they could share these important life safety skills with their families.

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Safety at Winterset School

Today, Dr. Cornwell presented “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to two classes of second graders at Winterset School. All students were enthusiastic and excited to learn how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. After the DVD presentation they had lots of great questions about dogs, cats and animals in general! They enjoyed coloring their “ASIF Coloring Posters”. At the end of the day, the students took home their completed “Coloring Poster” and a “Parent’s Guide” so they could teach their families these important life safety skills.
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Safety: Behaving Well Around Dogs!

We humans are the cause of the majority of dog bites! Therefore, we must teach children how to act in order to prevent dog bites. Animal Safety Is Fun! is based upon the principles of “Behaving Well Around Dogs”! For more information visit: www.animalsafetyisfun.com

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