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Safety at the Beaufort YMCA

Last Friday Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at the Beaufort YMCA Summer Camp. There was a huge group of happy children in the Friday Assembly. All those Campers learned how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. They completed their ASIF! Coloring Posters and took them home with their Parent’s Guide so they could teach these new skills to the whole family at home. It was a fun day!


Safety At Port Royal Elementary School

Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at Port Royal Elementary School today. Two classes of second grade students learned how to be safe around animals. They practiced “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”! Finally, they completed the Coloring Poster for Animal Safety Is Fun! to take home to their families. We had lots of fun!


Safety Around Animals: OVMA & Dr Cornwell Partner

Safety! As part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17–23), The OVMA (Ohio Veterinary Medical Association) has partnered with animal safety expert Dr. Michael Cornwell to raise awareness. We invite you to use the following resources to educate your clients on how to avoid dog bites.

Dog Bite Prevention Fact Sheet — Made available free of charge by the OVMA Public Education Committee, veterinarians may download and print this educational fact sheet to display in their hospitals and distribute to clients.

Animal Safety is Fun! — Developed by OVMA Member Dr. Michael Cornwell, this fun, live-action, video-based kit will teach children how to avoid dog bites. Veterinarians and other animal care professionals may purchase this kit to use in school presentations, community outreach programs, safety town programs and more.


We Cause Of Most Dog Bites! Safety

Animal Safety Is Fun!
May 17-23, 2015 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week! Here’s how you can help. Humans are the cause of the majority of dog bites. So, we can prevent most dog bites by behaving well around dogs. Please visit:


Safety: Two Sides of Dog Bites

There are many ways to help minimize dog bites. On the dog side, spaying/neutering, proper puppy/dog training and socialization are all key elements. There are many excellent Veterinarians, Behaviorists and Trainers doing wonderful work with these functions for the dogs they get to help. When more people utilize these services dog bites usually decline. Animal Safety Is Fun! however, focuses on the human side and emphasizes training children and adults how to be safe and confident around animals. Respect for the dog and his territory are paramount. Humans are taught how behave so we don’t encourage dogs to bite us. Visit for more info.


Safety Done Perfectly By Mrs. Wheeler

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Animal Safety is Fun!

With warmer weather approaching, children are spending more time outside.  Parks and neighborhoods are booming.  With outside play comes the danger of stray pets.  Knowing how to eliminate potential risks is just as pertinent as knowing how to handle an emergency.  My cousin, Dr. Mike Cornwell, has over 40 years experience working with animals and students in veterinary school. He took his expertise and created a program called “Animal Safety is Fun” as a way to educate children about staying safe around animals, specifically unknown ones.  I had the opportunity to view this video and share it with my first graders last week.  I was able to view the first portion of the video on my own and then I showed the second portion to my students.  The material was presented in a clear, concise way with real footage of people and animals.  The children were engaged in watching and learning about how to be safe around animals.  The two key ideas that my students took with them were: 1. Be a tree and 2. Act like a log.  These are two techniques for what to do if the children come across an unknown dog.  After the video, we practiced these two techniques and discussed what we had learned.  The students also colored a reminder coloring sheet which had a parent/family letter on the back.

May is Animal Safety Month, so why not check out this animal safety resource and share it with your children and students?  Click the image below to check out Dr. Cornwell’s kit.  It’s available as an instant download or DVD.  The image below shows everything that is included.

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Have a great day and remember that animal safety is fun!


Safety,Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Facts from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website:

  • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
  • Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
  • Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
  • Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.

In summary, I suggest that we all share Animal Safety Is Fun! with more children and adults as one additional way to help minimize the number and severity of dog bite wounds to humans. Be Safe!


Animal Safety Is Fun! Always Improving

This animal bite prevention program began in 1976 with the goal of minimizing the severity and number of dog bites to children and adults through education and the use of two defensive maneuvers. The newly released DVD (2014) teaches children to remain still and “Be A Tree” or “Act Like A Log”. Dr. Cornwell has personally presented this program in libraries, schools, civic groups and professional meetings for many years.
In the past many advocates of this program have presented it in all fifty American states and now seven countries around the globe with the recent addition of Bolivia. Our goal is children’s safety around animals. Over the years the program has been presented in Super 8, VHS and now DVD format. Please visit us at: or communicate via


Animal Safety Is Fun! Bolivia

In January, Tidal Creek Fellowship Missions Team members ventured to Sucre, Bolivia to help build a new school building and serve the local community. As a part of this mission Dr. Cornwell donated two Animal Safety Is Fun! Animal Bite Prevention Educational Kits to the orphanage and schools. Now, Animal Safety Is Fun! is in use in all fifty states and seven countries around the globe. Orphanage officials were especially pleased to obtain the DVDs because a child had been bitten and received multiple rabies treatment shots not long ago in their area.

Animal Safety Is Fun! OSU CVM Award

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2014 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients Named

The Alumni Recognition Awards are given annually to select college alumni who have “contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession through service to the college, dedication to organized veterinary medicine or the advancement of scientific knowledge or through the contribution of their time and effort for the development of their community and the public welfare” as stated by Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, which the nominees have to be a member of in order to be considered.

The winners are chosen by the selection committee that comprises the president-elect (chair) of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, three Alumni Society Board of Trustees members-at-large and one alumnus/alumna from the college faculty. Four winners were chosen for 2014, and include:
Dr. J. Michael Cornwell, DVM ‘69

OSUCVM 2014 Alumni Award

Dr. J. Michael Cornwell, currently of Beaufort South Carolina, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. He was nominated for the Alumni Recognition Award for his professionalism and dedication while in private practice, for teaching excellence in academia and his community outreach services. Cornwell founded the Glencoe Animal Hospital in Columbus in 1976, which was sold in 2001. He still provides advice and some training to the hospital’s employees. For many years Dr. Cornwell served as an adjunct assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as on the adjunct faculty of Columbus State Community College and Manatee Community College, and a tenured faculty member of St. Petersburg College’s School of Veterinary Technology. Prior to practicing veterinary medicine in Columbus, Dr. Cornwell was Chief of Veterinary Services at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio and Bitburg Air Force Base in Germany. A significant highlight of Cornwell’s career was his development of “Animal Safety is Fun,” an animal bite prevention videotape program that he personally presented to schools and community groups. This program became an educational tool for libraries, schools and animal welfare groups and has been presented in all 50 states and seven countries.