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Monday, June 05, 2006

Animal Lover Writes a Big Check

The University of Miami has announced that Arnold Grevior, a 1955 law school alum, has donated $100,000 to establish an animal advocacy program.

"As an alumnus, I wanted to do something for the law school and also find a way to educate our future legislators, judges, and prosecutors about the importance of animal advocacy," he said. "I hope others who feel as I do, will support this endeavor."

The endowment fund that the contribution establishes will be "dedicated to promoting awareness of legal issues related to animals," according to the university. "The gift will help create a classroom curriculum devoted to animal advocacy. Students will have an opportunity to see how all facets of the law whether it is probate, contract, negligence or criminal (animal cruelty), affect or are affected by the welfare of animals.

"This endowment will also fund a fellowship program for students to provide pro bono services outside of the classroom dealing with animals such as work at an animal shelter."

Grevior, of Fort Lauderdale, has been practicing law for more than 50 years. He's involved with the Humane Society of Broward County and other animal welfare groups.