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GARP General Meeting w/Guest Speaker

Join us at the GARP general meeting featuring guest speaker: Dr. Mel Richardson, veterinarian and captive wild animal health consultant.

Dr. Mel has cared for animals in zoos, circuses, drive-thru wildlife parks, and private animal owners. His mission is to inform and educate the public about the reality of the suffering endured by captive wildlife.

Dr. Mel was the Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian from 9/92 until 3/93 when war forced an evacuation from Rwanda. He was Project Director for the Brazzaville Gorilla Orphanage in the Republic of the Congo in the 90's and was the veterinarian with Performing Animal Welfare Society in San Andreas, CA. He acted as Project Veterinarian for Animal Defenders International's Bolivian Circus Lion Rescue in 2009-2011.

DATE: Saturday, July 20
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Green Sprout Restaurant (1529 Piedmont Ave. across from Ansley Mall)

After the meeting stay for lunch and connect with other people who care about animals! Green Sprout Vegetarian Restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious vegan options.

See you there!

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  • Melody P.

    Pictures from the meeting are posted on the GARP facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GARPAtlanta?hc_location=stream.

    Thanks to everyone for attending. It was great seeing everyone! :)

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have had something come up and my father will need my assistance Saturday morning. :( I will surely miss meeting more GARP members and hearing the guest speaker. :(

    July 19, 2013

  • Barry G.

    I'm looking forward to the event

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • Melody P.

      Hey Beverly, we had to move the meeting time up to 10:30 because we are expecting a big turnout and we will need the whole place. See you there! :)

      1 · July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the update.

      July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I've been a vegetarian for over 8 years, and a vegan for over 2. Virtually all of my friends and family in the Atlanta area are omnivores, however, so I'm excited to meet more people with lifestyles similar to mine.

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • Melody P.

      Hi Sara-Anne, I look forward to meeting you. We have changed the time to 10:30-11:30 so that we can have the whole restaurant. See you there!

      July 13, 2013

  • Melody P.

    The meeting time has changed! The new time is: 10:30-11:30 AM. We are expecting a big turnout so we moved it up an hour in order to have the whole restaurant to ourselves. See you there!

    July 13, 2013

  • Melody Paris changed the time from 11:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    July 13, 2013

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