Past Meetup

Have a Heart Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

This Meetup is past

48 people went

Price: $25.00 /per person
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Dinner Buffet, Silent Auction, Raffles, and Award Presentations
Proceeds benefit Florida Voices for Animals.

Dinner prices and reservation info below.

Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe is a passionate advocate for animals. Born in England and raised in Canada and New Zealand, Balcombe studied biology at York University and Carleton University in Canada before getting a PhD in Ethology—the study of animal behavior—from the University of Tennessee in 1991, where he studied vocal recognition and mother/pup reunion behavior in the Mexican Free-tailed Bat. He has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from turtle nesting behavior to the ethics of animal dissection. His 2006 book Pleasurable Kingdom is the first in-depth examination of animals’ capacity to enjoy life. His subsequent books, Second Nature and The Exultant Ark, continue to present animals in a new light and presage a revolution in the human-animal relationship. A popular speaker, Balcombe has given invited presentations on six continents (the penguins are still waiting for him to visit Antarctica). He is currently the Department Chair for Animal Studies at Humane Society University, in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses in Animal Behavior and Animal Sentience. In his spare time he enjoys biking, baking, birding, Bach, and trying to understand his two cats.


$25 if reserved in advance. $35 at the door. $15 students and children.

Three ways to pay for Have a Heart reservations:

Call (727) 656-8368 Pay via PayPal by going to and
clicking on the Donate button Mail check to Florida Voices for Animals, P.O. Box 17523, Tampa, FL 33682