CBU will host a lecture and demonstration by Ben McClelland, the main author of the book Lifesaving Labradors, on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.
McClelland is a Professor and Schillig Chair of English at the University of Mississippi, where he has taught for 26 years. Since 2011, he has been associated with Wildrose Kennels as an apprentice trainer and blog writer.
Lifesaving Labradors is a collection of true stories of people with Type 1 Diabetes that use Diabetic Alert Dogs or DADs to smell changes in their blood sugar levels. Using their sight and smell, these dogs keep their owners safe from life-threatening blood sugar episodes like falling into a coma or going into a stroke. It addresses issues of interest within the medical community today.
McClelland will lead a discussion and will be doing a demonstration with his dog. Following the lecture and demonstration, he will be available to sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public and free of charge.