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Diamonds in the Ruff - Was a great night to save pets' lives!

on Saturday night, November 9th, at The North House in Avon, CT.

Title Sponsor Hill's Pet Nutrition



Thank you to our 2019 sponsors, donors, and attendees. 

2019 Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society Honoree

Jessica Rubin

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, and Director, Legal Practice Program, UConn Law School

J. Rubin

Jessica Rubin is the Director of UConn Law School's Legal Practice Program, a rigorous and required program that teaches fundamental lawyering skills of Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, Legal Research and Writing, and Contract Drafting. Professor Rubin also teaches Animal Law - a field in which she is a widely recognized expert. She is the Director of UConn's Animal Law Clinic. Professor Rubin was instrumental in creating Desmond's Law, which allows Connecticut courts to appoint advocates - law students under supervision - in animal cruelty cases. She supervises students and appears in court to advocate for justice in animal cruelty cases.
A member of the Connecticut and New York Bars and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Professor Rubin's main areas of legal and scholarly interest include: practical skills instruction, with a focus on business transactional lawyering; writing and research instruction; and animal law, a subject about which she organized a recent on-campus symposium entitled, ""Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases". She is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School.
Professor Rubin was awarded a University Provost's Award for Public Engagement in 2017. She was also honored during National Justice for Animals Week 2018 by the Animal League Defense Fund.

Your support will save lives!


Funds raised by Diamonds in the Ruff will support the medical needs of CHS pets - pets like Koopa, a senior Yorkshire terrier with diabetes, who received life saving medical care before finding his forever home. Some pets only need spay/neuter procedures, while others suffer with chronic conditions and need complicated surgeries. CHS cares for pets statewide through three Pet Wellness and Adoption Centers (in Newington, Waterford and Westport), community pet wellness clinics, and the Fox Memorial Clinic, a low-fee, public veterinary clinic in Newington.

The Avon Old Farms Hotel has generously offered a discount room rate to Diamonds in the Ruff 2019 attendees for Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Conveniently located across Route 44 from The North House, the hotel was named "Best of the Best" by Yankee Magazine, and its Seasons Restaurant is one of the highest Zagat-rated restaurants in the Farmington Valley (known for its sumptuous Sunday Brunch).

Discount Rate: Traditional or Luxury Rooms $139.00

Group Code #25679

Phone Reservations: Call 860-677-1651 or 800-836-4000 to speak with a front desk agent and mention Group#25679.

Online Reservations: Visit , Select Modify/Cancel Reservation, Click Add Code, On drop-down menu select Group Attendee, and Enter Group#25679

Check-In Begins at: 3:00 p.m. - Check-Out By: 11:00 a.m.

Hosted By

Connecticut Humane Society
Questions? Please contact Priscilla Clark at CHS


The North House, 1 Nod Road, Avon, CT, USA

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