Fostering, with guest Margaret Crook from PetsEmpower.org

August 11, 2017

PetsEmpower.org is a nonprofit umbrella organization increasing access to short-term fostering for domestic violence survivors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They give courageous domestic violence survivors a positive alternative to pet relinquishment or remaining in abusive situations with their pet due to a lack of options to place their pet. They allow owners to find safety for themselves and their pets through short-term pet fostering and and later reunite, generating positive health outcomes.

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Animal Physical Therapy

August 4, 2017

Guest: Jennifer Brooks
Horse ’n Hound: 288 South Merrimack Rd, Hollis, NH 03049 Phone (603) 465 4444 e-Mail info@hnhpt.com. Horse ’n Hound provides physical therapy for dogs, cats, and horses.

Equine Rehab Services, LLC expanded in 2012, to Horse N Hound Physical Therapy LLC adding a small animal clinic to the practice to enable treatment for dogs and cats as well as the horses they have served since 2006. As part of this transition they migrated to a new business name operating as "Horse 'n Hound Physical Therapy". They continue to be dedicated to providing the fastest recovery possible for horses, dogs , cats and farm animals. They are now located just a 1/3 mile off of Amherst St , in a pastoral farm setting with a small animal clinic on the 1st floor of a refurbished 1857 barn, along with a 3 stall equine rehab center attached. The new facility has an underwater treadmill for dogs, modalities to promote healing, exercise equipment, a ramped in-ground swimming pool for dogs and a 10 acre walking field they encourage clients to utilize for regular exercising of their beloved 4 legged freinds. They work in conjunction with the pet owners' veterinary providers to establish the best rehab program and healing potential to bring their animals back to full recovery.

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The “Dog Catcher” - Animal Control Officers and their great work.

July 21, 2017

Our Guest: TJ Jordi is a firefighter, certified master diver, service dog trainer, and recipient of the Humane Heros award. He is now directr of Tennessee Cheatham County Animal Control. One of his dogs, rescued (of course), Scooter has become a celebrity, Grand Marshall special Olympics, therapy dog, star of Miracle Dogs, Adventures on wheels.

Cheatham County Animal Control is a County Government facility that receives nearly 2200 animals a year with room to house only 50 at a time. Only four staff members clean, feed, treat, bathe, intake, answer phone, and make onsite calls for: at large, cruelty, neglect, and all other issues. The staff also works to save every animal possible with limited resources. Cheatham County is over 360 square miles and is filled with unwanted animals. Our county compliance on vaccinations, spay/neuter, and safety of animals is low. We are leading our staff and our community toward a culture change - which will take time...time our animals do not always have on their side. We rely on Rescues, Adopters, Donations and Education to do the very best we can to care for the many animals we receive dail

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Adopting a Dog

July 14, 2017

Pet Transport is a big deal. There are hundreds of companies that do this as a business, and large networks of volunteers. Oftentimes a dog’s trip across the country will involve rides with several people, each handing off the dog to someone else. Be careful, though, lots of dogs have been stolen this way. Flying Mutts Rescue is one of them. Today we talk to Michael Malaro, pilot (since the age of 14), and founder.

Mike lives in Attleboro, MA with his fiancé, two dogs, two ducks, pig, chinchilla, Guinea pig and rabbit. He's been flying for the last 18 years, since he was 14 years old. He got his pilot's license before his driver's license. He flies professionally for a Fortune 10 company for his full-time job.

FlyingMutts.org (from the website): A Massachusetts nonprofit organization founded in 2016, offering free transportation to rescues! • They rescue at risk dogs in high kill areas. Pilots donate their time, aircraft, and fuel. • The planes are smaller, single engine aircraft that can accommodate a couple of small to medium-sized crates, or a large dog tethered in the backseat. • Their primary area of focus is flying on the East Coast, with a target area flying dogs from the Southeastern/Mid-Atlantic States to the Northeast. • All dogs will fly with a Health Certificate, as well as all required vaccinations, no exceptions. Flying Mutts follows all State mandated regulations.

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Rescues, Shelters, and Puppy Mills

July 7, 2017

6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters.

Let's talk about where and how to get a new dog family member. 

Important Links:

pronepups.org
Heath's Haven
Mac's Mission
SFT rescue in Morocco [take a look! LOTS of dogs in Walkin' Wheels!]
Michael Baine's rescue in Thailand

Our Guests:

Kelly Arsenault, founder and president of Pronepups.org. Papillon Rescue of the North East (PRONE) is a 501c3 (non-profit) organization founded in 2012. It is comprised of rescue veterans who have been in the "business" of saving Papillons and Pomeranians for many years. They have now come together to join forces and strengthen their abilities. Their mission continues to be focused on the rescue, rehabiliation, and lifetime health and happiness of the dogs placed in their care.
Bryanna Santoro, a Jr. volunteer at P.R.O.N.E. also joins the show. She is 13-years-old and has always loved animals and wants to be a veterinarian. She met Kelly and P.R.O.N.E 3 years ago at the Kingston fair, and has been involved ever since.

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Animal Rights. “They’re not human!”

June 30, 2017

Our Guest: Richard Bruce Rosenthal, Esq: Richard Rosenthal is committed to representing the interest of these “at risk” pets, companion animals and shelter animals, the proverbial 'underdogs'. He works within the legal system and educates others to work within the legal system in new and innovative ways to send society the message that animals are not just property to be disposed of but are sentient beings with inherent rights. Fundamental among those rights is the right to counsel for every animal that faces loss of life or significant loss of liberty. Richard created and developed Pet Trust standing and has successfully used this to save animals from execution in 27 States.

For more, see http://TheDogLawyer.com

 

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Breed-Specific Legislation and Pat Bettendorf, Author, Actor, Radio Host, Pit Bull Lover, and More

June 16, 2017

Ruby, and the fascinating story of an abandoned Pit Bull that became a therapy dog, radio host, actor, and a TV Star.

To purchase an autographed copy of either (or both) of Pat Bettendorf's books, Ruby's Tale, or Ruby's Road, email him at: rubystales@aol.com

 

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The Pet Caretaker Community

June 9, 2017

Mark C. Robinson talks about how the pet caretaker community supports the businesses that serve them. Guest Mikayla Feehan talks about pets and social media. 

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Let’s Go Global - Animals around the world.

June 2, 2017

Our guest today is Molly Ferrill. Molly is an international photographer, writer, and documentary filmmaker who works with organizations around the world to protect animals from trafficking. 

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Understanding Dog Wheelchairs. Interview with a caretaker, Tracey.

May 26, 2017

Mark C. Robinson discusses the types of conditions that suggest a Dog Wheelchair. Tracey Fowler has adopted 7 special needs dogs; 4 in dog wheelchairs. 

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