Episode 8 – Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)

Episode 8 – Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)

Lynn Olenik talks with us about what it is like to be an executive director of an animal shelter. She gives insight into the operations of the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), how she got to her position as executive director, what skills, training, and talents are needed to manage a shelter and how you can get involved with your local shelter. To learn more about HAWS you can visit their website, https://hawspets.org/ Check out this episode!
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Episode 7 – Homeopathy and Homeopathic Remedies

Episode 7 – Homeopathy and Homeopathic Remedies

We talked with Dr. Jody Bearman who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Bacteriology and from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. Dr. Jody tells us how she switched from traditional western medicine to homeopathy, what homeopathic remedies animal rescue professionals should have on hand, how can people incorporate homeopathic practices at home with their pets and much more! To learn more about Dr. Jody and her practice you can go here, www.anshenvet.com Check out this episode!
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Pit Bulls are More Than Their Stereotypes

Pit Bulls are More Than Their Stereotypes

In past years, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers have out-ranked all other dog breeds as being the “most dangerous dogs.” These breeds are often misunderstood due to their large size, strength, and instincts to protect. Whenever there is a headline about one of these breeds, it is almost always negative; the news highlights child attacks and abuses the most. This forges a scary image of these dogs of having a short temper. Today, Pit Bulls have taken the number one slot on the hierarchy, resulting in about 800,000 to 1 million dogs of the breed being euthanized out of […]
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Episode 6 – Generation Wags

Episode 6 – Generation Wags

In this episode, we talk with Debby Hartten, Founder of Generation Wags, a program of ReLove Animals, Inc. Debby tells us about the diverse issues contributing to pet homelessness and other pet related topics in our society today. She talks about how the journey started, programs initiated through Generation Wags and how you can help. You can learn more about Generation Wags on their website at http://www.generationwags.com/ Check out this episode!
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How to Find Good Foster Homes

How to Find Good Foster Homes

It seems that most animal rescue organizations can never find enough foster homes.  We often hear “If we only had more fosters we could…” (insert your favorite program here).  So let’s lay it out there.  There are 323 million people in the U.S. alone and ~70 million households with pets.  Lots of people to choose from in other words, so let’s talk about how to find them and spark your thinking on innovative programs to grow your team.   However, before we highlight the ways to advertise and bring in new applicants, we recommend that you first revisit your foster application process to ensure it’s streamlined […]
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Episode 4 – The Animal-Human Bond

Episode 4 – The Animal-Human Bond

In this episode we talk with Kim Kelly who is a medical anthropologist working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology. Kim shares her story about her start in medical anthropology and discusses her focus on the animal-human bond. Kim also explains the studies she and others in the field are looking at and what she finds interesting about her research. Check out this episode!
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Foster Home Not Up To Your Standards? Here’s what to do.

Foster Home Not Up To Your Standards? Here’s what to do.

Foster homes are often like the prize in a cracker jack box.  You are excited at the potential, anticipate the finding, and expect them to be great.  But just like the press on tattoos in the cracker jack, foster homes can often be disappointing when compared to your expectations. So what’s an organization to do when a foster just isn’t living up to your expectations?  Maybe they aren’t showing up to events, providing the updates, or following your protocols.  Or maybe they are rude to your team or not treating potential adopters in the way that best represents your organization.  Whatever […]
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