Episode 69 – Paweenudh Suanpan

Episode 69 – Paweenudh Suanpan

Paweenudh Suanpan is a special education teacher by day, and dog advocate by night.  She started Piper’s Walk after her 6 year old chocolate lab, Piper, was killed in a car accident in June 2017.  Piper and Paweenudh went everywhere together and spent a lot of time in the car, driving to swimming, hiking spots, road trips, and exploring new towns.  In addition to running Piper’s Walk, Paweenudh now walks and cares for dogs on Rover, and enjoys the company of a recent addition to her family, a chocolate lab mix named River. Rachael Wondra
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November – National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

November – National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

As we come to the end of another month, we want to remind you that National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month is STILL…NOT…OVER!!!  There’s still time to enjoy your (and your dogs’) favorite treat! Peanut butter has been around for 7,600 years Of course the humble legume (no it’s not a nut!) has been around for a long, long time.  Scientists believe the Incans and Aztecs were the ones to first create this tasty, nutritious spread and we’ve been in love with it ever since. Of course the first patent on peanut butter wasn’t until 1884, and the month long celebration […]
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November 22,2018 – National go for a ride day

November 22,2018 – National go for a ride day

Yes of course today, November 22 is the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (at least in 2018) but that isn’t the only holiday that you should be celebrating today. It’s National go for a ride day! Pets get left out of our Thanksgiving celebrations We know how today goes; you get up early to clean the house and prepare your Thanksgiving meal to go into the oven.  You get things ready for the onslaught of people headed to your house for your annual family party.  Usually you’re in such a rush to get things done that your normal routines like taking the […]
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Rescue myth vs. fact: Animals are property with limited to no legal rights

Rescue myth vs. fact: Animals are property with limited to no legal rights

We have come a long way in the last decade towards recognizing the importance of our pets to our family.  The laws around protecting our furry friends have gotten better, but they still do not recognize the true sentient beings that they are. Fact: Animals are property with limited to no legal rights Did you ever stop and think about the legal rights your dog or cat has in our society today?  Just like with humans, animals are involved in accidents with cars (either from being in an accident while inside them or hit by them) and unfortunately not all owners […]
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Episode 68 – Kathy McGuire

Episode 68 – Kathy McGuire

Kathy McGuire has been in animal rescue for more than 20 years, with 15 of those in New Jersey where she is helping animals daily. Kathy founded New Jersey Aid for Animals in 2005 where they focus on helping the animals and residents who live in low-income communities. Sweet Pea was a bait dog used in dog fighting who was left for dead on the streets of Camden, NY. Kathy and the volunteers of NJAFA immediately took Sweet Pea to the hospital to determine she had a long road ahead for recovery. She’s a fighter, fast forward 3 years and […]
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November 16,2018 – International Day for Tolerance

November 16,2018 – International Day for Tolerance

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance November is flying by and we’re halfway to Thanksgiving!  The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is a day of reflection and recognizing what you are thankful for and today’s featured day is a step along that same path by recognizing and respecting what it means to be tolerant of others. Today is the International Day for Tolerance. Respect and recognize the rights and beliefs of others The International Day for Tolerance was established by the United Nations back in the 90’s and it focuses on education and respecting others’ beliefs and rights.  In the animal […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues save only dogs and cats

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues save only dogs and cats

  Whenever there is an animal rescue taking place in the U.S., it’s usually for dogs, cats or sometimes horses.  The number of 501(c)(3) non-profit charities dedicated to rescuing these animals might lead you to believe that they are the only types with dedicated rescuers.  You’d be wrong. Myth: Animal rescues save only dogs and cats The largest number of animal rescue organizations focus on dogs Animal rescue organizations come in all shapes and sizes and we have discussed in other blog posts the requirements or lack thereof to become one.  They focus on many different aspects of animal welfare.  […]
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Episode 67 – Julianne Zimmer

Episode 67 – Julianne Zimmer

What do you do when you decide it’s time to adopt a new furry family member? Do you go to a store? Look online? Adopt? Julianne Zimmer decided to adopt, but not a typical adoption. She decided to go for an animal that truly needed her- and what happened after that was unexpected and changed animal advocacy in Maryland. Never underestimate the power of doing for the greater good. Rachael Wondra
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November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day

November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day

November 12 – Fancy Rat and Mouse Day At the ARPA we celebrate all animals and we love the fact that the sometimes overlooked rats and mice are getting a day of their own.  There are a number of animal rescue organizations across the country that focus on saving these animals and there’s even an association called the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association (AFRMA) that you can join to be a part of celebrating these animals. Fancy Rat and Mouse Day is sponsored by the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association The AFRMA is the organization that founded and […]
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November 9th, 2018 is Chaos Never Dies Day

November 9th, 2018 is Chaos Never Dies Day

November 9 – Chaos Never Dies Day Welcome to November.  The leaves are all but gone (unless you live in Florida) and the pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing at Starbucks.  If your life as an avid animal rescuer is like ours, (7 days a week, all hours of the day and night, never ending, never quitting, never over, never giving up) then you’ll be happy to know there’s a holiday designed specifically for you.  Today is National Chaos Never Dies Day. Stop waiting for things to calm down – it’s not gonna happen There are many holidays throughout […]
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