Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 17 – Taysia Blue Rescue in Nebraska

Taysia Blue Rescue officially began in May 2010 – saving the lives of Siberian Huskies & Alaskan Malamutes. The goal was to save 8-10 lives a year, but to their surprise, they were able to save 47 lives in their first year. Averaging 100 lives a year for their first years, they are now on target in 2019 to save 200 lives! They aspire to be the best all-volunteer rescue organization they can be. The beautiful Taysia Blue is the inspiration behind this wonderful organization, to learn more about their story and Taysia Blue listen in and visit their website today!

Welcome to the ARPA Animal Rescue of the week podcast, featuring outstanding organizations around the country that are helping animals & the people who rescue them. This podcast is proudly sponsored by  Doobert is a free website designed to connect volunteers with rescues & shelters, and the only site that automates rescue relay transport. Let’s meet this week’s featured animal rescue. Tasia Blue Rescue is a family of volunteers and advocates dedicated to helping in Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamute CE. They strive to save lives by keeping them out of the shelters and providing them with medical attention. They need socialization, exercise, food and a safe place to live with volunteer foster families until they can find their forever home. Hey, stop! Welcome to the show. Thank you. So I’m really excited today to to talk to you and learn a little bit more about Tasia Blue Rescue. You guys are a breed specific rescue for huskies and mala mutes. I myself don’t know a lot about them s so I’m excited to dive in and learn a little more. Why don’t you kick us off by telling us where you guys are located and kind of what your mission is. Okay.  We’re based in Omaha, Nebraska. We have locations in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, in the Kansas City area in Arkansas. Our mission is pretty simple, in my opinion. Way strive to save lives by keeping huskies and Malamud’s out of shelters. Um, we provide them with medical attention socialization, exercise food in a safe place to live with a bullet to foster family until we can find that forever. Homes, why don’t you tell us a little bit about how that got started and why these two breeds Okay, Well, Jackie, who was our founder? She was volunteering at a local shelter on DH. They were walking through some back kennels on, and she saw this gorgeous black and white husky with big red letters that said Pts. And she asked the gallant she was with What does that mean? Of course, it meant put the slate. And she’s like why she had a number of health problems. She had been returned several times because nobody could figure out the health problems. And Jackie said, Can I take her home? And they said, If you really want Teo um, so she took her home on it. Took several months to integrate her with her her to other huskies, and they named rotation Blue. Jackie really thought this is This is a dog we’re saving. There’s got to be mohr that are worth saving that the local shelters aren’t taking care ofthe. So she started. Uh, take a blue rescue, I find fantastic. Jackie originally thought they would be saving 8 to 10 dogs a year on. We aren’t tracked. Teo, say 200 this year. Wow. Just based on on a on a walkthrough of a of a shelter, right? Saving one dog. How do you go from that To 200. Know any base has been around for about nine years or so, Right? So obviously that’s progressed, but I think they were in somewhere in you’re on your website that even the first year you guys ended up saving 47 is that Yeah, that’s like that’s a huge difference, right? Eight. Hate to 47. I can’t even I can’t even fathom that We didn’t know there was such a need. We didn’t know that so many house keys and my Alamut’s didn’t have a forever home. So it’s a Jackie started with with Huskies, and we actually got into saving Malamud’s when there was a seizure in Montana, 115 Alamut’s. We were asked to take some of the malamute, and I’m not sure by who. And so then we said, Of course, we’ll help Way said. You know these air? These are cousins of the house keys. We should be saving these guys to way started pulling malamute to swells. It’s pretty incredible. Eso You said 150 were in the seizure, right that you guys were contacted about. That’s a lot. So I guess I have a couple questions for you because you’re a foster based rescue. So what did that look like for you? Well, we actually allow people who live in apartments and even small homes to foster and dots, and we’ve actually found that that works pretty well. They’re pack animals, they like to be walked. So even if if you live in an apartment, as long as you’re walking them regularly, they’re going to be happy, especially when they’re a little older. But we didn’t take 150 dogs. I think we ended up taking a 10 or 15 total. You know, we just we put on our Facebook page. We have a but nominal following on. Our followers are fantastic. And we just put out Hey, we need help with these mala mutes. Um, and we had people step up on DH. We’ve done that. When we’ve helped with other seizures, We always put it out, and people always step up. Like I said, we have fantastic followers. Yeah, when you weigh. Started this nine years ago. What? How many foster homes did you guys have then and and where you at now? I know that when we took our first dog, we had other than the founders, we had one foster home, okay? And now way probably have through all of our locations, we probably have probably 75. Okay, so 75 or a six six groups? Yeah, that’s pretty good. Especially considering your going. You’re on track to do 200 this year, right? So I mean, that’s so these guys, when they’re fostering for you and one finds there forever home, do they open their doors to another one? Is that how you keep them, keep them engaged or What do you do when you get foster failures? Do you have to find another foster home? Do they still foster another animal? Because that’s part of the challenge with A with a rescue in a foster program. So some of our fosters are just what I call vacation Foster. So if our regular foster is on vacation, they’ll foster for one weekend or maybe a week and then someone from our regulars, where they just have a foster dog rotating in and out of their house. Once one gets adopted, they take another one for those. If they would foster fail, I usually try to make a deal with him. OK, I’m glad that you want to adopt this dog, but can you please keep fostering? Okay, Uh, sometimes it’s yes, occasionally into no, sure. And you know, we respect that and move on and and we do. We’re always recruiting new Foster’s to help keep up, and everybody needs a break once in a while. Even a regular foster who’s everybody takes vacation right where they are, where they should write they right, or they should. And so you know, sometimes it’s it’s a week, and sometimes it’s It’s three months, and it’s just whatever the person is comfortable with. So so one of the things that I really like about what you guys are doing is that you have expanded outside of Nebraska. So how did how did that actually come about? Because that’s not a That’s not something common I hear from from rescues, right? Usually it’s one location. It’s just them. Well, our very first fosters I mentioned before we had one other than the founders. They actually were in Newton, Iowa. They had met if I remember correctly, they met through Dogster, which was something somewhere to Facebook. But for dogs, Uh, a long time ago. And s o they had met that way and and they were interested in fostering. So But we’re still it was still Omaha on. And then it’s more people who wanted Teo volunteer in Iowa. Iowa was our first what we consider a geo location, you know, way kind of made leadership roles in the Iowa area, and so they’ve gotten bigger on. Then we had somebody adopt in the Kansas City area who wanted to volunteer in the same thing. And for Colorado, there were two other Husky Russkies out there. Both of them closed. Andre had done. We had a couple people that volunteered irregularly out in Colorado once the other two Husky rescues closed. You know, we had people contacting us and said, Okay, we need to ask you rescue out here. Can we do this? And we said Absolutely. And then excuse me with Arkansas, our founders, Jackie and Mike Roach, moved to Arkansas, and I said, Okay, well, if you’re if you’re going down, we need some help down there. Tio. So we got that up and off the ground. Yeah, I would say, that’s one of the things for me with you guys that makes you makes you a little bit different, is that you’re willing, Teo, expand where the need is greatest. And I love that you have supporters across multiple states who come to you and say, we need this. This is what we want to do. How do I become part of this awesome movement with you guys? Right. So I think that’s really cool. And I think it’s one of the things that makes you guys really different. Is there anything else within Tasia blew that either makes you different or that you’re really proud of. We have, ah, program that I’m super proud of. It’s called Huskies and Heroes. Andi. It’s for our veterans, and we sponsor all or part of the adoption fee. We don’t ever want a US that trend, Tio not have a dog because of the cost of the adoption fee. So I’m I’m super proud of that program on DH. We have sponsored. I believe it’s 27 adoptions through Huskies and heroes. Att. This point, that is, that is a pretty cool program. So tell me how that how that got started? Where did that idea come from? And how did the community kind of rally around you? And is that something you guys are only doing in Nebraska? Are due? Is that something that’s available in all of your geo locations? It’s available in all of our geo locations. So Omaha is really close toe off Air Force Base in Bellevue. So we’re very military minded, and we had some volunteers who worked that trends, who had PTSD, who were talking to us about, You know, my dog’s really helped me through my PTSD and some working through some of my my problems, we discussed how How can we help? How? How can we make this better for this? These veterans on DH That’s what we came up with this. Let’s sponsor it. Let’s take some of the the financial burden off of them when they when they want to add that dog to their home. Yeah, I think that’s a really cool program, and I often hear of similar military programs you know, with other rescues around the country. For me, what stands out with this stuff is that you’re having conversations with those in your community, your hearing, what works for them or what could work for them. And you’re saying, How can we help? Right? That’s something that I don’t often hear with organizations. So I appreciate that community connection, right, that focus from you guys. And I love again that it’s not just one location. I love that, that you’re finding that it works for you guys in Nebraska and you’re saying to these other geo locations Hey, we want to do this rescue wide for us, right? And so I really like I really like that. I think that is something that you should be extremely proud of How did that process work for you in creating a new program? We unveiled it at our fall fundraiser, which we call for ball Way did. Excuse me. We raise money. We had part of it that was just for Huskies and heroes to sponsor adoptions on. We had an overwhelming response. So the community was very supportive of the idea in the program. We raised that that night alone. I believe it was somewhere between 25 103,000 just for that program. I think that that’s another unique piece for you guys, right? A lot of times when you’re creating new programs, I think there is some resistance, right, probably because people don’t fully understand it or they can’t see your vision. But I think definitely the fact that you guys are near an Air Force base helped you write. You were absolutely a lot of military families and personnel. Yeah, I definitely think that’s key and and again, I just I like that you recognize what kind of community your in on dure using that you know, to your advantage to help not only the people but the dogs as well. You mentioned that Jackie had seen. You know what? Pts on now. Tasia blew right, and she knew she had to do something about that. And you guys thought, man, how many others are out there that need saving? I know you guys have a known owner surrender program. Where do you Paul, these animals from? Do you work with local shelters? Is it mainly owner surrenders? Tell me where you find the Huskies and the malamute ce that you guys are our saving. We work with a lot of local shelters in all areas, but we get requests from all over the country, from California, from Texas, from Florida. We do try to stay within a three hour radius of our geo locations. That way we have a better chance of actually being able to evaluate the dog before bringing it in to rescue. Know that being said, we have pulled dogs from Indiana and Texas. Sure, in California, when we have room and and there’s a great need. Yeah, So it ty to me a little bit about why there is such that great need their beautiful dogs. They’re very big. You know, before we started recording you and mentioned that there super smart and they need to be constantly challenged. And so why do you think the midgets up? Maybe I’m wrong, but it sounds like the majority of them are coming to you through owner surrenders. And my question is, Why? Why is that happening? Well, and I would say, actually, most of our dogs are from shelters, but their owner surrenders to shelters. Okay, so they’re there indirectly, owner strangers? Sure, sir. Ah, lot of people get this eight week old puppy, and it’s cute and fluffy and buy time at six months old. It’s a dog, right? No longer cute puppy on, and it’s it’s chewing on stuff and eating shoes and couches and true chewing through drywall because they’re not being mentally stimulated enough or physically exercised enough. I know there are some breeds that by the time that they’re, you know, a year old, you can leave them on kennel while your work house keys or not one of those breeds, they will find something to entertain themselves. Sleeping all day is not entertainment for them, you know, people just aren’t prepared for that. Another huge thing that we have seen this, that the people get them. And if they’re in rural areas. Huskies and Melanie’s have extremely high prey drives, so if there are chickens or small life stock, they do chase them and sometimes kill them. And that is a big issue for a lot of people in rural areas on DH. Then they end up you’re hacking to surrender them on, and then the shelter has to get them out of the county. Or they do surrender them because the neighbors threatened to shoot them or something, and so that I have seen. We’ve seen a huge increase in in requests from rural areas where they’ve killed chickens. Or we had won that I ran a CAF to death that just chased the CAF until the cat collapsed, which is sad. But the dog it wasn’t wasn’t vicious on the dog’s part. He was playing. So it’s just people are unaware of their their hyperdrive or think they can train them to be okay around chickens and goats and stuff like that, and it just it doesn’t work that way. Does education really play a part in what you guys are doing once you have that animal in your foster home? program. I’m absolutely OK when people contact us to surrender their animals and their, you know, we always find we would need to know why they want to surrender on DH that time. We do education so they don’t run out and get another Husky or Melanie. Maybe they do some, you know, we encourage them. If they get another dog to make sure they researched the breeding, it’s going to be a good fit on. And once the dogs in our care, when they’re going to another home, we adopt to a lot of first time husky owners and we just do a ton of education. And the other thing that we tried really hard and work really hard at is follow up support. So we have callers that call it two weeks, three months, and at six months he had to make sure everything is going okay. Do you have any questions? Are you having any issues? Um, and we also have on the one night page on Facebook so that if they do have questions or issues, they don’t have to necessarily call one specific person. They can post it on there and get several opinions and see how other people go about working through those challenges. You know, since you do, don’t do it up, Tio A lot of first time husky and malamute owners. What are those? What are your maybe top three questions or concerns that you guys get with first time adopters for this breed? Well, one of them is always How much did they shed, which is just going because they’re double coded and they shot all the time. So I’m like, Well, if you don’t like dog here, if you’re really opposed to dog hair, you might want to look at a different breed. But one of the other things that people think they should be able to do was let their dogs off leash. Teach them a fantastic recall, and that sounds fantastic. But Huskies and Melanie’s again their prey drivers high, and if they get distracted by a rabbit or something, they will take off, and you just cannot let them off leash on DH. Then the 3rd 1 I would say, is people don’t understand how important the catalysts on and they’re like, Do we have to catelyn one where work against you don’t have to? There’s no law that says you have to, But I would recommend it unless you’re willing to lose things in your home, right? Don chewing them. And so some people have learned that the hard way on other people. Just take the advice and kendall the dog. And And we also teach people that, you know, after you feel like they’re there to a certain point break ins air, leaving them out a little bit, you do it in small spurts. You’d do it for 30 minutes, and then you do it for an hour, and then you do it for two hours and then, you know, in some dogs can handle three hours out of the kennel, but four hours they can’t do out of the kennel. So one of the things that you mentioned previously real briefly wass keeping them mentally stimulated. Right? So when you’re kennel in them, either overnight or, you know on a workday right where you’re gone 789 hours. What are some of those things that people can d’oh toe help with? That mental stimulation and keeping them challenge since sleeping for seven hours right is not really there’s a thing. What? Help me help me understand and give some advice for those guys who have to kennel them for an entire workday. So one of my favorite go twos is a Kong stuffed with peanut butter and or bananas and frozen. Okay, it takes if you freeze it, it takes him a long time to work it out, and then they get tired and they have to figure it out. There are also on Amazon and the such day. They sell games where they have to work to get their food out so they have to open slots to get food. And there’s several slots. And so that’s a great thing for dogs to have to do to toe work to get that breakfast. Maybe, You know, while you’re getting ready for work s O that they’re tired when they go into their kennel on, then they have the Kong for the afternoon when they’ve they’ve wrested from working to get their food. So that’s one of my my go to is the That’s my biggest go to is the Kong with something frozen inside of it? Yeah, I really like the educational piece and I think you know those three things for people looking to possibly adopt a husk. Your malamute, I think, are are important for them. And, like you said, every you know, every animal has a different personality and, you know, it just kind of depends on your schedule and their personality for for what works. But I really like that. You guys offer a post adoption support system, right? You have a Facebook group, you’re actually following up with them. Sounds like there’s an open door relationship where if something came up and they couldn’t wait for that next Connect point sounds like they could definitely reach out to you guys at any point out. Absolutely. You encourage that? Yes. So what happens if they adopt stuff from you guys and it’s just not working? They’ve tried. They’ve worked with you guys. They’ve done all the checkpoints and tried all the tools, and they’re in their tool kit, right? And just nothing’s working. It’s a let’s say it’s a personality mismatch. Do you guys take them back? Is there a fee for that? How does that work? Free bays. So we take them back in, and to be really honest, we try to find the right match for them if they’re still interested in another dog. Because none of us are perfect. We try hard to make the right matches, but, you know, sometimes we do get it wrong. What we do is we just take that as a warning experience. We’ve learned something about the dog. We’ve learned something about the adopter. We know what doesn’t work. Let’s see if we can find what does work for both. And we do not charge a fee for taking our dogs back. I know some organizations actually do Charge a return feet, if you will write. So I think, you know, when dealing with thes thes breeds that you guys are you know, I’m glad that that barrier is not there for them. If if it doesn’t work right, if they’ve tried everything and they thought it was gonna work, But for whatever reason, it doesn’t. One of the things I’m always curious about is the challenges that you guys have. You know, within your organization for stuff too. You have any And if soul, what might those be? And what are you doing? Tio resolve. Those challenge is a challenge that all rescues have foster basis is having enough. Foster’s We have way. We run at max capacity all the time and have a waiting list of 10 to 15 dogs that are waiting to come in to rescue Because not all Foster’s foster all the time. You know, we probably have 20 to 25 regular Fosters that we can count on a regular basis. Um, so I would say that’s one of our biggest challenges. And and so what we do is we just continued to recruit fosters the best we can, and we’re also we work really hard at shortening this day in rescue for the dogs. In our opinion, there is no reason to have a dog completely be comfortable in a foster home. You know, some some rescues have, ah, mandatory. They don’t they don’t. They’re not available for adoption for a minimum of two weeks because they want the dog to settle into their their new home. There were new foster home, sure, but I would rather than settle into their permanent home instead of happened to do that transition twice. So we do try to shorten the length of stay for the dogs that we can our intake team and our foster actors really good it that there’s a dog coming in and somebody’s been looking for something very specific on DH. They can. They like this dog is coming in. You know, they get a hold of the adoption council right away and say, Hey, heads up, this dog is coming in. I think it would be a good fit for your applicant such and such that way if we can. If we can shorten that stay, it’s fantastic. Yeah, Works best for everybody. I was just going. That’s exactly what I was going to say is it seems like that works for the foster home, for the adoptive family and for the dogs. So Yep, I hear one speaking to us in the background. Yeah, starts me just ring my doorbell. So they’re allowed. Sorry. That’s okay. They got a voice to write. Absolutely. Dio eso one of the things that I that I want to know since you guys are always looking for foster homes, if somebody is interested in fostering for you guys, what does that process look like for you? Are there any requirements and how can they apply to foster for you? If they go to our website on under our volunteer tab. There’s a foster application on basically, fill out the application. We don’t have a lot of requirements. Some rescues, I know require they don’t allow you to live in apartments or you have to have a six foot privacy fence were we don’t have any of those requirements. Some of our best fosters have a four foot chain link fence, but they’re just very attentive to their fosters and make sure they’re not jumping those fences. And so you go through a foster training calm with our with our foster trainer on DH. Then we do our best. Tio have a relatively easy first and second foster dog for you on day one that will work with your home. So if they’re small kids, we try to make sure it’s a dog that’s lived with small kids. If you have small dogs, we try to make sure it’s a dog. That’s liver small dogs. Yeah, so it definitely sounds like you get to know them a little bit more to try and find them That right foster dog, which I think is key. Your website eyes tasia blue dot com, right? Ta Y s I a bl u e dot com on you said under the volunteer tab that people can go and check that out. We encourage people to do so. My absolute favorite part of these is memorable stories. So I know you’ve been with the rescue for white awhile. Do you have a story that stands out to you that you want to share? Well, we have a couple of them, but I think one of the more recent ones that I really enjoy is a tenant. We called them the Tennessee 10. There was a seizure of over 40 primarily Huskies in a home in Tennessee. And they reached out. Asked if if we could help, we said, Absolutely. We took 10 dogs and we posted. We did on interview with a local news station and we posted that we needed foster homes for these these 10 dogs and they people just stepped up and said, Here, let us help Let us help. So we had two volunteers drive to Tennessee, pick up 10 dogs for our rescue and a beagle mix for another local rescue. Bring them all back to Omaha and they got in it. 10 30 at night on DH. We had volunteers on site so we could get them vaccinated in microchipped that night and get there. They’re flea and tick and heart heartworm prevention all given Andi, we didn’t leave. We have And we had a local doggie daycare step up for us to house the dogs until we could get him to their foster homes. So we didn’t leave there until after one o’clock in the morning. After vaccinating all of the dogs, it’s it’s really mind blowing. How How all of our volunteers come together every time we need them to. Yeah, that is one of the magical pieces of animal rescue. Right is people are so passionate and they want to do whatever they can to save whoever they can. So I agree with you on, and it definitely sounds like you guys have just a fantastic group of people in your community and around all of the five other locations that really just go above and beyond and support, you know, the the overall mission. So I love that you guys have organizations who are reaching out to you from from other states, right? That that tells me that your reputation is far exceeding. Probably what Jackie ever thought it would be. Oh, absolutely, Yeah, it’s incredible and what you’ve been able to do with the organization as well. You know, a lot of it is it’s just relationship building, right? It’s It’s keeping him good, good lines of communication open. It’s making sure that your transparent and that people see that and sticking to your word right. I just think that’s so key with animal rescues, especially Foster home based, right. There’s just something to be said about that. And I think what you guys are doing incredible. And I think the Tennessee 10 shows that right that you guys are getting the call to action for these large seizures. And I think that’s incredible. That something that I’m really proud of you guys for doing that right. You’re in pain. You’re impacting this breed across the country, which I think you can’t ask for anything more than that. No, you really can’t, you know. And I’m so very proud of our volunteers. I know I’ve said it like two other times, but any time that we need them to step up and help with something, they dio And you know, we say that when you join Tasia blew, you joined the family and it really does feel like family. We were always there. When? When somebody needs something. Andi, I think that that’s that’s really important with keeping everybody engaged and ready to help all of these thes dogs. Yeah, I think that’s really awesome stuff. One of the things that I want to know for you guys is what does the future look like for you? I know you are always looking for foster homes. Do you guys have any upcoming events or or fundraising events that people should know about? So our events we have October 19th we have for all, which is goingto that takes place in Omaha. That is always a good time. And the theme this year is Wizard of Pause Way. Actually, if you want to dress up dress up. Last year we did Alice in Wonderland, and I was Alice. Very cute was, so we have that. That’s one of our big fundraisers we have. We do two big fundraisers to hear. The other one is Omaha gives, which just recently passed, and we that when we raised over $15,000 in a 24 hour period so that simple it is. And it’s really important we knowingly take dogs that had that need orthopedic surgery or have heartworm, or that doesn’t scare us off. So we just we use that money for medical costs that are above and beyond the typical vaccinations. Yeah, I mean, that’s it’s really huge, right? The fundraising and the and the money that you guys bring in and and for you guys only doing two events a year, you need write. You need that support for those for those two events. So the Wizard of Pause is October 19th. I kind of feel like that’s right around Halloween is, and that’s where the dress up comes in. Right? So that’s really exciting. And can people find more information about that on your website or when do you When do you post that? And where can they find it? That will be it will be on our website. Andi usually start posting that in August for tickets, Okay. And I also see you guys have a monthly meeting greet kind of ETA. Is it karma? Coffee? Why don’t you tell us how How That works. So the first Saturday of every month s O this coming Saturday, we taken adoptable dog up there for people to come meet and check out kind of see what the dog is all about. Have a cup of coffee visit with our volunteers. They can check out the rescue or just get some getsem husky lemon in. Yeah, that’s a That’s a great That’s a great event. I love that you guys have that set up for its every single month. So I love that karma. Coffee is actually supportive of that. You know, I know a lot of regions or locations aren’t necessarily dog friendly, but I love that, you know, that karma coffee is that for you guys? And you have a consistent place to go with them being monthly. So that’s awesome. And we hope that you know more people come out and visit you guys and that the first Saturday of the month Awesome. Lastly, just want to make sure that people have your contact information. So you have a website. You also mentioned the Facebook. How can they find you on Facebook? It’s Stasia blue, Husky and Melanie Rescue on Facebook. Okay. And you guys do a lot of posting on there. Where Where is the best platform for people to find information and engagement for you? Is that the website or is it Facebook? Faith, I would say Facebook. Okay, post on their regularly. That’s great. So before we get ready to wrap things up here stuff is there anything else that we may have missed that you want to share? Um, I don’t know. I hope everybody comes out in October and helps us celebrate saving 200 dogs this year. That’s really incredible. I can’t believe the growth that you guys have had in in ah in nine years going from, you know, 47 Teo to 200. So we definitely encourage people to get signed up and help is a foster. And sounds like you guys are really open to first time adaptors of huskies and mail me. It’s so we encourage people to get out and learn more and check the dog that you have available and when one other thing before I forget to you. Next week we will be celebrating, pulling and are pulling our 1,000 dog. That’s amazing. And the program? Yeah, that’s really exciting. Yes. Oh, it’s. We encourage people to check out the Facebook or sure that there’s going to be some celebratory post out there, and we definitely I want to encourage people to go on like and share and follow and and support you guys in any way that they can. That would be fantastic. That’s great. We’ll stuff. I’ve really enjoyed my time with you today, and I’ve learned a lot and you guys are doing fantastic work. And again, we just want to encourage people to get out there and help. Thank you for having me. Thanks for tuning into today’s podcast.  If you’re not already a member, join the ARPA to take advantage of all of the resources we have to offer.  And don’t forget to sign-up with It’s free and helps automate the most difficult tasks in animal rescue.  

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