Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 30 – KA’A’AWA K9 Rescue in Hawaii

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 30 – KA’A’AWA K9 Rescue in Hawaii

KA’A’AWA K-9 Rescue is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2016 that seeks to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome dogs in need on the island of Oahu, specifically focusing on the Windward side of the island. Their commitment to reducing the rate of canine overpopulation is a major goal for the long-term welfare of their closest animal companions. They believe and live by the motto, ‘People Saving Dogs Saving People’. Rachael
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Episode 108 – Lisa Lunghofer

Episode 108 – Lisa Lunghofer

Lisa Lunghofer has served as a consultant to animal-related programs throughout the country. Examples of her work include designing an innovative education initiative, based on a public health model, to prevent animal cruelty in Philadelphia; writing grant proposals for programs that promote the human-animal bond; conducting strategic planning with animal and child welfare organizations; evaluating the effects of shelter dogs on veterans diagnosed from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; and directing the Animal and Society Institute’s animal abuse prevention program.  Rachael
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Episode 107 – Mandy & Jody

Episode 107 – Mandy & Jody

Mandy & Jody, along with Darren & Scott believe that old dogs make great new friends. They started Albert’s Dog Lounge in Wisconsin and share with us the inspiring story of Albert and how his legacy lives on. With the help of their friends, family and community supporters they were able to surpass the goal they set for their first year. Almost tripling their original goal of 50 lives saved, they are impacting not only the lives of the dogs they are saving but the people who support them and those that have joined their team. Rachael
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Episode 106 – Betsy McFarland

Episode 106 – Betsy McFarland

Passionate about engaging the community, Betsy McFarland has extensive experience in growing volunteers within organizations large and small. She is the author of “Volunteer Management for Animal Care Organizations” and has published research on staff-volunteer relationships. Betsy is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) through the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA). She has participated in the formation of several new nonprofit associations and serves on multiple nonprofit boards of directors. Rachael
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Episode 105 – Rory Adams

Episode 105 – Rory Adams

Rory Adams is the Content Manager for American Pets Alive! a Texas-based organization with a mission to end animal shelter related killing across the United States. His journey in the animal welfare industry started at just 15 years and he’s worked with some of the best in the industry! Rory’s areas of expertise and interest include systems learning for animal welfare, achieving live outcomes for animals with medical and behavioral challenges and the intersection between social justice and animal welfare. Listen in and learn his journey and see what American Pets Alive! has in store in the near future! Rachael
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Episode 104 – Julia Grosz

Episode 104 – Julia Grosz

Julia Grosz founded Cat Hustler as a means to teach cat volunteers everywhere how to write more compelling copy and improve their adoptions through social media. Since its founding in 2016, she’s worked with shelters and rescues from DC to Anchorage, AK on developing more effective techniques for marketing adoptable cats. She currently hosts free webinars on these techniques and speaks at conferences. She also visits shelters around the Mid­Atlantic to troubleshoot cats that can’t seem to catch an adopter’s eye. Rachael
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 26 – Connecticut Cat Connection in Connecticut

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 26 – Connecticut Cat Connection in Connecticut

Connecticut Cat Connection estimates that on average they helping over 500 cats each year with the help of their volunteers. This is a tremendous success, however, it comes with much effort and with high financial costs, including high medical expenses associated with a no-kill policy. In 2015, they moved to their new adoption center, which gives them hope to expand in the future and will allow them to keep growing and helping more animals and to better support their community. Listen and learn what their future holds and see how you can help! To learn more about Connecticut Cat Connection, […]
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Episode 103 – Sterling “TrapKing” Davis

Episode 103 – Sterling “TrapKing” Davis

The founder of TrapKing in Atlanta, GA is Sterling Davis, a well-traveled Veteran who loves to entertain people with his music & enjoys interacting with all people. He’s always had a soft spot for all animals but there is just something special about cats and the way he connects with them. The work he’s doing to not only save the lives of cats but to educate the public about spay/neutering and overpopulation is incredible and we hope you’ll tune in to hear his story and be as inspired as we were! Rachael
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Episode 102 – Sarah Chiles

Episode 102 – Sarah Chiles

Sarah Chiles proves that it’s never too late to find your passion. She started by volunteering for a local organization and received a phone call to join what she describes as her “dream team”. The Fredericksburg SPCA has 200-300 active foster homes in their program at any given time. Listen in to learn more about Sarah and how she found her passion and how they are able to find/keep active foster homes in their program. Rachael
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Episode 101 – Jessica Hiltner

Episode 101 – Jessica Hiltner

Jessica Hiltner is the founder of Real Dog Moms of Chicago and they have been doing amazing work in their local community. Partnering with animal rescues and shelters to raise money and help animals in need – raising a total of over $100,000 in just 18 months! They are focused on building community relationships with local businesses who have similar missions. Their hope one day is to open a senior dog sanctuary – tune in to see how you can help support their efforts today!   Rachael
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