Episode 97 – Lakshman Molleti

Episode 97 – Lakshman Molleti

Lakshman Molleti is a software engineer by day and someone who is passionate about animals and his community. One day realizing that animals don’t always have access to clean and safe drinking water, he started providing water to the animals who were near his home and slowly started to help animals around his community and with the support of others he was able to create the AWBP India (Animals Water Bowl Project) – his goal is to connect humans to animals and to provide safe, clean drinking water to animals around the clock. Rachael
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 21 – Animal Shelter, Inc in Massachusetts

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 21 – Animal Shelter, Inc in Massachusetts

The staff at Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, Massachusetts is dedicated to finding good homes for adoptable pets and they promote responsible pet ownership to improve the quality of life for the animals and people in their community. The shelter is supported entirely by donations from private individuals and through surrender and adoption fees. They are a family friendly shelter with progressive programs that improve lives by raising the bar for animal care in the shelter and their community. To learn more about Animal Shelter, Inc Sterling, please visit their website or facebook page today!   Rachael
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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 20 – Wolf Point Pound Puppies

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 20 – Wolf Point Pound Puppies

Wolf Point Pound Puppies, started with just 3 people when they recognized just how many strays their community had. In just 6 years they’ve been able to save 2,600 dogs and about 600 cats and in 2019 they’ve saved 244 dogs along with 84 cats. They do this by building & maintaining relationships with other organizations and working to understand the needs in their community. The love and support from not only their families, friends and volunteers but several communities in Montana make saving lives that much easier. Rachael
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Episode 96 – Melanie Scherer

Episode 96 – Melanie Scherer

Melanie Scherer and the SNIP program have been able to help over 10,000 dogs in just 3 years! She’s extremely excited about what the future holds and hopes to continue the expansion of Snipbus, helping not only the animals but the people in the communities as well! The ultimate goal is to provide mobile, low-cost spay and neuter to stop the suffering and death of perfectly healthy, unwanted animals in our overflowing shelters due to overpopulation. Rachael
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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 19 – Catahoula Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 19 – Catahoula Rescue

The mission of Catahoula Rescue, also known as Houlas & Heelers is to advocate for homeless Catahoula Leopard Dogs, Australian Cattle Dogs, and mixes, to place these animals in permanent, loving homes, and to promote responsible guardianship through humane education. In January 2018, this amazing rescue was awarded the P.L.A.Y January 2018 Warm Bellies Product Grant. To learn more about Houlas & Heelers, check out their website and facebook page today!   Rachael
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 20 – Chico Animal Shelter in California

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 20 – Chico Animal Shelter in California

The Chico Animal Shelter started their own adoption program where they choose to save all the lives of animals that come in, even those with medical or behavioral issues. Their adoption and medical programs are funded solely through donations and not out of the city’s funds. These programs include spay/neuter and overall care for animals that come into the shelter. Of all the animals that passed through their care, they had a 78.67% live release rate, 9.73% euthanized (5.58% were owner requests), and 8.83% were carried over (2.77% died). Rachael
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Episode 95 – Kristen Hassen-Auerbach

Episode 95 – Kristen Hassen-Auerbach

Kristen Hassen-Auerbach is the current Director at Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona. Kristen presents and writes regularly on a variety of subjects including breed labeling, reducing shelter intake, innovative foster care and social media for animal welfare leadership. Her efforts have been featured in numerous national publications and on networks including CNN, Fox, ABC, Animal Sheltering Magazine, the Huffington Post, BarkPost, the Dodo and Buzzfeed. Rachael
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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 18 – Live Love Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 18 – Live Love Animal Rescue

If you’re on the fence about fostering then Foster the 4th is a program you MUST hear more about. No long term commitment and you’ll be able to impact the life of at least one animal – something you’ll never forget! Listen in as Emily talks with us about their wonderful programs and how their relationships with other organizations is key. Emily also gives us a sneak peek into what she wants their future to look like, a can’t miss episode! Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals by providing them a lifelong commitment to their well-being.  […]
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Episode 94 – Karen Eckert

Episode 94 – Karen Eckert

Karen Eckert learned from a very young age to appreciate and respect all living creatures. After years in the corporate world, Karen decided to follow her passion for animals and became a Professional Pet Sitter. She is responsible for caring for the animals while their owners are away from home and this is something she takes very seriously. She’s also educating herself on state legislation to better help those without a voice. You can find her at vendor events across the state of Wisconsin, supporting local animal organizations and thanking them for their hard work and dedication. Rachael
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 19 – Connecticut Humane Society in Connecticut

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 19 – Connecticut Humane Society in Connecticut

The CHS envisions a Connecticut where each companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home, where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and animals, and where animal cruelty no longer exists. Their actions and decisions are based on providing the best medical and shelter care, and services to the most animals. They respect the life of each individual animal while focusing on the welfare of staff, community, and the animal population as well. The general public, the staff members and volunteers are all viewed as their partners in improving animal welfare and in fulfilling their mission. Rachael
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