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.

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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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Rescue myth vs. fact: Animal rescues do not spay or neuter their animals before adoption

Rescue myth vs. fact: Animal rescues do not spay or neuter their animals before adoption

When it comes to preventing the unnecessary killing of companion animals in the U.S., effective spay and neuter is the only solution that has long-term sustainability.  So it might surprise you that there are examples of animal rescue organizations that are not regularly employing these standard methods to prevent unnecessary killing. Myth: “All” animal rescues spay or neuter their animals before adoption As we have discussed in other myth vs. fact blogs, the absolute in this statement is the biggest problem.  In the U.S. there is no national or universal law requiring an animal shelter or animal rescue organization to […]

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Episode 66 – Patty Giarrusso

Episode 66 – Patty Giarrusso

Patty has always been an animal lover and she believes she gets her love of animals from her grandmother, who she lovingly called Nanny. After spending over 16 years as a Realtor in NY, she moved to Florida where she retired with her husband. She’s been helping lost pets for the past six years and is the President and Founder of the nonprofit, Lost Pet Services, Inc. in the Sarasota/Manatee counties area of Florida. Patty also hosts a weekly radio show called, Let’s Talk Pets, which can be heard in over 148 countries. Patty and her husband, Jim, have two […]

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Episode 65 – Dr. Sara Pizano

Episode 65 – Dr. Sara Pizano

Dr. Pizano is a 1994 Cornell vet school grad and has spent her career in shelter medicine, operations and now large scale transformation. Dr. Pizano draws from her experience as a veterinarian and shelter leader in both private shelters and as a public shelter director. As one colleague stated, ‘Dr. Pizano leaves a wake of life-saving behind her and is devoted to helping animal welfare advocates collaborate’.

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