Episode 115 – Jessica Glass

Episode 115 – Jessica Glass

Dr. Jessica Glass never thought 1 class back in college would lead her to her passion. She is focused on the global seafood crisis where she studies the DNA of marine fish. Her passion has taken her all over the world to meet and work with other professionals where together they are focused on research and studying the DNA of fish so they can bring more awareness to the important role they play in our ecosystem. Like many of us, she’s not sure where the future will take her but she’s excited about what’s to come and she’s hopeful she […]

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The raccoon’s sense of touch is its most important and specialized sense.

The raccoon’s sense of touch is its most important and specialized sense.

Raccoons The raccoons are medium-sized mammals native to North America. The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability, they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and urban areas, where some homeowners consider them to be pests. Recently, they have emerged in parts of Europe and Japan. In the wild, a raccoon has a life expectancy of about 2 to 3 years, but in captivity, a raccoon can live up to 20 years. Raccoon averages 61 to 96 centimeters (24 to 38 inches) in length and can weigh between 5.5 and 15.8 kilograms (12 and 35 pounds), depending upon habitat and available food. The most distinctive feature of the raccoon is the “bandit” like face mask around the eyes of […]

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National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day It’s October and we all know what that means! Pumpkins are taking over! From food and drinks to contests and festivals, pumpkins are the star of the month, and rightly so. Pumpkins are an important part of the American culture, and for years, they’ve been recognized as the main symbol of Halloween and the face of autumn. Can you imagine Halloween without Jack-O’-Lanterns? Or, enjoy the autumn season without getting your fix of pumpkin pie? I bet not! That’s why every year, on the 26th of October, we celebrate National Pumpkin Day. It’s a special day where […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 37 – Humane Society of West Michigan

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 37 – Humane Society of West Michigan

The Humane Society of West Michigan opened its doors way back in 1883 by a group of citizens with the same concerns for animal welfare. This organization has the vision to build a healthy, safe, and compassionate community where all animals receive the care they deserve. With a dedicated staff of over 45 employees, they stand by their mission to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement, and protection. Website: http://www.hswestmi.org/about.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hswestmi/

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 36 – New Mexico Horse Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 36 – New Mexico Horse Rescue

Connecting the lives of horses and people since 2002. New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc. is a non-profit equine rescue located in Stanley, New Mexico. They are passionate about horses and work tirelessly to rehabilitate and find homes for abandoned, abused, and neglected horses. The ranch is governed by a board of directors who oversees day-to-day operations with the assistance of an on-site caretaker and the help of more than 100 volunteers. The Ranch team volunteers their experience, skills, talents and time to care for horses, maintain the facilities and fund the ranch. Website: https://www.wncr.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wncr.org/

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Episode 114 – Rene Ruston

Episode 114 – Rene Ruston

Rene Ruston has been an L.A. based Realtor for the past 28 years and has earned countless awards doing so. In addition to her successful real estate career, she finds time to rescue animals from hoarding conditions and high kill shelters, going nose to nose with animal abusers and city officials alike. In addition to co-founding START, she is on the board of The Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) and the Rock & Rescue. About: https://reneruston.cbintouch.com/about/ Website: https://startrescue.org/

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