Episode 120 – Shannon Reedy

Episode 120 – Shannon Reedy

Shannon Reedy is a zoo professional with nearly 26 years of experience. She is currently the Education Specialist with the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL where they have over 6,500 individuals in their programs with approximately 250 students participating in their Junior Zookeeper program each year. She believes it’s important to make informed and educated opinions, particularly when there are many strong voices around. She is passionate about educating the next generation and is a mom of several rescue dogs! Website: http://www.millerparkzoo.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillerParkZoo

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National Pie Day

National Pie Day

Do you love pie? If so, then you’re in luck! It’s National Pie Day and everyone is encouraged to celebrate the occasion by baking, cooking, or buying their favorite pie! National Pie Day was founded by an engineer, brewer, and teacher named Charlie Papazian in 1975 when he declared that the special day be observed every 23rd of January—his birthday. However, because pie is such a crowd favorite, it’s also celebrated on the 1st of December! Pretty amazing, right? While most would think there’s a deeper meaning behind the pie-filled holiday, it’s actually just born out of Papazian’s love for […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 42 – Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 42 – Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal welfare group for homeless and abused animals in Southern Colorado. Their mission is to create a compassionate community where animals and people are cared for and valued. Passionate and dedicated staff care for animals in distress, provide medical care for abused and injured animals, reunite lost pets with their owners, find loving homes for homeless animals, and investigate animal cruelty and enforce animal ordinances. Website: https://www.hsppr.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietypikespeakregion/

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How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most treasured holidays in the United States—it’s also one of the busiest. Everything, from grocery shopping and food prepping to setting up home decorations and sending out invitations, needs careful planning. However, for pet parents, there are a few more things to consider. Thanksgiving is a food-centered celebration and with most pets being avid eaters, it’s so easy for them to accidentally ingest something that they shouldn’t. On top of that, strangers going in and out of the household can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and discomfort to some pets. We believe that pets […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 41 – MidSouth Animal Welfare Foundation

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 41 – MidSouth Animal Welfare Foundation

The Midsouth Animal Welfare Foundation is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers and was founded in 2017 in NE Mississippi. This organization works very hard to reduce the number of litters in their community by offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinic once a week in Corinth, MS. All the proceeds from performing surgeries help fund their future mobile clinic. They have set a goal for themselves this year, to raise $75,000 to purchase a mobile unit that will allow them to provide low-cost spay and neuter services to underserved areas. Email: midsouthanimalwelfare@gmail.com Website: https://www.midsouthanimalwelfare.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midsouthanimalwelfare/

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Episode 119 – Dr. Jennifer Conrad

Episode 119 – Dr. Jennifer Conrad

Dr. Jennifer Conrad is a passionate animal welfare advocate who has cared for wildlife on six continents for over two decades. Currently, Dr. Conrad’s professional responsibilities are divided between working with nonprofit wildlife sanctuaries for unwanted and abused animals in southern California and administering her own company, Vet to the (Real) Stars, which provides humane veterinary care to animals appearing in television and movies. In her former role as head veterinarian at a wildlife sanctuary, Dr. Conrad founded the Paw Project, which rehabilitates big cats, such as lions, tigers, cougars and jaguars maimed by declawing. Check out their movie! Website: https://pawproject.org/ […]

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