International Golden Retriever Day is today, February 3!

International Golden Retriever Day is today, February 3!

February 3 – A day to celebrate Golden Retrievers, the 3rd most popular breed It is somewhat fitting that today is February 3 and the Golden Retriever is the 3rd most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club.  In case you’re wondering, Labrador Retrievers top the list at #1 and German Shepherds are not far behind at #2. The International Golden Retriever day is a mere 7 years old (1 year in dog years!) and was started after a young woman named Kristen realized there was not an official day to celebrate her favorite dog Quincy.  There seemed […]

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Researching Pound Animals – Being sold to research labs?

Researching Pound Animals – Being sold to research labs?

We’ve all been to “the pound” before. It’s a heart-wrenching place for any animal lover. Rows of homeless, stray, and unwanted, but otherwise perfectly adoptable pets behind glass or cold metal bars. Sad and anxious eyes of dogs, cats, and pocket pets desperate for a warm, safe, and loving home where they can live out the rest of their years. While many find those forever homes, we know that many others never make it out alive, euthanized due to lack of space, illness, or just being unwanted. But some suffer an even worse fate than dying via euthanasia at the […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 3 – Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Washington

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 3 – Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Washington

Jim Keller from Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, Washington joins us today. Celebrating 29 years this year they have learned a thing or two when it comes to saving lives. Since their founding in 1990 more than 31,000 animals have been given a second chance. Through the hard work and dedication of the volunteers, they are able to save approximately 2,000 animals per year. Jim talks to us about the life-saving programs they have in place to help the animals in their community. Jim shares with us the programs that have made the most impact and how having the […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 3 – Wildthunder W.A.R.S in Iowa

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 3 – Wildthunder W.A.R.S in Iowa

Tracy Belle with Wildthunder W.A.R.S in Independence, Iowa has been rescuing and rehabbing animals for more than 25 years. Not only does she help companion animals, but also the wildlife that can be found in her community. Tracy and her team work around the clock with their local community when an animal is in need, working with reptiles, bats, raptors, mammal as well as exotic animals. Join us to learn how she entered the world of wildlife rehabilitation and what you can do to help support Wildthunder W.A.R.S today! http://cast.rocks/hosting/13917/EP3-Rescue—Wildthunder-W.a.r.s.mp3 Be sure to check out Wildthunder W.a.r.s on Facebook

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Episode 77 – Cait Daly

Episode 77 – Cait Daly

Cait Daly is the Executive Director at the Fredericksburg SPCA, and they have improved lifesaving by over 33%, and their community engagement and awareness has increased by over 200%. They continue to make huge strides towards becoming a more progressive, all-encompassing resource for the people in their community while increasing lifesaving measures through innovative programs. One such program, Adventure Tails, has gained National recognition for the low barrier approach to getting animals out into day-foster. We have seen over a 50% reduction in length of stay (from 20+ days to 10) and a 19% increase in adoption since the program […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 2 – Dubuque Regional Humane Society in Iowa

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 2 – Dubuque Regional Humane Society in Iowa

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS), located in Dubuque, Iowa has reached household word status in the tri-state area. A dedicated staff of 25 individuals operate the shelter, open to the public 6 days a week, and provide a myriad of services. Through regular community outreach programs, including regular spots on local radio and TV, the adoption program is running at record levels while annual fundraisers like “Strut Your Mutt,” “In the Doghouse,” and the “Tails at Twilight” fall gala have created positive awareness to the society’s mission. http://cast.rocks/hosting/13917/EP2-Dubuque-Regional-Humane-Society.mp3 Learn more about the Dubuque Regional Humane Society

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