Episode 85 – Sarah Dunsmore

Episode 85 – Sarah Dunsmore

Sarah Dunsmore with CDE Animal Cages aim to connect shelters and rescue groups with enclosures that are designed with the goal of comfort and security for healthy animals and ease of use for the humans that take care of them.  Open air enclosures with various portalized options have proved not only to reduce euthanasia rates, but make for more adoptions and healthier and happier animals.  We want to let as many rescues and shelters know about these benefits as we can, in hopes that we can play a small part in the great work that is being done in the […]

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Animal Shelter of the week – Episode 10 – Fort Collins Cat Rescue in Colorado

Animal Shelter of the week – Episode 10 – Fort Collins Cat Rescue in Colorado

The Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic has unique challenges as they serve both urban and rural communities. Sarah shares with us the history and growth of the organization starting with just 2 volunteers 12 years ago to now having a staff of over 35 people. They focus on not only helping the pets in their community but also the people with community focused programs, such as Community Cats, Pet Food Assistance, a Spay/Neuter Clinic and their latest program which is dedicated to Pet Behavior. To learn more about Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter clinic, check out their […]

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National Let’s Laugh Day

National Let’s Laugh Day

March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day! Let’s be honest, laughter should be a part of EVERYDAY, not just something we celebrate once a year.  Laughing has been proven to decrease stress and release endorphins- the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.  Who doesn’t want to laugh and be happy all the time?  Research has shown that we typically laugh more when we are with our friends and family, rather than by ourselves.  Because we treat animals like companions or friends, it only makes sense that we laugh with them too!  Take today as a special opportunity to laugh and spend some […]

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Episode 84 – Karen Walsh

Episode 84 – Karen Walsh

Hear from animal relocation expert, Karen Walsh, as she describes her journey in animal welfare. What began as a love for animals has evolved into a career focused on reducing overpopulation and increasing the quality of life for animals through developing and implementing best transport practices. Learn how to manage transport programs, develop staying power in the animal welfare industry and grow your career in animal welfare.

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Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 9 – Furkids in Georgia

Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 9 – Furkids in Georgia

The Furkids story began with one homeless mother cat and her kittens and a driving passion to do the right thing. Established by Samantha Shelton in 2002, they have rescued and altered more than 30,000 animals since opening their doors. Today, approximately 1000 animals are in their care in their shelters, adoption centers, and foster homes. Sam shares with us how they started a successful transport program called Transfur and how they are working with organizations in the north to save more animals. With more than 400 rescues in the metro Atlanta area, Furkids is working to build relationships to […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 9 – Canine Commitment in New Hampshire

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 9 – Canine Commitment in New Hampshire

Canine Commitment is an active rescue, adopting dogs and puppies and the occasional kittens throughout New England.  Rescue in New England is a bit different than the typical perception of what rescue looks like, so the challenges faced by Canine Commitment might not be the ones you expect to hear.  All of the animals that Canine Commitment adopts out originated in the south and were transported to New Hampshire where the shelters are not full of unwanted animals. Canine Commitment has more adopters than they have dogs, and you will hear a bit about what that means on a day-to-day […]

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