Episode 55 – Alan Rosenberg

Episode 55 – Alan Rosenberg

Alan Rosenberg has volunteered at local animal shelters for years, helping those animals in need. With Alan’s background in accounting and finance he uses his skills to focus on animal advocacy and shelter reform. When Alan is not busy with his day job, he’s pulling public records to research various topics and he shares his findings through his blog to shed light on what is going on in shelters today across the state of New Jersey. Looking specifically at New Jersey, the kill rate has decreased by half and the rate of decrease is 2 to 3 times faster than […]

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Should Animals be Used to Ensure Capital Punishment is Humane?

Should Animals be Used to Ensure Capital Punishment is Humane?

I had a completely different topic in mind when I sat down to write this post, but I could not stop thinking about an article in yesterday’s New York Times1 about the controversial use of fentanyl in the execution of a convicted murderer in Nebraska on Tuesday, August 14th. This is the first time fentanyl, a powerful drug playing a starring role in the current American opioid overdose epidemic in the US, has been used in an execution in the US. This article piqued my interest because of its repeated descriptions of the controversy surrounding the fact that the drug […]

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Your pet is thankful she has a home as unfortunately, many do not.  

Your pet is thankful she has a home as unfortunately, many do not.  

National days are important to raise awareness to situations involving our companion animals, and this day is no different.  Today is international homeless animal day which is a day created to help raise awareness about the plight of abandoned animals, and the importance of spay and neuter to control the companion animal population. The number of animals entering animal shelters in the United States continues to drop year over year thanks to the tireless work of the professionals in animal rescue that work to help them.  The overpopulation of companion animals, is a problem that was created by mankind, and […]

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Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s Aviation Day!

Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s Aviation Day!

 As a pilot myself, aviation is something that is a passion of mine.  It’s how I got into animal rescue and the way I can help support saving more animals through rescue relay transport. This national day of aviation falls on the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the Wright Brothers, who were the first ones to successfully fly an airplane.  Today, aviation is something we take for granted being able to fly literally from anywhere, to anywhere so it’s important to remember the part that aviation plays in our lives. On this day, we’d like to celebrate our aviation […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are regulated by the government

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are regulated by the government

In the United States, the federal government is the single largest employer so it’s no wonder that people often assume the federal government plays a part in regulating animal rescue.  After all, aren’t most animal rescue’s 501(c)(3) IRS charities which means the government regularly checks up on them. Fact: Animal welfare organizations are NOT regulated by the United States federal government. Animal welfare is a tricky subject to untangle so we’ll do our best to clear up the misconceptions here.  The USDA (Department of Agriculture) does play a role in certain aspects of animal welfare. There are federal laws on […]

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National check the chip day and keep your pet safe

National check the chip day and keep your pet safe

Today is National check the chip day where we strongly encourage you to check the microchip of your favorite feline or canine friend. Microchips are a necessity these days with 30% of pets estimated to go missing in their lifetime and many of them ending up in animal shelters.  In fact, the ASPCA estimates that 40-50% of animals in shelters are actually people’s pets that were either abandoned, or lost at some point along the way. After they have adopted their animals, many people do not bother to keep up with the registration on their pets’ microchips, and it’s very […]

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