Episode 67 – Julianne Zimmer

Episode 67 – Julianne Zimmer

What do you do when you decide it’s time to adopt a new furry family member? Do you go to a store? Look online? Adopt? Julianne Zimmer decided to adopt, but not a typical adoption. She decided to go for an animal that truly needed her- and what happened after that was unexpected and changed animal advocacy in Maryland. Never underestimate the power of doing for the greater good. Rachael Wondra
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Episode 66 – Patty Giarrusso

Episode 66 – Patty Giarrusso

Patty has always been an animal lover and she believes she gets her love of animals from her grandmother, who she lovingly called Nanny. After spending over 16 years as a Realtor in NY, she moved to Florida where she retired with her husband. She’s been helping lost pets for the past six years and is the President and Founder of the nonprofit, Lost Pet Services, Inc. in the Sarasota/Manatee counties area of Florida. Patty also hosts a weekly radio show called, Let’s Talk Pets, which can be heard in over 148 countries. Patty and her husband, Jim, have two […]
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Episode 65 – Dr. Sara Pizano

Episode 65 – Dr. Sara Pizano

Dr. Pizano is a 1994 Cornell vet school grad and has spent her career in shelter medicine, operations and now large scale transformation. Dr. Pizano draws from her experience as a veterinarian and shelter leader in both private shelters and as a public shelter director. As one colleague stated, ‘Dr. Pizano leaves a wake of life-saving behind her and is devoted to helping animal welfare advocates collaborate’. Rachael Wondra
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Episode 64 – Virginia Hamilton

Episode 64 – Virginia Hamilton

Canine Commandos is a service-learning program within the schools and is celebrating 15 years this year and has done amazing work to help animals find adoption into their forever home and the students who participate in her program. Virginia shares with us her dedication to not only the animals but the children in her program as well. They work with shelters across the county to help train the animals and increase their chances for adoption. Rachael Wondra
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Episode 63 – Laura Coffey

Episode 63 – Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is the best-selling author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” a book that celebrates the joys of giving homeless senior dogs a second chance. With gorgeous photographs and happy tales of old dogs learning new tricks, “My Old Dog” shows that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. We also encourage you to check out The Grey Muzzle Organization.         Rachael Wondra
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Episode 62 – Kate Cote

Episode 62 – Kate Cote

Kate Cote talks to us today about her past and how cats have helped her overcome stuttering as a child. She’s had 16 cats over her lifetime and each one holds a special place. Kate started Fur Love Comfort Cats over 20 years ago and enjoys bringing peace and purrs to each new client they visit Rachael Wondra
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Episode 61 – Davyd Smith

Episode 61 – Davyd Smith

Davyd joins us today to talk about how he got started in animal rescue 15 years ago and where he focuses his time today. He is one of the founders of No-Kill Colorado (NKC) where he served on the board and helped develop relationships with National leaders of the no-kill movement. He talks to us about the annual “Just One Day” and the “100 Dog” campaign and what they mean to the local communities and to the state of Colorado. 2017: Shelters Under 90%   2017: Colorado Organization Save Rates 2017: Save Rates in Major Colorado Cities Rachael Wondra
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Episode 60 – Debbie Turner

Episode 60 – Debbie Turner

Dog bites, either on humans or other animals can have scary and heavy financial consequences. Deborah Turner has developed canine liability insurance that covers not only dog bites, but many situations from – scaring people, tripping them or pushing them over, running in front of a car resulting in an accident and dog-on-dog or other animals. The Canine Liability Policy can be purchased at www.dogbitequote.com in 15 minutes or less. Rachael Wondra
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Episode 59 – Jo Lynn Kelley

Episode 59 – Jo Lynn Kelley

Jo Lynn joins us today to talk about animal photography and her experience with animal rescue transport. If you love photography and animals, and want to help listen in as she talks about various aspects. She is also the creator of LKA Shooters, a photography group for any age or level. Rachael Wondra
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Episode 58 – Mike Fry

Episode 58 – Mike Fry

Mike Fry, the recipient of the Henry Bergh Leadership Award in 2009 and 2012. He worked as an executive in the computer software development field for 10 years until he discovered the need for animal shelter reform. He has spent approximately 20 years improving the lives of shelter animals. Listen in as he shares with us his perspective. If you’d like to learn more, please check out his No Kill Learning Blog. Rachael Wondra
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