Episode 17 – Jessica, Kelsey, Ginger and Monica, Transport Coordinators

Episode 17 – Jessica, Kelsey, Ginger and Monica, Transport Coordinators

In this episode we have four experts on coordinating transports! Jessica Mueller is the Co-founder and Transport Coordinator at RACE, a 501 that that coordinates volunteer rescue relay transports in addition to offering monetary assistance for people who need help with vet bills. Kelsey Glander is the Transport Coordinator at Kindred Hearts? where they work to improve the future of all domestic animals through relocation into rescue, foster and/or adoptive homes; to practice and promote foster and adoption programs; to build a national rescue outreach program. Ginger Thull is a freelance Transport coordinator and Monica Marshall is a part of […]

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Episode 16 – Megan Senatori, Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV)

Episode 16 – Megan Senatori, Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV)

In this episode we talk with Megan Senatori, an attorney who serves as the Co-Founder and current President of Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (“SAAV”). Founded in 2001, SAAV is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse within families in Dane County, Wisconsin. Like many other safe haven programs across the country, SAAV plays a unique role in the fight against abuse by recognizing the importance of animals as vital family members, and through arranging for their safe harbor at a time of critical need–when a domestic abuse victim is seeking refuge from an abuser. […]

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Episode 15 – Alecia Torres, Shelter Director

Episode 15 – Alecia Torres, Shelter Director

We talk with Alecia Torres who moved to Wisconsin over 20 years ago to earn her degree in social welfare from UW-Madison and she has never left! Alecia is now the Shelter Director at Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Madison, Wisconsin. Heartland Farm Sanctuary opened in 2010, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and they focus on building connections between animals and vulnerable youth in the community. The sanctuary was created to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals could come together to heal, grow, and have fun. Alecia has loved […]

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Episode 14 – Uttam Kafle, Animal Nepal

Episode 14 – Uttam Kafle, Animal Nepal

On today’s episode, we’re speaking with Uttam Kafle all the way from Nepal. Uttam is a vegetarian by birth and has worked as a teacher, media house manager, graphic designer and business entrepreneur before joining Animal Nepal in 2012. He is now the Executive Director of this fast growing animal welfare organization. During his time with Animal Nepal, the equine outreach program has expanded to 4 districts of Nepal and they have obtained a Memorandum Of Understanding with the sub-metropolitan city of Lalitpur, to work on a humane dog population management program together. He tells us how he got started […]

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Episode 13 – Jenny Vandermeer, Founder and President of R.A.V.E. Rescue

Episode 13 – Jenny Vandermeer, Founder and President of R.A.V.E. Rescue

Jenny Vander Meer is a passionate animal rescuer and is the founder and president of R.A.V.E. Rescue, a foster based organization located in Osceola, Missouri.  Jenny is a pillar in animal rescue in her community of <1,000 people and has made a name for herself by taking on some of the most difficult cases including special needs animals, dogs with a bite history and just about every situation the local shelter does not have the resources to handle.  From providing pet food assistance, to engaging and teaching the next generation about the importance of spay & neuter, Jenny’s passion for […]

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Episode 12 – Tina Hoskins, Director of TNR

Episode 12 – Tina Hoskins, Director of TNR

Tina Hoskins is the Director of TNR operations for the rescue organization Dallas Pets Alive, located in Dallas, Texas. Even though she is new to animal rescue, Tina has had amazing results with her TNR efforts on the Katy Trail which is an abandoned railroad track that had once divided the downtown Dallas core.  The Katy trail is now a popular, active path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of Dallas, Texas, following the path of the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and has long been a home to several growing community cat colonies. Tina has spearheaded the TNR […]

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