Sherry Silk–Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Sherry Silk–Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay–discusses the history and chief mission of the organization, the Fall Adoption Expo slated for Nov. 15, HSTB’s myriad efforts in the area of animal adoption (including MAC, a 32-foot Winnebago outfitted as a mobile adoption center), addresses the impact the economic crisis has had on the animal welfare community, introduces listeners to two adoptable animals she brought into the studio (the white Chihuahua Irving, the black kitten George), touches on how HSTB funds its programs and services, and more. []

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Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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