Beth Lockwood–SPCA Executive Director

Beth Lockwood–the Executive Director of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa–discusses various aspects of her 26-year tenure, arriving as a veterinary technician and, in the ensuing quarter century, assuming various responsibilities before filling the SPCA Tampa’s top post; outlines some of the traits that distinguish the SPCA Tampa nationally (including recognition for its expertise and accomplishments in hurricane/disaster planning for animals), addresses the organization’s imminent fundraising events, explains a bit about their adoption procedures and costs, 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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