Sue Martino, The Pet Project, Executive Director

Sue Martino, Executive Director of The Pet Project, an Oakland Park, FL-based organization that helps serve the needs of pet owners who are living with HIV/AIDS, have a terminal illness, are disabled, or seniors on low, fixed incomes–discusses the history of The Pet Project and its specific focus in the earliest days.

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She describes the organization’s growth and widening out of both the coverage area and clientele served, as part of longer range plans to operate not just statewide, but nationwide; outlines the scene of a quintessential Pet Project client and the products and resources provided her; addresses the group’s corps of volunteers; and fields a handful of calls from listeners offering to help The Pet Project in one way or another, 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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