Rick Chaboudy, co-founder and executive director of The Suncoast Animal League–a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor, FL–addresses some aspects of how the agency operates by way of recounting, step-by-step, what Suncoast did upon receiving an influx of 51 new dogs from Georgia less than 48 hours before this interview.
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Upon arrival in Florida, all the dogs immediately had foster homes to go to, a measure of Suncoast’s infrastructure and the way such social networks sites as Facebook and Twitter have greatly enhanced the organization’s ability to communicate (& update) their needs at various stage of such rescue efforts. Rick also discusses adoption and introduced listeners to three adoptable animals he’d brought in studio: the beautiful white cat Snowball and impossibly cute 8-week-old puppies, Buddy & Smokey. He also describes Mutt March, Suncoast Animal League’s annual fund-raising event & party, to be held the Saturday after this interview. (www.SuncoastAnimalLeague.org)
ALSO: We spoke briefly with Lori Spaulding, of Florida All Retriever Rescue (FARR), about the organization, where many of its animals come from, how their fostering & adoption works, and its forthcoming Pups At The Pub event. (www.FloridaRetrieverRescue.com)
COMEDY CORNER: Tom Papa’s “Pet People” (www.TomPapa.com)
MUSIC:Neko Case’s “People Got A Lotta Nerve,” Nellie McKay’s “The Dog Song,” The Rolling Stones’ “Monkey Man,” instrumentals
NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE:Steely Dan’s “Black Cow”