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John Turner, President of Project PUP

John Turner—the president of Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People), which, since 1984 has offered visits by therapy dogs to nursing homes, rehab centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other locales, bringing the residents comfort and joy—discusses the founding of the organization. Read more…

Katrina Shadix, founder of Bear Warriors United

Katrina Shadix—founder and executive director of Bear Warriors United (BWU), whose stated mission is to preserve and protect bears, and all of Florida’s natural resources and wildlife, and in carrying out that mission, engages in an array of advocacy and educational efforts—recounts her lifelong love of animals, growing up in rural Florida, a second-generation Floridian. Read more…

Glen Hatchell: dog trainer, behaviorist–“Ask The Trainer” 5th Edition

As we’ve done four times prior, today’s show involved setting aside the customary “Talking Animals” format in order to present the extended feature, “Ask The Trainer,” in which listeners are invited to call or email questions about their dogs or cats, particularly involving behavioral issues. Read more…

Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas, co-directors of “Free Puppies!”

Christina Thomas and Samantha Wishman–co-directors of “Free Puppies!,” a documentary examining the scenario in which rescue dogs are regularly transported from the South to the North for adoption, but probes deeper into why the South is a repository for so many homeless dogs—describe their filmmaking experience prior to “Puppies!,” their feature-length debut. Read more…

Katherine McGill & Kate MacFall: discussing proposed changes to Florida’s trapping regulations

Katherine McGill (who runs 411 Wildlife Solutions, a humane wildlife control company) and Kate MacFall (Florida State Director for The Humane Society of the United States)–both of whom bring considerable expertise to this discussion of proposed changes to Florida’s trapping regulations—start by addressing a fundamental question: Why do people trap? Read more…