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Michele Raffin, founder of Pandemonium Aviaries

Michele Raffin— founder and CEO of Pandemonium Aviaries, a Northern California conservation organization dedicated to saving birds—recounts how rescuing an injured dove she spotted on the side of the road some 15 years ago launched her on the long, winding road she traveled moving Pandemonium from seat-of-the-pants rescue operation to internationally prominent breeding facility for avian species facing extinction due to the destruction of their natural habitat. Read more…

Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS

Ed Stewart—co-founder and president of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)—recalls what prompted he and his late partner, the indefatigable Pat Derby, to launch PAWS, now marking its 30th anniversary. Read more…

Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist & activist

Jo-Anne McArthur—an award-winning photojournalist whose passion as an animal activist has informed her work in an ongoing project, “We Animals”—recounts her first forays into photography. Read more…

Philip Jenni, exec. dir., Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Philip Jenni—executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota—discusses the history, evolution and current operation of the WRC, one of the nation’s largest and busiest wildlife medical centers. Read more…

Jack Murphy, co-founder and director of Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc.

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Jack Murphy–co-founder and director of Urban Wildlife  Rescue, Inc., a Colorado-based non-profit organization that specializes in resolving wildlife conflicts
using innovative methods of eviction and exclusion without having to trap, kill or harm any animal in any way–explains more
specifically what “urban wildlife rescue” means, and how he and his wife ventured into this line of work from being wildlife rehabbers. Read more…