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Father Andrew Heyes, Rector of St. Clement’s Church & Dog Nut

Father Andrew Heyes–Rector of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Tampa, a distinctive, particularly animal-friendly church, while not coincidentally, Heyes is a fervent dog devotee—recalls intensely loving dogs (and all animals, really) since childhood. Read more…

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…

Allison Argo: Director of Acclaimed Animal Films

Allison Argo–a writer-director who, over the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, has specialized in making often-acclaimed films about animals—initially describes how her childhood involved working in the family business: theater. 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…

Ed Yong, author of An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

Ed Yong—a science journalist, staff writer at The Atlantic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and author, most recently of An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us—recounts the genesis of the new book, noting how it evolved from a suggestion his wife, Liz Neeley, made while they were chatting in a London café. Read more…