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Zina Goodin, co-founder of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Zina Goodin— co-founder, with her husband, Michael, of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, a Mount Juliet, Tennessee haven housing 95 elderly dogs on a two-acre parcel of land–recalls becoming a dog person somewhat later in life, and feeling lukewarm enthusiasm initially when her family adopted its first dog in 1990. Read more…

Jamie Katz, Real-Life Pet Detective

Jamie Katz— a Fort Lauderdale-based real-life pet detective—recalls that her love of animals began in childhood, where her family had dogs and cats she adored them all, and always wanted them close to her. Read more…

Alana Miller, founder of The Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary

Alana Miller—founder of the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, a North Carolina facility that, since 2005, has rescued and provided a forever home for blind cats—recounts her first experience with a blind cat, and how by thee time she’d adopted three more, she realized she needed to create an entity to serve this feline constituency. Read more…

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder & president of PETA

Ingrid Newkirk—the co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and co-author (with Gene Stone) of “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion”—recalls how she decided on the book’s format. Read more…

Craig Pittman, author of “Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save The Florida Panther”

Craig Pittman—the veteran environmental reporter at The Tampa Bay Times, and author of multiple books, most recently, “Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save The Florida Panther”—explains why, having written a 2010 Tampa Bay Times series about the Florida panther, “Dead Cat Walking” (which serves as the core material for the new book) almost a decade passed before publishing “Cat Tale.” Read more…