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Rick Kriseman, Passionately Pro-Pet Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL

Rick Kriseman—the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, who, a year ago, signed a proclamation declaring St. Petersburg a pet-friendly city—recounts growing up loving animals, dogs in particular. Mayor Kriseman describes how he and his family got started as puppy raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs, bringing home their first assigned puppy, Jim, when he was 12 weeks old, and returning him at 14 months. Read more…

Sue Martino, The Pet Project, Executive Director

Sue Martino, Executive Director of The Pet Project, an Oakland Park, FL-based organization that helps serve the needs of pet owners who are living with HIV/AIDS, have a terminal illness, are disabled, or seniors on low, fixed incomes–discusses the history of The Pet Project and its specific focus in the earliest days.

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Terry Wolf–Wildlife Director of Lion Country Safari

Terry Wolf–Wildlife Director of Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, Florida–who drew on his experiences with the animals there during the string of recent hurricanes to comment on animal intuition before a natural disaster strikes, focusing on how and why animals in Southeast Asia largely escaped death & harm while the human toll reached such staggering numbers.
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