All posts tagged Sarasota

Michael Hingson, author, inspirational speaker, 9/11 survivor

Michael Hingson—a former high-tech executive, now an author and international public speaker—recounts some of the experiences around the time of his last “Talking Animals” appearance, when he had published the book, “Thunder Dog: The True Story Of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero,” which immediately landed on The New York Best Seller List, later rising to No. 1 on that list. Read more…

Michele Lazarow, activist against pet stores selling puppy mill dogs

Michele Lazarow—a Hallandale Beach city commissioner and activist who has helped pass numerous laws across Florida preventing pet stories from selling dogs that come from puppy mills—recounts the dreadful experience she had in 2004 after buying her dog, Alfie, from a pet store, which misrepresented where the dog had come from, thereby launching Lazarow on the path of crusader to make such transactions illegal. Read more…

Shelley Thayer–Executive Director of Sarasota’s Cat Depot

Shelley Thayer–Executive Director of Sarasota’s Cat Depot, one of the largest non-profit, no-kill feline rescue and adoption centers in the country based in Kingston, Canada–discusses some of the traits that distinguish the organization, including its 10,000-feet, state-of-the-art facility (with recessed litter boxes); Read more…