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    Richie Moretti, founder of The Turtle Hospital
    January 22, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
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    Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder of The Paw Project
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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me! ) During WMNF’s Summer Fund Drive June 3


I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, June 3, 10am-11am ET–but, ideally, BEFORE then!

As always, we have Exclusive Thank You Gifts for those who donate on behalf of “Talking Animals”…

Like killer tickets to see Steely Dan on their Rockabye Gollie Angel tour–which also features Elvis Costello & The Imposters!–August 11 at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre…

OR: The brand new “Talking Animals” T-Shirt! It’s light yellow, it has Charles Darwin on the front, a big Talking Animals logo on the back–and, well, more details about the shirt, and a picture of it, can be found below.

Other “Talking Animals” Exclusive Thank You Gifts include a week-long stay at a Hawaiian condo on the island of Kauai…a copy of “Catification,” the book by Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin, signed by Benjamin–& she’s also including Hauspanther cat toys with the book…And Pocket Monkeys! As you might suspect, these aren’t animals we’re offering, but an amazing wallet-sized, 12-in-1 tool that can do anything and go anywhere, including on airplanes–it’s TSA approved! Details below.

That hour of our fund drive show on June 3–from 10-11am ET that morning–is the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation.

If a pledge comes in afterward, it’s credited to another show, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now? Read more…

Gail Clifton, Sarasota Manatee Assn. for Riding Therapy (SMART)

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Gail Clifton—who has worn multiple hats at the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART), including 11 years as its volunteer Executive Director—discusses SMART’s history and mission. Read more…

Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary


Gene Baur—co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, and author of “Living The Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide To Eating Mindfully, Living Longer and Feeling Better Every Day”—provides an overview of Farm Sanctuary since he helped launch it in 1986 and its current mission, sort of Farm Sanctuary 101. Read more…

Darlene Arden, author-pet expert: medical marijuana for pets


Darlene Arden— author, pet expert and certified animal behavior consultant —discusses some of the many books she’s written over her long career. Read more…

Nellie McKay, singer-songwriter-activist

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Nellie McKay — singer-songwriter-activist and true Renaissance woman—discusses her adopted pit bull, Bessie, which gives way to addressing her longstanding zeal for the importance of adopting shelter dogs over buying or breeding dogs. Read more…