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Denice Heatherly, co-founder of Music City Animal Advocates

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Denice Heatherly—co-founder of Music City Animal Advocates, a non-profit organization whose stated goal is “to create an animal-saving culture in greater Nashville and surrounding counties” —describes her formative years, when her grandmother was a serious animal lover, and always had a dog, whereas Heatherly’s mother didn’t want animals in their house. Read more…

Stacy LeBaron, host of The Community Cats Podcast

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Stacy LeBaron—a veteran animal welfare advocate (felines, in particular) who hosts The Community Cats Podcast—recalls her first memory of a cat…who happened to be named Duncan! Read more…

Luan Dean, Director of Mission Advancement at SPCA Tampa Bay

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Luan Dean—the Director of Mission Advancement at SPCA Tampa Bay—explains the scope of her duties at the organization, which began in 1940, while describing the work undertaken there in the earliest days, some 70 years ago. Read more…

The Callers Are The Guests

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Once in a while, I set aside the chief element of the “Talking Animals” format—a long form interview with a single guest—to offer a debate or some other multi-guest panel discussion. Read more…

Brean Cunningham & Douglas Seirup, co-directors of “Dogs On The Inside”

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Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup—co-directors of “Dogs On The Inside,” a feature-length documentary that examines a program whereby prison inmates at North Central Correctional Institution in Gardner, MA foster neglected & abused stray dogs—discuss what drew them to this realm and, specifically, the “Don’t Throw Us Away” program to be explored as a documentary, and how they received permission to film at the Institution. Read more…