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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…

Dr. Dani McVety, hospice veterinarian

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Dr. Dani McVety—a Tampa native and veterinarian who co-founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice in 2009, and it’s since become the nation’s largest network dedicated solely to end of life veterinary care–recounts the history of the enterprise, launching Lap of Love mere months after graduating from vet school, the name deriving from an early case where the client asked McVety if her dog could remain on her lap while the animal was euthanized. Read more…

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, veteran veterinarian and comedian

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Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald—a veterinarian for 35 years, featured on Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets,” which aired for 11 seasons—recounts his pre-vet, 25-year stint working security for Rolling Stones tours, and how that period ended when Keith Richards urged him to get on with his life, maybe go back to school. Read more…

Lori Shepler, photographer & City The Kitty mom

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Lori Shepler—an award-winning former Los Angeles Times photographer who now presides over CityTheKitty.com, among the most informative and influential websites dealing with feline declaw surgery–traces that unlikely path. Read more…