All posts tagged rescue

Mariesa & Chris Hughes, founders of The Mr. Mo Project

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Mariesa and Chris Hughes — co-founders of the Mr. Mo Project, which places senior shelter dogs, who are sometimes also ill (and therefore often strong candidates to be euthanized) into ongoing foster homes, underwriting the dogs’ medical and food costs for the foster families—each discuss their long history with rescue dogs, extending back to early childhood. 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…

Call-in Guest Special

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Our guests were people calling in to tout their favorite animal organizations. In an effort to continue experimenting with different approaches to presenting guests and information on “Talking Animals”–and a parallel desire to give voice to a broader array of animal organizations and leaders–we tried something new on this show. Read more…

Pioneering comedian Elayne Boosler, who’s also founder of non-profit animal organization, Tails of Joy

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Elayne Boosler–who’s been a touring comedian since the 1970s, and was slated to perform locally two days later–discusses the circumstances that led to founding her own non-profit animal organization, Tails of Joy, in 2001. She also describes how Tails of Joy functions, and the enormous, international scope of rescues and other animal organizations that it supports. Read more…

Sherry Silk and Cathy Bellatin, from The Humane Society of Tampa Bay

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Sherry Silk–executive director of The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB)–discusses how the animal welfare/rescue landscape has shifted in the 2 1/2 years since our last interview, including the effect the economic climate has had on donations & adoptions, as well as newer wrinkles and trends, like the growing impact and value of Facebook.  Read more…