All posts tagged TNR

Francis Battista, Best Friends Co-Founder And NKLA Leader

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Francis Battista—a co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society, who helped form a coalition of 70 L.A. organizations in 2012, working with Los Angeles Animal Services, launching NKLA, or No-Kill Los Angeles—discusses the history of the city’s shelter landscape. Read more…

Ian Hallett, Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services

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Ian Hallett—Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services—discusses his formative years in Riverview, the sort of animals he grew up with and around, including becoming a staff vet tech at 16. He explains how his educational path took him to Austin, where he began volunteering at the animal shelter there, taking on various volunteer roles, then getting hired as a staffer, ultimately ascending to Deputy Chief Animal Services. Read more…

Becky Robinson, co-founder of Alley Cat Allies

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Becky Robinson—co-founder and president of Alley Cat Allies, which bills itself the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and human treatment of cats—recounts the incident and surrounding circumstances that led in 1990 to the launching of Alley Cat Allies. Read more…

Cathy Unruh, Author Of “Taming Me: Memoir Of A Clever Island Cat”

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Cathy Unruh–author of “Taming Me: Memoir Of A Clever Island Cat,” longtime animal advocate and former TV journalist in Tampa (who still hosts programs on the Central Florida PBS affiliate)–discusses the factors that led to writing “Taming Me,” her first book.  Read more…

Donald Tardy & Heather Wienker, the Metal Meowlisha

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Donald Tardy–drummer of pioneering death metal band Obituary, and a longtime, devoted rescuer and caretaker of feral cats in the Tampa area and his girlfriend, Heather Wienker, who together head up the Metal Meowlisha discuss how they began rescuing feral cats. Read more…