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In this episode, we discuss some of the harsh realities facing pets who are given over to animal shelters. Just what is daily life like for an animal whose new "home" is now an animal shelter? If a shelter is not a "no-kill" shelter, how long does an animal have to be adopted before it is put to sleep? What are the living conditions like in a typical shelter? Are all shelters "created equal"? What are some of the challenges for shelter staff? This is definitely an episode no one should miss. Join hosts J and D, as they tackle this difficult topic, Saturday, November 1st on The Missy Show (5pm Central).
Attorney Fred Kray and the PBLNR crew will discuss with Mark Barone and Marina Dervan The Act of Dog Museum of Compassion, in which they intend to have on display 5,500 portraits of shelter dogs, which is the number of dog killed each day in our shelter system. At this point 4,900 have been painted. Watch the PBS segment on their project: http://anactofdog.org/pages/pbs-documentary. Regular show episodes include:
Recap of last week's show
Weekly news update
BSL updates with Kris "Brown Sugar" Diaz from StopBSL
Deirdre Franklin from Pinups For Pitbulls
Chat with Denice Yeakey
Dog Trainer Yvette Van Veen From Awesome Dogs
Instagram T-shirt giveaway
Check out our website PBLNN.com!
in Self Help
In Christianity, Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, a situation that was designed to test him. It was a lonely, barren, frightening time, but one from which he emerged a more powerful and wise messiah. The vision quests of the American Indians followed the same protocol and rationale. But in other spiritual practices, a different concept exists entirely--that of finding "shelter", or a refuge. Being in the world, but not of the world. Deliberately pulling away to a private place in which you can develop your spirituality without interference. And we're not talking about going up to a mountaintop in Nepal or hanging out at the ashram. This refuge exists in your mind. How do you do this? How do you get there? What are the benefits to this practice? We'll be talking about finding refuge in tonight's broadcast
Today, host Julie Forbes talks with Christina Capatides with Muttigrees Curriculum. Muttigrees teaches kids in schools about compassion, empathy and diversity by telling them stories about shelter pets so they may see the world through their eyes. This helps them develop these skills for other humans too. Muttigrees is currently piloting a curriculum for special education classes as well. They've found their curriculum to be particularly powerful for kids on the autism spectrum.
Scioto Foundation will be giving away $25,000 in match money to some of your favorite charities! Every dollar you donate through the SciotoGives.org website or drop off at our office on Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 8am to 8pm will be matched. Matching amount will be determined after all donations are received.
In this episode we will be featuring Scioto County Homeless Shelter, Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund and United Way of Scioto County.
Guests: Maureen Cadogan, Executive Director, Operation Safety Net - Scioto County Homeless Shelter; Mark Hunter, father of Steven Hunter; and Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, CFRM Executive Director, United Way of Adams & Scioto County.
If faced with an approaching or developing disaster, what's the best course of action to deal with it?
Do you hunker down and stay in place, or do you evacuate - aka "bug out" in prepper terminology?
A lot depends on what the disaster is, and how it's unfolding.
We'll take a look at some scenarios, including those ripped from this week's headlines.
We're not nearly so enamored with the "bug out" option as others in preparedness circles.
We make our case, share our insights, and welcome your input beginning at one o'clock EDT
Graham Bloem was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has had an affinity with animals all his life, although his true passion is for dogs. At age five, he immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his family, but enjoyed frequent trips back to South Africa. His experiences in wildlife settings instilled a dream of one day working with animals. From Canada, he immigrated to the United States obtaining US citizenship and he now resides in sunny San Diego, CA with his amazing family (wife Kyrié, two wonderful children, and dogs Lucy and Juno, a Heinz 57-rescue sweetheart and a giant Bernese Mountain Dog).
In 2002 Graham graduated with honors as an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT).
Over the next ten years, Graham worked as a dog trainer and instructor for a number of shelters, adoption agencies and kennels including his own company West Coast K9. Then, in 2012 Graham started a non-profit “Shelter to Soldier™” (http://specialtydogtraining.com/shelter-to-soldier/), which provides service dogs to military personnel.
The aim is to train service companions for military men and women battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or other psychological or physical ailments from their service in Iraq, Afghanistan or other active areas. In addition, this program will change the lives of many dogs, rescuing them from their uncertain lives in shelters and instilling in them the meaningful opportunity to become lifetime companions for our struggling service men and women.
I'll be discussing the shelter debate, why a shelter pet isn't for everyone, and why it's not ok look down on those who choose not to get their pet from a shelter, and why you need to keep the shelter lecture to yourself.
Also, my feelings on kill vs. no-kill shelters and how they really operate.
Have you ever thought that you can have an impact? What if your actions and your way of being in the world actually changed something? What if being out of judgement was the biggest contribution to the planet possible?
How much of the shelter systems around the world is based on judgement? Judging the pepole that gave up, or neglected their animals. Judging the people for not being fit to adopt. Judging the animals that arrive at the shelter.
What can we be or do to change all of this?
Judy is a published short story author and novelist, former psychiatry hospital worker, and has written a book, Shelter Me: When Friendship is All That Remains, about a hot button topic: domestic violence.
You can find her at http://www.judyshinelogan.com