On today’s show, Lori began with a fascinating discussion about the use of gas for euthanasia of companion animals. Her guests were Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman, and animal advocate Joe Dwyer. Euthanasia by gas is very cruel and they are working to advance legislation (Daniel’s Law) to ban its use in the state. Looks like they will succeed. Senator Dinniman’s website is here. Also make sure to visit Joe Dwyer’s site, Daniel the Beagle, and learn more about what Daniel, who survived a gas chamber, and Joe are doing to end this inhumane practice and also to promote adoptions. (Joe is also an author and motivational speaker – check out his latest book, The Dog Ate My Homework.)
Then, Peter spoke with Gary Mansir, Co-owner of Camp Bow Wow Portland, Maine. This doggie daycare franchise was responsible for getting more than 100 dogs adopted into new homes in 2011. In fact, a big part of the business practice, from corporate to the individual franchises, is aimed at promoting adoptions. Maybe you’ll want to open a franchise after listening to Gary and Peter! Take a look at Camp Bow Wow Portland, and you can see all the action on the web cams, too.
Plus, some important news items with Peter.