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Are ice cubes in the water bowl a good idea? Is it legal to break a car window to free a distressed animal? How can you and your pets endure the loss of A/C from power outages? Summer brings unique challenges to people and their pets and we offer ways to survive the heat.
Peter continues with Kate Dylewsky, Senior Policy Advisor with Animal Welfare Institute, to talk about the escaped Jaguar at New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo. Kate believes incidents like this occur far too often, and calls for radical transformation of the standard zoo.
We continue with a heartwarming story of an injured and rehabilitated rescue pit bull who is paired with an inmate for training. The story is told by Nicole Juchem, Foundation Manager for Animal Farm Foundation and Jen Deane, Founder and President of Pit Sisters. Through Deane’s TAILS (Teaching Animals & Inmates Life Skills) program, a troubled man’s life is turned around, and an injured homeless dog finds love and security.
We wrap up the show with a visit from historian and author Kate Kelly, who speaks with Lori about the first animal shelter in the United States. The heroine of the story is Caroline Earle White. Kate’s website is America Comes Alive!
Hello! I am Courtney and am a bit late to your podcast, but better late than never! I have marathons with your podcasts, where I stay in bed and create comic book style notes.
So in the beginning you mentioned giving your dog ice water, and how it upsets her stomach. I had a neighbor who used to do that for her dogs, and it ended up causing one of the dogs stomach to twist and unfortunately he passed away. I don’t know if there is science behind this, but I have always been told to only put ice in the water if it will melt right away. Something about how ice cold water jars the poor baby’s insides. Just thought I’d pass this information along and maybe prevent a situation like my friends! Thank you for all the work you put into your podcast. It is truly amazing, keep it up!
Peter Spiegel says
Thank you Courtney, we are so pleased you like the show! I’ll ask my experts about the ice.