Helping animals affected by Hurricane Florence.
We begin with Robert Misseri, President of Guardians of Rescue, a New York-based organization that is providing relief and support to animals and people affected by Hurricane Florence.
Robert reminds us to be prepared for disasters and to evacuate with your pets when advised!
Dogs and cats living together
Then, can cats and dogs happily coexist in the same household? Usually, yes, but there are certain things you can do to assure harmony. Lori explains. And, Halloween is coming up soon, so Lori offers pet safety tips for this season.
Another big step toward ending animal testing.
Peter continues with Professor Thomas Hartung, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he is Director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.
Hartung is a toxicologist who is involved in many aspects discovering and implementing alternatives to testing chemicals and drugs on animals. His group recently developed a huge map of chemicals with known characteristics that permits the prediction of the properties of new substances.
It is a big step toward eliminating animal testing.
The book, Engineering for Cats.
We conclude with author Mac Delaney, who tells us about his new book, Engineering for Cats. Delaney’s fun and practical offering provides ten cat-approved projects you can make at home to enhance your kitties’ lives. And, we review Planet Dog’s ball, Sol.
Problem solving for cat people.
Sure, your cat cleans itself, uses a litter box, and is happy to pitch in by ridding your basement of the occasional unwanted rodent. But she is also a barely domesticated wild animal whose compulsions might include shredding upholstery, knocking over plants, and trying to dominate the “territory” you call home. How to accommodate your pet’s feral instincts while reducing these problem areas in your relationship? Through engineering! Conceived by aerospace engineer Mac Delaney, here are ten ingenious DIY projects that address the quirks of cat behavior head-on, with results that will help both your cat and you to live happily—together—ever after.