Peter begins with hot news items including a mass bird killing at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Gavin Newsom signs a fur sale ban in California, a 17’ 2” Burmese python was captured and killed in the Everglades, hero dog in Lebanon saves dumped newborn human, and we say farewell to friend of animals Bob Barker.
Lori then talks about the amazing technology of microchips, and their immense value.
Peter then welcomes a special guest Alison Sawyer, Founder of the rescue Isla Animals, in Mexico. Isla Animals is an established dog and cat rescue, providing free or reduced cost veterinary services, vaccines and medicines, offering free and low cost spay/ neuter clinics, rescuing and rehoming stray animals and offering animals for adoption. Based on Isla Mujeres for more than 20 years, they have been forced to relocate. Isla Animals is building a new home in nearby Cancun, and construction is underway! Peter speaks with its founder, Alison Sawyer about the joys and challenges of doing animal rescue in Mexico. Make sure to check out their GoFundMe page to see update on construction ways you can help get it completed. It is very exciting because with this larger, custom built clinic, they will be able to provide even more services! Isla Animals relies on all of us to do their vital work and, and rest assured that donations go a long way under its direction. Also, all of the proceeds of Alison’s book, The Dog Lady of Mexico go to the non-profit.
We conclude with a fact-filled discussion with Molly Armus, former staff attorney at Alley Cat Allies, who offers useful tips on making harsh winters a bit easier on community cats.