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Pasco Animal Shelter desperately needs adoptions Memorial Day weekend listen

05/23/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: pets, Pasco County, animals, animal adoptions

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The Pasco Animal Shelter in Land O Lakes tells us they are getting full and need people to adopt pets this weekend to avoid having to euthanize animals. Monica Pollens is a member of the Pasco County Animal Advisory Board

You can find out more by calling 813-929-1212.

"We really need people to come and adopt animals as of this weekend as we are overflowing and would have to start euthanizing if we don't start getting some animals a...

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Tampa Police want to question person in pet clinic arson that killed 3 cats listen

04/21/14 Seán Kinane and Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: animals, pets, animal shelters, Tampa Police, fire, arson

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Tampa Police released the name and photographs of a man wanted for questioning about a fire this weekend at a low-cost animal clinic.

Tampa Police say Terrod Arrington is wanted for battery and is wanted for questioning about the arson of the animal clinic. They say he caused disturbances in the lobby several times last week, including pushing an ACT employee.

In addition to building damage, three cats died in the fire.

WMNF’s Samuel Johnson interviewed Frank Hamilton, the president...

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Hillsborough Commission supports trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals as alternative to euthanasia listen

05/01/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wednesday Hillsborough Commissioners voted to support an alternative to euthanasia for feral cats in county shelters.

Sandra Murman was one of the six commissioners to support TNR, or trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals.

"So, I still have concerns. I still do not believe that this is a fix to the problem and I will be a no vote - probably the only no vote - but I will be leading the cause for the squirrels and the birds and the other indigenous animals who will lose their ...

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A conversation With Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon, about Southeast Guide Dogs' Paws For Patriots

02/13/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon–staff members at Southeastern Guide Dogs; she’s the trainer for Veteran Service Dogs And Facility Therapy Dogs, he’s the Community Outreach Coordinator–discuss how the Palmetto, Florida based facility launched its Paws For Patriots program to serve veterans. Jernigan, who helped create the program, describes how Southeastern initially expanded its fundamental service of providing guide dogs to people with visual impairments (something it’s been doin...

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A conversation With Steven Wise, Founder of The Nonhuman Rights Project

02/06/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Steven Wise–the founder and president of The Nonhuman Rights Project; he’s also an attorney, author, legal scholar and professor who’s taught at Harvard Law School–discusses how the law he was practicing (personal injury) shifted focus 30-plus years ago upon reading Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation.” His new focus became animal protection law. He traces his career path from there, including serving a decade-long stint as president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and founding...

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A Conversation With Author John Homans

01/30/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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John Homans–the longtime executive editor of New York magazine who published his first book, “What’s A Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend”–discusses how he decided “What’s A Dog For” would represent his first foray into writing books. He also addresses the way he approached writing the book, propelled primarily by his love for and interest in the current family dog, Stella. Homans explains a bit about how he achieved the ...

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A Conversation With Dr. Temple Grandin

01/23/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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An interview with Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor, inventor, expert on animal cognition and autism. The interview also incorporated some listener calls. The show also featured animal news & announcements, animal songs and animal comedy.

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Discussion with filmmakers James LaVeck & Jenny Stein

01/16/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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A conversation with Tribe of Heart founders, James LaVeck & Jenny Stein, about their award-winning documentary films, film functioning as activism, and more. We also incorporated some listener calls.

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The dangers of a cat bite

07/26/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Mary Glenney talked about the dangers of a cat bite. If you are bitten by a cat and the bite is deep enough to draw blood, seek immediate medical attention. Specialists in infectious diseases consider cat bites to be the most dangerous of animal bites. Cats have especially pathogenic bacteria in their mouths. Combine that with the wound of a cat bite. Cats have sharp incisors which give a puncture wound that seals very quickly. Again, specialists consider a cat bite that draws blood to be...

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Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks making the switch from plastic to paper bags listen

05/02/12 Olivis Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida theme parks SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are making the switch from plastic bags to paper bags. The parent company recently announced the change to paper shopping bags in an effort to promote an eco-friendly recyclable alternative.

Busch Gardens and its parent company SeaWorld have decided to make this plastic to paper swap to demonstrate the parks important commitment to a clean environment and the protection of marine animals. Becca Bides, Director of Communications for SeaWorld O...

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