Animal Network Chief To Discuss Org's Mission--& Possible World Record--on Talking Animals
My guest on "Talking Animals" Nov. 14 will be Laurie Crawford, president of the Animal Network, Inc.
Located in Manatee County, the Animal Network functions primarily as a lobbying group, but wears a number of other hats as well, including working in concert with animal services and county officials there to help ensure ordinances to protect animals are passed or changed, and that animal abusers are prosecuted.
The Network also serves as a nexis of sorts, unifying area rescues and other animal organizations in their efforts toward the shared goal of making Manatee County No Kill.
In addition, the group produces events, including the Canine Christmas Festival, a five-hour event taking place Nov. 17 at Bishop SPCA Animal Shelter Grounds, featuring games, canine fashion show, pet adoption, talent show, animal portraits with Santa, etc.
The Canine Christmas Fest may also have global implications: one activity slated for the event is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most dogs doing a sit/stay at one time. They tried this at last yearâ€™s Fest, and fell just a few dogs short of a documented new world record.
Laurie Crawford will speak with us on "Talking Animals" on Nov. 14 at 11am.