Shelter’s Most Deserving Dogs Get Ice Cream Cones
Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-11-2019) #622: Featuring Dave Barry, Carol Novello, and Allie Andrukonis. The wonderfully funny Dave Barry reads from his new book “Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog;” Carol Novello, who created the “Mutual Rescue” film series, talks about her book “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too,” describes what “compassion management” is in her role as a shelter director, and how pets bring us together and heal us as people; Allie Andrukonis discusses her Phd thesis on “compassion fatigue” in euthanasia-related decisions – the “caring/killing paradox” – and the differences in shelter workers’ experiences in municipal vs. private shelters. She is also a regular volunteer at a shelter, where she indulges in regular outings with the “most deserving” dog each week — and takes that dog out for an ice cream cone!