Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva “Giving Tuesday” is a nice antidote to the crazed consumerism of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and increasingly, all the days and weeks on either side of the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Kudos to everybody who is a pet-lover and emptied their virtual piggy banks and sent the contents to […]

Non-surgical Castration Techniques

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-17-2018) #597: Featuring Laura Henderson, Peter Denooij, and Jacob Fiering. Laura Henderson is the director of Pasado Safe Haven, an amazing multi-species sanctuary outside Seattle that was the beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival there; Tracie talks to Dr Peter Denooij about the challenges of bringing non-surgical castration techniques […]

Synthetic Pheromones Make Cats More Social

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-03-2018) #595: Featuring Dr Karen Sueda, Dorian Rence, Feral Love, and Aaron Hancox. Board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr Karen Sueda talks about the calming effect on cats of synthetic pheromones like Comfort Zone diffusers, “nature’s lavender” which can make cats more social; Tracie talks to NY Philharmonic violist (for over […]

The Healing Power of Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-27-2018) #594: Featuring Kate Benjamin, Madeline Bernstein, and Gwen Cooper. Tracie talks to the original Cat Lady, Kate Benjamin, who discusses cats and their healing powers as she recovers from cancer surgeries and treatment (also in an article the New York Times, and talks about her sponsoring the NY Cat […]

COMFORT ZONE – Bringing Cat Happiness to Everyone at the NY Cat Film Festival

COMFORT ZONE –  Bringing Cat Happiness to Everyone at the NY Cat Film Festival I had a dream-come-true when Comfort Zone stepped up to become the Presenting Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival so that it could travel to over 30 cities in the U.S. this year. Comfort Zone joined our Founding Sponsor Dr. […]

Bringing Shelter Dogs Into Maximum Security Prisons

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-25-2018) #585: Featuring Alex Tonner, Murad Kirdar, and Jane Erlich. Alex Tonner talks about Karma Rescue’s Paws for Life program which is bringing carefully chosen shelter dogs into maximum security prisons in California, with support from Pura Naturals Pet [puranaturalspet.com]; Murad Kirdar from Santa Fe Animal Shelter, which covers all […]

Rachel Geller, Cat Behaviorist

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-28-2018) #581: Featuring Rachel Geller, Danny Robertshaw (Danny & Ron’s Rescue), and Michelle Caffrey. Rachel Geller is a cat behaviorist who had a line of people waiting to ask questions about their kitties after the NY Cat Film Festival in Arlington, MA, where everybody in the audience got a 30-day […]

Guardian Angel to Kitty Cats

Guardian Angel to Kitty Cats This weekend my NY Cat Film Festival will be playing twice at the beautiful Regent Theater outside Boston in Arlington – on Friday night June 29th and again as a pair of matinee shows on Sunday July 1st. We’re so sure that cat lovers are going to arrive in droves […]

Unsung Heroes Caring for Stray Community Cats

Cat Chat (05-29-2017) #1068: Documentary filmmaker Tina Traster is a socially-conscious, award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker whose film in development, “Catnip Nation,” explores TNR, public ignorance of feral cat colonies, and the challenges facing the unsung and unseen heroes caring for these stray community cats. The film exemplifies everything the new NY Cat Film Festival […]