Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Companies Want Cat Colonies to Decrease Rodent Populations

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-17-2019) #636: Featuring Alana Grelyak, Rachel Geller with Tracie, and Andrea Herrick. Alana Grelyak from the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago (which will be the beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival on Sept 10th in Chicago) estimates there are 250,000 to a half-million free-roaming cats in Chicago, with a waiting list of companies wanting a small TNR colony of kitties to keep down their rodent population; Rachel Geller (author of SAVING ONE CAT AT A TIME) & Tracie discuss solutions to listeners’ problems with feline dominance, like Jennifer in Milwaukee, or with brother cats who fight and scream, and Harlan in NC, with a cat who viciously attacks a housemate; Andrea Herrick founded Proud Rescuers of PR (the beneficiary of the Dog Film Festival in Huntington, NY on August 26) with a mission of supporting the grass roots efforts of private rescuers in Puerto Rico, bringing a few of the dogs to Long Island for adoption.