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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Ending Australia’s Barbaric Bounty on Cat Scalps

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #559: Alexandra Silver, who handles Community Advocacy & Outreach for the Animal Care Centers of NYC, talks about New Hope Partners and the focus on preventing people from having to face the heartbreak of surrendering their pets to a shelter because of a financial or practical challenge that could be managed with assistance; Brianna Grant talks about the horror of the government-sanctioned slaughter of community cats in Australia, which includes an actual paid bounty for the scalps of cats and kitten in Banana Shire, Queensland and how the non-profit SaveACat.org has gathered 100,000 signatures against this barbaric bounty hunting; Dr. Jean Goh talks about the success of TNR in San Francisco where her group, Fix Our Ferals, is based — and is the beneficiary of the NY Cat Film Festival at the Roxy theater in San Francisco.