Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo


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No Cat Left Behind

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-23-2023) #814C: Karen Glass describes how the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society in Salisbury, Massachusetts began 31 years ago to cope with the suffering feral cats down by the waterfront. Tracie marvels at their devoted followers who sold out two matinees of the NY Cat Film Festival at The Screening Room theater in Newburyport, MA, of which MMFRS was the beneficiary. From their modest beginnings they have now expanded into other areas of the state with their Cat Mobile clinic on wheels that offers free spay/neuter and other veterinary services from volunteer doctors and vet technicians, their legion of volunteer trappers who catch the feral cats for neutering and health care, along with the dedicated supporters who help identify adoptable cats and prepare them for home life. Tracie says their motto should be “No Cat Left Behind.”