Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WPPB-Peconic Public Broadcasting, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Transporting Unwanted Dogs to New Homes

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (02-13-2016) #460: Prince Lorenzo Borghese is a founder of AnimalAidUSA.org (www.animalaidusa.org), an all-volunteer group that does monthly transports of unwanted dogs from Georgia back to New Jersey, where they have managed since 2009 to find homes for 11,000 dogs; Kim Sill created the Shelter Hope Pet Shop (www.shelterhopepetshop.org) in Thousand Oaks that allows rescues and foster homes to bring in adoptable dogs to the mall to make storefront adoptions instead of pet stores purchases; Louise Holton introduced TNR to the U.S. and has been an important, longtime advocate for feral cat welfare, which is meticulously detailed in her new book ALLEY CAT RESCUE’S GUIDE TO MANAGING COMMUNITY CATS.