Compassion Please for Shelter Workers and Volunteers

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-27-2023) #823B: Victoria Wells spent decades working in animal shelters, especially as a dog trainer for years at the ASPCA in NYC. She asks the question: Who should be responsible for lifting the burden of emotional trauma from people doing the hard work in shelters? MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Corporate Philanthropy – What Does That Mean?

Corporate Philanthropy – What Does That Really Mean? So many companies, large and small, make reference to donating a portion of their profits to charity. Most of us don’t stop to ask what that actually means. How much are they really giving away — and what is their motivation? Is it cynical of us as […]

Humane Talk #8027 (6-30-2014)

Humane Talk (6-30-2014) #8027: HSVMA leader Andrew Rowan returns for a second visit to talk about the history of human animal interaction (farm, laboratory, wild and owned animals) and how we are doomed to repeat history if we don’t learn from it. The enormous improvement in the sheltering field — in a lower number of […]

Freekibble and Halo to the Rescue in Colorado

The recent horrendous flooding in Colorado reminds us all how vulnerable we are to the vagaries of weather, and often how little time there is for people to react and save themselves, their families and homes, and the animals who share their lives. I know many people in the past week shared my desire to […]