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

Lourdes Bravo and Kitten Season, Revisited

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-17-2021) #0024: Back in 2017, Tracie talked to Lourdes Bravo, the Senior Manager for the Kitten Nursery at the ASPCA, following a big New York Times article about kitten management there. MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Understanding Animals’ True Needs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #526REV: Marc Bekoff discusses his newest book THE ANIMALS’ AGENDA: FREEDOM, COMPASSION, AND COEXISTENCE IN THE HUMAN AGE, co-written with Jessica Pierce, about respect, understanding and compassion for what animals’ true needs are to live their best lives; Dr. Robert Reisman, a forensic vet at the ASPCA, was profiled in […]

The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-15-2017) #520: Lourdes Bravo talks about being the Kitten Nursery Manager for the A.S.P.C.A. in New York City which was written up in a big New York Times article; Dr. Ariel Mosenco at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary college talks about “Radioactive Cats” and a recent article about the radioactive […]

Cats In Quarantine

CATS IN QUARANTINE Scary avian flu infects shelter cats in NYC After a mysterious outbreak of bird flu swept through New York City shelters earlier this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) opened an emergency quarantine center to house the entire cat population in the city’s shelter system, according […]

Reading to Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-29-2016) #496: Raymond Coppinger discusses his book WHAT IS A DOG? which analyzes the historical adaptation of free-roaming, un-owned dogs and what they reveal about the dogs who live with us; Victoria Wells — the manager of Behavioral Training for the ASPCA — talks about the New York Times article […]

Help End Dog Fighting in CA by Making it a Crime to Watch

Help End Dog Fighting in California by Making it a Crime to Watch I want to ask you to do one small thing to make the world a better place for dogs forced to fight each other in California. I’m going to guess that—like me—you thought dog fighting had been outlawed in the United States […]

Dog Talk #361 (3/01/2014)

Dog Talk (3/01/2014) #361: Kathryn Destreza, Director of Field Investigations and Response for ASPCA, discusses 40 dogs recently removed from a Kentucky puppy mill; Danielle Hardee in Jackson TN, is VP of Companion Pet Rescue, and straightens out misperceptions about why it good for Southern rescues to pay for transport to the Northeast; Muffy Davis […]