Cornwall Canada is Overrun with Cats — What’s the Solution?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-22-2022) #793C: Director Aaron Hancox talks about his documentary film “Running Wild: the Cats of Cornwall,” which chronicles the conflict over feral cats in the town of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The film looks at the problem of community cats from all sides, and shows what happens when a municipality makes […]

Running Wild: the Cats of Cornwall

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-06-2022) #0086: Documentary director Aaron Hancox talks about his film which chronicles the conflict over feral cats in the town of Cornwall, Ontario Canada — and looks at the issue from all perspectives — from the local government [which contributes nothing to solving the problem], to […]

All We Know of the Canine-Human Relationship

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-22-2018) #602: Featuring Adam Miklosi, Rita Mae Brown, and Stacy LeBaron. Tracie talks to Adam Miklosi in Hungary, the co-founder of the Family Dog Project in Budapest (which was the first canine cognition research foundation back in 1994) who discusses his book THE DOG: A NATURAL HISTORY which is a […]

Synthetic Pheromones Make Cats More Social

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-03-2018) #595: Featuring Dr Karen Sueda, Dorian Rence, Feral Love, and Aaron Hancox. Board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr Karen Sueda talks about the calming effect on cats of synthetic pheromones like Comfort Zone diffusers, “nature’s lavender” which can make cats more social; Tracie talks to NY Philharmonic violist (for over […]

Los Angeles’ Stray Cat Alliance

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-29-2018) #590: Featuring Christi Metropole, Dr. Rob Hart, and Angela Burton. Christi Metropole talks about the Stray Cat Alliance in Los Angeles and the particular challenges in effectively doing spay/neuter and return of feral cats to their communities; Dr. Rob Hart, NYC’s Animal Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, discusses techniques for […]

Good Deeds at Cat Camp (NYC, MAY 5th & 6th)

Good Deeds at Cat Camp in New York City, May 5th & 6th Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is a two-day event in NYC that will bring together “regular” cat lovers to mingle with and hear from leaders in the field — cat experts, rescuers, and advocates — who will speak on a range of topics […]

Three Women Filmmakers Featured

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-18-2017) #550: Featuring three great [women!] filmmakers whose work is in the upcoming First Annual NY Cat Film Festival and the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festivals. Sheila O’Rourke is a professor at UC Irvine and got a grant and spent two years making “Jetty Cats,” a sweeping documentary with […]

Saving Kitty Sparkles

Saving Kitty Sparkles Bridget, a listener from Florida, is losing sleep over a neighborhood vagabond named Sparkles, a small Rag Doll mix who began visiting her porch soon after she moved to the area. As a fan of Cat Chat, Bridget kindly sent me an email, thanking me for the show and asking my advice […]

Challenges of Making Raw Pet Food

Dog Talk (03-21-2015) #413: Jocelyn Rosenthal created Boo Boo’s Best and discusses the joys and challenges of making raw pet food; Dona Cosgrove-Baker, President of the Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition since 1988, discusses the plight of feral cats and kittens and negotiating with landowners to Trap-Neuter-Return an existing colony and  manage it; Tracie answers some […]

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Treating Fido Like Family in China Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of “companion animals” in Chinese cities. [Journalist Debra Bruno writes for the Atlantic and posted this superb article about changing values and practices in China regarding dogs as dinner or family members — and mentions Mary Peng, my […]