EPAS Unleashed

EPAS Unleashed

We are on a lifesaving journey, and we’re bringing you along! “EPAS Unleashed, a Pawcast” brings you monthly episodes of pet tips, happy tails, special guests and discusses what you can do to help make the borderland a better place for pets. We created this podcast for you, so if you have an idea you’d like us to talk about, send us a message—EPASoutreach@elpasotexas.gov!


September 19, 2023 47 mins

You've probably heard the popular saying, "Adopt Don't Shop." In this month's episode of EPAS Unleashed, we talk about why you should make adoption your ONLY option, how breeding is not only (in most cases) illegal in the borderland, the impact it has on pet overpopulation, and how you can help.

Every year, millions of animals end up in shelters across the country, while backyard breeders and puppy...

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Our guest this month said it best, “From East Coast to West Coast, ear tips save lives!”

This month’s episode of EPAS Unleashed, we chat with host of The Community Cats Podcast, Stacy LeBaron about community cats, TNR, and how a community can come together to save lives while also reducing the cat population in neighborhoods.

We cover a lot of information in this episode, and reference some great resources for an...

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July 14, 2023 24 mins

Anyone can foster, and we mean ANYONE! But don't take it from us, one of our amazing fosters and volunteers Josette sits down with us to talk about how she finds the time to make a difference in shelter pets lives, even with a full time job and pets of her own.

We hope this inspires you to consider fostering with your local shelter or rescue, too! If you're local to El Paso and want to try fostering a pet, visit ...

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June 29, 2023 33 mins

June is National Foster Appreciation Month, and in this month's episode of EPAS Unleashed, we chat with our Foster Coordinator, Valentin Garcia about all-things fostering! All your foster questions are answered here, and learn a bit about how this program came to be. 

Thank you to all of the amazing people that open their homes to a shelter pet in need! 

About Valentin Garcia
Valentin joined El Paso Anima...

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May 30, 2023 36 mins

May is National Chip Your Pet Month, and in this month's episode, we speak with our Community and Pet Support Supervisor, Renee Rojas to talk about the importance of pet microchipping, and the resources that El Paso Animal Services offers to help keep pets at home with the families that love them. 

If you're in El Paso and your pet needs a microchip, we offer FREE microchipping services every month! Visit our we...

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April 21, 2023 33 mins

In this episode of EPAS Unleashed, we sit down with our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Hernandez to learn about the volunteer program at El Paso Animal Services, how the community can help, and upcoming events. Whether you're a dog lover, a cat lover, want to help from home, are 8 years old to 99 years old, we have something you can help with!

If this episode inspired you to volunteer, visit our website www.ElPasoAnim...

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April 14, 2023 42 mins

In this month's episode of EPAS Unleashed, we talk about Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, a day in the life of an Animal Protection Officer, and how you can help keep your community's pets safe from cruelty or neglect. 

To find out more about our 'Go Orange for Animals' campaign and how you can help, visit our website www.ElPasoAnimalServices.org/news.

About Gina Ramirez

Gina Ramirez is the Animal Protectio...

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If you have baby fever, or you just love kittens and thought about fostering, this episode is for you! We get down to the nitty gritty of fostering neonatal kittens, kitten season and TNR (trap-neuter-return) with this month's special guest, Nicole Wisneskie from Best Friends Animal Society. 

To find more information about kitten season and fostering, visit our website www.SaveTheKittensEP.com. 

About Nicole Wisneskie and t...

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February 21, 2023 31 mins

In this month's episode of the EPAS Unleashed Podcast, we're talking to our sole resident veterinarian, Dr. Tony Chacon, about National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month or National Prevent A Litter Month, the importance of spaying or neutering your pet, the health and behavior benefits, and some common misconceptions associated with fixing your pet. 

To find spay/neuter resources in the El Paso community, visit our pa...

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On our last episode, we talked about National Train Your Dog Month. This bonus Q&A episode, we took your questions to one of our Training & Enrichment Coordinators, Mason Castillo.

Tune in later this month where we'll talk with our Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Chacon about Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the many benefits of making sure your pet is spayed or neutered. 

Have ideas for future Unleashed episodes? Email ...

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January 20, 2023 30 mins

Kicking the year off with our very first episode of EPAS Unleashed! January is National Train Your Dog Month, so this month we are talking to El Paso Animal Services' very own Animal Training & Enrichment Coordinator, Mason Castillo about what animal training is, the importance of puppy socialization, and learning animal behavior. 

El Paso Animal Services offers great resources to new pet parents and foster parent...

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January 13, 2023 4 mins

Hello animal lovers! We are excited to introduce our new podcast, EPAS Unleashed! Every month we'll bring you new episodes covering various topics, including pet tips, lifesaving news, special guests and more. We are making this for you, our community, and would love to cover topics you'd find interesting—reach out to us if you have an idea! Email us at EPASoutreach@elpasotexas.gov.

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