Animal Radio

Animal Radio Episode 813

July 3, 201594 min
Crimes and Lies Against You Every time you enter the pet food aisle, manufacturers are vying for your patronage and their share of the 21 BILLION dollar pet-food sector. They will do just about anything to get your business, except make a truly human edible food. No wonder, only four companies account for 67% of the marketplace. Susan Thixton will tell you the lies the pet-food companies want you to believe. Pet FBI Harnessing the power of the Internet for good, Maresa Fanelli pioneered the pet lost and found database for Columbus, Ohio in 1998. Today she's the driving force behind Pets Found By Internet, reuniting lost animals all across America. She explains how it works and families she's reunited. Making Of A Superbowl Pet Welfare Commercial It was voted one of the best Superbowl Sunday commercials. It featured a stadium full of cats and dogs playing football to bring attention to the homeless pet problem. Joey Herrick (Lucy Pet Foundation) explains how they filmed the commercial and where they found its stars. Pets Make Us Happier, Richer & Healthier Blue Cross pet charity conducted a survey of pet owners and found that they tend to earn nearly $5,000 a year more than those without an animal and are more likely to work full time. They are also happier in general, spend more time with their families and have jobs they enjoy. Lori Brooks reports on this new research and has some illuminating results. Cat Survives 2-Month Move In Mattress Moosie a 2-year-old gray tabby cat has been reunited with his family after he miraculously survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when his owners moved from Texas to Alaska. A moving company left with the military families belongings while the family stayed behind and spent three more days in Texas searching for Moosie. Turns out, Moosie was already en route to Alaska— inside a futon mattress. Read More… Next Week: Ex-mobster James Guiliani

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