LET'S TALK PETS - PATTY GIARRUSSO

LET'S TALK PETS - PATTY GIARRUSSO

Patty combines educational resources and feel-good stories about lost and found pets and how to keep them safe. Weekly shows cover pet safety, health, training and more. Patty is the Founder & President of Lost Pet Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets. Her organization has reunited over 10,000 pets in the Sarasota Manatee counties FL area since 2013. In August 2019, the group grew to over 24,000 members and continues to grow by 100s of new members every month. It is her mission to educate others on systemic lost pet recovery methods for finding and getting lost pets Home Safe!... Show More

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October 19, 2020 26 min
Criss Bruneman is the owner of Comfy Claws Cat Care. She is a retired veterinary technician and very involved in the cat rescue world. She currently volunteers her time with Feline Friends and Venice Cat Coalition here in Florida. She is involved with the rescue’s TNR (Trap Neuter Vaccinate Release) programs helping to ensure the kittens and cats that may be adoptable can be placed into loving homes helping to reduce the popula...
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Marilyn and Patty discuss how Facebook helps and hurts with animal rescue, especially after natural disasters. Marilyn Litt is the Director of Lost of Texas. She is an expert on Hurricane rescue efforts after helping local shelters and rescue organizations following Hurricane Katrina. She is now involved with the Humane Society Of Louisiana helping them after Hurricane Laura. Marilyn is also the founder of MicrochipHelp.com whi...
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October 5, 2020 26 min
Kathy joins us to tell the story of Cody, a 13 year old Chow Chow who went missing from his yard. After he was found, he was transported two hours away and rehomed. Thankfully, the person he was rehome to was located. Thanks to the helpinglostpets.com mapping system and by the great work of a local volunteer who made the match, Cody was returned to his owner.
Kathy Pobloskie is the co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Director/...
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Jeff Dorson is the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana.
After being hit by Hurricane Laura in August, the area is still under
mandatory evacuation orders. On top of coordinating multiple disaster
relief efforts, delivering supplies, transporting animals to safety, the
Humane Society works with their staff, sponsors, volunteers and other no-
kill partners in other parts of the country to make life-saving transports of
di...
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August 15th was National Check The Chip Day. Generally, organizations across the country have special clinics set up to help people check their microchips to assure them everything is accurate and updated properly. Unfortunately, due to the current crisis, clinics are not possible. Today we talk about ways for owners to be sure their microchips are up to date and properly registered. A microchip that isn’t properly registered i...
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August 15th was National Check The Chip Day. Generally, organizations across the country have special clinics set up to help people check their microchips to assure them everything is accurate and updated properly. Unfortunately, due to the current crisis, clinics are not possible. Today we talk about ways for owners to be sure their microchips are up to date and properly registered. A microchip that isn’t properly registered i...
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Karen shares an amazing story of Octavia, a border collie lost in Wisconsin for three months. Karen tracked her for exactly 91 days through 7 cities, 2 counties and eventually was successful in safely catching her on August 2, 2020. This is an amazing story of survival and a perfect example never giving up and of using the proper methods and tools to help a fearful dog when it is lost.
Karen is a Board Member for the Dodge Coun...
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Lisa and her husband, Patrick, have a special place in their hearts for senior dogs. They have been rescuing senior dogs for years. After losing their young English Springer Spaniel, Teagan, their mission began. It occurred to them to contact a dog rescue association to save a life. In the process of rescuing another dog, they adopted a senior pup, Angelle. And thus, began their love and mission of helping senior dogs.

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The corona virus has caused a significant disruption for many animal shelters. Many have closed and many are on very limited hours. Clinics have closed down and while some still operate, the wait times are long. Adoptions have closed down or are by appointments only. Lost pets intakes are also closed or by appointment only.
Rick Yocum is the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Manatee County in Bradenton, FL. Rick has ...
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How can we help local shelters reunite more lost pets? Considering the stress of the Covid restrictions, other organizations are needed more than ever. What are some suggestions for shelters to work hand-in-hand with other lost pet organizations.

Kathy Pobloskie is the co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Director/Founder of Lost Dogs Wisconsin. Kathy joins us each month to discuss lost pet recovery methods and the importanc...
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Does everyone seemed stressed to you? Do people seem like they have extra short tempers? How can we work together to bring back a sense of caring for each other especially when a pet is lost with judgment and hurtful comments?
Kathy Pobloskie is the co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Director/Founder of Lost Dogs Wisconsin. Kathy joins us each month to discuss lost pet recovery methods and the importance of doing everything...
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Due to the ongoing virus crisis, animal shelters, clinics and rescues have had to change the way they are handling things. Shelter closures have forced animal welfare leaders to drastically change procedures overnight. They were forced to develop new ways to doing business in order to continue to help those pets in need. One successful method has been community-based efforts.

Brigid Wasson is a lifetime animal care and welfare ...
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Sue Taney is the Director/founder of Lost Dogs Illinois and co-founder of Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and Lost Dogs Of America. Since 1989, Susan has managed, worked and volunteered in animal shelters and rescues in both the Midwest and on the East Coast including the Ozaukee Humane Society, and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Susan co-founded BONES (Beagles of New England States).
Sue is an expert on l...
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Kathy Pobloskie is the co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Director/Founder of Lost Dogs Wisconsin. Kathy joins us each month to discuss lost pet recovery methods and the importance of doing everything to keep your pets safe.
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June was National Pet Preparedness Month. We want all pet owners to be ready in the event of a natural disaster whether it be a hurricane, flood, fire, earthquake or other type of storm. Would you know where to go? What to do? Marilyn Knapp from Lost Dogs of Texas joins us to talk about how to prepare your pets and yourself so you will always know what to do in an emergency.
Marilyn Litt is the Director of the Lost Dogs of Tex...
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The loss of a pet can be as hard or sometimes harder than losing a loved one. It can be devastating and having help coping with this loss is important.

On today’s show, Jodi will share practical steps of dealing and coping with the loss of a beloved pet and how to find peace in whatever stage of grief you are in. Loss of a pet due to death or when it goes missing, can cause intense feelings of guilt. Jodi will discuss ways of ...
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Kathy Pobloskie is the co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Director/Founder of Lost Dogs Wisconsin. Kathy joins us each month to discuss lost pet recovery methods and the importance of doing everything to keep your pets safe.
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June 8, 2020 25 min
CARE for PETS is a grassroots “before the door” shelter prevention program focused on owner retention efforts. CARE for PETS serves the Winnebago County – the Rockford area. They are partnered with their municipal shelter to help keep intake, and ultimately euthanasia, numbers low.

CARE for PETS is committed to raising funds to benefit the pets in underserved areas of Winnebago County. Funds directly support pet retention efforts...
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There are specific steps to take when it comes to searching for lost cats. Julie Gullickson, the co-founder of Lost Cats of America, will discuss different methods and the important methods owners must take to find their lost cats. Some of the methods are canvassing the neighborhoods, putting up flyers, following up on leads and how to use humane traps. Lost Cats of America is a network of groups operating on social media through...
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BioScent K9 is a Myakka City, Florida nonprofit organization founded by Heather Junqueira. The organization utilizes the power of canine scent detection to develop non-invasive ways of screening for life-threatening diseases.
Heather's background is in breeding and genetics. She began researching cancer and came across a California program where researchers were working with dogs to detect breast and lung cancer by sniffing ...
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