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Episode 10 - Fear Free with Dr. Marty Becker

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

Release Date: 03/06/2020

Episode 46 - Rebranding: Better Together Animal Alliance show art Episode 46 - Rebranding: Better Together Animal Alliance

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

People Are Animals Too Darnit host, Mandy Evans, is the executive director of an animal shelter in north Idaho.  The animal shelter just launched a rebrand campaign to Better Together Animal Alliance.  Mandy talks with Lisa Gerber of Big Leap Creative about the rebranding effort and the purpose of it. bettertogetheranimalalliance.org

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Episode 45 - The Culture of Philanthropy in Animal Welfare with Brian Daugherty of San Diego Humane Society show art Episode 45 - The Culture of Philanthropy in Animal Welfare with Brian Daugherty of San Diego Humane Society

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Brian Daugherty has extensive experience in leading philanthropy teams to achieve extraordinary results. As senior vice president and chief philanthropy & communications officer, he oversees our philanthropy, marketing and communications efforts and is able to combine his professional experience and passion for animals. Brian and his team are responsible for marketing and communications to promote a vast array of programs and services as well as raising the vital funds necessary to enable San Diego Humane Society to fulfill its mission to take care of homeless animals and "Inspire...

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Episode 44 - Cat Policy for Animal Shelters show art Episode 44 - Cat Policy for Animal Shelters

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Peter J. Wolf is a research and policy analyst for Best Friends Animal Society. Peter’s role involves the analysis of science and public policy related to community cat issues, a topic he’s been researching and writing about since 2010 through his blog, Vox Felina. His writing is published regularly on the Best Friends blog, in letters to editor, and in peer-reviewed research articles. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in industrial design. His professional/industry experience has focused on the acquisition, analysis, and synthesis of...

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Episode 43 - Commnuity-Based Programs in Animal Welfare show art Episode 43 - Commnuity-Based Programs in Animal Welfare

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Heather Cammisa is a Principal at Adisa Group, a mission driven consultancy. She has twenty-five years of experience in mission leadership, with more than 13 years as the Chief Executive of two animal welfare agencies plus several years with a national welfare agency. An economist before her Yogi Berra fork in the road, Heather is known for innovation, strategic partnerships, financial and operational revitalization and analytics.   She is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, holds a graduate certificate in Wildlife Forensics and Conservation from the University of Florida and is a...

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Episode 42 - Animal Shelters' Response to COVID-19 show art Episode 42 - Animal Shelters' Response to COVID-19

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Melanie Sadek, identical twin sister of host Mandy Evans, has been the executive director of Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton for the 9 years. She has established the organization as a well-respected non-profit, helping both animals and people in the Tri-Valley. Melanie serves on the Board of Directors for the California Animal Welfare Association. In this role, she has been active in evaluating and helping pass animal welfare legislation in California. Her passion to make a difference didn’t start with Valley Humane Society. Starting her career in the field of highway safety, Melanie...

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Episode 41 - Housekeeping and Episode 1 Rewind show art Episode 41 - Housekeeping and Episode 1 Rewind

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People Are Animals Too podcast editor and producer Dan fills in for Mandy this week and goes over some housekeeping items.  There's also a replay of episode 1 where Mandy introduces herself and the vision for the podcast.

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Episode 40 - Direct Marketing and Fundraising for Animal Shelters with Meghan Thorne of One & All show art Episode 40 - Direct Marketing and Fundraising for Animal Shelters with Meghan Thorne of One & All

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Meghan Thorne of One & All joins Mandy to discuss marketing and development for animal shelters. Meghan has more than two decades of advertising, marketing, and direct response experience.  She has been leading the multichannel fundraising program for Animal Welfare partners at One & All for over ten years, in channels that include TV, radio, outdoor display, digital and direct mail campaigns to acquire and maintain their rich pool of high-value donors and sustainers.     She joined One & All in 2011, after the great recession of 2008 left her unemployed and...

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Episode 39 - The Importance of the Human-Animal Bond with Dr. Hoy-Gerlach show art Episode 39 - The Importance of the Human-Animal Bond with Dr. Hoy-Gerlach

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University of Toledo professor of social work and author of Human-Animal Interactions -Dr. Hoy-Gerlach - joins Mandy to discuss the importance of the human-animal bond and how it impacts social welfare and animal welfare. Get a copy of Dr. Hoy-Gerlach's book here: "Why do we love dogs so much so so much?" article:

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Episode 38, Part 2 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Animal Welfare with Kim Wolf show art Episode 38, Part 2 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Animal Welfare with Kim Wolf

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Social worker and animal welfare expert Kim Wolf joins Mandy for part 2  of the discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within animal welfare.

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Episode 38 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Animal Welfare with Kim Wolf show art Episode 38 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Animal Welfare with Kim Wolf

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Social worker and animal welfare expert Kim Wolf joins Mandy to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within animal welfare.

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America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker and his wife Theresa, join Mandy in the studio to talk about Fear Free Vet and Shelter practices, vet suicide, and other animal welfare topics.

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. In recent years, “taking the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” and ensuring every pet and pet owner can experience a Fear Free veterinary visit has been his area of greatest commitment and dedication, culminating in the launch of Fear Free certification for veterinary and pet professionals in March of 2016. This was followed by a website for pet owners, FearFreeHappyHomes.com, and in 2019, by FearFreeShelters.com, which provides free training for all staff and volunteers of animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations.

Dr. Becker was the resident veterinary contributor on "Good Morning America" for 17 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Humane Association as well as its Chief Veterinary Correspondent, a founding member of Core Team Oz for "The Dr. Oz Show," a member of the Dr. Oz Medical Advisory Panel, and a Today contributor.

An adjunct professor at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri, he has lectured at every veterinary school in the United States. He also serves on the advisory board of World Vets, an international veterinary and disaster relief programs to help animals.

A passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker is as an adjunct professor at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine.

In April 2012, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association named Dr. Becker the recipient of their annual WSAVA Hill’s Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award (also known as the Global Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year). He has also been named Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year by the Delta Society (now Pet Partners) and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1954, Dr. Becker practices at North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.