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Episode 41 - Housekeeping and Episode 1 Rewind

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

Release Date: 10/23/2020

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

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

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

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

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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Episode 37 - Animal Shelter Acquisitions with Anne Reed of Wisconsin Humane show art Episode 37 - Animal Shelter Acquisitions with Anne Reed of Wisconsin Humane

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Anne Reed is president and CEO of the Wisconsin Humane Society.  Before joining WHS, Anne spent almost three decades as a corporate litigator in Milwaukee.Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society is Wisconsin’s oldest, largest, and most recognized animal welfare organization. WHS helped to pioneer the idea that every animal available for adoption in a shelter could be free of time limits, taking as long as needed to be adopted. WHS has also led the field in exploring the strength that can be gained from bringing separate organizations together.  WHS is now the primary animal...

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Episode 36 - Access to Veterinary Care: A New Model with Dr. Sara Pizano and Aimee St. Arnaud show art Episode 36 - Access to Veterinary Care: A New Model with Dr. Sara Pizano and Aimee St. Arnaud

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Dr. Pizano from Team Shelter USA is considered a leading expert in shelter reform with unprecedented results. As an accomplished public speaker and influencer, in particular with municipal leaders, she is a positive force helping organizations reach their potential. As the Director of National Veterinary Outreach for Best Friends Animal Society, Aimee St. Arnaud focuses on how to increase access to spay/neuter and veterinary care in underserved communities to help reach the goal of achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025. Dr. Pizano and Aimee join Mandy to discuss vet care access.

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Episode 35 - Knowledge is Power - Don't let Episode 35 - Knowledge is Power - Don't let "No Pets Allowed" Hold You Back from Renting

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Abby Volin founded Opening Doors, which advocates for tenants with pet-related housing issues and helps housing providers manage pets on properties. She is a nationally recognized expert on animal accommodation law and frequently holds lectures for landlords, attorneys, animal welfare advocates, and healthcare providers. Prior to starting Opening Doors, Abby worked as a policy specialist at The Humane Society of the United States and began her career as a litigator. Abby earned her JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and BA from Tufts University. She has volunteered with...

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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.