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Episode 9 - Nanette Martin

Animal Professionals

Release Date: 09/05/2017

Episode 134 - Siri Zwemke show art Episode 134 - Siri Zwemke

Animal Professionals

Siri Zwemke is the Director and Founder of Siamese Cat Rescue, which has been placing cats for more than 20 years.  An entirely internet based organization, they have placed more than 12,000 cats over a 20 state area and are proudly supported by more than 1,000 volunteers that do transport, fostering, evaluation and many other tasks.  Siri recently wrote the book "Rescue Meez" which details the events and learning that she's had along the journey of running the organization.  Through Siri's leadership Siamese Cat Rescue continues to evolve and is focusing more attention on TNR...

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Episode 133 - Alan McElligott show art Episode 133 - Alan McElligott

Animal Professionals

Alan McElligott is an associate professor and researcher who focuses on understanding how evolution, ecology and domestication have shaped the social behaviour, cognition and vocal communication of livestock. The main species for their research are goats, chickens, and cattle. They produce knowledge that is relevant to animal behaviour, as well as animal husbandry and welfare.

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Episode 132 - Jeff Ewelt show art Episode 132 - Jeff Ewelt

Animal Professionals

Jeff has been involved with animals for twenty years. He is currently the Executive Director at ZooMontana in Billings, MT. He has appeared on several national broadcasts including Netflix, National Geographic, Late Night with Conan O’ Brien, ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover, The Discovery Channel, MSNBC and PBS. His latest project is a YouTube series entitled “Jeff the Nature Guy”. Jeff strongly believes that he can use his knowledge and training expertise to educate audiences worldwide about the importance these animals play in our everyday world.

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Episode 131 - Stephanie Kaylan show art Episode 131 - Stephanie Kaylan

Animal Professionals

Stephanie was the child that always brought home animals that needed help & for the past 25+ years, she has been involved with wolf & wolf dog rescue. She believes wholeheartedly in EDUCATION & of course, rescue. Going to schools & educating the next generation to STOP breeding wolves & wolf-dogs as pets is a priority in her life. Stephanie focuses on those animals born in captivity as they can never be released back into the wild because they have been imprinted with humans. Her hope is to see that the breeding of wolves and wolf-dogs as pets will cease in her lifetime....

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Episode 130 - Suzanne Ort show art Episode 130 - Suzanne Ort

Animal Professionals

Suzanne Ort is a certified Aviculturalist and owns “Texas Natural Freeze Dried Products” where she provides high quality, nutritious freeze-dried foods for parrots and other small companion animals. She donates a percentage of sales throughout the year to various parrot rescue groups & helps promote parrot conservation efforts worldwide. Texas Natural Freeze Dried Products is a member of the National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation.

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Episode 129 - Yvonne Wallace Blane show art Episode 129 - Yvonne Wallace Blane

Animal Professionals

Yvonne has been a wildlife rehabilitator and educator since co-founding Fellow Mortals with Steve Blane in 1985. She graduated from UW-Wisconsin Whitewater with a B.A. in English and an individualized minor in Earth Sciences. Yvonne currently acts as Executive Director, Director of Rehabilitation, Grantwriter, Social Media and Online Fundraising Professional and Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitator. Fellow Mortals has provided care for 50,000 individual wild birds and mammals to date. Her specialties are captive care of aerial insectivores, including common nighthawk and chimney swift, and the use...

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Episode 128 - Carol Novello show art Episode 128 - Carol Novello

Animal Professionals

Carol Novello is the founder of Mutual Rescue and author of “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too”. Mutual Rescue is a national initiative that highlights the connection between people and pets in order to inspire and support life-saving efforts in communities across the nation and world. Mutual Rescue’s first short film, “Eric & Peety,” went viral around the globe and has been viewed more than 100 million times. A former senior software executive at Intuit, Carol earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and is proud to include several rescue animals...

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Episode 127 - Kelly Rutkowski show art Episode 127 - Kelly Rutkowski

Animal Professionals

Kelly Rutkowski is determined to help make the world a better place for chickens. She is the founder of Adopt a Bird Network and PoultryDVM.com. Adopt a Bird Network is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the presence of the forgotten birds (especially chickens) in animal shelters across the United States. PoultryDVM.com is an online resource for pet chicken owners to go to which provides interactive tools, infographics, and case stories to help promote veterinary care. Kelly travels to animal shelters across the United States and puts on backyard chicken care workshops for local communities,...

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Episode 126 - Michelle Proulx show art Episode 126 - Michelle Proulx

Animal Professionals

Michelle started volunteering with W.O.L.F. in 2005 and was hired on as staff after her graduation from Colorado State University, with a BS in Zoology, in 2008. She currently is the Director of Animal Care and Educational Programs at the Sanctuary and enjoys all aspects of animal care with a special interest in the rehabilitation of W.O.L.F.’s rescues.

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Episode 125 - Helena Lundblad show art Episode 125 - Helena Lundblad

Animal Professionals

Helena Lundblad is the founder and president of Magical Creatures of Hamakua, a sanctuary for farmed animals on the Big Island of Hawaii. The volunteer-run sanctuary is a registered nonprofit organization and has since the opening in 2018 grown to today house 62 animals, all of which were rescued from abuse, neglect or endangering situations. Besides caring for rescued animals, the sanctuary offers tours to the public and is also working on an outreach program to bring to school classes around the island. The goal is to inspire change in the way society views and treats animals by sharing...

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In this episode we talk with Nanette Martin who is the Executive Director, Co-Founder and Lead Photographer of Shelter Me Photography. Nanette left a successful editorial photography career after witnessing how effective her images were in finding homes for some of the lost animals of Katrina. She has photographed close to 10,000 homeless animals close to 80 shelters across the country. Nanette began teaching shelter photography workshops to animal welfare workers and volunteers to improve the lighting and shooting skills of those who capture intake and adoption pictures. Nanette shares her experiences through 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and how to get the perfect picture of a shelter animal. To learn more about Nanette and Shelter Me Photography you can visit them on their website, https://www.sheltermephotography.org/ or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ShelterMePhoto/