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

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

Release Date: 08/28/2020

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

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

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

People Are Animals Too, Darnit!

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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Episode 34 - Pet-Friendly Housing with Todd Cramer and Heather Schechter show art Episode 34 - Pet-Friendly Housing with Todd Cramer and Heather Schechter

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Todd Cramer is the former President & CEO at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) in New York’s Capital District. Prior to joining MHHS, he was the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement & Chief of Staff at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey. Todd has also served as the Senior Program Manager, Adoptions at PetSmart Charities and Director of Community Initiatives at the ASPCA. During his time at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, Todd led the Pets Are Welcome, pet friendly housing initiative, pilot program working to encourage rental property owners to go...

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Episode 33 - Barriers to Accessible Housing with Shannon Glenn of My Pitbull Is Family show art Episode 33 - Barriers to Accessible Housing with Shannon Glenn of My Pitbull Is Family

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Shannon Glenn started with My Pit Bull is Family in 2014 and quickly became an expert in housing policy and surrender prevention for the animal welfare community. She has an extensive professional background in grassroots campaigns, voter outreach, community outreach, fundraising, homeless advocacy and policy creation. Shannon holds a Master’s in Advocacy and Political Leadership where she centered her degree program around drafting policies to end housing and insurance discrimination for families with large dogs. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her partner, Anthony, their two dogs...

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Episode 32 - Does That Cat Really Need Us? How Shelters Can Reduce Cat Euthanasia with Cameron Moore show art Episode 32 - Does That Cat Really Need Us? How Shelters Can Reduce Cat Euthanasia with Cameron Moore

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Cameron Moore oversees shelter engagement for the Million Cat Challenge, a joint project of Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the Univerity of Florida, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, and the ASPCA® designed to save the lives of 1 million more shelter cats over five years.

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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 numerous shelters and rescue groups throughout the years and fostered countless pets (much to the chagrin of the resident cats).

Abby joins Mandy to discuss how to can help keep families together.

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