companion animals

If I was handing out some '2013 Melburnians of the Year' trophies I would give one each to these 2 guests who have inspired me & many others with their dedication and 'can do' attitude. I chat with Abby Gee who created the Oscar's Law Animal Advocacy Program & Matt from Noah's Bark Rescue.

Above  is a picture  of Matt with the gorgeous 'Kippers' who is looking for his forever home..

http://www.noahsbark.org.au/

Rescue companions and humans who love them

We are joined by Esther who discusses her life with rescue dog companions. She has 2 dog companions who have changed her life and solidified her commitment to animal liberation. She also discusses their vegan diet and offers advice for people who foster rescue dog companions.

We also chat with Patrycja from Unforgettable Creatures (UNC) who are a Melbourne based non-for-profit initiative consisting of passionate and dedicated individuals focused on rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing companion animals in crisis. Patrycja tells us about her childhood in Eastern Europe and how rescuing a near-frozen dog led her to where she is today: rescuer and passionate activist. UNC are an expanding group in Melbourne and are always looking for new foster carers, and you will find out how you can be involved.

Don't support cruelty - foster and adopt.

https://www.facebook.com/UNCMelbourne

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegandognutrition/

This is a powerful reminder of how one individual can have an enormous effect on implementing a better world for animals. We chat with local activist Kathleen Chapman about her successful campaign with "SAVE DAREBIN PETS" in Melbourne.

As mentioned on the show, Save-A-Dog Scheme has been running for many years as a successful No-Kill shelter in Melbourne.

Check the link out here but be warned - there are many beautiful dogs and cats that will tempt you for adoption!

http://www.saveadog.org.au

We all want community safety to be taken very seriously - that is agreed upon. The fact is we need systems in place that are shown to be useful, effective and realistic in relation to bringing down dog attack rates. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), as I have found out, is disturbingly none of these. We chat with:

Graeme McEwen, Chair of the Barristers for Animal Welfare Panel - http://www.bawp.org.au

Kersti Seksel, Veterinary Behaviourist - http://www.sabs.com.au/

Jen Adams, Western Australians Against Breed Specific Legislation - http://www.waabsl.com

FoS has gone all cats and dogs! 

We hear from Erica Trinder. 

Erica discusses her work with colony cats, advocating a trap, desex and return approach.

We also catch up with Colette Smedile from Victorian Dog Rescue.

Victorian Dog Rescue and Resource Group Inc (VicDRG) is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to decrease the number of dogs killed in Victorian pounds each year.

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