Talkin' Pets News

May 12, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Karen Vance - Agility and Trainer

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Executive Producer/ Social Media - Bob Page

Special Segment Guests - Theresa A. McKeown, author of 3 new children's books, including "The ABC's of Living Green" and "How to Eat Your ABC's" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/12/18 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her books

Amy Hegy, Red Cross Volunteer, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets on 5/12/18 at 630pm ET LIVE to discuss the current situation on the Big Island of Hawaii

Gail Miller Bisher, Director of Communications for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/12/18 at 720pm ET to inform us about the judges for the 143rd event

Greetings from The Pet Collective!
Late last year, 40 special beagles arrived in L.A. They had been rescued from an animal-testing lab in Spain by the Beagle Freedom Project, at great personal expense to the project's founder.  It was the first time these dogs had seen the sun or walked on solid ground.
Today, The Pet Collective, the premiere digital channel for pet lovers has released a wonderful follow-up video that completes the story of one of these dogs, a beagle named Ebbie, who was particularly scared and scarred by the life he had lived.
Ebbie could not eat or drink and was wasting away from years of lab testing and toxins being pumped into his body.  But when he met a litter of pit-bull puppies, his demeanor changed, and today, Ebbie is living in North Hollywood, Calif., in his "forever home."
We're all in need of happy endings these days, and this is a very happy one, indeed, as you'll see by the attached before and after pictures of Ebbie (short for Ebenezer).

Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!

By Julie W.
Orlando, Florida

Rufus is a friendly, one-year-old Beagle pup who has been sentenced to death by Orange County FL Animal Services because of an accident that occurred in the pup's home. His owners don't want him destroyed and we need your help because he could be put down any day now!

Rufus' family is doing everything in their power to stop him from being put down after he bit their four year old child. I'm a friend of Rufus' family and I know that Rufus is not at all an aggressive dog - he was just excited about his new food (he had never had wet dog food before) and their son startled the puppy from behind while he was eating. But the county says that because the boy needed a few stitches, they have to kill Rufus and took the puppy from the family.

The child is not traumatized, the family loves the dog and wants him to live, and is willing to give up their beloved dog to another home with no children. So why would the county be so heartless to not even consider that option?