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ANIMALITERATION
Simply sensational sassy silly sentences about
absolutely awesome alphabetical animal adventures
By Martin Coleman & Jim Crawley
Terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, and amazingly
adventurous animals!
A humorous book for children, full of crazy creatures in bizarre circumstances. With an animal for
every letter of the alphabet, and funny stories to go with each one, alliteration has never been
such fun! Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics and amazingly
adventurous animals!
Animaliteration is a unique, humorous and colourful series of alphabetical animal cartoons,
accompanied by sentences with every word beginning with the same letter. As well as
demonstrating that this is actually possible to do, it's a fun, tongue-twisting and entertaining read
for all ages and will educate children without them even realising!
Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, crazy cartoons, and
amazingly adventurous animals!
• Terrifically tricky tongue-twisting tomfoolery!
• Wonderfully woven mini-tales featuring amazing creatures with the most bizarre pastimes!
• A delightful dalliance with an awesome array of animals and the alphabet
• Pointless pastimes and pathetic predicaments
• Alphabetic athletics and awesome animal activities
• Alliteration and then some! Animaliteration features twenty six animals in incredibly unbelievable
scenarios, one for each letter of the alphabet!
• Wonderful wordplay with amazingly adventurous animals
• Creative creatures cavorting through twenty-six tiny tantalising tales
• Fabulous furry and feathery friends involved in incredible incidences
SPECIFICATION
• £8.99 UK / $11.99 USA
• 26 pictures
• Hardback
• 205mm H x 205mm W • 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787117-37-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01737-8
• BIC classification: YFP + CFLA
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Jim Crawley
Jim is an illustrator and sculptor from Somerset. He attended DeMontfort University to study
drama and theatre studies, taking time to build and paint sets. It was here that Jim revisited his
love of drawing, painting and sculpting, and he now illustrates and sculpts full time from his studio
at home. Along with his partner. Natalie, Jim is the owner of Fable Craft Studio.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5737/

 

The Wandering Wildebeest
By Martin Coleman & Tim Slater
How will the wildebeest cross the crocodile-infested river ...?
The annual migration of wildebeest across the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park is a
spectacular event. In this amusing and slightly silly story, we learn about the animals’ journey as
we follow the herd across dry and dusty plains in search of water and lush grass, overcoming
dangers on the way.
The Wandering Wildebeest tells the story of the massive annual migration across the African
plains in search of food and water. In the blistering heat, our heroes keep on walking over the
parched, dusty ground in their quest to find lush grassland to graze upon. Having faced
starvation, exhaustion and dehydration, they finally see a happy, grazing herd of buffalo in the
distance! But in order to reach the grassland, the wildebeest have one more dangerous challenge
ahead – to cross the deep, wide, river filled with crocodiles!
Written in humorous rhyme and including off-the-wall characters and scenarios, Martin Coleman's
funny, silly story, accompanied by Tim Slater’s stunning and hilarious illustrations will both
educate and entertain children of all ages, (and we think the grown-ups will secretly enjoy it, too!)
• A jolly tale of the annual wildebeest migration, humorously told and illustrated
• An amusing, colourful African animal story in verses of rhyming couplets
• A silly, funny yet educational tale of a natural, annual phenomenon
• The search for food across Africa is rewarded with help from a friend!
• A comical story of co-operation between wildebeest, buffalo ... and crocodiles!
• A wonderful animal story that children around the world will love
• A fine example of one friendly gesture helping others achieve their goal
• An insight into the plight of African wildlife, told in humorous rhyme
• Delightfully illustrated African wildlife tale for 3 to 8 year old children
• A classic story of struggle and perseverance that ends happily ever after
SPECIFICATION
• £6.99 UK / $9.99 USA
• 20 colour pictures
• Paperback
• 205mm H x 205mm W
• 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787113-86-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01386-8
• BIC classification: YFP + YBLB1
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Tim Slater
Tim has worked as an illustrator since graduating in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and Visual
Communication at Loughborough University. Immediately following graduation, Keen to develop
his digital skills, Tim trained at City College Manchester for two years, after which he worked as a
technician. Over the years Tim has carried out a range of work, including illustrations for children's
books, has commissioned portraits, and designed packaging for children's board games. Tim has
a keen interest in characters, as is evident in his work. He continuously works on further
advancing his skills through courses online and workshops, having recently attended Stephen
Silver's Character Design Workshop in Manchester.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5386/

Talkin' Pets News

December 18, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives - Tampa Bay, Florida

Producer - Devin Leech

Producer in Training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Brenda Lee - singer "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" Hour 1

Hour 2 - Dr. Katherine Roe - Chief Science Advancement & Outreach Division, PETA Laboratory Investigations Department - discussion on the National Institutes of Health

Talkin' Pets News

November 28, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Mitra Yosri and her dog Bozley will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/28/20 at 5pm ET to discuss the new Amazon Prime show "The Pack"

Talkin' Pets News

November 14, 2020

Host  - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Cindy -Lou Thompson author of A Masterclass in Needle Felting Dogs will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/14/20 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book

Tavor White, Chew Executive Officer of Chews Happiness will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/14/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his delicious and healthy Barkaron dog treats

Talkin' Pets News

April 25, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer

Producer - Zach Budin

Producer in Training - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Hour 1 - Michele Paterson Animal Wellness Action - Pennsylvania Pet Stores continue selling Dogs from Puppy Mills Despite Covid-19 Crisis

Dallas Van Kempen President of EQyss Grooming Products, Inc. will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/25/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his shampoo

Talkin' Pets News

January 13, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor - Livingston Animal & Avian Hospital

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dear Friend, Tippi Hedren, Actress, Author, Animal Advocate, Business Woman and Model will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 01/13/18 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book "Tippi" and update us on her preserve Shambala 

Gail Miller Bisher, Director of Communications for the Westminster Kennel Club will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/13/18 at 630pm EST to discuss TELEVISION COVERAGE EXPANDS AS ENTRIES SOAR AT THE 142nd ANNUAL WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW  

Prashant Khetan, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel at Born Free USA, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 01/13/18 at 720pm EST to discuss the upcoming show and topic on CNN this weekend, "Trophy"

Linda
 Many of you may not realize that animal rescuers are inundated with emails and people begging us to help animals in shelters or people that have fallen on hard times, losing their homes, pets found out in the desert, abandoned. It's a very difficult world to live in.  We have a different skin because we live trying every minute of every day to save the innocent animals that were neglected, abandoned, or thrown away and it happens each and every day all over our country and the world. 
 We try so hard to keep going, to be able to put a smile on our face for the public and people that ask how we are doing. But does anyone really care how we are doing? Our world is a very difficult one to live in.
 After perusing hundreds of animals on the euthanasia list in the shelters, sending emails, trying to save lives I started to turn my computer off to go get a few hours of rest.  Something caught my eye. An email from a very brave lady that rescues dogs that are abandoned way back deep in the California desert.
 Once again it was another cruelty case, a starving beautiful, gentle, sweet pitbull abandoned to die, near starvation and fed something that poisoned its mouth so it could no longer eat or drink. My eyes, my heart, it's hard not to cry. I just had to reach out to you all, the loving animal community and beg you to donate to those of us that save these poor animals from their abandonment, neglect, starvation and witness so many horrible crimes that man does to these innocent animals.  I beg you to make a donation because that's the only thing that helps us to keep going is the financial aid. I don't take a salary; I give all your donations to the animals we are able to rescue through LBWF. 
 Make my day, no matter how small your donation or large, it helps us with the food, treats, water to fill their pools so they can play in the high of the summer.  We have to spay & neuter so many animals that sometimes come out of the shelters too sick to be medically treated at that time and we have to provide for them. Please won't you make a donation right now? Their lives depend on you and you depend on us to save them. Your donations count more than you can imagine! Please help me to keep fighting this war against the pet overpopulation and the abandoned animals. United we can make a difference I just keep believing that in my heart and my life! I
 XOXO
 Linda Blair
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Rescue is a Lifestyle
What is an Animal Rescuer?
By: Linda Blair
     I think it's important to understand that when you hear the word "rescuer", it means "volunteer". It's you, me and anyone with an open heart or home to help one in need. Human or animal. In the case of an animal rescuer, we open our homes or find appropriate foster homes that can offer shelter to an animal in need.  This is similar to the process of finding foster homes for children in need.
What does an Animal Rescuer do?
 
     Well, in the "underground world" of animal rights advocates, we read thousands of emails about animals facing death sentences every day. At first you cry a lot, then you go into action and get involved.
     A rescuer will take in a stray animal on its way to the pound. A rescuer will walk the cold or hot cement shelter floors, listening to the cries of sadness and barking from scared animals, begging to be noticed and rescued. We see animals curled up in the corners, afraid or depressed.  Mother's begging to find shelter from the noise for their newborn pups or kittens.  Others, so hungry they'll eat anything deposited on the barren floors. Then there are the secret isolation rooms, closed to the public. Here you will find, the accident victims, those suffering from horrible mange and sometimes those that suffer from a cold, known as kennel cough, which can be fixed, but they'll never be seen by the public. Here, also, you will find where the horror cases are kept, victims
from unthinkable abuse. They suffer alone, behind closed doors. For unless a rescuer or good volunteer tells you, no one will ever see them. They are simply doomed to die. We ache, but we keep walking. We ask questions, and we think of anyone who might be looking for a dog or cat.  We get teary-eyed for those animals we know we just can't help.
     We carefully pick the animals we think we can help, both financially & emotionally, until we can find them a new loving, permanent home.  If an animal has been "fixed", you fill out the paperwork, which takes
awhile, and drive off with a scared new friend you've never met before. Neither of you knows the other. If an animal is unaltered (not spayed or neutered) they are sent to a clinic the next day and you pick them up, usually half asleep, and take them to another vet for a check up. If they have contracted a cold, known as "Kennel Cough", they must be quarantined at a veterinarian with a quarantine area, or a boarding facility with a quarantine. A foster home, who has no animals to protect from the upper respiratory cold is always best, but nearly impossible to find.  If the animal has mange, which is very contagious, it needs to be treated as well while in quarantine. Then we have boarding costs, feeding costs and sometimes large medical expenses. If they have broken limbs they must be operated on and kept in a quiet place to recover.
     We then have to get to know the animal. Are they friendly? Do they like people, other animals? Cats, dogs? What can we tell someone about them? Do they need minimal training, or extensive training?  Are they
housetrained? How old are they really? What breed or mix are they? We visit them during quarantine as much as possible. We take them for walks, play or just sit with them to get to know them.  And they need the opportunity to know us, too.
     We make flyers with a photograph, and the animal's story.  Then we drive around and distribute the flyers, and make phone calls and send emails.
     We schedule adoption days. We find a suitable place like a storefront, a small shopping mall, or pet store that allows us to set up a small adoption area with a playpen and food and water station, to show our "Adoptee".  In the summer months we hope to have "misters" to relieve them from the summer days heat. When someone is interested in one of our friends, we ask questions about their home and fenced yards, their work hours, and what kind of a companion they're looking for, and how much time they have to spend with them. We ask them to fill out questionnaires about themselves, so we can best decide who's correct for the animal and who the animal will best get along with.
For example, older dogs are happy to have a warm place, and love. Younger dogs need to be exercised more, and sometimes need more training. Puppies need it all; housetraining, obedience training, and a lifetime commitment.
     Our job, is healing & match making. When we finally make a choice, we've made the drive to someone's home, done our house check, paperwork, and taken a departing picture of our rescued animal, we say our goodbye's and drive away. Most of us cry a little, not always because we are sad, but because we saved a life.  Our job is complete. They will be missed, but we move on to the next one, for there are thousands just waiting for someone to rescue them. Waiting for someone to save them from the cold, frightening shelters, death row and the inevitable & foreboding death needle or far worse, in some states in America, the gas chamber.
 
Linda _ Butler
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BETTER PET, INC.’S DOG LAND APP CONNECTS DOG COMMUNITY WITH MORE >> THAN ONE MILLION USER SESSIONS WORLDWIDE >> >> LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2014) – Dog Land [7], a mobile >> platform currently available on iOS, has cultivated a passionate >> community of dog lovers with over one million user sessions to date. >> The app is a social networking tool for dog parents to discover >> dog-friendly locations, ask and answer questions about pet care, and >> share dog-centric photos. >> The app is seeing heavy engagement from its users, who open the app >> an average of four times a week. Nearly 50 percent of all users who >> have accessed the app still remain active members after a month. >> >> Dog Land [7] brings together features from popular apps like Waze >> and Instagram to create an immersive experience for users and their >> dogs. By conveniently crowdsourcing dog-friendly locations around >> the world, Dog Land helps guide users in deciding where to bring >> their dogs. Algorithms determine the most relevant nearby locations >> such as hotels, restaurants, hiking trails, dog parks, pet stores, >> animal shelters, veterinarians, and more. Users can “mark their >> territory” at a location, rate its pet-friendliness, and add tips >> based on their experience. >> “With Dog Land [8], we set out to create an app that connects dog >> lovers with their community by showing dog friendly places and dog >> friendly people. We see ourselves as a fun navigation tool, with >> information driven by our community,” says President & Creative >> Director Gareth Wilson. >> Upon creating a Dog Land profile, users can share photos of their >> dog, as well as “dig,” or like, photos from other dog owners >> worldwide. Users can easily edit photos in-app by adding filters and >> text, and then post their photos on additional social media >> platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. >> <image004.jpg> >> CEO Jonathan Kolker adds, “We’re creating an ecosystem to foster >> healthier and happier lives for dogs and people, and we’re >> constantly researching new features to help us achieve this goal.” >> >> >> Dog Land [7] users, or “Doglandians,” connect on a local and >> global level. The app’s messaging features allows for one-on-one >> communication between dog lovers. Users can expand their pet network >> by chatting with their favorite dog owners to exchange advice, setup >> puppy play dates and find trusted friends to help with dog care. >> Dog Land is free and available worldwide exclusively through the >> iTunes App Store [9] in the Social Networking category. Visit >> http://www.doglandapp.com/ [7] for more information, including >> details on features and screenshots of the app. >>

(Jan. 9, 2014)—The following is a statement from Kimberley Alboum, North Carolina state director for The Humane Society of the United States, calling on Randolph County officials to reconsider their decision to continue the use of gas chambers at the county animal shelter. The HSUS gave the county a $3,000 grant in 2011 to fulfill its commitment to eliminate their gas chambers, but it was recently discovered that the chamber is still in use. The county was asked to either honor their commitment to discontinue using the chamber or return the funds, and has chosen the latter.

“We are saddened and dismayed that officials of Randolph County, North Carolina have chosen to reverse their commitment to end their use of a gas chamber in the county shelter.

It is shocking that a North Carolina county would return desperately needed funding for their animal shelter because they would rather continue a practice that has been denounced by every national humane organization. This does nothing but hurt the animals of Randolph County, for absolutely no reason.

We of course would prefer that the shelter keep the money and honor their commitment to stop the use of the gas chamber. We urge Randolph County officials to reconsider, and do the right thing."

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty—on the Web at humanesociety.org.


250,000 Animal Lives Saved; No-Kill New York City Within Reach



NEW YORK, NY: December 16, 2013 – In just one decade, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals has brought New York City within reach of becoming a no-kill community.



Since its founding in 2003, this public-private coalition of more than 150 animal shelters, rescue groups, veterinarians, and others has saved the lives of more than a quarter of a million homeless animals and found homes for the vast majority. Because of the Alliance, New York City now has the lowest euthanasia rate per capita of any major U.S. metropolis (1 out of 1,000).



Said Jane Hoffman, co-founder, president and board chair of the Mayor’s Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization not affiliated with the City of New York: “The Alliance has succeeded because of the combined efforts and tireless dedication of its community partners. As we begin our second decade, the goal of a no-kill New York City is within sight and the strength of this collaboration has never been greater.”



The Alliance’s outsized impact on the welfare of New York City’s animals can be seen in achievements like these:



1.     Euthanasia of cats and dogs at the City’s animal shelters has declined 80 percent, to just over 6,000 (projected) from just under 32,000 a decade ago ─ an all-time low for Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C). This means that the Alliance and its member groups are succeeding in finding homes for eight out of every 10 dogs and cats entering AC&C.



2.     The Alliance’s shelters and rescue groups have found adoptive homes for more than a quarter of a million dogs and cats. In 2012 alone, 28,000 pets were adopted – many through Alliance events like Adoptapalooza!, Whiskers in Wonderland, and Maddie's®Pet Adoption Days.



3.     The Alliance's Wheels of Hope fleet of animal-transport vans has ferried almost 70,000 dogs and cats from AC&C shelters to foster and adoptive families, to Alliance partner shelters dedicated to finding them homes, and to veterinary appointments – all at no cost to the groups and individuals served. With transportation a particular challenge for many Alliance groups, Wheels of Hope, launched in 2005, fills a critical gap seven days a week, 365 days a year.



4.     The Alliance’s NYC Feral Cat Initiative, also launched in 2005, has made huge strides in solving New York City’s feral cat overpopulation crisis. By offering free training workshops to groups and individuals who perform Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR); through giveaways of cat food, straw, and additional critical supplies; and by means of other supportive efforts, the Alliance is helping to humanely reduce the number of community (feral) cats.



5.     The Alliance’s medical fund, a key initiative from the start, has paid for urgent veterinary care for thousands of sick and injured cats and dogs awaiting adoption.



Said President Jane Hoffman: “Working together, the individuals and groups of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals have made a dramatic impact on the welfare of the homeless dogs and cats that share our city and our lives. We are proud of what we have achieved since our founding 10 years ago and we look forward to another decade of equally stellar results.”



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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and no-kill shelters to offer important programs and services to save the lives of NYC's homeless animals. Receiving no government funding, we are supported by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals. As we mark our tenth anniversary in 2013, we are committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015: where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org



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