Friday, 28 September 2012 21:18

Tune into Talkin' Pets with Jon and crew Saturday at 5 PM EST when Eileen Smulson, Founder and President of Operation Blankets of Love comes on air to discuss her non-profit organization Featured

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I am the founder and president of Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL), an animal welfare advocacy non-profit started in 2009. Our life-saving mission is to eliminate animal homelessness. While working toward that goal we strive to improve the lives of homeless animals while increasing their chances for adoption. We do this by providing comfort items to shelters, rescues, sanctuaries which improves the conditions found in most rescue organizations so that stray, sick, abused and neglected animals can find a measure of comfort while in the confines of cages and the like.

We also advocate animal welfare and shelter reform through service-oriented humane education, public awareness campaigns and policy work. We organize and participate in hundreds of pet adoption events while promoting “adoption is the best option.”

To my knowledge, Operation Blankets of Love is the only non-profit in the country that provides aid and comfort of this nature. And we provide it to more than 1,000 stray, sick, abused and neglected homeless animals every month in over 35 shelters and hundreds of rescue groups, farm and wildlife sanctuaries, or an estimated 24,000 animals annually.

We provide items for dogs, cats, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, horses, and other farm animals and wildlife such as wolves, donkeys.

We collect and distribute recycled or new blankets, comforters, towels, pet beds, toys, food, treats, first aid and grooming supplies, leashes, harnesses, collars, dog igloos, cat trees and any other pet-related items. Studies show, and experts agree, that shelter animals with blankets and comfort items feel safer and more secure, happier, warm and comfortable—all of which increases their chances of being adopted.

To date, we collected over 1,000,000 items valued at over $3 million with 72 drop off locations.

Our unique, signature program engages 70+ businesses as drop-off locations covering 10 California Counties from Kern to San Diego. We also transport comfort care items for animals out-of-state and in Canada and Mexico.

The Humane Society featured Operation Blankets of Love's story and my background before I started my own non profit in their Sheltering Magazine. The article is available online should you wish to read it. The link is

www.animalsheltering.org/resources/magazine/sep_oct_2010/off_leash_blankets_and_beyond.pdf

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Pawsitively yours,
Eileen Smulson
Founder and President
# 818-402-6586

www.operationblanketsoflove.org


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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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