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November 6-12th is 2011 National Animal Shelter (and Rescue!) Appreciation Week Featured

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The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, wants to remind pet media that next week is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, and encourages you to help us get the word out to the pet-loving public to support their local shelters and rescues. Next week, you'll receive a the full press release for the event, but here's an abbreviated version that should provide enough information for early coverage. You can also find more information about the Week here: humanesociety.org/sheltersrock. 

Approximately 3,500 animal shelters across the United States serve the estimated 6-8 million homeless animals who need refuge each year, and many more animals find themselves in need of the services provided by local rescue groups.
 
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is a perfect opportunity for community members to become acquainted with their local shelters and rescues to help homeless pets, and this year, The HSUS teamed up with the PBS KIDS’ television series “Martha Speaks” to provide resources and information about supporting animal shelters, understanding and caring for pets, and responsible pet adoption.
 
Here are a few ways everyone can get involved to help save the homeless pets that shelters serve:
 
  1. Adopt a pet. Find your next pet online at theshelterpetproject.org,
  2. Promote pet adoption. Become a fan of the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook at facebook.com/shelterpetproject.
  3. Volunteer.  Helping animals at a shelter or rescue organization can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Look on local groups’ websites for opportunities or visit VolunteerMatch.org.
  4. Donate funds or supplies. Shelters and rescues are often in need of towels, toys, and other supplies for the animals – and collect needed items from family, friends, and colleagues.
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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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