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Talkin' Pets News

December 22, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Superpetonline.com

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media / Production - Bob Page

Special Guests - My dear friend of many years Tippi Hedren, Actress and Founder of Shambala Preserve will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/22/18 at 5pm ET to chat about her Christmas Wish

Ronnie McMullen, President of Ancient Life Oil (CBD) will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/22/18 at 530pm ET to discuss what CBD is and the uses of his products for pets, people and horses

Dani-Elle Kleha Releases a New EP "Runnin' On Dreams" and will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/22/18 at 630pm ET to discuss her new music, pets and give away some CD's

Dr. Thomas Edling from Felisept will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/22/18 at 720pm ET to discuss the uses of Felisept for cats during the holidays and all year round

Heartbroken Family Desperately Seeks To Reverse Decision To Put Their Dog On Death Row After Protecting Yard From Intrusive Neighbor
One CT family is heartbroken over their beloved dog Simon (a mixed breed) who is currently on death row & was sentenced to be euthanized in near future.
Dr. David Young (Simon’s Dad) says in August 2017 a teenage neighbor deliberately cut the fence separating their yards and illegally trespassed (law 22-357) on Young’s yard where Simon was playing. The teenager was brandishing a lacrosse stick in a threatening manner. Simon feeling threatened bit the teenager on the leg.
The Young Family was assured by the Animal Control Officer who came to take Simon away for an evaluation that because he was up to date with all of vaccines and had never harmed anyone he would be shortly reunited with his family after 14 days. Simon,their dog and family member has been locked up for over 9 months.

Dr. David Young wants his family dog "Simon" back that they rescued several years ago. Mr.Young is a resident of Guilford, CT. He is married with 4 kids.Davidis an ER physician. He is a big supporter of adopting animals from shelters
Attorney Richard "The Dog Lawyer" Rosenthal is dedicated to the protection of animals & their legal rights. Richard is committed to representing the interest of these "at risk" pets, companion animals and shelter animals, the proverbial 'underdogs'.Check him out at thedoglawyer.com.  
(Represents David Young & his family dog "Simon")
Attorney Thom Page amassed 25 years of experience representing individuals, non-profits, & animals of all kinds and others in a variety of legal matters. Their cutting-edge litigation on behalf of animals, including our federal lawsuits challenging, on constitutional grounds, town and state governments concerning dogs often held for years in municipal pounds facing a death sentence. Every day dogs are seized and pet owners are forced to defend themselves, their pets and their assets when their dogs are accused of being dangerous or biting and causing injury.(Represents David Young & his family dog "Simon")


Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Author Jennifer Arnold will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/20/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book "Love Is All You Need"

Jason Riccardi CEO of Pura Naturals Pet will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/20/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away his products

Alice De almeida will join Talkin' Pets at 720pm EST to discuss the recent cat adoption and Matilda's recent birthday bash at the Algonquin Hotel NYC


Dogs transported to temporary shelter to receive medical care

Madison, Tenn.—At the request of Metro Animal Care and Control, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today removed 41 dogs from Happy Endings Animal Rescue (HEAR), a self-described no-kill dog rescue eight miles north of Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville Police Department executed a warrant Tuesday morning for the removal of the dogs, and the owner was arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

The seizure is the result of numerous public complaints about conditions at HEAR, which has been operating for 19 years. HEAR’s website states it is “the largest privately run non-profit animal rescue in Nashville”.

The dogs—including Chow, Pit Bull, Shepherd mixes and other medium to large breed dogs—were living in feces and filth inside an overcrowded house and outdoor kennels. One room alone held 22 dogs, with feces covering the floor. The dogs were suffering from medical issues including emaciation, dental disease, and severe hair loss. Some were not spayed or neutered and had no access to food or water.

“What we found here is horrific,” said Kathryn Destreza, Investigations Director for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. “This facility claimed to be a safe place for animals, but the truth is these dogs were suffering greatly, both physically and mentally. Our immediate goal is to get them much-needed medical attention at our temporary shelter.”

“We are glad to have the expertise and experience that the ASPCA brings to this case,” said Rebecca Morris spokesperson for Metro Animal Care and Control “We are pleased that the animals will be receiving the necessary medical care and attention they deserve.”

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team is removing and transporting the dogs to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location, where they will receive medical exams and behavioral assessments. The ASPCA will continue to care for the dogs at the temporary shelter until their custody is determined by the court. They will also provide ongoing legal support until resolution of the criminal case.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Talkin' Pets News


Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Sue Topor

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Ben

Special Guests:

Kim Kavin, Author of "The Dog Merchants" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets on 4/23/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book

Co-Founder of Beco Pets Toby Massey will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/23/16 at 630 pm EST to discuss and give away his new Beco Flyer

New guide offers best practices for police, prosecutors,
animal control, and veterinary professionals

Washington, D.C.–The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services (the COPS Office) has partnered with the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to develop the first-ever toolkit aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies in addressing dogfighting. The resource, a 96-page, illustrated manual, is available free of charge from the Justice Department to law enforcement agencies, investigators, prosecutors, animal control officers, veterinarians and interested community partners.

The Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement is a collection of resources designed to provide local law enforcement agencies and their partners with the necessary tools to deal with dogfighting in their communities. The toolkit includes details of best practices on addressing the issue, along with a quick reference card, a prosecutor’s guide to dogfighting cases, a community action guide, an FAQ for animal shelters and veterinarians, and access to a no-cost, online training course entitled “Combating Dogfighting.”

“Dogfighting is a heinous crime with terrible consequences,” said Bernard Melekian, director of the COPS Office. “This toolkit gives law enforcement an opportunity to develop strategies to address a malicious crime, and provides prosecutors, professionals, and community members guidance on how they can assist in helping put an end to dogfighting.”

“The ASPCA is pleased to jointly launch this comprehensive toolkit with the Department of Justice that will help law enforcement across the country tackle this ruthless crime that has become both an animal welfare and public safety issue,” added Dr. Randall Lockwood, senior vice president of ASPCA Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects. “Dogfighting is often associated with other illegal activity such as drugs and weapons, and we hope our toolkit will help law enforcement and other agencies actively investigate, prosecute and eradicate dogfighting in America.”

Dogfighting is a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, which has challenged law enforcement agencies for nearly 150 years. Coordination of police, prosecutors, animal care and control, veterinary professionals, and others is essential for the successful investigation of dogfighting within any community.

Historically, dogfighting activities have remained underground and participants in this crime were rarely held accountable. Laws addressing dogfighting and animal cruelty in general were usually weak and poorly enforced. In the last decade, however, this trend has begun to change. Once just a misdemeanor, dogfighting can now carry felony penalties in all 50 states. Legislators, law enforcement agencies, and the public have recognized that animal cruelty and dogfighting often include participants and spectators who have been, or will be involved in, other serious crimes.

The COPS Office is a federal agency responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. Since 1995, COPS has awarded over $13 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of approximately 120,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training, technical assistance, conferences, and webcasts. For additional information about the Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement, and to view a list of municipalities that received grants, visit the COPS Office website at www.cops.usdoj.gov.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.