Jon Patch

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...

Calling all VIP's (Very Important Pooches): New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is the place to stay for the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

(New York City, NY)—
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is once again offering exclusive Five-Paw service and pulling out all the stops to cater to canine hopefuls participating in the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The services offered are unmatched by any other hotel for Westminster in terms of both quantity of services and scale of floor space dedicated to the breeds. The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on February 10th and 11th, 2014 at Madison Square Garden directly across from the hotel.

As one of the three Gold Partner Hotel’s, the Westminster Kennel Club is providing complimentary shuttle buses to transport exhibitors and spectators directly from New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania to Piers 92/94 throughout each day, where the Breed judging and benching will take place. The Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and important Best In Show will still be held at Madison Square Garden.

“Every year we look forward to hosting our VIP’s for the annual Dog Show,” said Jim Flynn, General Manager and All Dogs’ Best Friend at the Hotel. “Given our ideal Westminster location, unbeatable rates and exclusive canine amenities, participants know we are the perfect place to stay year-after-year.”

No one does it better than New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania! From ‘pup’tual wedding ceremonies to hosting an annual Pet Fashion Show, the recipient of the Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year award always goes the extra mile. The list of exclusive amenities grows each year and New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is outdoing itself again by adding agility equipment for Westminster hopefuls. This recent addition will cater to canines entering Westminster’s newest event, the Masters Agility Championship.

To prepare for this special occasion, the property is planning to set up a variety of onsite daily events and amenities to coincide with the Show exclusively for guests, including:

- Direct shuttle bus service for Dog Show exhibitors and spectators from the Hotel to Piers 92/94 each day (compliments of Westminster).
- Exclusive welcome package for Westminster guests.
- Hosting the largest in-door doggie spa in all of New York, the 1st In-Line, Inc. sponsored Green Room Salon, Spa and Canine Gym offers a variety of amenities for Show participants: bathing and grooming parlors, exercise fitness area, agility equipment, animal massage, animal acupuncture, walking area with his and hers relieving area.
- A live Westminster Kennel Club broadcast satellite feed from the Hotel’s Lobby on the morning of February 7th.
- Hosting the 2014 New York Pet Fashion Show Presents “The Crown Jewels of Fashion and Rescue” taking place on February 7th; starting at 7 pm EST.
- Hosting a live three-hour radio broadcast of the popular pet show Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch on February 8th from 5 pm to 8 pm EST.
- Hosting the Dog Writers Association of America Annual Awards Banquet on February 9th.
- Our exclusive on-site Doggie Concierge will be working hard to attend to all canine requirements (such as ‘pup’arazzi interviews and hotel tours) related to the Westminster Dog Show.
- The Paw Mall, located at the Dog S’paw’, will feature all the latest accessories and gifts for both owners and pets to enjoy, from jewelry to pet clothing.
…and so much more! Visit for full details.

New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is offering unbeatable room rates for Westminster guests with dogs and those without dogs. To stay at the host hotel where all the Westminster Dog Show action happens, contact 212-736-5000 (locally) or 800-223-8585 (toll-free) or visit today.

Westminster is the oldest, continuous sporting event in America, with the exception of the Kentucky Derby.  The Dog Show is the most prestigious of National Dog Shows and has been held every year despite power shortages, hazardous weather conditions, economic depressions and World Wars.

About New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
Since 1919, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to millions of visitors to Manhattan, more than any other hotel in the world. The hotel is one of only two hotels in Manhattan to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies superior energy performance and efficiency. With 1,700 rooms and over 90,000 square feet of function and adjacent exhibit space, the hotel’s location on 7th Avenue at 33rd Street is conveniently located to the Midtown business district and within walking distance to many of Manhattan’s famed tourist attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District and the Empire State Building. Directly across from Penn Station and with most major subway lines within one block makes getting to and around Manhattan exceptionally easy. Reservations can be made on-line at or by calling 212-736-5000 or toll-free at 800-223-8585. The World’s Most Popular Hotel is a registered trademark of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

News Release
For Immediate Release

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Continued Funding for Research into Health Implications of Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 30, 2014) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability to joint disorders and risks of various cancers after early or late spay/neuter.

Last year, Dr. Hart and a team of researchers published their phase one findings, “Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers,” also funded by CHF, in the prominent, open access journal PLOS One, suggesting that veterinarians should be more cautious about the age at which they spay and neuter in order to protect the overall health of dogs. Currently, most dogs in the United States are spayed or neutered prior to maturity. Dr. Hart’s first phase of research looked at incidence of cancer diagnoses and joint problems in one breed -- Golden Retrievers -- by neuter status: early (before 12 months old), late (12 months or older), and intact. Consistent with previous studies on the topic, the results showed increased likelihood of hemangiosarcoma, lymphoma, mast cell tumors, and canine cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in neutered dogs.

Phase two of Dr. Hart’s research will include: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd Dogs and Dachshunds. Rottweilers, Chihuahuas, Standard Poodles and Miniature Poodles will be included if resources and patient data are available. The expectation is that by the inclusion of multiple breeds in phase two, Dr. Hart will be able to develop a generalized understanding of the impact of early spay and neuter on disease risk in dogs. This in turn will enable veterinarians and breeders to make data-driven recommendations regarding timing of spay/neuter procedures to reduce the risk of development of multiple devastating diseases.

“Dr. Hart’s landmark study was the first to provide evidence for when to spay or neuter dogs,” said Dr. Shila Nordone, Chief Scientific Officer for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. “We are pleased to help fund Dr. Hart’s work and we hope that the additional findings through phase two will assist the veterinary community as they assess recommendations on when to spay or neuter and how the timing of these procedures may impact the health of dogs.”

According to Nordone, “We believe that the impact of Dr. Hart’s research will be immediate and broad. CCL, for example, is a disease that is painful, debilitating, and costs dog owners $1 billion annually to treat. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is committed to funding research, like Dr. Hart’s study, that can lead to evidence-based health recommendations. Armed with prudent guidelines for when to spay and neuter dogs we will have a significant impact on the quality of life for dogs.”

CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at for more information about the Foundation. Like CHF on Facebook, follow CHF on Twitter @CanineHealthFnd, or connect with CHF on LinkedIn.

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About CHF

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF’s mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), dog clubs, and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $40 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at for more information.

News Release
For Immediate Release

AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator 

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 14, 2014) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, bases their evaluation on sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

According to Charity Navigator, only a quarter of the charities it evaluates have received its highest 4-star rating. Since its first review 12 years ago, CHF has received the 4-star rating eight different times.

Since 1995, CHF has funded over $40 million for research and educational programs to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. With the support of its donors, CHF has funded research that has led to improved diagnosis of canine diseases, development of more effective treatments, and the identification of disease prevention strategies. In 2013 CHF launched two major initiatives to fight gastric dilatation (GDV or bloat) and canine cancer, in addition to advancing research on more than a dozen other conditions that affect the lives of all dogs.

“We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said Terry T. Warren, CHF CEO and General Counsel. “This distinction reflects our accountability to all our constituencies and our commitment to our mission: helping all dogs live longer, healthier lives.”

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have all profiled Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Receiving four stars indicates the charity has demonstrated sound fiscal management and accountability, a commitment to openness, and shows long-term financial health.  CHF is pleased to have earned an overall rating of 60.74 on a scale of 0 – 70.

To learn more about CHF and its commitment to the health of all dogs, visit To see the AKC Canine Health Foundation rating visit Charity Navigator.

CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at for more information about the Foundation. Like CHF on Facebook, follow CHF on Twitter @CanineHealthFnd, or connect with CHF on LinkedIn.

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About CHF
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF’s mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), dog clubs and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $40 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at for more information.


"Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash dubbed the" Pet Laureate of our Times."

From coast to coast, from celebrities to casting directors, from in front of the camera to behind the scenes, the "movers and shakers" in the industry know to contact BASH DIBRA, author, pet expert and celebrity trainer-to-the-stars, who is fast becoming the "PET LAUREATE OF OUR TIMES!" proclaims the prestigious Yearbook of Experts, the in-house industry "Bible" of the media.

Bash is an animal behaviorist, author of 6 best-selling books and a video on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in both the pet and entertainment industry, and the soon-to-be-published "STARPET: How to Make Your Pet A Star." He sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets, as well as any pet owner who comes to him for help.

Bash has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Inside Edition, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show and CNN, promoting responsible pet ownership. He works tirelessly for animal welfare, promoting animals in service to mankind, and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the New York State Humane Association Award, the New York City Veterinary Medical Association�s Unsung Hero Award, American Sociiety for Protection of Animals and the North Shore Animal League�s Legendary Bond Award.

At the age of three, Bash and his parents fled from their native country of Albania to Yugoslavia. They ended up in a refugee camp where Bash had his first introduction to the forerunner of dogs, the wolf. Used to guard the prisoners and supposedly frighten them, Bash soon out-foxed the wolves and had them eating out of his hands much to the chagrin of the prison guards. From that time on Bash knew what his life career would be � working with animals.

Bash�s own pets are celebrities in their own right, having been featured in motion pictures, tv commercials and ads.

For further information, visit his website at,

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Bash Dibra pet expert from Fieldston Pets  wants you to know..that pets are members of the family....

Pet Power .............        " Behind every  leash there is a Voter "

Statistics from a recent  Pet Industry survey confirm the nations' collective anthropomorphization of our pets: •61 percent of women tell their dog about their problems.
•31 percent of women feel their dog is a better listener than their partner.
•24 percent of men use their dog to talk to a good-looking stranger in the park.
•14 percent of men say their dog showed them more affection than their loved ones.

Bash Dibra is a dog trainer extraordinaire, and animal beharovist.  Here's some accolades from his fans.

"Bash Dibra leads us through various and very often complex parts of the human-canine relationship and shows us not only how it can work, but how we can make it work."
-Roger Caras, Past President, ASPCA

"He doesn't train your dog; he trains you to train your dog by thinking like a dog."
-In Style

"Bash Dibra has such a cult following among Manhattan pet owners that he is known simply as Bash, like a rock star.... To clients like Alec Baldwin, he's 'top dog' among personal pet trainers."
-The New York Times

"High profile folks like Mariah Carey and Henry Kissinger rely on Bash, the trainer who can turn the most problematic pooch into a model canine."

"Anyone who can teach Spike anything should be sainted."
-Joan Rivers

"I think Bash Dibra was raised by wolves."
-Nancy Friday

"Bash Dibra is recognized as an authority and deservedly so."
-William J. Kay, DVM, Past President, Animal Medical Center

"There's nobody quite like Bash when it comes to dogs! Within a few weeks my two Bichons were behaving perfectly and trotting happily on their leashes."
-Barbara Taylor Bradford

"Bash not only trains dogs, but truly loves them. And they love him too."
-Sarah Jessica Parker

"Bash did a great job in training Sally, our Border Collie, and in return, she absolutely adores him. That, to me, seems like the best endorsement of his training philosophy."
-Matthew Broderick


Westminster KC on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 to see Agility and All-breed Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club will add to its incomparable legacy in the sport of dogs when it stages The Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday 8, 2014 at Pier 94 in New York City between the hours of 11AM and 10PM ..

Dogs and their handlers excitedly attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more in a timed competition in the fastest-growing dog sport in the country. The Mixed Breed category is especially significant, bringing non-purebred dogs to a Westminster event for the first time since the very earliest days of its show.

Canine Court, America���s first pet playground is the perfect place for the competing dogs and their handlers to practice prior to the Feb. 8th agility show. Located in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, it is a living symbol of Fieldston Pets belief in giving back to the Community. America���s very first pet playground, is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastime that includes an agi lity course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt���s rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.

The Friends of Canine Court and Bash Dibra are pleased to announce that Canine Court, located in Van Cortlandt Park, Riverdale,The Bronx, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on April 14th, 2014. Since that time thousands of dogs have brought their owners to the 15,000 square foot fenced in playground to frolic on the obstacle/agility course with hurdles, hoops, see-saws, slides, tunnels, crawl spaces and self-contained "free play" area. And, they would be pleased to include the Westchester competing dogs and their handlers to this list.

Canine Court's celebrity status as the World's First Dog Playground has garnered world-wide attention, attracting visitors from all across the U.S. as well as the globe-inspiring many to follow in Canine Court's historic paw prints and to replicate both the playground and it's commitment to responsible pet ownership in their own communities.

With it's creator, Celebrity Pet Laureate and Dog Trainer-to-the-Stars, Bash Dibra, at the helm, Canine Court has provided New York City with a "paws on" fun-filled venue to promote responsible pet-ownership in conjunction with city-wide pet-related issues, events and charities that enhance the community and educate the importance and value of the human\companion-animal bond.

Canine Court���s 15th anniversary will be celebrated at the upcoming ���Fitness With Fido��� event at Canine Court in May. It is  is also in the process of being renovated and would welcome your donations. Bash Dibra invites dog handlers and their pets to come to Canine Court to attend this 15th year celebration.

We have created the ���Story of Canine Court.��� on YouTube that can be accessed at:

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:57

Adam Roberts Named CEO of Born Free USA

Washington D.C., February 3, 2014 -- Adam Roberts has been named CEO of Born Free USA today. The announcement was made by Will Travers, departing CEO of Born Free USA, and Prashant K. Khetan, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Travers will remain on the organization’s Board of Directors and remain an active consultant.

According to Khetan, “It was a unanimous board decision to name Adam CEO, further enabling his strong leadership and depth of knowledge to benefit Born Free USA and the animals we serve.  His determined and passionate voice in wildlife conservation and animal protection makes a huge difference and we know he will continue his mission – and that of the organization – to do everything in his power to keep wildlife in the wild.”

Roberts has been Executive Vice President of Born Free USA since helping found the organization in 2002 to bring the UK-based Born Free Foundation's message of compassionate conservation to the American public. The Foundation was established in 1984 by Will Travers and his parents Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free.  Over the past decade Roberts has elevated the strength, force and significance of Born Free USA to become a recognized and impactful leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

According to Travers, “Adam’s contribution to Born Free has been above and beyond anything we could have imagined when we decided to launch Born Free USA – starting as a volunteer, then a one-man operation with a laptop, and now a powerhouse with impacts across America and throughout the world.  He is a brilliant voice to create change when it matters most and I could not be more confident in his abilities and proud to name him CEO.”

Roberts has over two decades of experience campaigning on international wildlife trade issues including the trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn, tiger bone, and bear gallbladders. He has campaigned to list the African lion as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to stop the trade in primates as “pets.”

In addition to his work at Born Free USA, he serves on the board of directors of the Species Survival Network where he chairs their press and financial committees, the bear working group, and the animals in captivity working group.  SSN is dedicated to ensuring that the international wildlife trade does not cause overexploitation of animals and plants, and includes nearly 100 member organizations from more than 30 countries.  He is also a founding member of the board and current chairman of the board of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing species-specific humane standards of care for animals held in animal sanctuaries, and accrediting facilities globally based on these standards.

In 2003, Roberts founded The $10 Club, a charity to fund poverty alleviation projects in developing countries. He runs the organization singlehandedly and as a volunteer. To date, the organization has supported work in more than 50 countries and has given out in excess of a quarter of a million dollars in grant awards. He began his animal protection career in Washington, DC in 1991 after graduating from Vassar College.

Roberts has written and presented over 50 articles for medical, legal, scientific, and advocacy organization publications around the world.  He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on issues concerning captive wild animals, compassionate conservation and the protection of animals. He is interviewed regularly by the international media about animal welfare and wildlife conservation issues.

He resides in Washington D.C. with his wife Stephanie, daughter Mia, two dogs and five cats.

Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at,, and

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:42

The Adventures of Champion the Wonder Horse

Film Chest Media Group Proudly Presents
The Adventures of Champion the
Wonder Horse: The Complete Series

Our Story

Hi, I’m Sarah, the founder and CEO of

My passion in life has always been to help animals and prevent their suffering. I wasn’t passionate about solving one issue or helping one particular species. I wanted to help all animals on a grand scale, by doing something that could move the needle in the right direction for animals everywhere.

I began my career as an attorney in the UK, with the hope that I could impact animal welfare through the law. I realized however that the law was not enough - I wanted to do something more proactive that would help animals right now. Upon moving to the U.S in 2008 (my husband Scott is Colorado born and bred), I began working as the Program Officer for the Animal Assistance Foundation, one of the largest foundations exclusively funding animal welfare initiatives in America. For three and a half years I oversaw the charitable distribution of $1.2 million annually. $1.2 million sounds like a lot of money, but it was a drop in the bucket. I saw hard working non-profits doing fantastic work to help animals every day but they all needed access to more resources.

When I began learning about websites like and, a friend and I asked the obvious question - why is there no website like this for animal welfare and wildlife conservation? And so Love Animals was born. After months of research and hard work we incorporated a non-profit in January 2012 and help our first board meeting. Next came more hard work – convincing the world that we needed AND the money to get it off the ground. We were joined by many people who helped us raise enough to build the website and organization. In August 2012 software development began. The rest is…well…you’re on our website so you can see the rest! was launched in Spring 2013. Check out our launch press release.

Through Love Animals I can fulfill my personal life's mission to have real impact to improve the lives of animals everywhere. Please consider joining me in this mission - follow our progress as we launch this new non-profit, tell your friends about and please consider making a donation to help us grow.

Thank you

Love Animals Culture and Values
1.We care about change and always work to make the world better
2.We want to excel in our field. We have pride in our work and always strive to be the best
3.We consider our people to be our greatest resource
4.We value what our people have to say and we listen when they speak
5.We trust that our people are honest and always do their best
6.We do our best work in a fun and relaxed environment, where creativity and innovation flourish
7.We are always respectful and respected in our interactions
8.We provide impeccable service to the non-profits and donors we serve
9.We Love Animals
10.We know you Love Animals

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Friday, 31 January 2014 18:12


Film Chest Proudly Presents

Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:17

That Awkward Moment

Focus Features, Treehouse Pictures, Aversano Films, What If It Barks Films and Ninja Runnin’ Wild Productions present a 94 minute, R rated, romantic comedy, directed and written by Tom Gormican with a theater release date of January 31, 2014.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:14

Labor Day

Paramount Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Mr. Mudd and Right of Way films present a 111 minute, PG-13, drama, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, direction and screenplay by Jason Reitman with a theater release date of January 31, 2014.

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