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The Animal Welfare Junction is a podcast developed to bring awareness to different topics in animal welfare. The host, Michelle Gonzalez (Dr. G) is a veterinarian who provides affordable veterinary care in the State of Ohio, and also a Forensic Veterinarian helping with the investigation and prosecution of cases of animal cruelty and neglect. The topics presented are based on the experiences of Dr. G and our guests and include discussions about real cases, humane projects, and legal issues t ...
 
Pat Derby's PAWScasts: the latest updates from the Performing Animal Welfare Society's captive wildlife sanctuaries. Elephants: Maggie's transition from the Anchorage Zoo, Nicholas' bull habitat construction, "Bucks for Bulls" and news of Annie, Becky, Mara, Ruby, Wanda and Lulu. Updates on the bears, tigers, lions, monkeys and all the rest of PAWS' residents. Latest updates from Pat Derby and Ed Stewart regarding wild animals in captivity.
 
A podcast bringing you the latest information to help build stronger relationships with our animal companions, enhance training, assist shelter animals, and address other important issues related to animal welfare and training. If you are like us who love, live, and work with animals, this is the show for you! Please enjoy! Please contact us or find more information at Facebook page "Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training" or email us at caawtcontact@gmail.com
 
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Episode 2 is about the veterinary shortage. This is a problem affecting pet owners everywhere, but has an even greater impact in underserved communities. There is no easy answer, and it will take different stakeholders to find solutions to this problem. Our guests today are: Dan Spehar, Co-Founder of the Together Initiative for Ohio's Community Cat…
 
Episode 1 discusses the importance of providing affordable and accessible care to animals, especially pets living in underserved communities. Our guests are: Myke Davis, Founder and Executive Director of The Animal Health Organization Jenn Thomas, Executive Director of the Ross County Humane Society Dr. Andrea Iglesias, a clinical and community psy…
 
In this episode we introduce you to our host, Michelle González (Dr. G), and we give you an overview of what to expect from our episodes. If you are interested in animal welfare and veterinary forensics, we invite you to join us on our journey as we explore how different disciplines are involved in keeping our animals and our communities safe.…
 
Today, we have a very emotive episode. Our last episode. After 125+ episodes and 2+ years, it’s come time to say goodbye, and take this moment to pause and reflect. Bridget and Sydney share their experiences and learnings on what it has been like being co-hosts of the From Tip to Tail show and what connecting to rescues every week, in a different w…
 
There is a severe stray problem in the Houston area, but there also are amazing people that dedicate their time and lives to help solve it, no matter the effort. In today’s episode, we welcome Laura Forma and Tom Heller, founding board members of ThisIsHouston. A 501c(3) rescue focused on the dogs others would rather euthanize; whether they’re seve…
 
How can we teach our dogs to have mutually enjoyable leisure walks? How can we apply Constructional Approach to achieve our goals on a walk? These are big questions we have been asking ourselves since 2020. In this episode, we will update you on the leash-walking procedure that has been successful with our dog, Chuu, and the dogs of the CAAWT Membe…
 
There is a sad disparity between the amount of attention cats in need get, relative to dogs in need. Fortunately, there are people who love them and are willing to devote their lives to making this world, a better place for them. In today’s episode, we welcome Cynthia Long-Pace, owner and funder of The Sunshine Fund cat rescue, a 501 (c) (3) non-pr…
 
Today, more than ever, sustainability is at the top of everyone’s mind. But what is sustainability? What are the steps our beloved companies are taking to ensure they are making as little impact as possible not only on the environment, but also on their workers, and our furry little friends? In today’s episode, we welcome Christine Mallier. The sus…
 
What if we told you your favorite dog shampoo was responsible for feeding children in Haiti and providing education to young adults in Guatemala? In this touching, eye-opening episode, we talk with James Brandly, Community Engagement Coordinator with Gifts of Love International (GOLI) and former TropiClean Pet Products employee, to hear more about …
 
There’s an uncomfortable truth to let in, and that is that animals we consider food are so much more than what most of us have the opportunity to see. And this is no mistake. Kathy Stevens, founder, and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary joins us today, to share her experience in rescuing and caring for farm animals, what the role of the industr…
 
Is not that people don’t care, is that people don’t know. This is why Cara Achterberg decided to put her storytelling skills into practice to create awareness of the reality of shelters in the south, after her own experience. Cara is the President and CoFounder of Who Will Let the Dogs Out, a 501(c)(3) non-profit and 100% volunteer-run organization…
 
We are all living in a difficult time, where animal intake is over the roof, the housing issue is on the rise, and there’s a severe staff shortage. Now, more than ever, it’s important to find creative and innovative ways to help animals in need. Tori Fugate is the Chief Communications Officer at KC Pet Project, a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organiz…
 
“Then do something about it.” This simple phrase is what inspired Ellen Sirianni to start a foundation, and allowed her to be the change she wished to see in the world. In this very special episode, we talk with the team at One Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help change the lives of Aruba’s street animals by …
 
Our guest today is Katie Riebel, Rescue Partner at Dizzy Dog Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, solely focused on dogs in Texas, dedicated to saving urgent animals from high-risk shelters and providing the care they need until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Katie brakes down the current state of things in Texas while sharing the…
 
We are back to podcasting!! In this episode, we share our recent work with one of the shelter dogs - Barry! Barry, a 9-month-old, 100-pound puppy, was jumping and mouthing all over us to an extreme level. And he needed help to learn how to interact with people to obtain what he wanted, which was attention and interaction from people. You will hear …
 
Today, we have a very special and different episode. Just a few weeks ago, CUDDLY attended the Best Friends National Conference 2022, in North Carolina. It’s been virtual for the last couple of years, so it was an amazing opportunity to finally be able to meet in person. Since we know not everyone was able to be present, we decided to bring on the …
 
Rescue can look very different from state to state, but internationally, it can be something else entirely. Razane Khatib, President and Founder of Alyarz Pet Club Association, joins us today to share how APC got started in one of the world’s darkest times and became the first Lebanon rescue to work with CUDDLY, while taking a look at the reality o…
 
Our guest today is Meagan Licari, president of Puppy Kitty New York City. A 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, that focuses its efforts on injured, sick, or homeless cats and kittens on the streets of NYC, that has saved thousands of animals since its start in 2014. Meagan jumps on board to talk about what rescue has looked like over the last coupl…
 
It’s rare to get the opportunity to talk to a rescue that has been in direct path of war and destruction and that’s why we are so honored to have Charlotte Maxwell-Jones today, to talk about her experiences over the past year, in Kabul, running the only emergency clinic in the country, and the realities that her rescue faces every day. Charlotte is…
 
Our guest today is Danielle Zuck, Development and Marketing Director at Dorchester Paws, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in Dorchester County, South Carolina. She joins us to reflect on the evolution of animal welfare over the decades, as well as the steps they are taking forward to better their community and help more a…
 
Today, we have a very special episode, with Amy Peterson. Senior Fundraising Consultant at CUDDLY, and Bridget and Sydney’s good friend. In this episode, Amy shares her experience in animal rescue and fundraising, while also giving her views on programs like the FFA. She also talks about her background, the lesson’s she’s learned, and how CUDDLY ha…
 
It can be hard work to remain committed to saving animals because it can be really sad, stressful, and unpredictable. The truth is, we can’t save animals if we don’t take care of each other first. Malory Skaugen, Co-Founder and working board member of The Happy Pet Project, joins us for the second time to talk about compassion fatigue, the importan…
 
How do the fashion industry and rescue relate to each other? Be ready to find out! Today we are joined by Emily Dyson, President and Founder of Waldo’s Rescue Pen, and her Director of Operations, Jennifer Nevin, to discuss best practices, adoption, social marketing, and cultivating long-term supporters while having started their journey just a few …
 
In this episode, we share Sammy's journey of finding his forever home. Sammy was a dog that loved people. However, he was engaging in behaviors that prevented him from getting adopted. He would excessively jump inside his enclosure and when interacting with people. But all he wanted was affection from people. So, we used Constructional Affection to…
 
There is a belief that dogs are the ones in need of behavioral training. The truth is, it is for them just as much as it is for us. And this is fundamental. Terah Gisolo joins us today to talk about how training really works, by sharing with us her two decades of experience in animal welfare doing everything from fostering and networking, to shelte…
 
The streets of Honduras are filled with anonymous dogs waiting for someone to notice them and find out their names. Diana Gutierrez has made this her mission. Diana is the founder and president of Fundación Perros Sin Nombre. She joins us today to talk about how she started from the simple, yet powerful idea of tackling the starvation issue with an…
 
Elizabeth & Tim McVicker, presidents of Shadow Husky Rescue, join us today to talk about their experiences, their knowledge about the breed, and how they were brought together by their passion for huskies, which paved the way for the rescue. Shadow Husky Rescue’s mission is to rescue huskies that are displaced, unwanted, abused, lost, abandoned, or…
 
There is a group of people who dedicate themselves to caring for neonatal and special care baby kittens; the ones shelters cannot hold overnight and the ones other rescues don't want because their care is too extensive or expensive. Caroline Grace, Founder and Director of Baby Kitten Rescue, is one of these people, and today, she will be sharing he…
 
In this episode, we explore the application of Constructional Affection to other species, such as equines, tortoises, birds, etc! To get us started, Sean and Maasa are discussing the conjugate reinforcement schedule and several questions to consider: When is it ideal to use Constructional Affection? How can we program our affection as a reinforcer?…
 
Today we are joined by Markelle Pineda, founder, and president of SAFE Rescue Team. A California-based, volunteer-powered non-profit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. At SAFE, they work very hard to educate communities about responsible pet parenting so th…
 
What is it like caring for special needs, neonatal, or abused animals? What would you do if you found a soul with a rare condition and didn’t know who to ask for help? How could social media help with this? Today, Co-Founder Megan Mannarelli-Martin joins us to talk about Rafiki’s Rescue, an Orange County, 501(c)3 non-profit, that works to rehabilit…
 
There is an animal nation, and that is a nation that has no borders, for every animal life counts. Crystal Carson, co-founder and executive director of Rescuers Without Borders, joins us today to share the amazing story behind her rescue, the desperate situation in Turkey that inspired her, and what she’s learned along the way by helping over 850 d…
 
Thousands of adoptable dogs are killed in the United States. Many of the dogs rescued by Hounds in Pounds are cases that no one else will take. Cat Suzuki, Director and Founder of Hounds in Pounds, joins us today to talk about the animal welfare situation within Georgia and New Jersey and what we can do about it. HIP has a multi-faceted approach to…
 
We have been going to our local animal shelter and working with their dogs for a while now! So, we wanted to share stories of three dogs that we got to work with: Ryder, Carmel, and Shelby. You will hear how the Constructional Approach helped them learn desirable behaviors to ask for and receive our interaction and affection, which is critical for …
 
Today we are joined by Dr. Aaron Tabor, Founder and President of No Baby Blisters, to discuss his efforts to help children, grandparents, and pets from around the world, his inspiration behind his organization, the negative effects of social censorship, and creating awareness for real change. No Baby Blisters is a recognized IRS 501(c)(3) non-profi…
 
Brazil has the second-largest stray population in the world. The country’s socio-economic and political factors have made addressing the stray problem a challenge. Tatiana Brunette, Founder of United Animal Rescue, joins us today to talk about the animal welfare situation in Brazil and what we can do about it. United Animal Rescue is a group of ani…
 
Approximately 6.3 million pets end up in shelters each year in the United States. Grace Kay, Founder and President of Their Lives Matter, joins us today to discuss how Their Lives Matter is helping to tackle the problem. Their Lives Matter is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted animals through adoption and fost…
 
In celebration of our 100th episode, From Tip to Tail is featuring a very special guest – CUDDLY’s own CEO, John Hussey. What started as an idea and a desire to support the animal rescue community has blossomed into CUDDLY, the only crowdfunding platform designed specifically for animal welfare organizations worldwide. CUDDLY proudly supports hundr…
 
In part 2 of our interview with Dr. Susan Friedman, we have a thought-provoking discussion about the contributions, similarities, and differences the Constructional Approach has with other approaches to training and other behavior analytic approaches. Please enjoy as we explore this approach from its philosophic implication to its influence on real…
 
Niccalina Santilli, co-founder of Tiny N Tall rescue, joins us today to discuss how rescue differs for small and giant dog breeds, the importance of education, and how having a kind, non-judgemental approach to rescue has helped Tiny N Tall thrive. Tiny N Tall Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non for profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to pr…
 
Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the US, but few understand their emotional needs and how to care for them. Suzanne Greif, director of River Road Rabbit Rescue, joins us today to discuss how to best care for these animals and what you need to know before adopting one. River Road Rabbit Rescue is a nonprofit organization in Ohio that strive…
 
Taking animals off the street and trying to save lives isn’t always a priority in rural areas of the United States. Seeing so many homeless cats in her area pushed Angela to do something about it. Angela Clay, executive director of Paws for a Cause Cat Rescue, joins us today to share her experience and lessons learned from the field. Paws for a Cau…
 
Running an animal rescue efficiently is not easy. Responding to thousands of adoption applications, catering to the needs of different demographics, and making sure animals are healthy and happy are just a few of the many challenges rescues face. Eve Bañuelos, president and founder of Pups Without Borders, joins us today to discuss the mindset her …
 
Happy New Year, everyone! We are kicking off our first episode of 2022 with an interview with Dr. Susan Friedman! In this first part of two episodes, Dr. Friedman describes her passion for behavior analysis, the contingencies that motivate people to continue learning and growing in this field, and the importance of adopting this animal training phi…
 
Every year natural disasters impact human and animal lives around the globe. Although they are inevitable, how we respond can make all the difference. Mike Merrill, founder and executive director of Florida Urgent Rescue, joins us today to share his rescue and disaster relief experience. Mike discusses how to properly prepare for natural disasters,…
 
Losing a pet is the worst nightmare for every pet owner. Reconnecting these lost animals with their owners is not an easy task, especially if the animal is not microchipped. Susan Taney, Director of Lost Dogs Illinois, joins us today to discuss the evolution of animal welfare and the importance of microchipping our pets. Lost Dogs Illinois is a non…
 
Homeless cats living outside are subject to many risks including viral diseases, traffic, and predators. Ralph Carbone decided he wanted to give these at-risk animals a second chance. Ralph Carbone, Director of Feline Lifeline, joins us today to share his decades of experience and to communicate how important felines are to our society. Feline Life…
 
In today’s fast-paced world, our attention spans are shorter than ever. Trying to compete in the marketplace of attention is daunting, leaving many rescues feeling unheard. Amy Hofer, Founder and President of A Pathway to Hope, joins us today to discuss the critical role narrative writing plays in the success of their fundraisers. A Pathway to Hope…
 
2021 is almost ending, and 2022 is at the corner! We are sure that you are starting to set goals and things you want to do in 2022! In this episode, we reflected on the goals we set for 2021, what we did to achieve our goals, and we also talked about our goals for 2022! We are looking forward to continuing learning and exploring the Constructional …
 
Stray overpopulation in Texas is a huge challenge. Looking at the state of animal welfare in Texas, Patti Dawson and her team knew they had to do something. Dallas DogRRR supplies food, shelter, rehabilitation, and medical care for animals in need. Their mission remains focused on saving those facing the greatest odds. Patti Dawson, President of Da…
 
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