Episode #38: Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation
All For Animals checks in with Dr. Joshua Louis Lachowicz, a Veterinary Oncologist at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in New York City, who co-founded the Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation to spread awareness about cancer treatment for animals and offer grants to assist pet parents who can't afford cancer care for their animal. Dr. Joshua is also a singer/songwriter who uses his talents to raise money for the foundation. Check out the video for some of his music, which is available on iTunes.
Episode #37 - Remember Me ThursdayAll For Animals attended Remember Me Thursday, a nationwide candlelighting ceremony spearheaded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California to remember those pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home, to honor the shelter animals that have been saved and to encourage people around the country to adopt. The New York City event was held at Bideawee, a no-kill shelter, and participating organization with the Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals.
Episode 36: Maddie's Pet Adoption DaysAll For Animals host Susan Richard checks out Maddie's Pet Adoption Days "Adoptapalooza" mega event in Union Square presented by the Mayor's Alliance For New York City's Animals. More than 1,500 shelter animals were adopted as part of a weekend of events in which adoption fees were waived, with the generous Maddie's Fund footing the bill, paying well above the normal fees to rescue organizations (as much as $2,000 for older and special needs pets). Also in this video, Juno, a cat found pregnant and wandering the streets of Brooklyn, who was rescued by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, and whose kittens (along with an orphan) were filmed as part of the Animal Planet program "Too Cute".
Episode #34: Architects For Animals
All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out the 3rd Annual Architects For Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser to benefit NYC Feral Cat Initiative. Top New York architects build creative yet functional outdoor cat shelters as part of a friendly competition after which the shelters are donated and placed around the five boroughs to help community cats brave the harsh winter weather.
Episode #32: Pre-Westminster Party Benefits NYC Shelter Animals
All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out the Pre-Westminster Party and Dog Fashion Show which raised money for Animal Care & Control of New York City, the largest animal rescue organization in the northeast. Sponsored in part by Cesar's Way Magazine, and featuring a Venetian Masquerade theme by Ada Nieves, this event featured doggie weddings and canine supermodels strutting their stuff on the catwalk! Celebrities included Prince Lorenzo Borghese whose company Royal Pet Club supports animal rescue and Karen Biehl of the reality show "Doggie Moms".
Episode 31: Holiday Pet Safety Tips
All For Animals Host Susan Richard gets tips from ASPCA Veterinarian Dr. Emily Pointer on keeping your pet safe during the holiday season.
Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet. Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs. Call the ASPCA Poison Prevention Hotline if you think your pet has ingested something dangerous: 1-888-426-4435.
Episode 30: Best Friends "Strut Your Mutt"
All For Animals Host Susan Richard checks out Best Friends Animal Society's 2011 "Strutt Your Mutt" at Manhattan's Pier 84. Celebrities included Victoria Stilwell of "It's Me Or The Dog", Todd Newton, host of "Family Game Night" and actress Rachelle Lefevre of "A Gifted Man".
Episode 29: Meet The New Algonquin Cat!"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks out the grand debut of Matilda III, the new "Algonquin Cat". Meet this purebred "Ragdoll", who was left abandoned at the North Shore Animal League and is now living the good life as the mascot for the legendary Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan. Learn the history of the Algonquin Cat, and check out Matilda's "celebutante ball", which featured adoptables from North Shore, show cats from the Westchester Cat Show, and a special appearance by Grammy Award winning singer Mya!
Episode 28: Kitten Season!
All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on "kitten season" in New York City, the time of year when Animal Care & Control and the many private rescue groups become inundated with litters of kittens both from unspayed housepets and the offspring of strays and feral cats living on the streets of the city. In this episode, you'll learn how you can help from both ACC and NYC Feral Cat Initiative, which offers workshops on bottle feeding, socializing feral kittens and TNR (trap-neuter-return). Special thanks to Pets NYC at 594 9th Avenue in Manhattan for supporting animal rescue and for allowing All For Animals to film at their shop.
Please note: It is not advisable to attempt to bottle feed newborn kittens without receiving professional instruction. Please contact NYC Feral Cat Initiative or your local Veterinarian or animal rescue organization to insure adequate care for these fragile animals.
Episode 27: The Bunny Episode!!
All For Animals host Susan Richard gives you a 'starter kit' of information for those thinking about bringing a rabbit into your home. Video features Cindy Stutts of Rabbit Rescue & Rehab discussing basic rabbit care and Julie Bank, Executive Director, Animal Care & Control of New York who reminds us to adopt - don't shop - for a pet!
Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet. Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.
Episode 26: Pet Food PantriesAll For Animals host Susan Richard checks out two New York based organizations helping struggling pet owners from having to give up their pets because they can't afford even the basics, such as food. Meet the concerned New Yorkers behind the Animal Relief Fund and the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry.
Episode 25: Handicats (and dogs) - Your Purrfect Pet!
All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on adopting a special needs pet from Gwen Cooper, cat mommy to Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and author of "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale" and the "Handicats" comic book. AFA also checks in with The Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to see how this important program is giving animals that would otherwise be euthanized at the city shelter a second chance.
Episode 24: Forever Home For The Holidays 2010
All For Animals host Susan Richard served as MC for "Whiskers In Wonderland", the biggest cat and rabbit adoption event in New York of the 2010 holiday season, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Best Friends Animal Society. More than 125 cats, 7 rabbits and one snake (yup, a rescued snake from Sean Casey Animal Rescue) found forever homes over the two day event, including 40 of 45 cats from Animal Care & Control (the remaining five all hitched a ride back to the ASPCA where they are no longer in danger of being put down, and will stay until they get adopted!).
Other featured rescue groups include The Urban Cat League, Posh Pets Rescue and Rabbit Rescue & Rehab of NY. Interviews also include Best Friends Celebrity Ambassador, Actor Kevin Conway and Cat Fanciers Association Vice President and All-Breed Judge Joan Miller.
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