Pet Adoption Program Triggers Seismic Reaction In California
A new dog adoption effort in San Francisco that pairs dogs with formerly homeless residents is making headlines and shaking up the status quo in a city that already has more dogs than children. The program, called WOOF, is run by San Francisco Animal Care and Control, and agency director Rebecca Katz tells Sam Litzinger how it works. Several organizations have voiced opposition to the initiative and among them is People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA’s co-founder and president Ingrid Newkirk talks about why she thinks the San Francisco adoption program is a bad idea. Then, it’s BirdNote and a visit with the sapsucker.
Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James; “Home” – by Pat Metheny