Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society offers suggestions to a California woman whose two cats seem to be suffering from separation anxiety. A call from Virginia reveals an unusual relationship between a dog and a television. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy
Harsh criticism and allegations of turning a blind eye to animal cruelty have put America’s largest association of dog breeders and enthusiasts under the microscope. New York Times reporter Mary Pilon is covering this story and she shares the details. Wayne Pacelle, president and C.EO of the Humane Society, explains why his organization uses undercover operations to expose mistreatment of animals. The segment concludes with BirdNote, our weekly review of avian species. Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James
Dr. Gary Weitzman helps a Maryland woman determine the reason behind her Russian tortoise’s lack of appetite. A dog’s companion in the nation’s capital is looking for ways to curb the canine’s excessive eating habits. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “Baby Elephant Walk” by Quincy Jones
Bob Poole is a celebrated wildlife filmmaker and his sister Joyce is the world’s foremost elephant researcher. Sam Litzinger speaks to both about their National Geographic documentary "War Elephants." Travel expert Andrew Mersmann discusses the various ways to vacation and volunteer to help animals at the same time. After that, it’s The Loh Down on Science with Sandra Loh.
Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of the Washington Humane Society, the nation’s only federally-chartered animal welfare organization, takes us on a tour of its animal care and control facility in D.C. Floridian Jeff Bennett talks about his role as one of 2,400 volunteer aviators working with Pilots N Paws, an animal rescue organization that uses airplanes to transport shelter pets to new homes around the country. The segment concludes with BirdNote, our weekly review of avian species. Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James; “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra; “Come Fly With Me” by Michael Buble’
Dr. Gary Weitzman offers a few suggestions to a man seeking humane ways to remove rats from his residence. A Maryland woman wants alternative methods for treating her cat’s flea infestation because of a lack of success with commercial products. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “Walking The Dog” by Katia & Marielle Labeque