May 14, 2005

Animal People Watchdog
with Editor Merritt Clifton,
Pit Bull Ban
This time round Merritt talks with Animal Radio about the banning of Pit Bulls just announced in Denver, Colorado - one of our country's most animal-friendly areas. You might be surprised at Merritt's always controversial stance.

Richard Lotz K9 Top Coat
Summer is coming and the evenings may seem perfect for cycling with your dog, but it may not be the safest time to be on the street. When drivers cannot see you in the dark, you and your dog are at risk. Reflective leashes and collars help increase canine visibility, as do reflective vests for the human half of the team. To make outdoor activity safer, K9 Top Coat has come out with a stylish dog vest in bright safety-orange Lycra with reflective strips.

Allen Salzberg - Herpetology Diplomas
Is your child, or someone else you know, a fan of reptiles and amphibians? Now they can instantly be declared a Master of Turtles, Sea Turtles, Snakes, Frogs, Iguanas or Virtually Any Other Reptile or Amphibian. To qualify, all you have to do is order the diploma of their choice. Get the gift that herpers want most. But that's not all, listen in to find fascinating facts about reptiles and amphibians.

Arne Svenson
Mrs. Ballard's Parrots
In the late 1960s, Long Island housewife Alba Ballard decided to sew a little outfit for one of her many pet parrots. Soon she began staging elaborate productions, casting her lavishly costumed birds in scenes from popular movies, TV shows, and historical events-all preserved in photographs. One minute, parrots were tiny, winged incarnations of such luminaries as Sonny and Cher and General George Patton; another, yellow and green macaws in leather jackets rode on miniature motorcycles reenacting scenes from Easy Rider. In 1992 a small collection of her photographs turned up in the Swiss home of Elizabeth Taylor.

Mary Daniels - T.R.A.I.N.
Transporting & Rescuing Animals In Need

T.R.A.I.N. focuses on helping shelter or endangered animals in Kentucky and surrounding states by transporting them to adoptive homes and rescues. In an average month, members help save 50-60 animals that would otherwise face certain death in kill shelters. T.R.A.I.N. is always looking for new members to help in their efforts. Listen to find out how you can help T.R.A.I.N. or become a volunteer in your own state.

$45,480.12 Awarded in Cat's Death
Paula Roemer
-Y ofi's Guardian | Adam Karp - Romer's Attorney.
Recently, Seattle District Court Judge Barbara Linde ordered Wallace Gray to pay $45,480.12 to Paula Roemer when his dog mauled and killed her beloved cat, Yofi. Paula rescued the scraggly abandoned kitten13 years ago when she was vacationing in Israel "Not too many [people] value a cat," said Roemer, a retired, 71-year-old former junior-high-school teacher. But now she feels that she found one person who understood: a judge.

Darlene Arden
Puppy Proofing Your Home
Rae Ann Kumelos

With up to 400 songs in his repertoire, the mockingbird is the avian equivalent of an I-Pod.

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