Speaking of Pets Speaking of Pets with Mindy Norton is for people who care about pets and about humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions. On Alabama Public Radio Saturdays at 8:59 a.m. (2 minutes).
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Speaking of Pets with Mindy Norton is for people who care about pets and about humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions. On Alabama Public Radio Saturdays at 8:59 a.m. (2 minutes).More from Speaking of Pets »

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Hurricane Irma Evacuees - Pets

Homeless pets evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma will be up for adoption at a special event this weekend at the Atlanta Humane Society's emergency shelter on Market Blvd in Roswell. Atlanta Humane Society is partnering with Lifeline Animal Project to find new homes for these furry refugees. ***********************

Trusted Companions

Even at times when you don't have access to TV, you can always listen to Alabama Public Radio. On the road, running errands, to and from work, even during a storm when the power is out, you can stay connected to what's interesting, what's important, what you need to know. **************************

Hurricane Harvey

Texas National Guard members worked alongside other responders to rescue local citizens in flooded areas. Soldiers, firefighters, paramedics and neighbors ensured several thousand people and hundreds of dogs and cats were evacuated to safety.

2017 Hero Dog Awards - Part 4

The 2017 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of seven categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs. ******************

2017 Hero Dog Awards - Part 3

The 2017 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of seven categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement/ Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs.

2017 Hero Dog Awards, Part 2

The 2017 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of seven categories: Service Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs. ************

2017 Hero Dog Awards - Part 1

The 2017 Hero Dog Awards seek to find and recognize dogs who help people in many important ways. Dogs are nominated in one of seven categories: Service Dogs, Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs. ******* The Service Dog category includes animals that assist people with disabilities other than sight and hearing. Most have received special training. ******* Law Enforcement dogs include what we often think of as police dogs, animals specially trained to patrol, search buildings, track criminals, and to detect drugs, narcotics and explosive devices. Arson dogs are animals trained to sniff out accelerants that may have been used to start a fire. Every year hundreds of lives (and billions of dollars in property) are lost as a result of fires that were set intentionally. The dog works with a handler who is a law enforcement officer trained to investigate fire scenes. *******************

Mayor Brynneth Pawltro

The old saying, "dogs drool, cats rule" may be catchy but don't tell that to the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. She is the fourth in a line of mayoral canines to hold the office. For the residents of this small community, dogs definitely rule! ***************************

Heat Stroke and Your Pet

If your pet becomes overheated, you can put it in a tub of cool water; or use a garden hose or a small wading pool. And take your furry buddy to the veterinarian to determine if there has been any damage to internal organs! Heat stroke can cause brain swelling or kidney failure, even after you get your pet cooled down. **********************

National Pet Fire Safety Day

Allowing a pet to jump up on countertops is not a good idea for several reasons, but one of the most dangerous is allowing them access to a gas cooktop. One misstep could bump a knob that turns on the cooking flame, which has the possibility of starting a fire with no human present to correct the situation. Covering or removing the knobs when pets are home alone can help to prevent a disaster. ************************

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