Dec 30, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it takes to place a stray animal in
a permanent home? On Pawprint, you’ll meet the everyday heroes of
animal rescue who use hard work,
dedication, and out-of-the-box ideas to give homeless pets a second
What is a rescue organization?
- It can be one person with a passion for saving animals, or it
can be a comprehensive organization with paid staff, a
shelter, an animal hospital, and a network of volunteers. The
mission is to save dogs, cats, and other animals from homelessness,
and place them with a permanent, or “forever,” home.
- Rescue organizations also advocate for animals. For example,
changes in laws to protect animals, reduce irresponsible breeding
(like puppy mills), and spread the word on the importance of
spaying and neutering animals.
Two rescue organizations we mention in this episode:
What is a foster?
- A person, a group, or family, who temporarily take in one or
more animals in preparation of finding a permanent, or
- The animals often need to get spayed or neutered, vaccinated,
and treated for a wide range of health issues, and socialized to
get along with people and other animals.
- Some animals only need fostering for a few days, while others
may take months to find that special forever home.
- Nancy and Harold have fostered over 50 dogs, which is one of
the reasons we started Pawprint, to get you inspired and
We share inspirational stories from leaders,
volunteers, and experts in animal rescue, health, and
If you want to learn more about us, here’s some random stuff
about your adorable Pawprint co-hosts:
- Harold grew up in Buffalo, New York. He is a long-suffering
Buffalo Bills football fan. Even though he lives in San Francisco
49ers and Oakland Raiders country, he refuses to change his
allegiance! Our son Dylan, by the way, is a 49ers fan.
- Nancy grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and speaks three languages
– English, Korean, and Japanese. She grew up with dogs in Korea and
while living in New York City had a cat named Smitty.
Thanks for listening, and send us feedback and ideas! email@example.com
All of Pawprint's music is composed
by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is a musician based in Australia,
and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops http://vanillagroovestudios.com
If you want to learn more about
Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our
introductory podcast episode, "Fifty Puppies and a Podcast."
Pawprint (or Paw Print) is a weekly podcast dedicated
to animal rescue, adoption, and the heroes who make it happen.
Volunteer, walk, adopt, or foster a dog, cat, rabbit, or other
wonderful pet through your local shelter, humane society, SPCA,
pound, and animal control. Help increase animal protection,
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