Protect your pets even when you can no longer care for them! With Animal Care Trust USA, you can do just that with a pet trust. According to Atty. Peggy Hoyt, founder of Animal Care Trust USA,
“[Pet trust] is a trust that you can create where the beneficiary of the trust is a pet—a cat, a dog, a horse, a domestic animal, usually—in all 50 states… So, there’s no excuse for a pet parent not to have a plan for their pets.” Read more

We meet all kinds of interesting people on All My Children Wear Fur Coats It was a pleasure having the opportunity to hang out with former rapper, turned feral cat trapper, Sterling Davis.  He is a world traveler, former military, music lover and cat fanatic.  Growing up, he says he was the only guy in his neighborhood that loved cats – he felt he could relate to their plight.  His personal motto is, “You don’t lose cool points for compassion.”    Read more

Phoenix Landing Foundation, founded in 2000, is an all volunteer parrot welfare organization.  The adoption center opened in 2010.  They serve states from Maryland to Northeast Florida.  They have a multi-purpose mission that includes providing educational activities; facilitating adoption for parrots, from parakeets to macaws; helping veterinary students; sponsoring research and conservation for wild parrots; advocating standards of care for birds; building and maintain a sustainable organization; and ensuring that birds adopted through Phoenix Landing are physically and legally protected.  Needless to say, they are very busy.   Read more

All My Children Wear Fur Coats was pleased to introduce Erika Gilbert, President of Grune Heidi Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization whose mission and purpose is to educate the public (not just horse lovers and horse owners) for the purpose of brining awareness of the dangers facing the magnificent breeds of American Saddlebreds and Arabian horses.  The organization is focused on the prevention of abuse, neglect and the protection of American Saddlebreds and Arabian horses from the threat of slaughter.    Read more

I had the pleasure today of speaking with Jayne Vitale, Director of Education and Your Programs, Tommy Frisina, Social Media Outreach Coordinator and Debbie Hibbard, Director of Gift Planning with North Shore Animal League also called Animal League America.  Each of these individuals is responsible for a portion of the day to day operations of North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, NY.   Read more

All My Children Wear Fur Coats welcomed special guest, Paula Moreschi, Development Director for Old Dog Haven, a senior dog rescue in Washington State to the show today.  Paul was first introduced to Old Dog Haven after she became interested in adopting older dogs.  She soon became a permanent foster home for a Final Refuge dog, and then began volunteering her time to fundraise for the organization.  She and her dogs have never looked back!  Read more

Our special guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats is Joan Thielen, Public Relations Manager of Dumb Friends League.  John has been with Dumb Friends League for more than fifteen years.  She started out in animal care, then joined the foster program, became a member of the volunteer services team and now works in marketing and communications.    Read more

Today’s guest was a return visitor, Carol Borden, founder and CEO of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.  They are now in their 11th year of providing service dogs to the disabled community.  They serve both veterans and other persons with disabilities.  Guardian Angels focuses exclusively on German Shepherd Dogs.  

Carol shared that German Shepherds were the original service dog, serving blind war veterans after World War I.  Their versatility makes them ideal for other service dog jobs.  Today, Guardian Angels has more than 350 teams across the country and they hope to add another 50 teams this year.   If you need a service dog, you can make an application here.  Guardian Angels also helps people that have their own dogs that may be suited for training as a service dog.  This program is called P.E.T.S. (Pets, Evaluated and Trained for Service Program).  You can find more information here.   Read more

I thoroughly enjoyed talking to today’s guest, Katherine Hilton, Program Manager for Donor Relations and Stewardship at Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary.  This amazing organization was founded in 2005 by Alana Miller and her daughter after they adopted a blind kitten from a local shelter that had been surrendered and was going to be euthanized.  Today, they are still going strong.  They are located in St. Pauls, North Carolina.   

Blind Cat Rescue caters to numerous resident cats who live out their lives in the comfort and safety of their forever home.  Blind Cat Rescue is a true sanctuary, the residents are not available for adoption.  They have already suffered too many uncertainties and some of them, irreparable trauma.  However, all of the residents can be sponsored with your monthly donation.  You can pick one or more of your favorites online at “Meet the Cats.”   Read more

Today’s featured guest is Kay Hyman, Director of Community Engagement at Charleston Animal Society (CAS) in North Charleston, South Carolina.  In 1874, CAS was formed as the first animal protection organization in South Carolina.  Its purpose was then, and always has been, to prevent cruelty to animals.  Originally, the organization was focused on the neglect of working animals, specifically horses,  as well as the inhumane shipping of cattle and to resolve the epidemic of stray dogs.     Read more