In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we met up with Erika Sinner from Directorie to learn about her philosophy on pet bereavement, and her advocacy for increased empathy in the workplace.

Erika Sinner worked in pharmaceutical marketing for over a decade before she founded Directorie. Directorie is a marketing agency that connects in-house teams, contractors, and external partners in the device and pharma sectors. As a self-proclaimed “Chief Empathy Officer,” she created a company culture that celebrates authenticity, vulnerability, and hard work.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Jeremy Cohen discussed an important breakthrough in legislation regarding pet custody cases.

Jeremy Cohen works in collaboration with The Ollie’s Law Coalition to protect pets and their owners at doggy daycare facilities. He was invited to speak at the International Boarding and Pet Services Association and was named the 2023 APDT Member of The Year for his service as the chair of the Ethics Committee for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking with Beth Soltysiak, Director of Development of Animal Friends of the Valleys (AVF).

Beth’s primary focus is to bring in funding for the nonprofit. Her sales, marketing, and fundraising background has allowed her to build a strong portfolio for the shelter.

Animal Friends of the Valleys is made up of people who are both animal experts and animal lovers! They want to be a resource for their community, helping their area become one of the best places in the country for pets and pet guardians alike.

As the nation’s largest sanctuary, Animal Friends of the Valleys aims to promote animal care through education and a humane, proactive animal services program. They provide adoption, animal control, spay/neuter, licensing services, and more. They look forward to the time when there will be no more homeless pets.

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This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats we had the pleasure of speaking with Jody L. Teiche, natural pet wellness expert and coach at The Hound Healer.

 

Jody helps her clients address conditions in their pets and overall health through natural means. Jody is a certified pet homeopathic educator and teaches about good nutrition and alternative healing methods. She hosts a podcast called The Hound Healer which can be found on Pet Life Radio and other platforms.

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We at Animal Care Trust USA, are pleased and honored to share that our “All My Children Wear Fur Coats,” Pawcast has been featured by Feedspot as one of the Top 20 Animal Welfare Podcasts on the web! This comprehensive roundup shines a spotlight on pet-focused podcasts covering everything from animal rights to rescue groups to farming.  We are thrilled to be in such great company.  

Be sure to check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/animal_welfare_podcasts/, and tune in to “All My Children Wear Fur Coats” on Buzzsprout.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your favorite podcast.    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

All My Children Wear Fur Coats had the opportunity today to speak once again to Scott Fine, founder of Joey’s Legacy.  Joey’s Legacy is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing pet parents with assistance when they and their animal companions have been the victim of veterinary malpractice.   Read more

Monkey’s House is not what you might think.  It’s not a place for primates, it’s a dog hospice & sanctuary founded in 2015 by Jeff and Michele Allen.  I’m so glad these two people met each other because together they are doing some pretty fantastic things.  How they met is pretty interesting because they were fixed up on a blind date where they went horse back riding.  They didn’t want to disappoint the person who introduced them, so they kept dating until they fell in love.  

Michele is a RN, BSN, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero Recipient.  She spends her days, double full time (that’s 24/7/365) caring for the dogs as Monkey’s House.   Jeff leads a dual life helping both people and dog.  He serves as a manager in Human Resources for a pharmaceutical company and runs Monkey’s House with Michele.  Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo.  They live on a small farm in southern New Jersey in the vicinity of vineyards and corn fields where their dogs have plenty of room to play and thrive.   

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Blind Dog Rescue Alliance was founded in 2009 by Karen Belfi and her husband.  They became acquainted with the world of blind dogs when in 1999 they were seeking a companion for their Siberian Husky.  They found Ray Charles, a Shepherd/Collie mix that was born without eyes (a condition known as microphthalmia). Ray Charles changed their lives forever.    Read more

Today, we welcomed to the show, Claudia Labbe, the Fundraising/Public Relations Chairperson for Your Humane Society SPCA (also known as the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Florida).  Claudia has loved animals all her life but until age 21 was allergic.  When she was free from her allergies her pet family grew.  Today she has a horse, a donkey, a mini mule, a dog and two cats.  She is a vocal advocate for estate planning for your pets reminding pet parents, “It is just one more way to be a responsible pet owner.”

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