In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Kate Macfall discussed the cruel treatment of animals in massive breeding operations known as Puppy Mills and how The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is working to expunge them.

Kate Macfall has served as the Florida state director for The HSUS since 2012. Kate is a lifetime advocate for animal rights who has worked with numerous non-profits to enact protective legislature for pets and wildlife.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we met up with Dr. Pol and Diane Pol at Global Pet Expo 2024 (our third time meeting them), to hear about their recent activities including their new line of pet food, animal feed, and wellness products.

Dr. Pol’s love for animals began on his family’s dairy farm in the Netherlands. At a young age, he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Pol attended Utrecht University and graduated in 1970. After practicing veterinarian medicine for over a decade, he moved to Weidman, Michigan to start his own practice. In 2011, Dr. Pol teamed up with Nat Geo WILD to showcase his experience as a veterinarian. The show followed Dr. Pol as he travelled throughout rural Michigan, tending to various animals for 14 hours a day.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Tim Mitchum discussed his company, WINPRO, which features a line of products that treat an assortment of health problems by reducing inflammation in canines.

Tim Mitchum is the president of WINPRO Pet. He has over 20 years’ experience in B2B and B2C Sales as well as 8 years’ experience in online marketing. Since stepping into his role as president at WINPRO, he has helped the company grow from an idea to an industry leader in the plasma space for pets.

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This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking with Kristina Bergsten, founder of The Animal Law Firm.

 

Kristina has been practicing animal law for about ten years and started her career in Media, in Pennsylvania. She was working for a family law firm and decided to take on environmental and animal law cases. in 2017, she moved to Colorado and started her own law firm. She started with just one office in Denver and has further since expanded to multiple states. This firm is focused on creative and innovative thinking to apply old legal doctrines to animal-related fact patterns.

 

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Did you know that 1 in 7 dogs are affected by separation anxiety?  This is anxiety where a dog may exhibit behavior problems when they can’t be with their owners.  Common symptoms might include excessive barking, attempts to escape their environment, destructiveness, or potty accidents, just to name a few.  Sometimes these symptoms can mimic other issues such as a medical condition or common puppy behaviors.  If you want to know if your dog has separation anxiety, you can take the quiz at Calmerk9.com.    Read more

Today’s guest was Kim Merritt, co-founder and chief advocate for Good Dog in a Box.  Good Dog in a Box is a dog products company with it’s roots in positive reinforcement dog training.

Today’s guest was Kim Pruett.  Kim is a “retired” rescuer and self-made animal advocate.  Kim’s life changed in a big way about fifteen years ago when she adopted her dog Rebel (now 15) from a shelter.

Today’s show on All My Children Wear Fur Coats featured Rachel Clark with the Community Health Coalition.  Their mission is to eradicate rabies one vaccine at a time.  You can find more information at knockoutrabies.org.

Today’s guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats was Susan Chamberlain, an Executive Board member with the Long Island Parrot Society.  The Long Island Parrot Society was founded in 1985 as a bird club.