Archive | October, 2017

146: Sherri Franklin, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue; Rescue Think Tank, San Francisco

Sherri Franklin, Founder and CEO of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, shares her journey in animal rescue at the Rescue Think Tank as she celebrates Muttville’s Tenth Anniversary.

Sherri Franklin, a long-time animal advocate and shelter volunteer, founded Muttville in 2007 to save the lives of the older dogs that were considered “unadoptable” and routinely euthanized in area shelters. Working from her house, she saved 27 dogs that first year. She said she “wanted to make senior dogs sexy,” and in fact, has turned the organization into a Bay Area favorite and a national model.

In 2010, Sherri received the Jefferson Award for Public Service, which recognizes those who “inspire others to service.” In 2016, CNN named Sherri a CNN Hero.

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144: René Kaiser-Riley, Summer Mae Photography, and Therapy Dog Stories

René Kaiser-Riley of Summer Mae Photography is a photographer of nature and animals, a volunteer with the Idaho Humane Society, and Dog Is My CoPilot’s Boise Ambassador. On the Summer Mae Photography Facebook page, you will find numerous albums of rescued dogs and cats flown to Idaho. There is also an album of foster animals looking for their furever home.

Dog Is My CoPilot, Inc. (DIMC) has saved thousands of animals’ lives. DIMC was created in 2012 by a doctor in Wyoming and a lawyer in Arizona. Peter Rork, MD and Judy Zimet, Esq. work with a supportive Board to fly animals from areas of the United States where they are not wanted, to areas of the United States where they are in demand. There is no charge to the animal welfare organizations for whom DIMC flies. The planes fly on public donations alone. The organization is a 501(c)3 approved organization based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Idaho Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary charity in the state. They are a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to provide programs and services that benefit animals in Idaho. The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness and compassion.

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143: Peter Zheutlin Discusses New Book, Rescued, with Melinda Lee and Harold Rhee

Peter Zheutlin is our talented guest and New York Times bestselling author of a new book, Rescued. Guest co-host, Melinda Lee, has a terrific discussion with Peter about his rescue and writing journeys. Peter offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Melinda also gives us a quick update on her dog, Shea.

Peter Zheutlin is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride (Citadel Press/Kensington, 2007) and Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway (Sourcebooks, 2015), a New York Times best seller.

Peter’s latest book, to be released on October 3, 2017, is Rescued: What Second Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things (TarcherPerigee).

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