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- Catharine was one of the children killed at Sandy Hook last year. Photo: Hubbard family
The Pet Show this week is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings.
Joining us from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary is Jenny Hubbard. Jenny's daughter Catherine was one of the 26 angels who died on last Dec. 14, when a lone gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Jenny tells us the story of her beautiful daughter Catherine, and how Catherine's innate love for animals has inspired them to create the Sanctuary in her honor. To learn more about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, and how you can help make this family's dream a reality, visit them online at www.theanimalcenter.org or on Facebook.
To see our story on Catherine that aired on ABC 7 News earlier this week, click here.
Stacey Evans, Chair of the Animal Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, catches us up on what's happening in the Maryland legislature as it pertains to animals. Stacey also makes a plea to other attorneys in Maryland to pitch in and help to fight for the rights of our furry, and not so furry, friends. To learn more about Animal Law, check out their website here.
Sandra Navarra returns from the PGSPCA with an Adorable Adoptable named Algernon. This little scruffy dude is sure to catch your eye! Sandra also catches us up on all the cool things PGSPCA has coming up, including their latest adoption shows and low-cost spay neuter clinics.
And finally, our Fur Fix this week comes to you from Nationals Park! The place truly 'went to the dogs' last weekend, and Dr. Katy tells us all about it on one of her latest stories on ABC 7 News.
- Strawberry needs a home! Photo: Washington Humane Society
The Pet Show this week is full of adorable adoptables!
Lisa Carrier Baker, founder of DC Actors for Animals, joins us to tell us all about the Beltway Barks event that they are holding on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at American University's Eric Friedheim Quadrangle.
Inspired by New York's Broadway Barks, this event aims to highlight the partnership between DC's theater and rescue communities. Numerous local rescues will be featuring their Adorable Adoptables at the event, including Adopt A Boxer Rescue who brings the incredibly cute "Snuffie" on set!
On June 22 and 23, the 10th Annual Potomac Valley Dressage Association Ride for Life returns to the Prince Georges Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro. Founded by Pat Artimovich, a 10-year breast cancer survivor, this event raises critical funds for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.
Dr. Katy will be the Master of Ceremonies for the black tie gala on June 22. Joining her on set this week is Lizzie Strauss of the Great Falls Championship Vaulting Team to tell us what we can expect at this event. For tickets and more information, go to www.pvdarideforlife.org.
Gregory Pike joins us with another Adorable Adoptable, and tells us all about the Partnership for Animal Welfare. PAW Rescue operates primarily out of the Maryland area, and has weekly pet shows. They are looking for volunteers to foster animals and help out at shows. Tune in to see how you can help.
And finally, ChristieLyn Diller, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Washington Humane Society, joins us with the Adorable Adoptable "Strawberry." ChristieLyn tells us all about the Bark Ball, happening on Saturday, and what to expect at the fabulous black-tie event.
While the tickets are sold out, you can still participate in the online auction. Details are on the website. ChristieLyn also tells us all about how Calysta, the stolen kitten, was found and how the MPD played a crucial role in her recovery.
Don't miss out on all these cute faces, and your chance to take one (or all) of them home!
On this week's The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, we've got an update on animals on The Hill and how to prevent Lyme disease in your pets!
Richard Patch, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the ASPCA, joins us to talk about how the ASPCA is helping to keep animals, and people, safe in the United States by promoting legislation that defend animal rights.
The Farm Bill (H.R. 6083) contains language about the Animal Fighting Spectator Act which would allow prosecution of people who attend animal fighting events, not just those who are engaged in the actual fight. The SAFE (Safeguard American Food Exports - S. 541 / H.R. 1094) Act will also hit the Senate floor this Summer, and would ban horse slaughter in the United States.
Finally, the Agriculture Appropriations Bill is also up for approval in the House, and this one can certainly make a huge impact on animals around the US. To help the ASPCA get these bills approved, go to the ASPCA's website to learn how!
We've got DOUBLE the Adorable Adoptables this week, with our first pet coming to us from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! Raja is a 2-year-old pure bred Bengal who is looking for a very special home. Learn more about this rambunctious boy and why Bengals are a very different type of cat from your every day Domestic Short Hair. Also, learn how your pet can become a "Cover Model" in the AWLA's Annual Calendar Contest!
Damien Sanchez, owner of the DC Mosquito Squad, gives some great tips on how to prevent Lyme Disease in pets by reducing the risk of tick bites in your yard. Lyme Disease is not just a "Northeastern" disease, it's now been diagnosed in all 48 of the lower states, so make sure you know how to keep your pets safe.
And finally, Mandie Worsley, Foster Coordinator for the Washington Animal Rescue League, joins us with an incredibly Adorable Adoptable pup named "Confetti" who is looking for a forever home. WARL is involved in the $100K ASPCA Rachael Ray Adoption Challenge, and we learn how we all can help them to win $100,000 to help the animals of Washington D.C.!
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On The Pet Show with Dr. Katy this week, we've got fitness, fire safety and kittens! Quite the combo!
Steve Pelletier joins us again from My Slim Doggy to tell us about advances in their app that can help you keep your pet slim, trim, and living healthier! Not only can you keep track of your pet's exercise, you can also choose from their database of over 2,000 commercial pet foods to calculate the exact amount of food that your pup should be consuming!
Next, Krista Wickens from DogTread tells us how we can create a Canine Gym right in our own home with some key products from her company. She also gives us some great tips on how to best work out your dogs!
Some very special guests from Keep Kids Fire Safe join us on set to tell us all about how one beautiful pup named Molly is helping to save lives not only in her home state of Arkansas, but all around the country!!!
And finally, Susan Sherman, chief operating 0fficer at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington joins us with three Adorable Adoptable kittens that could become part of your family, and tells us all about how their team of volunteers is helping them cope with Kitten Season...and how you can help, too!
Don't miss out! It's a fun show this week!
This week, we've got John Goodwin, the Director of Animal Cruelty Policy at The Humane Society of the United States (http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/) and Laura Donahue, the Virginia Director of the HSUS. They're bringing us up to date on the Animal Fighting Spectator Bill that will hit Congress when they come back into session soon. To learn more about this bill, and what you can do to help it get passed into law, go to the HSUS website here: Humanesociety.org/spectator
On The Pet Show this week, we've got grooming, a stand up comic and Mother's Day gifts!
Celebrity groomer Jorge Bendersky and Tito the Pom return for an encore appearance! Jorge teaches about proper flea and tick control on your pets!
Plus, we've got Rebecca Corry via Skype telling us about the very first East Coast "Stand up for Pits" event, happening on May 12 at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Dr. Katy will be at the event emceeing the auction that benefits Baltimore Bully Crew and Bully Paws, so please come out and join us!
Next, Dr. Katy previews some fabulous Mother's Day gifts for pet lovers. We've got some gorgeous gifts from Urban Country Designs, Honest Pet Products and a cool product from Kitty Holster! Check out The Pet Show Facebook page for a trivia question to win one of two gift packs from Honest Pet!
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This week on The Pet Show, we've got an update on the ASPCA's Animal Agenda, the "Paw-scar" winning star of the movie "Seven Psychopaths," a camp designed to educate our youth about pets and an Adorable Adoptable from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and who better to tell us how we can help prevent these atrocities than Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the ASPCA.
We're excited to welcome Nancy back to The Pet Show as she tells us what the ASPCA is doing on Capitol Hill to pass legislation to enact harsher punishment for those who are spectators at animal fighting events, to ensure the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act by Congress, and to close the loophole in the Animal Welfare Act by pushing the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act through Congress.
Did you know that 98 percent of movie dogs come out of shelters? However, when they get older and are retired, they often do not have a focus or a 'creative outlet' anymore.
Barbara Gordon, Hollywood Dog Trainer, and her dog "Bonnie," the "Paw-scar" winning canine star of the movie "Seven Psychopaths," join us to talk about Barbara's new venture. Barbara started the non-profit R.O.M.P Reconnecting with Our Military Personnel... through the love of dogs in conjunction with Old Friends Animal Shelter in Los Angeles.
R.O.M.P. focuses on helping our military personnel cope with PTSD by training retired Hollywood dogs as therapy dogs.
Barbara has also invented a gentler version of the training collar called the "Loving Answer" training collar with a portion of the proceeds going to fund R.O.M.P. You've got to see how simple, gentle and easy these collars are to use.
This time of year, we're all trying to figure out what our kids are going to do this Summer. If you're considering getting a new pet for your family, perhaps you'll consider Camp Wannadog. We've got Nancy Katz-Triplett on to talk about all the things that your kids can learn, the fun they'll have, and even how they can come home with a rescue (if you so choose) while at one of the sessions of Camp Wannadog this Summer.
And finally, Sally Harte joins us with the Adorable Adoptable. This week, it's Frankie, a Catahoula-Pitbull Terrier cross.
This huge, friendly boy is one of the sillier canine guests that we've ever had on The Pet Show! You'll get the giggles at his antics. Plus, Sally tells us all about the 18th Annual Walk for the Animals happening on May 11 at Bluemont Park.
Plus, Sally announces the 'special guest' who will be the Mistress of Ceremonies this year...hint, hint!
Joining us this week from Montgomery County Humane Society are BJ Altschul, Director of External Relations and Kim Harlow, Volunteer Coordinator. They're telling us all about their "Paws in the Park" event coming up on April 28th from noon to 4pm at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg.
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It's the one-year anniversary of The Pet Show this week and we're celebrating with all new guests, and a trip down memory lane!
Representative John Campbell, R-CA, joins us this week to tell us about his role as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. Rep. Campbell is a lifelong animal lover, and fights passionately, both in life, as well as on the floor of the House of Representatives, for both domesticated animals and wildlife.
Rep. Campbell will be honored on Saturday, April 13 at Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws with the Humane Hero Award for his outspoken support of rescue animals and animal rights. Tickets are still available at www.fashionforpaws.org if you'd like to be there for Rep. Campbell's honor and the rest of the fun!
Zoom Room Rockville's owner Steve Mulder comes on the show to tell us all about their new dog training facility and "Canine Social Club!"
The 2,739-square-foot facility is a sporty indoor dog gym that will offer pet owners dog training classes both in small groups and in private one-on-one sessions using positive reinforcement. Activities will include coaching in agility, obedience and scent discrimination as well as therapy instruction, puppy preschool, scent tracking, and shy dog training.
For very active dog owners, Zoom Room offers a Canine Cross Training class that gives not only the pooches a workout, but the owners too!
In addition to group and private classes, Zoom Room serves as a dedicated event center for dog birthday parties, which will include Zoom Room’s famous Doggy Disco® nights that feature laser light shows, charitable fundraisers and other canine events.
Zoom Room also offers the perfect alternative to the dog park with its affordable “private gym” sessions in its immaculate, spacious and game-filled gym. D.C.-area dog owners will also enjoy the carefully-curated selection of solution-oriented pet retail products, including training gear, all-natural treats, eco-friendly toys and puzzles, and hand-crafted leather leashes.
We also have the opportunity to meet Megan Webb, the new Executive Director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Megan served as the Director of Oakland Animal Services in Oakland, Calif. for the past 3 years, but is excited to take on this new role in Alexandria.
While in that role, Webb significantly improved the care of the shelter’s animals, increased the number of animal adoptions/transfers, and led her team of Animal Control Officers to investigate and rescue animals from multiple felony abuse cases. Here in the D.C. area, Webb says that she is impressed with Alexandrians’ compassion and activism, and plans to harness that energy to assist more animals in need.
Stick around for Dr. Katy's tribute to her amazing staff, her own pups, and to you...the fans of The Pet Show! Cheers to more years to come!
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The Pet Show this week has some notable personalities, and LOADS of Adorable Adoptables!