The Pet Show preview - March 2, 2013

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On the show this week, we've got DOUBLE the Adorable Adoptable-ness, plus an update on what's happening on The Hill in animal news!

Photo: Katy Nelson

On the show this week, we've got double the adorable adoptable-ness, plus an update on what's happening on The Hill in animal news!

Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations, joins us to talk about how the ASPCA acts as an advocate for animals with our legislators.

Nancy gives us the ugly truth about horse slaughter and tells us about the bill being introduced in Congress to ban it. Many critics of this bill cite the inability of a humane way to dispose of failing horses as a reason to allow horse slaughter, but Nancy answers all those questions and more. Tune in to see what she says, and how you can help this legislation to go through.

Kerry McKeel and Sara Emery of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington join us with the Adorable Adoptable "Timber," a very large and furry example of the great work that they do at the AWLA! Kerry and Sara talk to us about their flexible, free and fundamentally important foster program at AWLA.

Fostering gives people the opportunity to volunteer from the comfort of their own homes, regardless of the nature of their personal and professional schedule. If someone is interested in fostering, AWLA provides all necessary supplies and medical care so there is no financial commitment needed from the foster volunteers.

By being a foster volunteer, you're helping AWLA continue their lifesaving work. And, since the foster animals are typically the most vulnerable animals in the shelter, the special care foster volunteers give these animals provides them with a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

Next, Linda Blum Huntington talks to us about being a "philanthrepreneur" and how she's helping the Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws by giving back. Linda works with Arbonne International and has pledged to give her sales commission (up to 35 percent) on certain products directly to WHS's Fashion for Paws campaign, from now until April 13!

These products are some of Dr. Katy's long time favorites and are cruelty-free, vegan and Leaping-Bunny certified! Check out The Pet Show Facebook page for product and ordering detail!

Finally, Patrick Cole from Animal Welfare League of Alexandria joins us with the Adorable Adoptable "Sophie!" This little lady may not be big in size, but she's got a larger than life personality...and a bald booty, which Dr. Katy couldn't resist!

Patrick introduces us to Rosemary's Senior Fund which has helped not only Sophie to get healthy during her stay at the shelter, but thousands of other animals. Also, Patrick tells us about Mardi Growl, their largest fundraiser of the year coming up on March 8 at The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

They're giving away two tickets to the event on The Pet Show Facebook page! Go now and enter our caption contest; AWLA staff will choose the winner to be announced Saturday afternoon after the show!

Tune in, and as always, you can follow Dr. Katy on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and send us your questions for Dr. Katy to answer on air to petshow@news8.net.

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