If it wasn’t for awesome animal advocates Max A Pooch, the Canine Superhero to the Environment may have ended up like an estimated 5,000 dogs a day; euthanized and his body disposed of in a landfill. Luckily, Max was rescued, and Keith recycled (adopted) Max A Pooch from Orphans of the Storm Animal Rescue when Max was six months old. Keith Sanderson, award winning writer, animal advocacy chronicler, and sidekick to Max A Pooch owes a tremendous debt to those who advocate for animals. In gratitude he dedicates each episode to the awesome animal advocates who improve the welfare and save the lives of millions of companion, domestic, and wild animals yearly.
Each episode Keith takes you into the world of an awesome animal advocate. The guest may be a celebrity, or a leader of national animal advocacy organization, or a passionate soul who is starting a new animal advocacy organization, or an animal advocate volunteer who dedicates herself to making life better for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Whoever the guest is you will be fascinated by the dedication, the courage, and the challenges and triumphs of the people you meet on Awesome Animal Advocates. Make it a point not to miss an episode of Awesome Animal Advocates!
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 70 A Visit from Nick the Animal Advocate
This Holiday Special dedicated to all the wonderful humans who volunteer for and work at animal shelters around the country. Please remember our furry friends who don't have forever homes. Contribute to your favorite shelter or rescue organization. After you enjoy this hopeful tale of what happened at one animal rescue, look online and see what is on their wish list. Many rescue and shelters need used towels, dog or cat food, bedding, and even newspapers.
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 69 Meet Tim Phillips of ADI who was Featured on ABC’ Nightline
Between the two of them this will make the third appearance of either Tim Phillips and/or his wife Jan Creamer co-founders of Animal Defenders International (ADI) appearing on Awesome Animal Advocates. Listen as Tim Phillips brings us up to date on the success of the film Lion Ark, and what he and Jan are doing in Peru. When you do you’ll understand why ADI is a featured news item on a national network news program such as ABC’s Nightline.
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 68 Four Paws Food Pantry Provides a 100 Ton Solution to a Challenge
Sometimes people rise to a challenge and find a way to help not only animals but humans. Linda Walter, founder of Four Paws Food Pantry and her colleagues are just such examples. Linda saw a problem and instead of complaining about it created a solution that has benefitted countless cats and dogs and their human companions in Eastern Tennessee. As of August of this year they have delivered almost 100 tons of pet food for the pets of families coping with financial difficulties This episode of Awesome Animal Advocates contains valuable information from Linda on not only what she did, but advice to those who are thinking of founding a not for profit organization but who may be afraid to do so.
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 67 Elephants in Brazil?
What happens when an elephant is rescued from a cruel existence performing in a circus or other entertainment venue? The size and social needs of elephants present big problems for those who rescue them. Scott Blais knows the challenges and better yet the solutions that face those who rescue and provide refuge for the biggest land animals on earth. In Elephants in Brazil? Scott shares with us how World Sanctuary for Elephants is meeting this challenge. He also relates how he became involved in the mission of protecting, rescuing and providing sanctuary for elephants worldwide. Scott’s story is inspirational and one that those who aspire to help animals must hear.
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 66 Blood of the Tiger...Gourmands Drink Tiger Bone Wine and Sup on Tiger Cuisine
Blood of the Tiger is a story set against China’s ascendance to power and the global fight against the forces of greed on behalf of tigers and other endangered species. Meet J. A. Mills, author of Blood of the Tiger: A story of conspiracy, greed and the battle to save a magnificent species. Hear her story about the greed and corruption of those who will and do exploit wild tigers and other endangered species. Listen as Mills tells how she followed the trail of this story and found the unintended consequences to wild tigers that were created by allowing the breeding, raising and slaughter of tigers for tiger bone wine and other gourmet treats.
Awesome Animal Advocates - Episode 65 Practicing What You Preach
A few weeks ago while preaching his sermon Br’er Dan said, "Animal abusers bother me more as I grow older." As he spoke those words it struck me that Max A Pooch’s Awesome Animal Advocates had not invited a cleric to be a guest on the show. After 64 episodes I thought it was time to get a clergyman’s perspective on advocating for animals. Meet Br’er Dan and learn one preacher’s take on being kind to animals.