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    • Pets & Animals

Our mission is to provide education, information and dialogue that will create a supportive environment empowering people to help cats in their community.

    Dr. Andy Kaplan, The Toby Project

    Dr. Andy Kaplan, The Toby Project

    In this episode, Stacy speaks with Dr. Andrew Kaplan, the veterinarian behind New York City’s The Toby Project. Andrew has been an animal advocate since he was a child. Stacy & Andrew discuss Andrew’s journey to becoming a vet and how he came to learn about and become involved in pet overpopulation—including the touching story of Toby, the dog who put a face on the overpopulation issue for Andrew.

    • 32 min
    Mario Arbore, Square Paws

    Mario Arbore, Square Paws

    Stacy and Mario discuss the free-roaming cat rooms that Square Paws designed for the North Shore Animal League America in partnership with Beth Stern, in honor of Billy Joel. Square Paws has designed several other shelter facilities, and Mario talks about the process of learning what kinds of materials do and don’t work in a shelter environment, as well as how much he’d like to do more shelter projects.

    • 21 min
    Jeff Parks, Author of "You Know Your Cat Loves You Because..."

    Jeff Parks, Author of "You Know Your Cat Loves You Because..."

    Jeff and Stacy discuss the results of this work, the book You Know Your Cat Loves You Because … The Sweet, Silly, and Scientific Ways Our Cats Show Us How Much They Love Us and Jeff goes into detail about how the book came to be. He tells Stacy that he wanted to write a positive book that didn’t just play on the typical stereotypes of cats being aloof. The book has had a great response, and Jeff hopes it brings joy to everyone who reads it.

    • 20 min
    A Best of CCP Episode! Will Zweigart, Flatbush Cats

    A Best of CCP Episode! Will Zweigart, Flatbush Cats

    Flatbush Cats is well known for their visual documentation of the work they do, and Will shares some of his tips and ideas on how best to use visual media. He discusses the idea of proactive fundraising by telling authentic stories and explains that platforms like Instagram help your supporters see exactly where their money is going.

    • 25 min
    A Best of CCP Episode! Dr. Sara Pizano, DVM, Team Shelter USA

    A Best of CCP Episode! Dr. Sara Pizano, DVM, Team Shelter USA

    Stacy sits down with Dr. Sara Pizano her new book, The Best Practice Playbook for Animal Shelters. The book is a result of the more than 100 assessments Dr. Pizano has done at shelters around the country. She realized that the solutions needed to decrease euthanasia rates were always the same—so she decided to write this playbook so that those solutions can be used by anyone, anywhere.

    • 24 min
    Hasara Lay, Catexplorer

    Hasara Lay, Catexplorer

    Hasara, who is located in Australia, began exploring with her cat as a child and never stopped. When she and her husband adopted two rescue cats, she started Catexplorer as a repository for information on training cats to be explorers, but it has since expanded into more of an online community for those who like to explore with their cats. Hasara also hosts the Catexplorer podcasts, where she interviews Catexplorers about their adventures and cat experts for pro advice.

    • 21 min

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