Podcast by Conversations For The Animals
S2 Ep12 Carlos Ortega Morales & Keri Parish, #teamferal
Carlos started volunteering in 2018 at BARC animal shelter as part of the photo team. Over the years he has volunteered with many rescue organizations in the Houston area and worked closely with out-of-state rescues in Minnesota. In 2020, he joined #teamferal as a board member and continues to help hundreds of cats and dogs in need in Houston. Keri has worked in animal rescue for over a decade. Since moving to Houston, she has focused on fostering, outreach, and education in Houston and the surrounding areas with emphasis on spay/neutering and TNR (trap/neuter/return).
S2 Ep11 Mary Warwick
Mary Warwick is the Executive Director of the TWRC Wildlife Center. She has been rehabilitating Texas wildlife for 40 years. She started her journey as a rehabilitator at the Houston Zoo. She worked in the Special Care building, where all babies born in the zoo were cared for. They also took orphaned native wildlife from the public. Mary taught briefly, then got her master’s degree in environmental science and worked for a non-profit on Galveston Island. She became director of TWRC in 2019.
S2 Ep10: Shelby Bobosky
Shelby Bobosky is the Executive Director at the Texas Humane Legislation Network since October 1, 2019. She began her service as a volunteer with THLN on January 1, 2011. Since 2011 and under her leadership as President, Vice President and Legislative Chair, the organization has had multiple successful legislative sessions wherein THLN successfully passed the Anti-Gassing Law (passed in 2013), the Mandatory Canine Encounter Training Law (passed in 2015) and the Animal Cruelty Enhancement Law (passed in 2017). Ms. Bobosky most recently helped pass SB5, the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, and the new City of Houston ordinances banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores.
Learn more at www.thln.org
S2 Ep9: Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.
A native of Brownsville, Texas, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. began his public service in 1971, when he was elected Cameron County Treasurer and later Cameron County Commissioner. He served for two consecutive terms in the Texas House of Representatives until he was elected to the Texas Senate in 1991. He has served as State Senator of Senate District 27 ever since, and is currently third in seniority in the Senate. Senator Lucio Jr. authored SB5, the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act that passed during the last session and outlaws the use of chains for tethering dogs.
S2 Ep8: Dr. Katie Eick
Dr. Katie Eick, Founder and CEO of Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets, is a 1998 Graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Having had the benefit of working in so many different aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Eick saw a real need for at home vet care. In 2016, she launched her full- service mobile veterinary practice, South By South Vets, which is now known as Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets. Dr. Eick joins Tama and Tena to talk about the benefits of mobile veterinary care, and how Rockin' Pets, Rollin' Vets is working to support nonprofits like Houston PetSet.
S2 Ep7: Council Member Amy Peck
Council Member Amy Peck was elected to Houston City Council for District A in 2019 and is currently serving her first term. She was a major supporter of the recently-passed Houston city ordinance banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, and requiring the use of microchips to register pets. Council Member Peck joins Tena and Tama to discuss the impact of the ordinance on her district, as well as other initiatives she has taken with great results already!
There’s so much to learn about our animals! Tama and Tena introduce us to issues, facts and statistics that are really a must know to all animal lovers.
Great knowledge shared!
If you care about animals, you need to listen to this podcast. Tena and Tama provide great insight into what the stray animal crisis looks like in the Greater Houston area.
Animal lovers and others all need to listen to this!!!
What a great first podcast and thank you shedding the light on the many Houston animal welfare issues on a new platform too. All of your efforts to improve the lives of so many of the poor dogs and cats that suffer in our city and your relentlessly fighting to be their voices and advocating legislatively, transporting shelter pets out of state, sponsoring free spay and neuter, etc. I appreciate you so much and look forward to this very informative podcast.