123 episodes

Sydney Marmion and Bridget Bowhay talk with animal welfare groups in a raw, unscripted format about the work they do, struggles they face, and the lives that are saved along the way.

From Tip to Tail, a Podcast Dedicated to Animal Welfare CUDDLY

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Sydney Marmion and Bridget Bowhay talk with animal welfare groups in a raw, unscripted format about the work they do, struggles they face, and the lives that are saved along the way.

    Hope Abounds: Who Will Let the Dogs Out

    Hope Abounds: Who Will Let the Dogs Out

    Is not that people don’t care, is that people don’t know. This is why Cara Achterberg decided to put her storytelling skills into practice to create awareness of the reality of shelters in the south, after her own experience.

    Cara is the President and CoFounder of Who Will Let the Dogs Out, a 501(c)(3) non-profit and 100% volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising awareness for homeless dogs and the heroes who fight for them, using journalism, photography, and film as their tools.
    In today’s episode, Cara talks about how Waldo started, the importance media has in this industry, and why animals don’t belong in shelters.

    Topics Include:
    - How did the Waldo get started
    - The impact of showing up
    - How important branding is
    -  The rescue road trips
    - Ambers Halfway Home
    - The power of storytelling
    - The change leadership can create
    - The future of the organization
    - The veterinary crisis in the south
    - And other topics…

    Resources Mentioned:
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3TMULUm
    Who Wil Let the Dogs Out
    One Hundred Dogs and Counting
    Halfway Home Animal Rescue
    Ambers Halfway Home
    Saving Webster Dogs
    Anderson County Paws
    Big Dog Ranch Rescue

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    • 42 min
    Solutions Not Excuses: KC Pet Project

    Solutions Not Excuses: KC Pet Project

    We are all living in a difficult time, where animal intake is over the roof, the housing issue is on the rise, and there’s a severe staff shortage. Now, more than ever, it’s important to find creative and innovative ways to help animals in need.

    Tori Fugate is the Chief Communications Officer at KC Pet Project, a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the KC Campus for Animal Care, Kansas City’s Animal Shelter, leading the way in creating a compassionate, safe community for pets and people through progressive, lifesaving programs and services, community resources, and educational opportunities.
    In this episode, Tori breaks down the importance storytelling and adaptivity have had, how they managed to reduce a 70% euthanasia rate, and what struggles her team is facing today, on their 10-year anniversary.

    Topics Include:
    - How KC Pet Project got started
    - Storytelling as a marketing technique
    - Tori’s background
    - Spending zero dollars on marketing
    - Ideas for creating content
    - The housing issue and its impact on animal intake
    - Reaching out to the community for support
    - Rescuing exotic and illegal animals
    - And other topics…

    Resources Mentioned:
    KC Pet Project: https://kcpetproject.org/
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3OJYwWR

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    • 41 min
    The Arubian Cunucu: One Love Foundation

    The Arubian Cunucu: One Love Foundation

    “Then do something about it.”

    This simple phrase is what inspired Ellen Sirianni to start a foundation, and allowed her to be the change she wished to see in the world.

    In this very special episode, we talk with the team at One Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help change the lives of Aruba’s street animals by generating funds, raising awareness, educating people, and providing care for dogs and cats in need.
    They discuss why they chose Aruba, the realities they face every day, and the stories that have inspired them along the way.

    Topics Include:
    - The beginnings of One Love
    - Why Aruba?
    - The need of focusing solely on the mission
    - Flying animals out of the island
    - The animal culture in Aruba
    - The work of the shelters
    - Inspiring stories
    - Open access shelters 
    - How to help as a tourist
    - The importance of spaying, neutering, and education
    - And other topics…

    Resources Mentioned:
    One Love Foundation: https://onelovefoundationinc.org/
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3BiyC9P

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    • 40 min
    Finding Help Next Door: Dizzy Dog Rescue

    Finding Help Next Door: Dizzy Dog Rescue

    Our guest today is Katie Riebel, Rescue Partner at Dizzy Dog Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, solely focused on dogs in Texas, dedicated to saving urgent animals from high-risk shelters and providing the care they need until placing them in permanent, loving homes.

    Katie brakes down the current state of things in Texas while sharing the importance of transport, why they focus on dogs in a different state, and the untapped resources that have helped create lasting change in some of the most deprived areas of the country, despite the struggles of the last three years.

    Topics Include:
    - How did Dizzy Dog Rescue get started
    - Why help dogs in a different state
    - Networking and adoption outside of Texas
    - The effect of the economy on the rescue
    - The impact of understaffed shelters
    - Nextdoor as a recruiting and communication tool
    - Negativity on social media
    - And other topics…

    Resources Mentioned:
    Dizzy Dog Rescue: https://www.dizzydoganimalrescue.org/
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3R1WMuk

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    • 36 min
    The People Behind the Pets: Best Friends National Conference Recap

    The People Behind the Pets: Best Friends National Conference Recap

    Today, we have a very special and different episode. Just a few weeks ago, CUDDLY attended the Best Friends National Conference 2022, in North Carolina. It’s been virtual for the last couple of years, so it was an amazing opportunity to finally be able to meet in person.
    Since we know not everyone was able to be present, we decided to bring on the team that went, so they could share their experiences, any travel and conference recommendations they might have, and their favorite parts about the conference.

    Best Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.

    Topics Include:
    -  Attending the conference in person, after the pandemic
    - The team’s experience at the conference
    - The importance of fresh minds in animal welfare
    - Connecting in person with rescues and shelters
    - The camaraderie at the conference
    - Ideas and tips for traveling
    - How to make the best out of the conference
    - And other topics…


    Resources Mentioned:
    Best Friends National Conference: https://bit.ly/2Ll8ItG
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3odiyOM

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    • 27 min
    Healing Amid Destruction: Alyarz Pet Club Association

    Healing Amid Destruction: Alyarz Pet Club Association

    Rescue can look very different from state to state, but internationally, it can be something else entirely.

    Razane Khatib, President and Founder of Alyarz Pet Club Association, joins us today to share how APC got started in one of the world’s darkest times and became the first Lebanon rescue to work with CUDDLY, while taking a look at the reality of animal welfare in their country.

    Alyarz Pet Club Association, is a registered charity based out of Baabda Lebanon, with a mission to save animal lives, offer support and provide wellness treatment to animals in need.

    Topics Include:
    - The beginnings of APC in animal welfare
    -  The role of volunteers
    - The sad reality for animals in Lebanon
    - The aftermath of the 2020 explosion
    - Animal abuse from the population
    - The impact the US and Canada ban has on international adoption
    - The Lebanese mentality on adopting special needs animals
    - The hardships of transporting animals overseas
    - And other topics…

    Resources Mentioned:
    APC Instagram: https://bit.ly/3JisoZt
    CUDDLY Blog: https://bit.ly/3vkMQTN

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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