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Aired 10 months ago 78:20
1007. Martha Stewart's CBD's for Pets
Martha Stewart Enters The Pet CBD MarketÂ Many celebrities have gotten into the cannabis business, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Snoop Dog, Melissa Etheridge and now Martha Stewart. At 70-years-old, Martha says she is, "Delighted to establish this partnership â€¦and share with them the knowledge she has gained after years of experience in the subject of living," adding she is especially looking forward to their first collaboration, which will offer sensible products for pets. Listen Now More Colleges Allowing Pets It's that time of year when kids are choosing the college they want to go to. Now, many kids will be able to choose a school that will let them bring a pet. In Pennsylvania alone, several universities have unveiled pet-friendly policies, setting aside a portion of campus housing so students can bring their pet with them. Listen Now City Sells Dog On eBay To Collect Debt Officials in the west Germany town of Ahlen are defending their decision to seize an indebted family's pet pug and sell it on eBay. They state the move was a last resort because they were unable to find anything else to take that had value. The town's treasurer was quoted as saying the seizure of the dog was legal and only happened after other nonessential household goods had been taken. The family in question had allegedly failed to pay its debts to the town, including a dog tax. The black pug, named Edda, was sold online for 750 euros or $854. Listen Now Former NASA Employee Wants To Send His Cat's Remains To Space A former NASA employee in Portland Oregon is raising money to send the ashen remains of his pet cat into space. When Steve Munt retired from his job at NASA, he began studying animal nutrition and owned seven cats. His orange tabby named Pikachu died from pancreatitis in January. So far heâ€™s raised $1,450 of the $5,000 cost using a company called Celestis, which says Pikachu will be the first cat it's memorialized this way. Listen Now Read more about this week's show.
Aired 1 year ago 78:12
Animal Radio Episode 1001
From Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader Actor Burt Ward was the original 'Robin' on the hit series Batman. Now heâ€™s devoted to giant breed dogs and runs the Gentle Giant Rescue. He tells Animal Radio that as many as 25 Great Danes share his bed with him and his wife Tracy. The Secret Life of Mac Inspired by the viral videos of cats stealing clothes and other items, author Melinda Metz weaved a story about a Klepto-kitty named Mac who will steal your heart. Why is it some cats, left to their own devices, choose to abscond with everything from lingerie to money? EMTâ€™s Canâ€™t Treat Animalsâ€¦ Yet Police in Boston are praising proposed legislation that would allow emergency medical service workers to treat police dogs injured in the line of duty. Currently, Massachusetts' laws penalize EMT's if they assist an animal in an emergency. Can Our Pets Become Addicted To Opioids? The opioid crisis isn't just impacting people. A new study in Pennsylvania says there's been a big increase in the amount of pain medication being prescribed for pets in the state. The new research shows opioid prescriptions for animals in the state are up 41% over a 10-year period. It's unclear why there's been such a dramatic increase. But, if opioids are so addictive for humans, are they addictive to pets? Read more about this week's show. Next Week: Comedian Paula Poundstone
Aired 9 months ago 78:36
1012. Dog Laundering Scheme
Dogs Laundering Lawsuit A lawsuit has been filed in a California court saying Bark Adoptions masquerades as a non-profit animal rescue organization passing off puppy mill dogs as rescued animals and selling them for a profit. California has banned the sale of puppy mill dogs and it is believed multiple fictitious rescues are circumventing the law. Deborah Howard, founder of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) explains how her organization is trying to raise awareness on the issue. Listen Now Animal Occupations That Pay More Than $56k Annually TheÂ Bureau of Labor StatisticsÂ identified the occupations that pay workers more than $56,000 a year and involve lots of quality time with animals. Veterinarians are the highest paid with a median yearly salary of Â $90,000 and projected job growth of 19% over the next 7 years. Listen Now Man Charged With Abandoning Fish A North Carolina man has been charged with abandoning a pet fish that police say he left behind without food when he was evicted.Â Kind of unusual, but times are changing and how we think about animals is much different that it used to be. Listen Now Camel Goes To PetSmart Hump Day was a few days early at aÂ petÂ store in Michigan when the operator of a local petting zoo walked in with his camel on a trip to their local PetSmart. This comes a week after a bull was escorted into a Petco. Both chains encourage bringing pets into the store. Listen Now Do Cats Understand Words? Cats are almost always described as aloof but they know their own names and recognize it when we call for them, new research shows. Scientists found that our feline friends are able to tell their names apart from other words and have a grasp of words closer to a dog's than we think. Listen Now Read more about this week's show.