- 5 years ago
Guests are Jena Ball from Startled Cat -the writer, illustrator and creative lead on the CritterKin Project , and Vanessa Budnick, Humane Educator / Grants Manager SPCA of Wake County talking about a subject that has become near and dear to both CritterKin's and Vanessa's (and through her the SPCA's) hearts -puppy mills and forever homes. www.critterkin.com There are a couple of heartwarming stories that will be shared:
Vanessa adopted Ernest - a puppy mill survivor who was rescued by the SPCA and the Humane Society. She has experienced the horrific conditions these dogs live in and the kind of permanent damage that can occur. Ernest almost died from the neglect he experienced, though he is doing GREAT now thanks to the terrific care he received by the vets associated with the puppy mill bust and Vanessa's love.
The second piece is the story of Ricky Bobby, a little dachshund whose story recently made the news: http://www.wncn.com/story/21923861/story-on-paralyzed-puppy-mill-dog-touc