Asha Thune, Director of Outreach for Emancipet, is my guest for today’s show. Emancipet envisions a world where no cat or dog is ever killed just for being homeless. They work towards realizing that vision every day, by providing services and advocacy that effectively and humanely reduce the homeless pet population in the local communities.
Welcome to The Arcadia Bird Sanctuary. A 501(c)3 non-profit avian rescue.
Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center is a shelter and we house all our birds on premises. We do not foster out our birds, but we are a sanctuary, offering a permanent home for companion birds that are no longer suitable to be pets. Many of our residents have been abused or neglected. Some are elderly and deserve a ‘forever’ home. Some will be adopted to the perfect family. We never make a determination on any bird until we know that bird well.
All our parrots are vet checked every six months and are also micro-chipped. Some birds will be with us for many months and many for years.
Knowledge is power and the more people know about parrots, the better off birds will be. People need information in order to make intelligent choices: about what kind of bird to choose, about how to keep the bird and how to treat the bird.
Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center conducts presentations and seminars to teach people about parrots. We believe there never can be too much information or too small an audience.
Click here to learn more about this organization.
Liz Parker is a proud parent of three dogs and publisher of Austin Pets Directory. This directory is a free, monthly entertainment magazine filled with an abundance of useful information for Austin area pet lovers. During this show she will share tips on caring for her multiple dogs and more about her magazine.
Sharri Boyett shares the insights of coordinating this huge annual event. She’ll also talk about the showcase of events as well as the crowd pleasing attractions.
Sharon, an expert Schip mom, shares information about the Schipperke canine breed. She’ll provide us with tips on how to keep her furkids happy and healthy. We will also discuss what inspired her to become a co-author for the book Stories of Multiple Pets.
Click Schip Mom Tells All to hear this radio show.
Emancipet offers low cost, walk-in wellness clinics for dogs or cats who are already spayed or neutered. This service grew out of an obvious need in the community for more affordable basic services such as vaccines and preventative medicine.
LOW COST WELLNESS SERVICES: Our “walk-in” clinics are open at our Stationary Clinic Monday through Saturday, from 10 am – 3 pm. For information about these clinics, including pricing, click here.
FREE WELLNESS SERVICES: We also offer some wellness services free of charge to low-income Austin residents, thanks to our partnership with the City of Austin. For information about our free wellness services, click here.
WELLNESS SERVICES WITH SURGERY: All patients at our spay/neuter clinic are also offered the full list of low cost wellness services, so they can get their vaccines and a year’s worth of preventative medicine, all at the same time. For information about our low-cost spay/neuter services, click here.
DID YOU KNOW? You can purchase your pet’s Frontline through us at a dramatically reduced rate – save yourself some money and help out EMANCIPE+ at the same time! Click here to place your order. This is a benefit only for spayed/neutered pets.
REMEMBER: Emancipet is committed to making your trip to their wellness clinics as quick and easy as possible. No appointment is required for the wellness clinics, patients are seen on a first come, first served basis.
Helping elderly people and their pets is not just the right thing to do, but it can also reduce healthcare costs, and that can save lives. Pets can be a great source of comfort and joy. By emphasizing our pet’s role in our mental and physical lives, over a period of time we can also reduce overall healthcare costs to society. We know that people who live with companion animals receive numerous health benefits.
For example, people with pets visit the doctor less often and use less medication. People with pets recover from illness more quickly. People with pets have lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. And exercising a pet can provide valuable exercise to an animal’s elderly guardian. There are measurable social and economic benefits to elderly people by providing services and care for their pets.
Get involved with your local humane society and see where you can help.
Issue Date: March 29, 2009
The nation’s economic woes have trickled down to even our furry family members. Here are some helpful cost-saving tips.
Search for discounts on food. Use coupons, especially if Fido eats premium pet food. Or slowly transition your pet to a less costly brand (you’ll avoid an upset tummy and potential vet bill) approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials. Seriously cash-strapped? Look for a pet food pantry, which offers low-cost or free food to the needy.
Find deals on medical services. Some shelters offer low-cost veterinary care, including low-cost or free spaying or neutering. Spaying or neutering is the responsible thing to do, and it may prevent costly medical issues. Also, big-box pet stores sometimes offer low-cost vaccinations. Know your pet’s vaccine history to avoid over-vaccinating.
Apply for a grant. If you’re in financial hardship and your pet goes to one of the nearly 3,000 American Animal Hospital Association-accredited clinics, you may qualify for a grant of up to $500 per year to pay for a specific procedure.