Pets In The City - New York City Pets & Animals - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)
About This Show
Pets in New York City are like no other pets in the world. Just like their people, city pets of all types have to grapple with cramped apartments (if they’re lucky enough to find a pet-friendly building) local politics, busy streets and dog-run drama. No hopping into the backseat or backyard for them! And those are just the pets that already have homes-pets waiting for adoption have to contend with life in overwhelmed city shelters or life on the streets.
"Pets in the City" with New York Tails publisher and editor-in-chief Diane West will offer up a steady diet of the exciting lives, loves and laments of the people and pets in the world’s greatest city. Get ready for robust debates on city pet issues, interviews with unsung heroes, surprise urban wildlife reports, opinionated product reviews, and visits with celebrities (and celebrity pets!) "Pets in the City", like the city itself, has something for everyone. You’ll also get regular reports about the city’s hottest events, including fundraisers, festivals, and play dates.
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PetLifeRadio.com - Pets In The City - Episode 43 Shelter from the Storm- Everyday Angels Help New York City Pets and Families Weather the Damage of Hurricane Sandy
Nov 12 12
Even natives sometimes forget New York City is made up of five boroughs, four of them islands. And as much as the waters which surround it are treasured for their iconic beauty, the raging sea was no friend to many neighborhoods when Hurricane Sandy arrived on the night of October 29, 2012. Communities closest to the water were hit the hardest. Over the next few weeks Pets In the City will take listeners on an audio tour of some of these neighborhoods and talk to people who have come forward to help thousands of pets—and their families—made homeless and hungry by the storm.
Today we travel to Far Rockaway, a peninsula just off of the borough of Queens which was not only devastated by the storm when it hit land, but endured the physical destruction and electric blackouts it left behind. Our guides are Zina Skachinsky, executive director of the Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (“ARF-ARF”) and Jeff Moratti who has been going door-to-door to help pets and their families meet a number of challenges in the wake of the storm. We hope generous “Pets In The City” listeners will help them continue their efforts with a tax-deductible donation to their cause.