The Pet Stop

The Pet Stop can be seen at 45 minutes past the hour in every daytime newscast starting at 6 a.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

Air Dates: 4/27 and 5/4/
Topic: Youth programs at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Any pet lover understands how important animal outreach is, and there's so many impactful ways children can help with animals.
We take a look at the youth advocacy programs St. Hubert’s offer to children. 
https://www.sthuberts.org/

Air Dates: 4/29 and 5/19
Topic: Pet adoption: Alan Purcell, Wayne Animal Shelter
https://www.waynetownship.com/animal-shelter.html

Air Dates: 4/6, 4/13
Topic: Catsbury Park Cat Convention
Featured Guest: DJ Bornschein, Jamie Nichols of Catsbury Park Cafe and Nina Lucow from MCSPCA
Calling all cat lovers! The time has come to celebrate our furry feline friends at the second annual Catsbury Park Cat Convention, the largest event of its kind on the East Coast. We preview what to expect at the convention held in Asbury Park, April 13-14.

Air Date: 4/7
Topic: Raising Awareness Against Easter Bunny Adoptions
Featured Guest: Bill Mack, volunteer, and Gail Petersen, treasurer, of Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue
In a special Sunday edition of Pet Stop, we are raising awareness to a particular issue that arises this time of year - adopting a bunny for Easter. Although a bunny may seem like a great idea for a family, rabbits actually are one of the most abandoned domestic animals - many of which happen just weeks after the Easter holiday. We speak with a local rabbit rescue about alternative gifts this holiday.

Air Dates: 3/30, 4/20
Topic:  Marty's Place
Featured Guest: Doreen Jakubcak, founder of Marty's Place
When many of us retire, we plan to move somewhere new, perhaps where we can spend our golden years living in a community catered to our individual needs.
Well shouldn't the same loving environment be available for senior pets? We learn about a dog sanctuary called Marty's Place, providing a loving environment to senior dogs in New Jersey.

Air Dates: 3/31/2019 and 4/21/2019
Topic: Pet adoption - St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

Air Dates: March 16 and March 23
Topic: Home cooking for pets
Featured Guest: Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT
Ensuring your beloved pet's nutritional needs are met is so important, and to some dry kibble just will not cut it.
So others are now following a movement--home cooking for their pets. 
We speak to a holistic veterinarian and author of "Yin and Yang Nutrition for Dogs," Dr. Judy Morgan.
https://www.drjudymorgan.com/ 

Air Dates: March 17 and March 24
Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter
http://srasnj.org/ 

AIR DATES: March 3, 10, 2019
TOPIC: ADOPTION - RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE
https://rbari.org/

AIR DATES: March 2, 9, 2019
TOPIC: GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NEW JERSEY
Animal Advocacy has gone international—and a local group is joining in on a multi-country effort to rescue dogs from the meat trade. In order to continue this important work, they say they need your help.
FEATURED GUEST: Maria Lutz, Vice President of Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
https://www.greyhoundfriendsnj.org/

AIR DATES: Feb. 17, 24, 2019
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION - FOR THE LOVE OF BIRDS
FEATURED GUESTS: Corinne Raimondi & Caryn Cullen

AIR DATES: Feb. 16, 23, 2019
TOPIC: NJ STRAYS- Animal surrender prevention
Animal Welfare Advocacy is a full time effort, calling for humane treatment of all animals while educating the public through outreach programs. One animal welfare organization serving northern New Jersey is NJ Strays, a volunteer-based nonprofit that has been working to reduce shelter intake and to decrease euthanasia among local animals at shelters.
FEATURED GUESTS: Rachel Beeman and Adriana Bradley.
https://www.njstrays.org/

AIR DATES: Feb. 3, 2019, Feb. 10, 2019
TOPIC: Pet Adoption:
Monmouth County SPCA
FEATURED GUEST: DIANE PETRUZZELLI
https://monmouthcountyspca.org/

Air Date: Jan. 26, 2019
TOPIC: Many people think riding horses is just for leisure or for sporting competitions, but a horse can be used as a valuable tool in therapy. Whether it is a small child with cognitive special needs or a middle aged man recovering from surgery, research shows people of all ages can benefit from Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies.
FEATURED GUEST: Ellen Rankins, Ph, D. student at the Rutgers Equine Science Center in New Brunswick.

Air Date: Jan. 19, 2019
TOPIC: New Jersey is home to over 42,000 horses and has 7,200 equine facilities across the state. Along with a vibrant horse industry, New Jersey also provides exposure to programs for students to study Equine Science.
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director at the Rutgers Equine Science Center in New Brunswick

Air Date: January 12, 2019
TOPIC: MONMOUTH COUNTY MAN REUNITED WITH DOG, THANKS TO MICROCHIP

Air Dates: January 13, 2019 and January 20, 2019
TOPIC: ANIMAL ADOPTION
MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER
FEATURED GUEST: Jennifer McMilllan 
https://www.montclairnjusa.org/government/departments/animal_shelter

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