2017 The Pet Stop Information

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: JANUARY 28, 2018 AND FEBRUARY 4, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER MICHELE SHIBER AND JEN MCMILLIAN WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER
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AIR DATE: JANUARY 27, 2018
TOPIC: CANCER-DETECTION DOG
United K9 Professionals is helping in the fight against cancer.  We get a firsthand look at how our furry friends detect the disease.
FEATURED GUESTS: FOUNDER JANICE WOLFE WITH UNITED K9 PROFESSIONALS AND SAVANNAH THE DOG
AIR DATES: JANUARY 14, 2018 AND JANUARY 21, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: TOM KEYSER AND STEW CUTLER RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE
AIR DATES: JANUARY 13, 2018 AND JANUARY 20, 2018
TOPIC: WINTER PET SAFETY
Wintertime usually brings snow and bitterly cold temps.  While most of us know how to protect ourselves against the elements this season, it may not be so clear with our pets.  Our expert guest has some helpful advice.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. THOMAS HART, VMD WITH RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND JANUARY 7, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 30, 2017 AND JANUARY 6, 2018
TOPIC: ANTLER-RIDGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The 120-acre farm takes care of fawns, raccoons, skunks and other furry creatures in need of help.  We see an Albino Skunk and Angora Goat up close and personal.
FEATURED GUEST: OWNER KELLY SIMONETTI WITH ANTLER-RIDGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 17, 2017 AND DECEMBER 24, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: MICHELLE NIEVES WITH BERGEN COUNTY PROTECT AND RESCUE
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 16, 2017 AND DECEMBER 23, 2017
TOPIC: HOLIDAY PET GIFTS
Need help finding that perfect present for your cat or dog this holiday season? 
Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace in Flemington may have what you're looking for.
FEATURED GUEST: OWNER ANDY COHEN WITH BARKLEY’S GOURMET MARKETPLACE
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 3, 2017 AND DECEMBER 10, 2017 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: STEVE ZIMMERMAN, FRANK BAKKA AND MELISSA SNELL WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 2, 2017 AND DECEMBER 9, 2017
TOPIC: STEM CELL THERAPY 
Advancements in medicine are making it possible for our furry friends to live longer and healthier lives.  We talk about how stem cells are being used to treat a number of health issues.
FEATURED GUESTS: DR. MIKE HUTCHINSON, DVM AND TITHON ANIMAL SCIENCES CEO MARK KYLE
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 19, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 26, 2017 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: DONNA BUCCELLATO WITH RESCUE HAVEN FOUNDATION
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 25, 2017 
TOPIC: THANKSGIVING AND OTHER HOLIDAY DANGERS
Thanksgiving and the holiday season usually mean a great meal with friends and family.  It can also be a time of festive fun.   Our furry friends could be put in danger though if we don't take the right steps.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. GREG PANARELLO, DVM WITH CROWN VETERINARY SPECIALISTS
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 5, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 12, 2017 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 4, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 11, 2017 
TOPIC: CANINE TRICK TRAINING
Want to teach your dog some cool new tricks?
It doesn't have to be a long, drawn out process if you follow the right expert advice.
FEATURED GUEST: DORICE STANCHER WITH CANINES CAN DO DOG TRAINING
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2017 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: STEVEN ZIMMERMAN WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2017 
TOPIC: ANIMAL ADVOCATE GLORIA GAYNOR
She’s best known for hit songs like "I Will Survive," but the music sensation is also using her voice to support our furry friends.
The Newark-born singer is involved in multiple rescue organizations and is spreading the message of helping animals in need.
FEATURED GUEST: GLORIA GAYNOR
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2017 
TOPIC: ST. HUBERT’S WAYSTATION PROGRAM
Saint Hubert's Animal Welfare Center is working to prevent healthy adoptable furry friends from euthanization, while helping shelters in need across the U.S.
It's all part of the organization's Waystation Transfer Program.
FEATURED GUEST: GOODWILL AMBASSADOR NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 15, 2017 AND OCTOBER 22, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2017 
TOPIC: HURRICANE RESCUES
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused devastation and damage and left many people and pets displaced.
Luckily organizations around the country and here at home have jumped in to help. 
FEATURED GUEST: GOODWILL AMBASSADOR NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2017
TOPIC: DOG WALK OF THE DEAD
Halloween is just around the corner and you and your furry friends are invited to join in on all the scary fun in Sussex County.
FEATURED GUESTS: EVENT ORGANIZER ANTHONY MUZIKAR AND DEBBIE KOWALCHUK WITH ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE (OSCAR)
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 1, 2017 AND OCTOBER 8, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
TOPIC: PAWS IN THE PARK
The Paws in the Park festival returns to Passaic County for another year. 
We get the details on this annual event.
FEATURED GUESTS: SERGEANT LOWELL FORBES AND K9 OFFICER EMME WITH THE PASSAIC COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR SANDI LAZZARA
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: DORIA MELENDEZ WITH BERGEN COUNTY RESCUE AND PROTECT
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
TOPIC: RIVERS EDGE HORSE RESCUE
The Newton-based animal sanctuary aims to help abused, abandoned and unwanted horses.  We learn more about how the organization gives back to animals in need.
FEATURED GUESTS: FOUNDER DIANE ROMANO-POTOCKI AND VETERINARIAN DR. NANCY FRANTZ SHAY, MVB
AIR DATE:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
TOPIC: SINGER GLORIA GATOR'S ANIMAL RESCUE WORK
Gloria Gaynor is best known for hit songs like "I Will Survive,” but the music sensation is also using her voice to support animals.
AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
TOPIC: JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM
African Penguins and Horseshoe Crabs stop by our studio today. 
We learn more about these special creatures.
FEATURED GUESTS: STAFF MEMBERS NICOLE GINSBURG AND KERRY ANDERSON WITH JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM
AIR DATES: AUGUST 27, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: ACTING DIRECTOR LIZ MORGAN AND SAMANTHA SIKKERBOL WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER 
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
 
TOPIC: MORRISTOWN DELI (PET-FRIENDLY CAFÉ)
Usually you have to leave your furry friends at home, but not at Morristown Deli and Restaurant. They cater to your pets too.
FEATURED GUESTS: RESTAURANT CO-OWNER BRITTANY MAROWITZ AND REGULAR CUSTOMER TAMMY BERGER
 
LINK: http://morristowndeli.com/outsidecafe.html
AIR DATES: AUGUST 13, 2017 AND AUGUST 20, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: VOLUNTEERS CHANTAL SMITH AND AMANDA NOLAU WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)
AIR DATES: AUGUST 19, 2017 AND AUGUST 26, 2017
 
TOPIC: HEAT AND PETS
Summer is a great time to get out and about with your furry friends, but there are some potential dangers that could come up if you're not careful.
 
FEATURED GUEST: DR. LAURA O’SULLIVAN, VMD WITH MEDIA VETERINARY HOSPITAL
 
LINK: http://www.mediavethosp.com
AIR DATES: JULY 30, 2017 AND AUGUST 6, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: TOM KEYSER AND STEW CUTLER WITH RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE
AIR DATES: AUGUST 5, 2017 AND AUGUST 12, 2017
TOPIC: REBUILDING WARRIORS
Military members suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury are getting some help thanks to Rebuilding Warriors.  The non-profit organization provides service dogs to our nation's heroes.
FEATURED GUESTS: VICE-PRESIDENT JEFF MULLINS, MARKETING DIRECTOR NANCY MULLINS AND RETIRED ARMY SERGEANT SHAUN O’BRIEN
AIR DATE: JULY 23, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: JULY 22, 2017 AND JULY 29, 2017
 
TOPIC: WEDDING SERVICES WITH YOUR DOG
Are you getting married and want to include your four-legged friends in the wedding? We explain how it's possible.
 
FEATURED GUESTS: DIRECTOR OF PET CARE OPERATIONS KRISTEN HEDDERICH AND DEBORAH MONTGOMERY WITH MORRIS ANIMAL INN AND NEW BRIDE JESS MATLESKY-GROOMS
 
LINK: https://www.morrisanimalinn.com/

AIR DATE: JULY 16, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

AIR DATES: JULY 8, 2017 AND JULY 15, 2017
 
TOPIC: THE SEEING EYE PROGRAM
Some special dogs are helping the visually-impaired in New Jersey. It takes training, hard work and a lot of help from students at Cedar Hill Elementary in Montville Township.
 
FEATURED GUESTS: PRINCIPAL DR. MICHAEL RAJ, VOLUNTEER PUPPY RAISER BONNIE DICOLA AND STUDENTS KENDALL KABBASH AND ELYSA IANNUZZELLI
 
LINKS: http://www.seeingeye.org/
AIR DATE: JULY 9, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT'S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

AIR DATE: JULY 2, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATES: JUNE 24, 2017 AND JULY 1, 2017
 
TOPIC: SPACE FARMS
 
Where can you find hundreds of different wild animals all in one place? Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex is the answer. We learn more about Grey Fox Kits, Woodchuck and Raccoon Pups and the Anglo-Nubian Goat.
 
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND ZOOLOGIST LORI SPACE DAY WITH SPACE FARMS
 
LINK: https://www.spacefarms.com
AIR DATES: JUNE 18, 2017 AND JUNE 25, 2017
 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
 
FEATURED GUESTS: MEGAN SUMMERS AND KELLY POLOCEK WITH OSCAR (ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE)
 
LINK: http://www.oscaranimalrescue.org
AIR DATE: JUNE 17, 2017
TOPIC: DOGS AND GARDENING
Got a green thumb? It may seem impossible to keep your furry friends from tearing up your garden, but taking the right steps can help you keep your greens intact.

FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST NANCY LAWSON
AIR DATE: JUNE 10, 2017
TOPIC: WILDLIFE AND GARDENING
Curious wildlife and your furry friends can peacefully co-exist in your garden.  How is that possible?  Our expert guest explains.
          
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST NANCY LAWSON
AIR DATE: JUNE 4, 2017 AND JUNE 11, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: ACTING DIRECTOR LIZ MORGAN WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATE:  JUNE 3, 2017
TOPIC: SAFE HAVEN RABBIT RESCUE
Bunnies can make great additions to the family, but they require a lot of work and care like any other pet.
FEATURED GUESTS: KAREN AUGUSTYNOWICZ WITH SAFE HAVEN RABBIT RESCUE AND METEOROLOGIST MICHELE POWERS
AIR DATE:  MAY 27, 2017
TOPIC: ANIMAL RESCUE-ADOPT-A-THON
The Animal Rescue Adopt-A-Thon returns for another year.  The goal is to find loving homes for some special dogs, cats, birds and even horses.
FEATURED GUESTS: EVENT ORGANIZER GINA SCHNELLER AND AMANDA WILKENS WITH MAMA'S-GONA RESCUE 
AIR DATE: MAY 20, 2017 AND MAY 27, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: AMANDA CUKIER AND RAQUEL REBELO WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)
AIR DATES: APRIL 23, 2017 AND APRIL 30, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: DANIELLE MANIA WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATES: APRIL 22, 2017 AND APRIL 29, 2017
TOPIC: BARNYARD SANCTUARY
Farm animals in need of a new forever home can find it at the Barnyard Sanctuary.  The sanctuary has rescued nearly 3,000 animals since opening its doors in 2007.  We meet some of the special ones living out their days in Blairstown.
FEATURED GUEST: FOUNDING DIRECTOR TAMALA LESTER WITH BARNYARD SANCTUARY
AIR DATEAPRIL 16, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: JILL LIVINGSTON WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATE:  APRIL 15, 2017
TOPIC: ANIMAL ENERGY HEALING
Have you heard of energy work?  It aims to balance energy systems in the body.  The method has been widely used on humans, but it can also be administered on pets too.
FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED ANIMAL MASSAGE EXPERT AND ENERGY PRACTITIONER ANNE ANGELO WITH INUITIVE TOUCH ANIMAL CARE
AIR DATE:  APRIL 9, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: SCOTT CRAWFORD WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATE:  APRIL 8, 2017
TOPIC: ANIMAL MASSAGE
Love a good massage?  It's been known to help reduce stress and pain, while aiding in muscle recovery and helping improve various health ailments.  You may not know that your pet can also benefit from massage.
FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED ANIMAL MASSAGE EXPERT AND ENERGY PRACTITIONER ANNE ANGELO WITH INUITIVE TOUCH ANIMAL CARE
AIR DATES: MARCH 25, 2017 AND APRIL 1, 2017
TOPIC: SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE ANIMALS
Six Flags Great Adventure is not just known for thrill rides and live entertainment, animal lovers will also love the Jackson theme park's Safari Off-Road Adventure. What do you though when you can't go to Six Flags?  You bring the fun here.
FEATURED GUEST: ANIMAL CARE SUPERVISORS STACI WHEELER AND ALICIA CHEBRA WITH SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
AIR DATES: MARCH 26, 2017 AND APRIL 2, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: ADOPTION COORDINATOR DONNA BUCCELLATO WITH RESCUE HAVEN FOUNDATION
AIR DATES: MARCH 12, 2017 AND MARCH 19, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: MARCH 11, 2017 AND MARCH 18, 2017
TOPIC: KELLAR CANINE ACADEMY
You may not realize how many new skills and tricks you can teach your dog if you have the right training.  The owner of Kellar’s Canine Academy in Saddle Brook shows us how to make your pooch an agility star.
FEATURED GUEST: OWNER JODI KELLAR JACKSON WITH KELLAR’S CANINE ACADEMY
AIR DATES: FEBRUARY 25, 2017 AND MARCH 4, 2017
TOPIC: SPACE FARMS ANIMALS
Space Farms Zoo and Museum is home to more than 500 wild animals.  What do you get when a rooster, hedgehog and a couple of snakes drop by our station?  A whole lot of furry fun.
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR LORI SPACE DAY
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2017 AND MARCH 5, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 18, 2017
TOPIC: ROSCOE THE BED BUG DOG
Where's Roscoe?  The answer is usually working, but the bed bug-sniffing dog recently stopped by our studios.
We're going to learn what goes into training this very special pooch.
FEATURED GUEST: ROSCOE AND KEVIN MACFIE WITH BELL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 18, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: AMANDA CUKIER AND MELISSA SNELL WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: JANUARY 29, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 5, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: DEBBIE KOWALCHUCK WITH ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE (OSCAR)
AIR DATES: JANUARY 28, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 4, 2017
TOPICS: WESTMINSTER DOG AND AGILITY SHOW
The Westminster Kennel Club dog show returns for its 141st year.
We get a sneak peek at what to expect at the annual competition and what’s new with the agility category this year.
FEATURED GUEST: DAVID HELMING WITH WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB
AIR DATES: JANUARY 15, 2017 AND JANUARY 22, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: ANNEMARIE ALBERTA AND KAREN SCOTT WITH NEW BEGINNINGS ANIMAL RESCUE
AIR DATE: JANUARY 21, 2017
TOPIC: EQUINE RABIES
Equine rabies is a very real risk for horses.  What type of effect does it have and what steps should owners take when they believe they're horses are infected?  Our expert guest breaks down the disease.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. RICHARD ZINN JR., DVM WITH RAMAPO VALLEY EQUINE SERVICES
AIR DATE: JANUARY 14, 2017
TOPIC: EQUINE WEST NILE VIRUS
West Nile Virus doesn't just affect people; our four-legged friends can get it too.  What happens when a horse becomes infected and how is the virus treated?  Our expert guest has the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. RICHARD ZINN JR., DVM WITH RAMAPO VALLEY EQUINE SERVICES
AIR DATES: JANUARY 1, 2017 AND JANUARY 8, 2017
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATE: JANUARY 7, 2017
TOPIC: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PET BEHAVIORS
Your furry friend has suddenly become obsessed with barking, tail chasing, pacing and excessive digging.  Why is your pet exhibiting these behaviors and what can be done to solve the problem?
Our expert guest has the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: BARK BUSTERS MASTER TRAINER GREG KLEVA