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2018 The Pet Stop Information

<p>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.&nbsp;</p>

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2018 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: Dec. 15 and Dec. 11
TOPICS: PET OBESITY AND PREVENTION
Did you know over half of cats and dogs in the country are considered overweight or obese? We tell you how to keep your beloved pet in ideal shape so it can live a healthier life.
FEATURED GUEST: MARTHA CLINE, BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY NUTRITIONIST AT RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL IN TINTON FALLS

Air Dates: Dec. 16 and Dec. 23
TOPIC: Pet adoption
FEATURED GUEST: Alan Purcell Animal Shelter in Wayne
To adopt call 973-694-0767
Air Dates: Saturdays December 1, December 8
TOPIC: PUPPY AND SENIOR PET EYE CARE
You may find yourself getting lost in the eyes of your favorite pet.But while you are staring--you may be able to spot a potential eye condition, many very similar to humans.
Featured guest: Michele Edelmann, VMD of Garden State Veterinary Specialists located in Tinton Falls.
AIR DATES: Sunday December 2, December 9
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
Featured guest: Tri-boro Animal Welfare, Butler NJ
Air Date: November 17
Topic: Holiday Pet Dangers
The holiday season is such a joyous time for our families, but often we forget about protecting our pets.
Tips on how to avoid the stress and dangers during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays for our pets.
Featured Guest: Dr. Gregory Panarello, DVM DACVECC at Crown Veterinary Specialists and Associates in Lebanon
Air Date: November 18 and November 25
Adoption Segment 
Featured Guest: Monmouth County SPCA
Air Date: November 10, 2018
Topic: Rehabilitating Rescue animals
Featured Guest Janice Wolfe Founder of Merlin's Kids
Air Date: November 4, 2018 and November 11, 2018
Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Friends of Linden Animal Shelter
Air Date: November 3, 2018 
Topic: Puppy behavioral training
Featured Guest: Janice Wolfe CEO United K9 Professionals
AIR DATE: October 27, 2018
TOPIC: DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A PET
North Star Vets has found a way to help people cope, as well as honor, their late pets.
GUEST: Eileen Schuck, director Vet-I-Care, Maria Lutz, president of Vet-I-Care
Link: http://www.vet-i-care.org/index.php 
AIR DATE: October 28, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
GUEST: Volunteer event coordinator Christine Conte from Mt. Pleasant animal shelter.
Link: http://njshelter.org/
AIR DATES: October 20, 2018
TOPIC: NORTH STAR BLOOD DONATION
It's not just people who need blood donations...our furry friends sometimes require them too.
North Star Vets has a special program dedicated to keeping our pets supplied with what they need to stay healthy and happy.
GUESTS: DR. KIM HAMMER, VMD WITH NORTH STAR VETS AND MARIA LUTZ, VICE-PRESIDENT OF GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NJ
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 27, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
GUEST: Volunteer Event Coordinator Jaimie Lafrano  WITH RESCUE HAVEN FOUNDATION
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 7, 2018 AND OCTOBER 14, 2018
TOPIC: RESCUE HAVEN FOUNDATION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER EVENT COORDINATOR JAIMIE LAFRANO
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 6, 2018 AND OCTOBER 13, 2018
TOPIC: CANINE BEHAVIOR TRICKS
Want your canines to be on their best behavior?  Getting them to listen and follow directions is not as hard as you think.  We get a quick lesson from our expert guest.
FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED DOG TRAINER DORICE STANCHER WITH CANINES CAN DO LLC
AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
TOPIC: GETTING FIT WITH YOUR PET
Getting healthy and fit can involve the whole family, including your four-legged friend.
We learn more about the AKC Fit Dog Program which aims to get you and your canine moving.
FEATURED GUEST: VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS BRANDI HUNTER WITH AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
TOPIC: ONLY KINDNESS RESCUE
FEATURED GUESTS: FOUNDER MARY LINN LOMBARDO AND VOLUNTEER ARIANE DUARTE 
AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: FOLAS VOLUNTEERS STEVEN ZIMMERMAN, TINA JOHNSON AND AMANDA CUKIER
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
TOPIC: “BUNNY BOY AND ME” BY NANCY LARACY
Pet blogger and author Nancy Laracy has suffered from chronic pain for a long time, but the special bond she shared with her bunny helped the two push forward and find some relief from both of their medical conditions.  She chronicles the details in her new book.
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND BLOGGER NANCY LARACY
AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
TOPIC: CERTIFIED THERAPY BUNNIES
Certified therapy pets are not just limited to our canine and feline friends.  Bunnies can help serve the community too.  Our expert guest explains.
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND BLOGGER NANCY LARACY
AIR DATES: AUGUST 26, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI, WITH MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA
More Info: MonmouthCountySPCA.org

AIR DATES: AUGUST 25, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
TOPIC: SPACE FARMS
If you're a fan of all kinds of animals, you'll want to head to Space Farms. The Sussex County Zoo and Museum is home to more than 500 different kinds of critters. Some of them stop by our studio for a special look.
FEATURED GUEST: ZOOLOGIST AND AUTHOR LORI SPACE DAY AND DR. COURTNEY SCAIRPON, VMD WITH ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF SUSSEX COUNTY
More Info: SpaceFarms.com CaringVets.com

AIR DATES: AUGUST 12, 2018 AND AUGUST 19, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER MICHELE SHIBER AND STAFF MEMBER MISSY VROEGH WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: AUGUST 11, 2018 AND AUGUST 20, 2018
TOPIC: WAR DOGS ASSOCIATION AND WAR DOGS MEMORIALS
The U.S. War Dogs Association is actively working to pay tribute to the military canines that have helped troops serve overseas.  The non-profit has partnered with PetValu to establish permanent war dog memorials.
FEATURED GUESTS: PRESIDENT RON AIELLO WITH U.S. WAR DOGS ASSOCIATION, CANINE HANDLER BOB THOMPSON AND MILITARY SERVICE DOG LAYKA
AIR DATE: AUGUST 4, 2018
TOPIC: LABOR DAY PET SAFETY
Are you planning a big Labor Day bash? Fireworks and other fun activities are usually on the schedule.  One thing you want to avoid though is compromising your pet's safety.  We get some expert advice on protecting your furry friend this holiday.
FEATURED GUEST: “THE PET LADY” DANA HUMPREY
AIR DATES: JULY 29, 2018 AND AUGUST 5, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: CHRISTINE CONTE WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER 
AIR DATES: JULY 28, 2018 
TOPIC: SUMMER PARTY PET SAFETY
Throwing a backyard bash this summer?  Spending quality time with friends and family is great, but amid all the festivities, the last thing you want is your pet put in a potentially dangerous situation.
We get some helpful tips on keeping your furry friend safe this season while having fun.
FEATURED GUEST: “THE PET LADY” DANA HUMPREY
AIR DATES: JULY 15, 2018 AND JULY 22, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: FRANNIE D’ANNUNZIO AND DANIELLE SCHULMAN WITH RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE
LINK: https://rbari.org/
AIR DATES: JULY 14, 2018 AND JULY 21, 2018
TOPIC: JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM
Jenkinson's Aquarium on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach is home to some great marine life, including African Penguins, a Box Turtle and a Diamondback Terrapin.  These great creatures stop by our studio for a special visit.
FEATURED GUESTS: LAURA GRAZIANO AND NICOLE GINSBURG WITH JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM
LINK: https://jenkinsons.com/aquarium/
AIR DATE: JULY 1, 2018 AND JULY 8, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: VOLUNTEERS COURTNEY D’AGOSTINO, MELISSA SNELL, STEVE ZIMMERMAN AND AMANDA CUKIER WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER

AIR DATE: JUNE 30, 2018 AND JULY 7, 2018
TOPIC: ODIN’S BUCKET LIST
A Saint Bernard here in New Jersey is spending his last few months on Earth living life to the fullest.
He's getting some help along the way.
FEATURED GUESTS: PET OWNER BOBBIE JO LEDFORD AND FRIEND TRACY BRODERICK
AIR DATES: JUNE 17, 2018 AND JUNE 24,2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH THE MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA
LINK: https://monmouthcountyspca.org/
AIR DATES: JUNE 16, 2018 AND JUNE 23, 2018
TOPIC: VET-I-CARE FOUNDATION
Vet-I-Care at North Star Vets helps families struggling to pay for pet medical care. We learn more about how this works and meet who this foundation has benefitted.
FEATURED GUESTS: DIRECTOR EILEEN SCHUCK AND PRESIDENT MARIA LUTZ WITH NORTH STAR VETS AND RECIPIENTS ALICE ALLOCO AND PET PRIMO
LINK: http://www.vet-i-care.org/
AIR DATES: JUNE 3, 2018 AND JUNE 10, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
LINK: http://njshelter.org/
AIR DATE: JUNE 9, 2018
TOPIC: PIT BULL MYTHS
Pit bulls have gotten a bad rap, with many people considering them unsafe and dangerous to adopt.  We dispel the myths and misconceptions associated with the breed.
FEATURED GUEST: BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN DRAYTON MICHAELS WITH URBAN DAWGS
LINK: http://www.urbandawgs.com/
AIR DATE: JUNE 2, 2018
TOPIC: WORLD DOG EXPO
Man's best friend is invading the Meadowlands Expo Center this month for the World Dog Expo.  
We get the details.
FEATURED GUEST: EVENT ORGANIZER JOEY VILLANI
LINK: https://www.worldexpo.dog/
AIR DATES: MAY 20, 2018 AND MAY 27, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: MARY LINN LOMBARDO AND LISA SANCHEZ ONLY KINDNESS RESCUE
LINK: https://onlykindnessrescue.org/
AIR DATE: MAY 26, 2018
TOPIC: WONDER BAR YAPPY HOUR
Happy Hour has gone to the dogs in Asbury Park.  We learn how you and your furry friends can enjoy some family fun at the Wonder Bar.
FEATURED GUESTS: WONDER BAR MANAGER DEB DELISSA AND PUGAPALOOZA FOUNDER CONNIE BREECH
LINK: http://wonderbarasburypark.com/yappyhour.html
AIR DATE: MAY 19, 2018
TOPIC: RESCUE RIDGE
The organization aims to save and care for animals at the Jersey Shore.  Rescue Ridge is hosting a big fundraiser this weekend to help get more furry friends the loving homes that they deserve.
FEATURED GUESTS: CATHY FERNICOLA AND CAROL NEUER WITH RESCUE RIDGE
LINK: https://rescueridge.com/
AIR DATES: MAY 6, 2018 AND MAY 13, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: KAYLEY NUGENT WITH ST. HUBERT'S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/
AIR DATES: MAY 5, 2018 AND MAY 12, 2018
TOPICS: PET NUTRITION AND TACKLING OBESITY
When it comes to keeping our furry friends healthy and happy, what you're feeding them is key.  Do you know if your pet is considered obese? What do you do to help shave off those extra pounds?  We get the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. MARTHA CLINE, DVM WITH RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL
LINK: https://www.rbvh.net/staff/staff.html/s/19
AIR DATES: APRIL 21, 2018 AND APRIL 28, 2018
TOPIC: SIX FLAGS ANIMAL OUTREACH
Six Flags Great Adventure is making learning feel like a safari.  The Jackson theme park has launched a new animal outreach program to help educate young students here in New Jersey.
FEATURED GUESTS: SUPERVISORS OF ANIMAL PROGRAMS FRANCINE ORLANDO, LIZ GIBBS AND ALICIA CHEBRA AND SENIOR SUPERVISOR OF ANIMAL TRAINING STACI WHEELER
LINK: Six Flags
AIR DATES: APRIL 22, 2018 AND APRIL 29, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA
LINK: Monmouth County SPCA
AIR DATES: APRIL 8, 2018 AND APRIL 15, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: FRANNIE LAURIA AND DANI SCHULMAN WITH RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE
AIR DATE: APRIL 14, 2018 
TOPIC: CATSBURY PARK CAT CAFÉ 
A new place to eat in Asbury Park could be considered the cat's meow—literally!
D.J. Bornschein is the man behind Catsbury Park cafe.  He explains why this is the place to be feline lovers.
FEATURED GUEST: OWNER DJ BORNSCHEIN 
AIR DATE: APRIL 7, 2018 
TOPIC: CATSBURY PARK CAT CONVENTION
Celebrity felines and furry friend organizations will converge on the Jersey Shore this weekend for the "Catsbury Park" Cat Convention.
FEATURED GUESTS: ORGANIZER AND HOST DJ BORNSCHEIN AND NINA LUCOW WITH MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA
AIR DATES: MARCH 25, 2018 AND April 1, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: MONTCLAIR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER MICHELE SHIBER AND JEN MCMILLIAN WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: MARCH 24, 2018 AND March 31, 2018
TOPICS: SPACE FARMS
You can find more than 500 wild animals at Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex County.
A few of them join us in studio.
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND ZOOLOGIST LORI SPACE DAY
AIR DATES: MARCH 11, 2018 AND MARCH 18, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: VOLUNTEERS AMANDA CUKIER, STEVE ZIMMERMAN AND CHRISTIE CAPAZZO WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER
AIR DATES: MARCH 10, 2018 AND MARCH 17, 2018
TOPICS: CANINE AND FELINE ORAL HEALTH
A healthy mouth is important to your furry friend's overall wellbeing.
We address some of the major issues that could affect your dog and cat’s oral hygiene.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. JOHN LEWIS, VMD WITH NORTH STAR VETS
AIR DATES: FEBRUARY 25, 2018 AND MARCH 4, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER

AIR DATES: FEBRUARY 24, 2018 AND MARCH 3, 2018
TOPIC: NJ EXOTIC PETS
Pets come in all shapes, sizes and species.  You can find some unique ones in Lodi including: skunks, baby pigs, unique reptiles and ferrets.  Owner Joe Aversa stops by our studio to give us a closer look at these cool creatures.
FEATURED GUEST: OWNER JOE AVERSA
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2018 
TOPIC: HEALING HERBAL PET REMEDIES 
More veterinarians are using integrative medicine to keep our furry friends healthy.  
We learn how herbal remedies can promote healing.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. KENDRA POPE, DVM WITH INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY AND VETERINARY WELLNESS
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2018 AND FEBRUARY 18, 2018
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
FEATURED GUESTS: NORA PARKER AND KAYLEY NUGENT WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2018 
TOPIC: PET ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a treatment used to promote healing for a variety of ailments. It's not only administered on humans, but on our furry friends as well. We see how it works.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. KENDRA POPE, DVM WITH INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY AND VETERINARY WELLNESS
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2018
TOPIC: WYATT'S LIST
When your family includes a furry friend, there are a number of factors to consider like: what toys and foods are best for your pet, and what type of grooming is needed?
Animal experts say education is key. Wyatt's List may help.
FEATURED GUESTS: FOUNDER JANICE WOLFE WITH UNITED K9 PROFESSIONALS AND SAVANNAH THE DOG


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