Today’s Line-up for KSCO Pet Radio (Noon-2pm)

12:08 p.m. — Project Purr
Leslie Krzeczowski and Lynne Achterberg from Project Purr will be in-studio to discuss feral cats, trapping, their free spay/neuter program, and their “Kits for Kittens” program. It seems to be the most timely topic for Kitten Season and has always been the primary focus of Project Purr. Also, their benefit shop “Rescued Treasures” has become a successful model for fundraising and education center for the community.

Project Purr Project Purr sponsors Santa Cruz County’s FREE feral cat spay/neuter program; trap-neuter-return; cat/kitten adoptions; focus is on reducing euthanasia of cats in the shelter and enhancing community health through trap-neuter-return programs and access to low-cost feral cat spay/neuter program and education and advocacy in the community. Project Purr believes: Feral/community cats have a right to live. …

12:30 p.m. — Dealing with Coyotes
A recent post on the Dog Owners of Santa Cruz Facebook group described a frightening encounter between a woman, her husband, their dogs, and a small pack of coyotes in Pogonip Park. As Caroline Swain described it: Literally was swarmed and hunted by a pack of three huge , aggressive coyotes up at pogonip Meadows this evening with my 6-foot …

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1:08 p.m. — Surf Dog Ricochet!
Our guest will be Judy Fridono, who has raised and trained Ricochet as part of Fridono’s non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Puppy Prodigies Neo-Natal & Early Learning Program. The organization trains dogs to be service dogs for people with disabilities. Ricochet (born January 25, 2008), is a female Golden Retriever dog from San Diego who helps people with disabilities through surfing and community outreach. Ricochet’s popularity …

1:30 p.m. — Laura Pakis and Jen Walker
Jen will be here to talk about introducing a new dog to the family and Laura Pakis will discuss separation anxiety, which my girl Brittany (below) suffered after we got her. Laura has handouts and the Jen interview from a previous program deals with selecting a dog trainer.
Jen and Moonby
On a recent program, Jen Walker was kind enough to explain how people should go about selecting a trainer for their dog. The clip runs about 6 minutes. I should mention that Jen is, herself, an excellent and busy dog trainer. Her business is called First Friends and I recommend her without reservation. Her advice does not promote her own …

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