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Raquel Carter is a Published Author-Illustrator, Blogger, Real-Life Mermaid, Mystic and Founder of the 501{c}{3} Non-Profit Organization, called The Carter Settlement. She created the foundation to leave a bequest after her son was brutally murdered in 2019. She seeks to inspire women to realize their dreams, live in their worth and shares personal life experiences to help facilitate her mission to bring awareness in this age of enlightenment.
 
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Today we are joined by Jennifer Everett, co-founder and caretaker of Foxes Journey Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating others on the proper care of foxes, while creating a comfortable environment for them to thrive. Topics Include: The origin story of Foxes Journey Sanctuary. The harsh reality of fox fur farms in the US. The …
 
Brunie Drumond joins us today from Austin Bulldog Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of unwanted English Bulldogs. Austin Bulldog Rescue works to educate pet owners on responsible dog ownership and to educate the public on the English bulldog breed. Topics Include: Compassion fatigue in the animal…
 
Michael Schneider joins us from Pilots to the Rescue, a nonprofit aviation organization with a mission to transport animals and people at risk. PTTR supports a network of trained volunteer pilots to complete transport rescue missions. Topics Include: The benefits of aviation transports in comparison to road transports. Differing animal welfare norm…
 
Paulina Claure and Patricia Lara join us today from Wonder Paws Rescue. Located in Southern Florida, Wonder Paws Rescue is a network of community volunteers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties with a shared mission of helping to find permanent, safe, and loving homes for animals in South Florida. Topics Include: Working as a mother-daug…
 
Today we are joined by Amber Newell. Amber is a true foster hero and board member of Fetch Foster and Rescue, a Wisconsin-based organization that specializes in transporting dogs from overpopulated Texas shelters to northern states. Topics Include: The state of animal welfare in Texas. Animal transports during COVID. Living through the Texas Winter…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Ujwala Chintala, founder of the Stray Animal Foundation of India. A Florida-based organization, Stray Animal Foundation of India makes miracles happen in the lives of stray animals in India by bolstering the animal foster and adoption system to match stray animals with loving homes. Topics Include: Managing a rescue…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by social entrepreneur Betsy Saul. Betsy is the co-founder of Petfinder, Chairman of the Petfinder Foundation, founder of 911FosterPets, and founder of Heal House Call Veterinarian. Topics Include: Destigmatizing owner surrenders. The origins of Petfinder. Focusing on wins as an animal welfare organization. The enthusi…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Cindy Mabardy of Pit Bull Second Chance, a foster-based pit bull rescue in West Virginia, to discuss the misguided stigmatization of pit bulls and what Pit Bull Second Chance is doing about it. Topics Include: Shelter conditions for pit bulls. Where stigmatization of pit bulls originates. Pet culture in West Virgini…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Prudence Barber, founder and director of Mission Pawsible. They discuss how the solo rescue framework can help save more lives, the underappreciated value of branding in animal welfare, why you need to run your rescue like a business, and much more. Topics Include: Why you need to make it easy for people to donate t…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Kali Cabrera, founder of Spring Branch Rescue in Houston, Texas. Starting as a Facebook page connecting local pet owners, Spring Branch has evolved into a foster-based rescue completing animal transports to the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Idaho, and Canada. Topics Include: Pet culture in Peru where Kali grew up. Mi…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Lisa Gilbert and Guinevere Gartland from MatchDog Rescue, a New Jersey based rescue whose mission is to match the right dog with the right family and the right family to the right dog. Topics Include: Transporting dogs from Southern Texas and abroad. The nuts and bolts of developing a transport program. Tips for eff…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Sharley Hamm of Southern Cross Animal Rescue to discuss how simple solutions such as heartworm prevention and spay and neuter programs could make a big impact on animal welfare in the Southern US. Topics Include: How investing in technology empowers us to do animal welfare better. Prioritizing the adoption of older …
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Kristen Hassen of American Pets Alive! to discuss reimagining the animal welfare system to better meet the needs of animals and communities. Topics Include: Questioning our current shelter system. Human Animal Support Services (HASS). Focusing our limited resources on the optimization of our largest shelters. Integr…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by John Dalley to discuss the dog meat trade in Asia and how activists can effectively intervene to create change and save lives. John Dalley is the Co-Founder and President of Soi Dog International. Topics Include: Understanding the supply and demand of dog meat in Asian countries. Effective and ineffective interventi…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Dr. Ellen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive! to discuss pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia. Topic Include: Transitioning from veterinary care to animal rescue. The lack of animal welfare education in veterinary school. Early experiences at a shelter with an 85%…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Sydney Nicole Maggio of the Love Connection Dog Rescue, a 501(c)3 foster-based rescue whose founders have been saving dogs and making loving matches for over ten years. Topics Include: How Sydney got involved with animal welfare. Common rescue problems in Arizona. Spay and neuter initiatives. Vacation fostering. Fos…
 
Is there something that you want to do that you've been afraid to do? Do you play this song in your mind that I'm not this or that so I can't do this is that? I have been there and I know exactly how you feel. In today's episode I share with you my thoughts about perfection paralysis and how it's limited me. But if you're like me and want to live a…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by The Puppy Guru, Victoria Shaffer. Victoria is the Head of Outreach for Mutt Scouts, a non-profit based in Los Angeles and San Diego, whose main goal is to rescue dogs in need and find their forever home. Topics include: Victoria’s animal rescue journey. Becoming a Mutt Scouts coordinator. Earning the title of "Puppy…
 
In today's episode, Bridget and Sydney are joined by Denise Diaz, the Director of Operations at Second Chance Rescue NYC. Their mission is to reduce animal overpopulation in shelters, rescue and rehabilitate critically injured and neglected animals, and connect the community to services that enable animals to remain in their homes. With the help of…
 
In this episode of Chit Chat with Cat I sit down with Dr. Denise Nicholson. Denise shares the many pivots that she has made in her life and how each has led to her latest one as an author. We discuss how writing was therapeutic to her journey and how she now helps prospective authors discover there voice. Sit back and listen to our conversation on …
 
The path of least resistance is defined as the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. Is there something that you are resisting in your life? Does it make you uncomfortable to have difficult conversations? If you answer is yes it's ok, but …
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Megan Driver, founder of Saving Animal Lives 24/7, to discuss all things rescue, from the adoption process to compassion fatigue, and much more. Saving Animal Lives 24/7 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing the mistreated, loving the abandoned, and saving the injured. Topics include: Getting involved in…
 
In this episode of Chit Chat with Cat, I talk with Melva Hall, Mental Health Advocate. Melva shares her journey of healing and restoration through therapy to address her anxiety and depression. Join us a we discuss therapy, faith and honoring the woman God created you to be. Instagram: @melva.hall_understands Previous Episodes: Chit Chat with Cat a…
 
Do you expect love for people? Do you get made when you don't receive it how you believe you should be loved? Have you ever considered that the love you're looking for in others you haven't given yourself? We have to look up, to look within, to find the truest love that is. Monday Memos: Don't Be Afraid to Fall You Are Still Here Show Them Who He I…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by John Dalley to discuss how his passion for animal welfare led him and his wife to establish the Soi Dog Foundation, an organization committed to solving Phuket, Thailand's stray dog problem. Topics include: Why education is the solution to Thailand's stray dog problem Sterilizing stray cats and dogs How the 2004 tsu…
 
In this week's Chit Chat with Cat, I sit down with Karlet Hewitt, CEO of The Purpoint Group. Karlet holds many hats and one of those hats is as the creator and facilitator of the Extra Mile Accountability Group. She is passionate about fulfilling her purpose and is also passionate about walking alongside you as you pursue yours. Sit back relax and …
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Nancy Jimeno to discuss recovering from dog bites, building a tight-knit team that you can depend on, being of service to animals and people, and much more. Topics Include: The origins of Ozzie and Friends Rescuing dogs from Mexico Dancing with fear The gifts of rescue The special bond between pets and adopters Choo…
 
What are you ashamed of? If you are human you are going to make mistakes. That being said sometimes the mistakes we make impact the lives of others and we may be hurting those relationships, because we are afraid of apologizing. I was in the place but because of the urging of the Holy Spirit I was able to apologize to someone who means the world. I…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Spencer Conover of Pasco Animal Services to discuss how he and his team brought their shelter's animal success rate from 25% to 95%, what they've learned from focusing their attention on keeping animals out of shelters rather than what to do when they come in, the power of education and community engagement, and muc…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Cara Dallamora of Apollo's Arc Animal Rescue to discuss what it means to be a no-kill rescue, collaborating with other shelters, and how to keep a positive attitude when facing challenges as a rescue. Topics Include: The story of Apollo and Apollo's Arc Animal Rescue Taking in owner surrenders The Hero Hound Program…
 
In this week's Chit Chat with Cat, I sit down with Kim Sharell who is a life coach and instructor. We have a great time getting to know one another discussing love, surrendering and so much more. Listen in and enjoy all the light, love and laughs. Contact Kim Sharell: www.kimsharell.com Previous Episodes: Chit Chat with Cat and Britta - The Bee Kee…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Jessica Graaf to discuss discrimination against pit bulls, rescuing dogs from dogfighting rings, foster-based rescues versus facility-based rescues, and much more. Topics Include: Breed-specific legislation Dogfighting rings in the South What to do if picking up a stray dog CUDDLY's collaboration with the Philly Bul…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Jordan Craig to discuss how innovative thinking is saving more lives at Dallas Animal Services, how rescues can best understand and serve the needs of their community, services that can help keep pets in their homes, and much more. Topics Include: Jordan's transition into rescue and animal welfare How running a shel…
 
In this weeks Chit Chat with Cat I sit down with Britta Borden-Tabor of The BEE KEEP-HER blog to talk about fashion, purpose and faith. Britta is a beautiful fashionista who draws you in with her sense of style but keeps you coming back because of the light the resonates from within. Listen in and enjoy all the light, love and laughs. Previous Epis…
 
In this week's Monday Memo I start off by sharing what I've been up to the past couple of weeks. I also talk about the message I received from the most recent episode of one of my favorite shows, This Is Us. Previous Episodes: Chit Cat w/Cat and India When This Black Woman Found Her Voice (Bonus) Chit Chat w/Cat and Glenna Chit Chat w/Cat and Trace…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Diana Kliche to discuss Fix Long Beach's new low-cost spay and neuter clinic, how collaboration between animal welfare organizations reduces burnout and improves outcomes, strategies for organizing volunteers, and much more. Topics Include: Growing up in a house full of pets Getting involved with Fix Long Beach Mobi…
 
In this episode, Sydney and Bridget are joined by Marla Riley to discuss veganism, rescue, and how we can build a better world by being mindful of the products we purchase. Topics Include: Experiencing an animal auction Marla's commitment to veganism Can we buy humane animal products? Horse auctions Offering virtual tours Advice for aspiring rescue…
 
In today's episode of Chit Chat with Cat I'm sitting down with India Cook who is the founder and creator of Miles from India. I've been following India online for a year and am always grateful for the positivity that she shares. Sit be relax and enjoy this conversation as we get to know more about this lovely young woman. Previous Episodes: When Th…
 
In today's episode, Bridget and Sydney are joined by Nancy Stephenson to discuss starting a rescue, finding your niche in the rescue world, marketing your adoptable pets, and much more. Nancy Stephenson is the founder of A Voice for All Paws, a cat rescue based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Topics Include: How Nancy got into rescue The ex…
 
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