Heidi is joined by Patti Strand, Founder and President of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). We take a first look at how pet shelters and rescues got started; whether there are really too many adoptable pets looking for homes; and the importation of more than a million dogs and puppies annually from other countries to meet the demand. Learn the true difference between Animal Right and Animal Welfare, why your donations to animal rights organizations may NOT help animals; and lots more in this fascinating discussion.
Resources and Where to Donate to truly help animals!
National Animal Interest Alliance – whose mission is to “improve animal care and wellbeing, to strengthen the human-animal bond and protect the ability of people to keep animals in their lives.”
International Elephant Foundation
Directly to your local shelter, or Zoo
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