The Animal Farm Foundation (Aired On October 13 & 14, 2018)

You may never have heard about canine discrimination, but you will learn a lot
from this fascinating interview with Stacey Coleman and Nicole Juchem of the
Animal Farm Foundation. The Foundation, which started in the 1980s as a refuse
farm for horses, it now is a nationwide advocate for pit bulls and a trainer and
supplier of service dogs. It specialized in training dogs for very specific tasks,
such as opening doors. Among its programs are training K9 dogs for police
departments, dogs that learn to detect drugs or hidden weapons. The
Foundation works with inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where
inmates socialize dogs and teach them basic canine manners. The dogs are
recruited from animal shelters. If the dog turns out to be resistant to training, the
Foundation finds a suitable family to adopt it.

Learn more:
Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.: https://animalfarmfoundation.org/
Animal Farm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/animalfarmfoundation/
Pit Bull Discrimination: https://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statement-pit-bulls
Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals: https://usaservicedogs.org/

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Carl Syslo & Josephine Santoro from Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wild Life Center (Aired on May 19 and May 20, 2018)

New Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehab (Aired on May 19 and 20, 2018)
Josephine Santoro and Carl Syslo visit RadioRotary to tell about the new Safe
Haven Animal Shelter $ Wildlife Center, located in Stormville in southern
Dutchess County (Town of Beekman). The first phase of their operation will be to
provide a no-kill shelter for injured or orphaned dogs, which can be adopted after
any necessary rehab. These dogs will be kept in kennels until adopted, but in the
second phase a new building, specially designed for making dogs and cats feel
at home (and not imprisoned) will take over. The original kennel building will be
remade for wildlife rehab—Ms. Santoro is a certified wildlife rehabilitator. An
important adjunct to the Stormville facility is the Thrift Shop specializing in
reselling donated pet-related products and household items. On Saturdays the
Thrift Shop houses a Pet-Food Pantry, supplying free pet food to low-income pet owners.
Learn more:
Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center:
Safe Haven Thrift Shop and Food Pantry:
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley:
Wildlife Rehabilitators:

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May 27, 2018 · Posted in Animals, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Volunteers  

Rotary International Convention From Atlanta Georgia Show Number 9 (Aired on January 13 and 14th, 2018)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 9 (Aired on January 13 & 14, 2018)

The ninth compilation of interviews with humanitarians conducted by
RadioRotary at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta focuses largely on
Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) and their humanitarian aims, but it also includes
a special interview with golf-great Jack Nicklaus. Rotarian Action Groups
discussed include efforts to protect endangered species, prevention of all types of addiction from tobacco and gambling to heroin, encouragement for an increase in blood donations around the world, and training local communities in the method to correct clubfoot. Mr. Nicklaus tells why he is a Rotary Polio Ambassador, beginning with his own experience of polio at age 13.
Learn more:
RAGES Inc. (RAG for Endangered Species)
Rotarian Action Group Addiction Prevention
Global Network for Blood Donation
Rotarian Action Group for Clubfoot
Rotarian Action Groups
Rotary Partners and Ambassadors

 

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Rotary International Convention from Atlanta Georgia (Aired on September 23,rd & 24th, 2017

Atlanta Rotary Convention, Part 2 (Aired on September 23 and 24, 2017)
RadioRotary interviewers at the 2017 International Rotary Convention in Atlanta,
Georgia, interviewed several project leaders attending the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about Project Chimps from Lindsay Vanderhoogt, the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) from Rotarian Knut Johnsen (Greater Newburgh), the Russia-United States Intercountry Committee from Rotarian Charles Heberie; Rotaplast from Rotarian Donna Lee Young Rubin (PSG District 7930, Andover, MA), and the Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication (a.k.a. Hepatitis Zero). Project Chimps put former laboratory chimpanzees into retirement in a wooded section of Georgia; RLI teaches Rotarians how to be better in their Rotary lives; the Russia-United State Intercountry Committee promotes peace between the two nations; Rotaplast provides plastic surgery to children (mainly) with cleft palate; and Hepatitis Zero is taking a specially equipped truck around the world to test individuals for hepatitis C, which now can be medically cured.

In the photograph is Jonah Triebwasser and Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Learn more:
Project Chimps
Project Chimps on Facebook

Rotary Leadership Institute
Rotary-United States Intercountry Committee on Facebook
Rotaplast
Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication
Hepatitis Zero

 

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October 24, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Health, Hudson Valley, International Programs, Peace  

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