Podcast – The Bangor Humane Society’s & the 28th Annual Paws on Parade-2OCT21

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from August 14th, 2021, Don talks with Suzan Prendergast and Kathryn Ravenscraft from the Bangor Humane Society about the 28th annual Paws on Parade. They talk about the mission of the Humane Society, how the pandemic has affected their operations, and how you can participate in Paws on Parade on Saturday, October 2nd starting at 9 AM at Husson University. FMI – https://donations.bangorhumane.org/event/paws-goes-to-woofstock/e336617

You can listen to The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://bit.ly/WfMwPodcasts, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

Contact Info

Suzan Prendergast and Kathryn Ravenscraft
The Bangor Humane Society

Address: 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207)-942-8902
Website-https://www.bangorhumane.org/
Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/BangorHumane

Don Hanson & Kate Dutra
Green Acres Kennel Shop, ForceFreePets.com & The Woof Meow Show

Address: 1653 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401-2204
Phone: (207) 945-6841, x103
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Website-Green Acres: https://www.greenacreskennel.com/
Facebook-Green Acres: https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/
Website-The Woof Meow Show: https://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/
Facebook-The Woof Meow Show: https://www.facebook.com/WoofMeowShow/
Website-ForceFreePetshttps://forcefreepets.com/ 
Facebook-ForceFreePetshttps://www.facebook.com/ForceFreePets

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The Foundation of Friendship and Trust

< A version of this article was published in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of Humanely Speaking, the newsletter of the Bangor Humane Society >

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A friendship often begins when we discover that we have similar interests and values. We can share those interests because we easily communicate with one another. We speak the same language, but we also take ample time to listen and watch one another. Friends don’t always agree, but because we are friends, we have learned how to teach one another to look at a different viewpoint, learn more about one another, and compromise. Eventually, we establish trust and become friends. It is imperative to achieve that level of understanding with our pets.

Cats and dogs are not humans. They have their own specific needs, interests, values, and ways of learning, often very different from those of humans. If we want a friendship with a pet, we need to take the time to learn about them and patiently give them time to learn about us. Only then will we develop the trust that will be the foundation of our friendship.

Two of my favorite books about cats and dogs were written by John Bradshaw. I encourage you to read them and use them to guide your relationship with your furry friend.

Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, John Bradshaw, Basic Books, 2013 – I first read John Bradshaw’s two previous books on cats; The True Nature of the Cat and The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat back in 2003. Cats, and specifically cat behavior is still under-researched compared to dogs, but Cat Sense nicely sums up what we do know. Bradshaw also discusses how the cat and society are changing and suggests what that means for the cats’ future. Bradshaw has posed some important questions and concerns about neutering and breeding which merit further discussion and action.

 

Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet, John Bradshaw, Basic Books, 2011, 2012 – Dr. John Bradshaw is an animal behaviorist and if you look at recent scientific papers on dog or cat behavior, you will often find Bradshaw listed as one of the authors.  In Dog Sense, Bradshaw summarizes the latest research for dog lovers like you and me. Topics he covers include; how the dog evolved, the fallacy of the dominance construct, how the dog’s role in society is changing and how that has led to higher expectations for non-dog like behavior and how these changes might affect the dog’s future. He addresses breeding issues and how the dog fancy’s focus on appearance rather than temperament and health may threaten the existence of many breeds. He also talks about how dogs learn and how research has demonstrated the many advantages of positive reinforcement/reward-based training over the old training model based on force and intimidation.

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Don Hanson owns the Green Acres Kennel Shop ( greenacreskennel.com ) and ForceFreePets.com and is the producer and host of The Woof Meow Show, a radio show/podcast about people and their pets.

Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog
( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com  )

Recommended Resources for People with Petshttp://bit.ly/KnowledgeforPetParents

Book Reviews – Do You Really Know Your Dog? – Part 1https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2014/11/01/book-reviews-do-you-really-know-your-dog-part-1/

Book Reviews – Do You Really Know Your Dog? – Part 2 – https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2014/12/01/book-reviews-do-you-really-know-your-dog-part-2/

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Podcast – The Bangor Humane Society Building for Tomorrow & Paws on Parade

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from August 24th, 2019,  – Don and Kate speak with Suzan Prendergast & Stacey Coventry from the Bangor Humane Society about their capital campaign; Building4Tomorrow and the 26th annual Paws on Parade celebration and fundraiser.

Listen, and you will learn how BHS’s success in reducing the number of homeless pets in the Bangor region is driving the move to provide an even better environment for pets in need of a loving home. This capital campaign will fund a major renovation of the BHS building http://www.BHSbuilding4Tomorrow.org. The project focuses on reducing stress for the animals awaiting a new home at BHS while providing a space that allows for a supportive and compassionate environment for those surrendering or adopting a pet. The redesigned environment will also enable staff to be more efficient.

Paws on Parade is the annual fundraiser and celebration for BHS that funds approximately 8% of their annual costs for animal care while allowing the community to celebrate this vital work. You can learn how you can join in the fun at https://www.bangorhumane.org/programs-events/paws-on-parade/

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

 

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Contact Info

Address: 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207.942.8902
Website: https://www.bangorhumane.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BangorHumane

 

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Podcast – The Bangor Humane Society and Their 25th Annual Paws on Parade

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from August 11th, 2018, Kate and Don talk with Suzan Prendergast and Stacey Coventry from the Bangor Humane Society. We discuss the history of NHS, its mission, and what’s been happening over the past year. Stacey also tells us about the newly revamped Paws on Parade, a BHS fundraiser and equally importantly, a celebration of pets and people brought together through BHS. Lastly, you will learn how you can get involved in this great event and help BHS reach their goal of raising $100,000.

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Contact Info

Address: 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone: 207.942.8902

Website: https://www.bangorhumane.org/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BangorHumane

 

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The Bangor Humane Society and Paws on Parade with Suzan Prendergast & Stacey Coventry

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from Kate, Don and talk with Suzan Prendergast and Stacey Coventry from the Bangor Humane Society. We discuss their mission, and how you can help animals by volunteering or donating to BHS. Lastly, we discuss their upcoming fundraiser the 24th Annual Paws on Parade. Tune in and learn more about this incredible asset to the greater Bangor community.

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Contact Info

Address: Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone: 207-942-8902

BHS Website: www.bangorhumane.org

Paws on Parade Website: http://support.bangorhumane.org/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BangorHumane

 

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