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Featured Guests

Here you can learn more about the wonderful organizations & guests featured on AnimalZone!

Santa Barbara Humane Society

A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History

Dr. Paul Koudounaris

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Featured in Season 6, Episode 1 and Season 7, Episode 12. With the help of his rescue cat Baba the Cat, his book is a fascinating odyssey through the highs and lows that cats have experienced since the days of ancient Egypt. 3,000 years ago, mistreating or even making fun of cats in Egypt carried the penalty of death! We also hear some wonderful stories about cats that show they can be as loyal and faithful to humans as dogs but rarely get the credit. There are true stories, such as when a cat had been on a ship with its crew to control the rodents. At the port, the cat went ashore but then missed the boat when it departed. The cat somehow caught up with the crew and the boat in another port in a different country!

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Adopt A Bunny Rabbit

Vicki Anderholt, Founder

Calabasas, CA, USA

Featured in Season 2, Episode 9, Season 4, Episode 12 and Season 5, Episode 1. Adopt A Bunny Rabbit's goal is to find forever homes for abandoned and unwanted bunnies, while providing support for bunny adopters and assist with education about bunnies.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Andrea Kutsch Academy, Inc.

Andrea Kutsch, Founder


Featured in Season 4, Episode 12 & 13, Season 5, Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7, Season 6, Episode 6, and Season 7, Episode 5. Andrea Kutsch has achieved what many horse-loving people dream of: She has put her findings about the non-violent use of horses with EBEC on a scientifically proven basis. The horse trainer is known in Germany and beyond the national borders as an outstanding competence in equine horse training. It inspires and unites people who pursue the same goals and priorities.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Animal Acupuncture

Andrew Dainsberg, DVM, CVA

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Featured in Season 3, Episode 2. A practicing veterinarian for over 20 years, Dr. Dainsberg earned his Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Animal Chiropractor

Sherry Gaber, DC

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, USA

Featured in Season 2, Episode 11 and Season 3, Episode 2. Sherry received her Doctor of Chiropractic in 1977 from the Palmer college of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She is also a certified AVCA (American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association) practitioner.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Animal Friends Rescue Project

Darla Smith, Executive Director

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

Featured in Season 3, Episode 4. AFRP is dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray and abused companion animals and ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Animal Shelter Assistance Program

Angela Yates, Executive Director

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Featured in Season 3, Episode 10 and Season 4, Episode 1. The mission of the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Animal Wellness Action

Wayne Pacelle, President

Washington, DC, USA

Featured in Season 3 Bonus Episodes, Episode 3. Helping animals by influencing legislation and policy shaping animal protection and welfare laws to ensure better lives for wild and captive animals.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines

Karen Atlas, PT, MPT, CCRT, Founder

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines is Santa Barbara’s only stand-alone canine rehabilitation and performance facility led by certified and licensed professionals.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Author & Animal Behaviorist

Tamar Geller

California, USA

Featured in Season 1, Episode 1, and Season 1, Episode 3. New York Times bestselling author Tamar Geller is known for her innovative methods, enthusiasm, and celebrity clients such as Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Oprah.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Best Selling Author & Horse Trainer

Monty Roberts

Buellton, CA USA

Featured in Season 1, Episode 11. An 11-time World Champion Rider and acclaimed author, Monty Roberts has dedicated his life to horses. From compassionate training to youth education, Monty has pioneered a new way of looking at equines.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Black Iron Farrier

Robert Barns, Owner

Santa Ynez, CA

Featured in Season 5, Episode 4, 8 & 9, and Season 7, Episode 2. My love of horses and my desire of bringing comfort to their feet (ever seen a happy horse with bad feet?) motivated me to become a farrier.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter

Jean Silva & Kimmi Swann

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Featured in Season 7, Episode 2, and Season 7, Episode 8. BUNS is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. BUNS works to find bunnies and guinea pigs permanent homes, and educates the public on caring for their guinea pig and rabbit companion.

Santa Barbara Humane Society


Isabelle Gullo, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Buellton, CA, USA

Featured in Season 1, Episode 3, Season 2, Episode 10, and Season 4, Episode 1. Since 2009, C.A.R.E.4Paws has worked to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Cat Therapy

Catalina Estevez, Founder

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Featured in Season 1, Episode 7. Cat Therapy helps save cats facing euthanasia and homelessness by fostering them at our beautiful, cage free lounge. Cat Therapy works with an amazing rescue organization called Stray Cat Alliance.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Coastal Canine Magazine

Carie Broecker, Founder & Editor

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

Featured in Season 3, Episode 3. Coastal Canine is an upbeat, entertaining, and informational magazine for dog lovers who enjoy hiking, traveling, and dining with their canine companions.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Community Cat Coalition

Jayme & Debbie

Camarillo, CA, USA

Featured in Season 3 Bonus Episodes, Episode 3. The Community Cat Coalition is the feline wing of the Herman Bennett Foundation and is dedicated to sheltering, spay/neuter and care of feral cats in Ventura County.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Deity Animal Rescue

Ellen & Lindsay, Co-Owners

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Featured in Season 2, Episode 8. Deity Animal Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization based in Los Angeles. It is their passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place stray, neglected and shelter dogs into loving, responsible and committed homes.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Dermatology & Allergy Clinic For Animals

Dr. Jean Greek

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Featured in Season 1, Episode 12. Dr. Greek is the only board certified veterinary dermatologist on the central coast and has seen cases in affiliation with CARE in Santa Barbara and the Pet Emergency Clinic in Ventura. In 2011, she opened her own practice.

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Dog Days Search & Rescue

Jen Weak, Founder

Simi Valley, CA

Featured in Season 5, Episode 3. Dog Days Search & Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, volunteer based, animal search and rescue group. The primary focus is to help lost animals reunite with their owners. In addition, they also focus on helping abandoned or stray animals in need and work to get them to safety.

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