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Season 7 kicks off with Animal Zone Across America! As the award-winning series expands through Cox Television’s national market, we now air every Saturday at 8:30 AM. The premier episode reflects this national expansion with segments filmed in Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Tennessee and California. Throughout the season, we explore amazing animal shelters like Hearts Alive Village in Las Vegas, therapy Pet Partners like Mini Hooves of Love in Whitewright, Texas, DogE911 in Santa Maria, California, Larissa Wohl, The Pet Rescue Expert, in Nashville, Tennessee and Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, all across the nation.
Season 7, Episode 1
The season 7 premiere of AnimalZone features AnimalZone Across America. In Dallas, Texas, The Pet Psychic, Laura Stinchfield, talks to a dog with some things on his mind. Then on to San Luis Obispo in California to visit Cal Poly’s Cat Program. In Nashville, Tennessee, The Pet Rescue Expert Larissa Wohl and musical songwriter and star George Ducas discuss his pet rescue. At Las Vegas, Nevada, the owner of Dog Junkies explains how the non-profit thrift store donates all its proceeds to help animals with medical needs. Tyler Habiger reports on the Missouri Mule Parade, making history in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Season 7, Episode 2
It is a bountiful basket of bunnies as AnimalZone visits Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS). An independent non-profit located in Goleta, California, dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. BUNS works to find bunnies and guinea pigs permanent homes. We are all ears to hear the in-depth understanding about bunnies that these animal welfare professionals will share. The author of Afterlife of Animals, Candi Cane Cooper / Animal Communicator, provides some compassionate tools and how to use them in dealing with the grieving process when a beloved pet crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Candi’s book offers insights into questions about what happens to our pets once they transition to their afterlife. Robert Barnes, our savvy farrier, takes us on a Bella Cavalli Farms & Vineyard tour in Solvang, where fine wines and fine equines come together.
Season 7, Episode 3
AnimalZone hits the jackpot this week in Las Vegas with a visit to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas. This remarkable non-profit animal rescue, shelter, pet food bank, and veterinarian clinic was a dream of a 5th grader named Kendall Stevens. Christy, Kendall's mom, asked Kendall if this was her genuine dream. When Kendall said yes, she set out to show her daughter that dreams could come true.
First, we hike with a rescued pit bull in the Las Vegas foothills. Then Christy and Kendall share their story about the origins of Hearts Alive Village, and we watch a special needs dog with rear leg issues work out in their swimming pool. At the veterinarian clinic, a guinea pig is checked over, and we learn some valuable information about these cute little creatures and their health. For more about Hearts Alive Village, please visit https://heartsalivevillage.org/.
Season 7, Episode 4
Wagmor Pets in Studio City is an animal rescue organization dedicated to animal freedom. Freedom from thirst, freedom from hunger, freedom from pain, freedom from fear and many other issues that cause animal suffering. Danielle and Sam Crystal explain the excellent work Wagmor is doing and we meet their rescue pet.
In Las Vegas, Gail Mayhugh of Seniors To The Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to helping older adults and those in assisted living, shows some adorable gifts created by their seniors. The group does projects that benefit animals in shelters.
Scott M. Haskins, co-author of How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster, shares some safety tips for pet guardians.
Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, speaks with Frida, an injured dog rescued off the streets of Chang Mai, Thailand. Dr. Lisa Chong and Tara Austin adopted Frida, and she explains the challenges and determination to give Frida a better life.
Season 7, Episode 5
Andrea Kutsch, "Das Horse Professor," discusses her book, From the Horse's Point of View: Beyond Natural Horsemanship: Horse Training's New Frontier. She shares some real horse sense about understanding horses and how they perceive the world. She explains the need for non-violent communication on the part of the trainer, identification of the training skills a person must have, the human's responsibilities when working with a horse, and what these look like not from our perspective, but the horse's. The book has been a big success in Germany and is now available in English.
Season 7, Episode 6
AnimalZone corrals up some fascinating animals around Dallas, Texas, beginning at Southfork Ranch, the famous setting for Dallas, the hugely successful television series. Bette Hodges at Southfork Ranch gives us a VIP tour of the Ewing’s mansion and a flashback to iconic memorabilia, including the gun that shot JR! But the real stars today at Southfork Ranch are the animals that have been rescued and given a beautiful sanctuary. Shawn Russ of Trail Rides USA introduces a beautiful horse named Echo rescued from a kill pen. From donkeys, horses, lamas, and longhorn cattle, caring and educating the public about animals is the main event at Southfork Ranch.
Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, talks with Horatio Lonsdale-Hands and his son Horatio about their dog, Java Bella, a rescue from a local shelter who wasn’t socialized and barked at everyone. Laura tells Java Bella how she is now in a family with people who love her and she doesn’t need to fear anymore. She explains that yawning, licking and blinking her eyes are ways to calm herself.
At Operation Kindness in Carrolton, Texas, we meet Ed Jamison, who explains how Operation Kindness finds homeless pets hope. More than just a shelter for rescue dogs and cats, Operation Kindness has a veterinarian facility, provides animal training and does behavioral work. They specialize in recusing the sick and injured strays and getting them healed and into forever homes.
Season 7, Episode 7
Mary and Keith Hudson bring their peekapoos to AnimalZone. This hybrid dog introduced in the mid-1950s is a cross between a Pekingese and a poodle. The Hudsons got their first peekapoo through an unusual incident at Starbucks. Their second peekapoo was a gift from their daughter, singer and songwriter, Katy Perry. We also learn about the Hudson family church where Katy first sang, their visit with the Pope in Rome, and develop an appreciation of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals.
Season 7, Episode 8
A rooster is stuck on a busy intersection where traffic is heavy, and escape seems impossible. Genéte M. Bowen, Founder of DogE911 ®, comes to the rescue managing to entice the rooster into safer surroundings and ultimately takes him to Lilly’s Animal Sanctuary in Arroyo Grande, founded by Erika Satkoski. He now lives a safe and healthy life surrounded by a large flock of hens and is part of the sanctuary’s educational program. There are also pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, and Cornish Hens who have been rescued and are now part of this bucolic and peaceful farm.
At BUNS in Goleta, there are more than just rabbits and bunnies hopping about; rescued Guinea Pigs are also looking for their forever homes. We learn from Phil that they can make good pets for younger caretakers. With proper feeding, an occasional treat, and good care and cleaning, one can build a positive relationship where the guinea pig will show their friendly and affectionate side.
Season 7, Episode 9
At Hearts Alive Village in Las Vegas, a special needs kitten shows that all animals can be loving pets even with some shortcomings. Jamie discusses Animal Reiki. We explore how energy can help the pet and the person by sitting quietly with one's pet, meditating and letting them know you appreciate them. It can build lasting bonds. At Kendall's Kupboard, a part of Hearts Alive Village, we learn from Julio how their food distribution donations work for families with pets in need. The goal is to help families from having to relinquish their pets because of financial burdens.
The amazing adventures of Scooby, the dog, are revealed. It started as a family visit to Las Vegas, and Scooby escaped from the backyard where the family was staying and disappeared. After days of searching the neighborhood, the animal shelters and sanctuaries, the family had to return home without their beloved pet. A year and a half later, Hearts Alive Village in Las Vegas rescued the homeless dog from the County shelter. He instantly won over everyone's heart with his bubbly personality and adorable manners. They checked him for a microchip and discovered that he had a family who lived thousands of miles away in Minnesota. For the full story, tune in this weekend to AnimalZone and watch how Scooby became lucky while lost in Las Vegas.
Season 7, Episode 10
Genete Bowen of DogE911 demonstrates how to properly massage a dog. She shares tips on the right way to rub fido to improve circulation and relaxation, plus building the bond and trust that will last a lifetime. Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, speaks with a rescued German Shepard named Stella and her pawrent, Cristal Clarke, a top realtor at Berkshire Hathaway in Montecito. Stella shares some of her thoughts with Laura and some doggie words of wisdom. Robert Barnes plays AnimalZone Trivia. See if you can beat him at correctly answering questions about equines.
Season 7, Episode 11
Season 7, Episode 11
On this special all-Texas episode of AnimalZone we visit Mini Hooves of Love, a non-profit focused on providing miniature horses to hospitals and other institutions where they can bring happiness and positive energy to patients. Founders Jim and Linda Woods explain the differences between miniature horses and ponies and also shows a couple of dwarf horses. These miniature horses are house-trained and can walk on tile and wood floors which make them great animals to walk in hospitals. Jim also explores the history of miniature horses from the 1600s in England, when they were pets for aristocrats, to later when they, because of their strength and size, worked in coal mines.
Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, talks with Shannon and her rescue pit bull Moose. Moose bares some teeth when Laura talks about veterinarians.
Season 7, Episode 12
Texas has the world's largest bat colony and is also home to Bat World Sanctuary, a nonprofit that rehabilitates and rescues bats and then releases them. It also offers a permanent sanctuary for bats not able to be released back to nature. Kate Rugroden, the author of The Essential Bat, explains the interconnected network of a bat colony, their intelligence (along the lines of dolphins) and their emotions.
Dr. Paul Koudounaris, the author of A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, explores the history of Presidential pets including Siam, the first Siamese cat in the United States that was given to Rutherford B. Hayes, to William McKinley’s Angora kittens, Valeriano and Enrique, to India “Willie” who was George W. Bush’s cat.
Larissa Wohl, The Pet Rescue Expert, reports from Tennessee and visits Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary. Noel Kiswiney explains what is unique about senior dogs and the sanctuary created for them. We meet two sweet senior pups, Q-Tip and Freddy Mercury. We learn senior dogs have a lot of life left in them and can make great companions for a caring family.
Season 7, Episode 13
At Give To Pets non-profit thrift store in Santa Barbara, founder Nadia Bernardi receives a very special donation for the store; Diana Basehart’s wedding dress that she wore when she married actor Richard Basehart. Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, does a reading with Eli, the miracle donkey, who recently passed over the Rainbow Bridge.