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Season 8

Season 8 premiers Saturday, August 6. The first episode is AnimalZone Across America, where we will feature segments at various locations across the US, including Florida, Texas, Tennessee and California. This season continues our goal to explore great animal rescue stories, profile animal shelters and sanctuaries, learn from animal experts and expand into farm animal welfare and wildlife rescue. We visit lemurs and manatees in Florida, explore mindfulness training with horses in California, and the pet psychic visits Texas.

Season 8, Episode 1

Our first stop is Orlando, Florida, with Liz Daniels of WD Farms, a wildlife rescuer who explains the variety of wildlife in Florida and stories about the ones she has rescued. Next, we go to Dallas, Texas, where Laura Stinchfield, The Pet Psychic, talks with a feisty Chihuahua who had the bad habit of biting the hands that fed him. Laura finds out why and offers advice on adjusting his behavior. In Lebanon, Tennessee, we meet Tim Woodward of Animal Rescue Corps, who is the rescuer of rescues. His organization comes to the rescue when dozens of dogs need immediate shelter and care. Larissa Wohl, The Pet Rescue Expert, explores and explains this wonderful group. In Agoura Hills, California, we visit Alison Eastwood of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation. Alison shares her love of animals and some family history with the myriad of animals that the Eastwoods have had in their lives.

Season 8, Episode 2

Kerri Burns, CEO of Santa Barbara Humane, explains the different types of dog breeders, from responsible ones to puppy mills, and the downfalls of irresponsible breeders. Dr. Katie Marrie discusses some canine illnesses that can result from overbreeding. Kerri then takes us across the nation to The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando in Sanford, Florida, which she ran before coming to Santa Barbara. We meet “T Rex,” a typical Floridian black dog. Kerri explains the differences between Florida and California, both in the number of dogs for adoption and some health issues like heartworm. There are significant differences between one part of Florida, like Orlando, where there is a higher demand for adoptable pets, and Miami, where there is an overabundance of animals looking for homes. In Miami, we visit the Felix Varela High School and meet Kearsytn Montero, a student leader in a program that introduces high schoolers to the veterinarian sciences. Dogs, goats, ponies and chickens are all part of the program. Cheryl Jackson of the Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project introduces us to a German Shepherd with compromised, non-functional hind legs named Hope. But with love and therapy work, thanks to the students, Hope is the essence of hope.

Season 8, Episode 3

Alison Eastwood gives us a sneak peek of her Eastwood Ranch Foundation’s Agoura Hills, California facility. Still under construction, there will be intimate cat enclosures, dog runs and cozy spaces to curl up on couches, including extra spaces for pet use by the community for emergency housing. The philosophy behind the facility is to be more like a fostering environment than a utilitarian shelter.

 

Kate Neligan, the equine partnered coach, talks about the relationship between humans and horses and how mutual respect and understanding lead to healthy leadership abilities. As a communicator, Kate helps build trust between horses and the caretakers, ultimately creating a loving bond between both.

Season 8, Episode 4

One of the largest animal shelters in the US, the Miami-Dade Animal Pet Adoption and Protection Center provides care and refuge for more than 30,000 abandoned and relinquished dogs and cats each year. At the shelter, we meet Flora Beal, who explains the work to accommodate this large number of pets and the myriad services offered. We also meet two police officers, Officer Munoz and Officer Comas, along with their rescued dogs, Dottie and Sparky, that work with them daily. This program of training and working with rescue dogs is new but has already been very successful, from therapy work to police activities. Today more dogs are being rescued from the Miami-Dade County Animal Services to work alongside us.

 

In Palm Beach County, we meet Deanna Andrews, who has launched a unique pet transportation business called The Pet Taxi. These customized vans are custom designed to safely transport pets to veterinarians, grooming appointments, and other appointments by professional animal caregivers. Already a big success in Florida, The Pet Taxi is also in Chicago and opening in other locations soon.

Season 8, Episode 5

This week AnimalZone takes a walk on the wild side in Myakka City, Florida, at the Lemur Conservation Foundation. These fascinating "pre-monkeys" are critically endangered due in part to the deforestation of their native land in Madagascar. Fortunately, the Lemur Conservation Foundation is committed to saving lemurs from extinction. In this free-range forest habitat, five species of lemurs are getting important health and wellness treatment to allow the breeding population to grow. When AnimalZone was there this past summer, 46 individuals were in care, including ring-tailed, common brown, collard brown, mongoose, and the critically endangered red ruffed lemur. We met Caitlin Kenney, curator at the foundation, Deborah Robbins Millman, the foundation's Executive Director, and Dr. Erik Patel. Dr. Patel oversees the health and welfare of the lemurs. In addition, he works as a conservation and research director in Madagascar.

Season 8, Episode 6

At the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Sherry Silk, Chief Executive Officer, takes us on a tour of this remarkable animal shelter and welfare health center. Starting at the Pet Pantry, food, treats, leashes and more are available to families in need. There is also a surgery center that provides low-cost veterinarian care for cats and dogs as well as “pocket pets” like bunnies, hamsters and rats. We get a front-row seat as a beautiful tortoiseshell cat gets adopted. Mark Pannitto of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s gift store shares some insights and good strategies to engage your pets to play and the best cat and dog toys.

Season 8, Episode 7

AnimalZone celebrated National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by attending a dog adoption event hosted in part by the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. We talk with their CEO Stephen Bardy. They regularly co host adoption events bringing several dozen dogs for adoption who usually all get adopted. We meet Whitney with PetSuites of America to learn about this creative animal boarding facility which has been a leader of the pack in “pet resorts” for 20 years. They have three resorts in Florida and many more across the US, with 60 locations in states from Texas to Virginia. In addition to boarding, they offer grooming, training, puppy preschool and daycare. Connie Gellner, the owner of Stanley Steemer of Orlando and sponsor of the adoption event, shares some tips on how to manage your carpets when soiled by pets. She is also an avid adopter and has rescued many animals from the US Virgin Islands. We meet Sherry, an AnimalZone Adoption Hero, who found a beautiful puppy she adopted at the event.

Season 8, Episode 8

Linda Palma, the founder of Pippen’s Place, a Blue Ridge, Texas sanctuary, shows her “Noah’s Ark” collection of rescued animals. From Texas longhorns to donkeys, pigs, water buffalo, bison, bunnies and even a goose. Pippen’s Place is the forever home for these wonderful creatures. There is also an area specifically for senior horses where they can live out their twilight years in comfort and care. Then Robert Eringer, author and columnist, explains the drama he and his dogs faced in the horrific 2018 mudslides in Montecito. One dog disappeared during that crisis and Robert reveals what occurred.

Season 8, Episode 9

Linda Palma, the founder of Pippen’s Place, a Blue Ridge, Texas sanctuary, shows her “Noah’s Ark” collection of rescued animals. From Texas longhorns to donkeys, pigs, water buffalo, bison, bunnies and even a goose. Pippen’s Place is the forever home for these wonderful creatures. There is also an area specifically for senior horses where they can live out their twilight years in comfort and care. Then Robert Eringer, author and columnist, explains the drama he and his dogs faced in the horrific 2018 mudslides in Montecito. One dog disappeared during that crisis and Robert reveals what occurred.

Cheryl Jackson is feeding Miami's feral dogs and cats. With the help of volunteers and donors, she has made a considerable difference to abandoned animals in the Miami -Dade area. In this episode, Cheryl explains how the Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project works to feed dogs, cats and even some ducks!

 

Then in Palm Beach County, we meet Ashley Miller of Mutty Paws Rescue at an adoption event held at Coastal Karma Brewery. Mutty Paws Rescue is dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and providing medical treatment for animals on death row in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas.

 

Then we visit the David A. Straz Manatee Critical Care Center at Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park. The center is the first non-profit acute care facility of its kind specifically dedicated to critical care for wild manatees. It is one of just four federally permitted manatee rehabilitation centers in Florida. Since 1991, the manatee care and veterinary team have treated over 400 manatees, with more than 230 reintroduced into Florida waters.