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Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America’s “most-listened-to” pet talk according to Nielsen data. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 134 AM-FM radio stations and eight digital channels including iHeart Radio, iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and the Animal Radio App for iPhone/Android. The Animal Radio family of hosts includes Hal Abrams, Judy Francis, Veterinarian Dr. Debbie White, News Director Lori Brooks, Groomer Joey Villani and frequent celebrity, expert and lifestyle guest-hosts. Through education and awareness, together we’re helping animals live healthy, happier lives. Visit Animal Radio at AnimalRadio.com
 

This Week:

Being Blind – Faking A Sighted Person – Stephen Kuusistos

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being Blind – Faking A Sighted Person 
For 30 years, legally blind from birth, Stephen Kuusistos went about his daily business as if he had 20/20 vision. He even drove bikes and motorcycles. But his life changed dramatically when he met his first service dog, Corky. This dog assisted him and even taught him some valuable life lessons. 

The Truth About Raccoons 
Over the years, many people have tried to make pets out of raccoons. This is nearly impossible. Raccoons not only make bad, destructive pets, but they also inherently carry disease. AnimalRadio‘s Dr. Debbie has to let down a listener that was dead-set on making a wild raccoon a family member. 

Recreational Drugs and Alcohol – Not For Pets 
The Family Center for Recovery surveyed over 1,000 pet owners who admitted to seeing their pet ingest drugs or other substances. 10% of men and 5% women in this survey said they purposefully got their pet high on drugs so they could share the experience and nearly 8% of men and 4% of women said they gave their pet drugs or alcohol out of boredom. 

Dog Park Hijacked For Ten Years 
The Tribeca Dog Park in New York was literally stolen, or hijacked, ten years ago by area residents who put a lock on the gate, began charging fees, banning non-member status mutts and enforcing its 22 rules with an iron fist and the city never noticed. The people with the pirated dog park installed a keypad lock on the gate and sent members a secret 4-digit passcode after they paid a $120 annual fee over Paypal on the group’s website. 

Man Shoots At Roommate Over Cat Hair On Couch 
A 58-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he shot at his roommate because he was angry about cat hair being on the couch. The roommate told police that the cat-hair-hating-guy fired in his direction and said, “The next one’s going to be you.” Mr. Cat Hair Hater is being held without bond and is facing charges of shooting into a dwelling, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

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