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Strike a Chord: Animal Welfare

by Jacob Anderson
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An in-depth look at animal welfare issues.

WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on animal welfare issues.  Listen to Reporter Jacob Anderson's five-part series on the topic.

You'll find the audio for each story in order below. 

Every year, around 30,000 dogs and cats are brought to New York City's Animal Care and Control...the pound.  As part of our Strike a Chord campaign on animal welfare, Jacob Anderson reports on how four-wheels are helping four-legged creatures on the road to adoption.

Some animal shelters call themselves "no kill," because animals are not euthanized on premises.  The catch is some of these shelters eventually do send animals back to the pound, where they may in fact be put down.  As part of our Strike a Chord campaign on animal welfare, Jacob Anderson reports on one rescue group that calls itself "strictly no kill," and tries to hold prospective pet owners to a pretty high standard.

The foreclosure crisis in 2008 affected families in many different ways, including pets.  That inspired the creation of a food pantry in Westchester County designed to help keep animals in their homes.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on animal welfare, Jacob Anderson reports.

It's estimated there are tens of thousands of feral cats in New York City.  These cats are usually not suited to live in a home, but they're often cared for by neighborhood volunteers.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on animal welfare, Jacob Anderson reports.

Some of the tens of thousands of street cats in New York City are fed and looked after by volunteer caretakers.  Some are not.  And at least one rescuer will go almost anywhere to save them from danger. As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on animal welfare, Jacob Anderson reports.

 

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