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12/28/2007 - Nathan Winograd Joins Animal Wise Radio Team
Posted From Animal Ark Shelter - Minnesota
Posted by Mike Fry

Beginning Sunday, January 6, Nathan Winograd will be joining the Animal Wise Radio team.

Nathan J. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and attorney, was director of operations for the San Francisco SPCA and executive director of the Tompkins County SPCA, two of the most successful shelters in the nation. He has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation. Nathan is also the author of Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, widely considered the seminal book on animal sheltering in the U.S.

Nathan joins other recurring regulars on Animal Wise Radio, including nationally known lecturer and educator, Dr. Linda Wolf, author and syndicated columnist Dr. Michael Fox and others.

To learn more about Nathan, click on his picture. And tune in Sunday, January 6 to see how Nathan answers the question, "Can you kill your way to no kill?" Believe it or not, some animal shelters are trying to do just that. Learn more by tuning in!

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Comments from readers:

On 12/29/2007 Mike Fry said: Thanks, Ellen

Ellen, thank you for your kind words. I really am excited about the things lining up for 2008. In addition to other Animal Wise Radio growth planned throughout the year, we have a new adoption center that will be opening in Hastings, and plans for a new, state-of-the-art adoption center in St. Paul.

The timeline for the St. Paul adoption center will depend on how fund-raising goes for that project.

We are also getting ready to install new flooring in the dog kennels at the shelter, while continuing to make other improvements as well.

On top of that, we have plans to expand programs like Pet Fix, Feral Friends and will continue to grow the Homes For All Pets initiative.

The appeal of McDuffee's Conditional Use Permit for his puppy mill will also be heard in '08. We expect to announce other news on the puppy mill front this year, too. And, naturally, there are the efforts to pass some viable puppy mill legislation.

For many reasons, much of the national animal welfare community will be watching and encouraging what happens in Minnesota. We are really happy and excited to be involved in the huge change that is taking place.

On 12/29/2007 Ellen Weinstock said: amazing news!

What fantastic news! As anyone who has read Mr. Winograd's writing or seen his presentation knows, there are many continually evolving facets to creating and maintaining a no-kill community. It will be such good news for our local community and for the whole North American animal welfare community to have this additional input from an expert who remains active in the field.

Bravo to you, Mike, for making this happen! With so many great projects in the works, I can see why you wrote that 2008 is going to be a year of great progress for Minnesota animals.