When Life Throws a Curve Ball … Start a Podcast!

The circumstances of life can sometimes inspire an unexpected choice. After Stacy LeBaron moved to Vermont, she wanted to continue to be involved with community cat programs, but “living in rural Vermont made it hard to get involved with another … Continue reading When Life Throws a Curve Ball … Start a Podcast!

Interview with Pets in Omaha

The following interview is one of Lincoln Pet Culture’s most overlooked posts. Lee Legenhausen had an idea for an Omaha-centered pet website but didn’t know how to make it come alive. He started by contacting a friend who has been in the marketing business for 40 years. They brainstormed and then assembled a team. This team talked about goals, strategies, hopes, and gradually a clear vision began to emerge. Since mid-2013, the team of Lee Legenhausan, long-time friend Steve Lorenz, and copywriter Eric Forrest have worked together to make Pets in Omaha what it is today. Pets in Omaha is … Continue reading Interview with Pets in Omaha

Changing the World Through Humane Education

How do you improve the world for people, animals, and the environment? If you’re Jesse Miller, you start a non-profit that focuses on Humane Education. EPIC Outreach is an organization in Florida with a mission to create a kinder world by educating, networking, providing resources, and doing community outreach. ALLISON: When and how did you become a humane educator? JESSE: I have been involved in animal welfare most of my life. Since I’ve been 16 years old, I volunteered at my local animal shelter. I’ve also educated through various job roles including that of an animal control officer and in Sea … Continue reading Changing the World Through Humane Education

Why Humane Education?

“We have statistics that show that education does improve animal welfare,” said first female Ontario SPCA chief inspector, Connie O’Mallory. She believes education gives people the knowledge and tools to change and cited supporting statistics. She credited education for an increase in animal welfare compliance rates from 57 percent to over 80 percent. Lincoln Animal Ambassadors president, Mary Douglas, expressed a similar sentiment. To her, humane education helps people of all ages and all different walks of life. Animal control officer, Agnes Smith, referred to an interaction with a mother who didn’t know that 70 million dogs and cats are … Continue reading Why Humane Education?

Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Programs

Companion animals are diverse groups of animals that include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more! There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the United States. The 4-H Companion Animal program offers resources and educational programs to youth interested in learning more about caring for companion animals.–Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Programs ALLISON: Why does University of Nebraska-Lincoln offer a 4-H Companion Animal program? DR. KARR: Companion animals are an important part of people’s lives and it’s important that people are educated … Continue reading Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Programs

Interview with Pets in Omaha

Lee Legenhausen had an idea for an Omaha-centered pet website but didn’t know how to make it come alive. He started by contacting a friend who has been in the marketing business for 40 years. They brainstormed and then assembled a team. This team talked about goals, strategies, hopes, and gradually a clear vision began to emerge. Since mid-2013, the team of Lee Legenhausan, long-time friend Steve Lorenz, and copywriter Eric Forrest have worked together to make Pets in Omaha what it is today. Pets in Omaha is an online magazine designed to “aid pet owners in the care of … Continue reading Interview with Pets in Omaha