April 15, 2015
For you cat lovers out there, this edition of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter’s “Pawcast” is all about cats! You’ll learn about some of the most common reasons cats are surrendered to the shelter and the kinds of cats and kittens you’re likely to find when you visit the shelter. We’ll talk about Fairfax County’s innovative approach to helping cats in the community and we’ll give you tips about what to do if you find a litter of kittens without their mother. We’ll also hear from Dr. Jody Clark, medical director of Pender Veterinary Clinic, with more about vaccinations and medical needs of indoor cats vs. outdoor cats, health issues for older cats and more.
April 1, 2015
On this edition of the Paw Cast, you’ll learn everything you need to know to keep your pet safe as the weather warms up. We’ll also tell you protect your pet during tick season, which begins in late March and early April. And we’ll talk about Mitzy, our featured pet of the week.
March 18, 2015
On this edition of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Pawcast, we’ll talk to Animal Control Sergeant Kim England about her work helping animals and people in Fairfax County. Sergeant England will share information about wildlife habits and activity during spring. With puppy season just around the corner, we’ll also share some tips you’ll want to hear if you’re thinking of adding a puppy or young dog to your family. Finally, we’ll tell you about Solomon, our featured pet of the week.
March 4, 2015
On this edition, we’ll do the shelter round-up, giving you the latest updates about what’s happening at the shelter, and trust us, there’s a LOT going on! Next, we’ll share some tips for getting your pet fit and healthy just in time for spring. Finally, we’ll tell you about ferrets, our featured pets of the week.
February 18, 2015
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’ll talk to Fairfax County Animal Control Officer Enna Lugo about her work helping animals in Fairfax County and her special passion for rescuing stray dogs that that have evaded capture for months and in some cases years. Officer Lugo will also tell us about the volunteer work she does in her spare time –- helping young people work with shelter pets. Finally, we’ll hear about Prince, our featured pet of the week.
February 4, 2015
On this edition, Animal Shelter Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Sbrocco talks about the shelter’s program and current needs. We’ll also learn about Mama Buns and Baby Buns, the featured pets of the week.
January 21, 2015
You know the shelter has lots of cats and dogs, but on this episode of the Pawcast, we’ll be focusing on the shelter’s small animals. From snakes to parrots to rabbits and guinea pigs, the shelter takes in more than 600 small animals per year. We’ll hear about some of the more commonly available small animals and we’ll learn some surprising types of animals you can find at the shelter from time to time.
January 7, 2015
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’ll hear from shelter director Tawny Hammond about 23 dogs from a meat farm who were rescued by Humane Society International and transferred to Northern Virginia. Some of these lucky pups will be arriving at the Fairfax County Animal Sshelter. We’ll get an update about how the special delivery adoption promotion helped find homes for a record number of pets this holiday season. Finally, we’ll hear the story of Teddy, a hound who was roaming the streets in Franconia for almost three months before some residents worked together to save his life.
December 24, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’ll go in-depth about the shelter’s innovative foster programs and the volunteers who make it all happen. Amanda will give us some numbers on just how many new foster volunteers there are, and what drives people to want to open their home to a shelter animal – or sometimes even a whole litter! We’ll talk about what kinds of animals go to foster homes, what training the shelter provides to prepare foster volunteers for their four-legged charges, and what those foster families do to help the shelter animals find homes. Finally, we’ll talk a bit about Stormy, a very special dog who needs a special home.
December 10, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast, the 2014 numbers are in and we’ll learn just how far the shelter has come in saving animals in the past few years. Kristen will fill us in on this year’s adoption and transfer numbers and will tell us about some other significant changes over the past couple of years. We’ll talk about the shelter’s upcoming Special Deliver promotion and how the shelter is busting the myth that giving pets as gifts is bad for animals. Finally, we’ll tell you the heartwarming story of Moxie, our featured pet of the week.
November 26, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’ll learn about some unique ways you can give to the shelter this holiday season. Our guest, Evelyn Grieve, will talk about Fairfax County’s 12 ways of giving and we’ll hear some special stories about people who have found unique ways to help shelter pets in Fairfax County. We’ll give you some smart holiday tips and tell you about two brand-new, upcoming adoption promotions designed to get every pet a home for the holidays. Finally, we’ll tell you about Hopper, our featured pet of the week.
October 29, 2014
Join hosts Jim Person and Kristen Auerbach on this edition of the Pawcast for an interview with Barbara Hutcherson, humane educator with the Shelter. You’ll also hear about three unique ways you can help pets at the shelter, “Black Fur Day” and our featured pet Marla.
October 15, 2014
Pet bereavement, smartphone apps, Halloween and a featured pet are discussed in the Oct. 15 edition of the “Pawcast” from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
October 1, 2014
On this edition of the “Pawcast” podcast from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, co-hosts Jim Person and Amanda Novotny talk about foster, rescue and the upcoming celebration of National Feral Cat Day, as well as “Meowloween” and the featured pet on this edition, Lilo.
September 17, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Kristen Auerbach will answer all of your most pressing questions about pets and wildlife in Fairfax County. You’ll hear about how the shelter is using Buzzfeed to help other shelters and rescue groups increase their lifesaving rate, and we’ll talk about the second annual “Meow-loween” adoption promotion coming up in October. Finally, we’ll tell you about Smokey, our featured pet of the week.
September 3, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’re joined by special guest Dave Rohrer, Fairfax County Deputy County Executive and former Police Chief, who talks about the tremendous progress the Animal Shelter has made in recent years. We also take a look at our featured pet of the week.
August 6, 2014
On this edition of the Pawcast, we’re joined by special guest Todd Sweeney of the Fairfax County Police Department K-9 unit. He’s going to talk about the K-9 program and why dogs are such important allies in fighting crime and saving lives. We’ll also hear some fun and fresh enrichment ideas to keep your pets busy during the warm August weather and we’ll hear about Oliver, our featured pet of the week.
July 24, 2014
Tawny Hammond, director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, is the guest on the July 24 edition of the “Pawcast,” the animal shelter’s podcast of news, stories and events. Hammond discusses changes over the past six months at the Animal Shelter, including a new wildlife management specialist and a humane educator, as well as a preview of things to come. And she highlights this week’s featured pet, Minnie.
July 9, 2014
The July 9 Pawcast from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter features an interview with Evelyn Grieve, president of the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, the shelter’s fee-waived cat adoption promotion, “Camp Cattawannagohome” and the featured pet, Neo.
April 16, 2014
The April 16 edition of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Pawcast features information on keeping pets safe during emergencies, the Animal Shelter’s Ribbon Cutting and Open House, the new Twitter feed and the featured pet; Pee Wee Herman.