Hero Dog Awards 2014



Be Humane on Pet Life RadioDr. Robin Ganzert on Pet Life Radio

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Be Humane

America’s first national humanitarian organization is pleased to present its new weekly radio show, “Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert,” part of the Pet Life Radio Network, the number one pet radio network on the planet. Each week, the President and CEO of American Humane Association, one of the nation’s most respected animal charities, will address the latest news and issues affecting our four-legged friends. Robin’s trademark warmth and Southern charm will shine as she interviews Hollywood’s biggest animal lovers, renowned pet health and behavior experts, and many more special guests! American Humane Association’s own highly knowledgeable staff members will also appear on the show, with tales of their work in the field helping to protect animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Each show will center around a theme of spreading compassion, caring, and hope for the country’s billions of animals.

To learn more, please visit www.americanhumane.org.




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Episode 24 - Hollywood’s Good Dogs and Other Animal Stars
Robin sits down with Todd Kessler, the creator of the Peabody Award-winning series Blue’s Clues, to chat about his new book 'The Good Dog' and a special art contest for kids. Later, she’s joined by Joanne Horowitz, one of the biggest talent managers in Hollywood to discuss her love of dogs and the love of pets she sees all over Tinsel Town.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 23 - How to Judge a Hero Dog
Robin chats with famed actress and animal advocate Alison Eastwood about what she’s looking for as a Hero Dog Awards judge and her love affair with rats. Then, Robin is joined by shoe designers Donald and Lisa Pliner, who have incorporated their beloved dog Babydoll in many of their shoe lines. Hear Babydoll’s inspiring tale and more on this week’s show!

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 22 - Happy Independence Day!
Robin kicks off the show by chatting with Lea Black of The Real Housewives of Miami, who has just adopted a couple of puppies and dishes about her lifelong love of pets. Then, Justin Scally, American Humane Association’s National Director of Humane Intervention, discusses important, potentially lifesaving tips for pet owners on the 4th of July.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 21 - Sochi Dogs and Summer Blockbusters
Robin sits down with hockey star and U.S. Olympian David Backes and his wife Kelly as they discuss what it was like to bring home two stray dogs from the Sochi Olympics. Later, Dr. Kwane Stewart, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the No Animals Were Harmed ® program drops by to discuss how his team helped monitor the safety of the animal stars in this summer’s biggest blockbusters.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 20 - A Shelter Friend is a Friend For Life
Robin catches up with Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford who has a heartwarming tale about how her dog Oliver saved her life. Then, Robin interviews and pays tribute to Dr. Patricia Olson, American Humane Association's retiring Chief Veterinary Advisor. Dr. Olson leaves behind a long legacy of helping animals get out of shelters and adopted into forever homes.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 19 - Kicking off Adopt-a-Cat Month!
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, and Robin kicks off the celebration by speaking with the national spokesperson, two-time Oscar nominee Carol Connors, co-writer of Gonna Fly Now, the theme from the film Rocky. Ms. Connors discusses her lifelong love affair with cats and chats about how they have inspired her music. Later, David Leavitt, the president of Palm Beach Island Cats, is interviewed on how his group is helping to care for and manage a feral cat population in South Florida.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 18 - Dogs are Veterans Too
Robin celebrates Memorial Day by talking with two brave soldiers who served in Iraq along with their canine companions. Up first we feature Army Sgt. Chuck Shuck, who was the father of Military Working Dog Gabe, the 2012 American Hero Dog and Military Dog of the Year at the Hero Dog Awards. Next, she's joined by Sgt. Jason Bos, who recently had a dramatic, tearful reunion with his former partner, Military Working Dog Cila. You won't want to miss these two emotional interviews which detail the importance of dogs to our nation's military!

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 17 - Healing on the Hill
Robin reports from the halls of Congress, site of an American Humane Association briefing on a study bringing therapy dogs to children with cancer. Listen in as she interviews country music star Naomi Judd, American Humane Association board chair John Payne, members of the study's research team, and of course a therapy dog handler or two! You'll be touched learning how these dogs are helping these young heroes in need of a helping paw.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 16 - Be Kind to Animals Week
Robin Ganzert celebrates the 99th edition of Be Kind to Animals Week by sharing charming stories from America's children about the importance of being kind to our animal friends.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 15 - Hero Dogs are Everywhere!
Robin is all about Hero Dogs and those who work with them on this week’s show. First up is Amy McCullough, American Humane Association’s National Director of Humane Research and Therapy, to talk about Butler The Weather Channel Therapy Dog, who will accompany her to natural disaster sites around the country to bring the soothing touch of animal-assisted therapy. Up next, Austin Weishel, the sculptor of the National Fire Dog Monument stops by. Austin is not only a sculptor, but a firefighter himself, and his monument was recently honored by the Washington Post as the best in the nation’s capital!

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 14 - Pets: The Best Pop Culture Diversion
This week Robin chats with Ross Mathews, the host of the hit E! Network talk show 'Hey Ross' about his three rescue pups and overall love of animals. Then, she’s joined by entertainment journalist Ashlan Cousteau who memorializes her dog Aurora, who passed away last year due to cancer, and discusses the importance of protecting our friends that live in the sea.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 13 - All About Rescuing
Today’s show is dedicated to the importance of rescuing animals and supporting your local shelters. First, Robin is joined by acclaimed children’s book author Diane Rose-Solomon who talks about her new book “JJ the American Street Dog,” and the book’s message about pet adoption. Later, the head of Trupanion Pet Insurance’s Shelter Support Program, Lisa Marcotte, drops by to discuss their efforts in supporting animal shelters nationwide and their relief efforts following the recent deadly Washington State mudslide.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 12 - America’s Veterinarian and a National Humanitarian
Robin spends the first half of her show chatting with America’s Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. Dr. Becker is author of 22 books and is well-known for his appearances on “Good Morning America” and the “Dr. Oz Show.” Later, Robin catches up with Paris Hilton, the recent recipient of American Humane Association’s National Humanitarian Medal who discusses what it means to her to be humane.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 11 - Healing and Rescuing
Robin kicks off the week by speaking with Dr. Christine Jenkins, the Chief Veterinary Officer for Zoetis, about the innovative 'Canines and Childhood Cancer' Study, which tests the healing power of animal-assisted therapy on pediatric cancer patients. Then, she’s joined by Manny Maciel, an all-star volunteer responder with American Humane Association’s Red Star team. Manny has deployed numerous times to disaster sites with the team and has many powerful stories to share!

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 10 - An American Icon: the Horse
Robin opens the show with some breaking news of a dramatic horse rescue in Tennessee. Then she’s joined by actress Christie Brooke here to discuss her new movie 'Ragamuffin' and what animal welfare is like in her home state of Hawaii. Later, Madeline Auerbach of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance stops by to talk about the unique challenges facing retired racehorses.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 9 - Protecting Hollywood’s Animals
Robin spends the day at the movies by discussing the importance of protecting Hollywood’s favorite animal stars from harm when on set. First, the National Director of the “No Animals Were Harmed” program, Dr. Kwane Stewart, drops by to talk about his program’s nearly 75-year legacy of ensuring the welfare of hundreds of thousands of animal actors. Then, Beth Langhorst, a Certified Animal Safety Representative with “No Animals Were Harmed,” joins the show to talk about what it’s like to monitor the animals on the set of blockbuster movies like “Avatar” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 8 - Paying Tribute to our Four-Legged Heroes
Robin is joined by reality TV superstar Lisa Vanderpump who dishes about her world-famous pup, Giggy, and her love of Hero Dogs everywhere. Then, Robin features an in-depth discussion of the brave work arson dogs do to protect communities from this deadly, and extremely costly crime. Paul Gallagher, the owner/head trainer at Maine Specialty Dogs, and State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Heather Paul stop by to discuss why arson dogs are so vital in bringing arsonists to justice.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 7 - Learning More About our Dogs, Learning More About Ourselves
Robin spends the show discussing important medical breakthroughs affecting our animals and children. She's first joined by Dr. Matthew Huentelman to discuss why dogs may be the key to understanding more about autism. Then she's joined by Mars Veterinary's Juli Warner, whose company is pioneering a DNA test that can help owners learn the heritage of their mixed-breed dogs.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 6 - Red Star to the Rescue!
Robin sits down with famed actress Charlotte Ross to discuss her love of animals and her participation in 'National Justice for Animals Week.' Then Justin Scally, American Humane Association’s National Director of the famed Red Star Team, returns to the show to discuss his team’s recent deployment to help save a New Jersey animal shelter in dire need of some TLC.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 5 - Compassion at 200 Miles Per Hour
Robin talks with actress and model Katie Cleary about her exciting new film Give Me Shelter, which details some of the biggest issues in the animal community today. Then she’s joined by NASCAR driver and American Humane Association National Ambassador Blake Koch who has a passion for caring for animals when off the track.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 4 - Compassion is Always in Style
John Paul DeJoria, the founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care line and John Paul Pet, joins Robin to discuss why he’s so passionate about animal welfare. He’s followed by Dr. Patricia Olson, AHA’s Chief Veterinary Advisor, to discuss issues plaguing America’s most popular pet – the cat.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 3 - A Dog is the Best Kind of Therapy
Robin speaks with The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes and AHA’s National Director of Animal-Assisted Therapy Amy McCullough about 'The Search for The Weather Channel Therapy Dog.' Later she’s joined by Leah Brewer, the owner of Elle the Pit Bull, the overall winner at the 2013 Hero Dog Awards to talk about the importance of therapy dogs.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 2 - A Positively Packed Podcast
Robin welcomes Victoria Stilwell, the most famous dog trainer on the planet, to discuss the importance of training your dogs with positive reinforcement. Victoria shares some helpful tips for listeners to get the most out of their canine friends. Later, Justin Scally, American Humane Association’s National Director of Red Star stops by to share tales of rescuing animals in the face of danger from Mother Nature.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com


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Episode 1 - A Supermodel, a Prince and Puppies
American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert kicks off her inaugural weekly radio show with an overview of her organization’s 137-year role in shaping the humane movement in the United States. She’s later joined by supermodel Joanna Krupa and The Bachelor’s Prince Lorenzo Borghese who are each passionate about rescuing animals.

Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com










































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