What To Do If You’ve Lost Or Found A Dog: Talking With Kathy Pobloskie And Barb McDonald
In this first of our two-part show of “The Sibe Vibe,” host Dorothy Wills-Raftery talks about the important topic of what to do if you’ve lost or found a dog.
Guests are Kathy Pobloskie and Barb McDonald. Kathy is the director and co-founder of Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, an all-volunteer 501c.3 organization committed to reuniting owners with their lost dogs. Lost Dogs of Wisconsin currently has 60-plus volunteers and over 70,000 Facebook fans, who share postings and help find lost dogs in Wisconsin. Kathy is also a co-founder of Lost Dogs of America, an umbrella organization that is helping other Lost Dogs State Facebook pages get off the ground. Currently 35 states are participating. In 2016 alone, Lost Dogs of America helped reunite over 27,000 dogs with their families. All of the services provided by Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and Lost Dogs of America are free to the public.
Barb McDonald is a Husky owner for 40 years, husky rescue adopter and volunteer, a Lost Dogs of Wisconsin volunteer, and one of the admins to the Lost/Found Husky Dogs community page on Facebook. Lost/Found Husky Dogs was founded in February of 2012, and with almost 6,000 followers who help share notices of lost and found Huskies, Lost/Found Husky Dogs helps people recover a lost Husky through proper search techniques and spreading the word. If you’ve lost a Husky, please contact them! They are there to assist in getting the word out about your lost Siberian Husky.
Part One* – Airs on Sunday, September 17 at 1 PM EST
Part Two* – Airs on Sunday, October 15 at 1 PM EST
*IMPORTANT TIP* When reporting a lost or found dog, please include a picture and contact info, along with date lost and location.
LINKS OF RESOURCES TO FOLLOW:
Lost Dogs of Wisconsin: www.lostdogsofwisconsin.org
Lost/Found Husky Dogs: www.facebook.com/huskydogslostfound
Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) FREE National Pet Registry: www.helpinglostpets.com
Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) on Twitter: @HelpingLostPets
FiveSibes listing of Lost & Found Husky/Pet Informational Sites: https://www.facebook.com/notes/fivesibes-siberian-husky-k9-news-reviews/lost-found-siberian-huskypet-listings/376005799117527/
FiveSibes listing of Husky Rescues and Lost & Found Pet Sites: http://fivesibes.com/husky-rescues.html
FREE National Siberian Husky Lost & Found Registry
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Host, Dorothy Wills-Raftery’s Bio:
Dorothy Wills-Raftery is an award-winning photojournalist and author of EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy; the FiveSibes™ Tales children’s books What’s Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness; and Buddy, the Christmas Husky~Based On A True Holiday Miracle (ArcticHouse Publishing). She is the creator, writer, and photographer of her award-winning international FiveSibes blog. Dorothy and her Siberian Huskies have been featured in American Dog Magazine, and her work has appeared in American Pet Magazine, Ruff Drafts, The Sled Dogger, and Kings River Life Magazine. She is a regular author contributor to the 4Knines blog and Hudson Valley Paw Print Magazine. Dorothy is the writer and host of “The Sibe Vibe,” which debuted on Dog Works Radio in August 2012, where the motto is, “If it’s about a Siberian Husky, we’ll chat about it!”
Named “Best Author” in 2015 & 2016 by Hudson Valley Magazine, and all four of her books named “Best in Print” by American Pet Magazine, Dorothy is a 5-time Dog Writers of America Association “Excellence” nominee, including a nod for “Excellence” for the “Talking Canine Epilepsy” episode of The Sibe Vibe featuring Dr. Karen Muñana and Julie Nettifee of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, Dorothy was awarded the prestigious Maxwell Medallion for her blog article on rescue dogs in FiveSibes.
An official International Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambassador since 2012 and a volunteer case manager for The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, Dorothy is the creator of the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness campaign inspired by her own Epi-dog, Siberian Husky, Gibson.
In addition to her Siberian Huskies, Dorothy shares her home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and new grandson. You can follow Dorothy and her FiveSibes on their website at www.FiveSibes.com, on Facebook at FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews, on Google + and Twitter (@FiveSibesMom).
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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