More than six million companion animals enter U.S. shelters each year, and a little over four million are adopted. Sadly, shelters still rely on euthanizing when facilities are overcrowded, and an animal has been there for a while. Author Laurie Zaleski has made it her life’s work to rescue hundreds of these unwanted pets and care for them on her farm. We speak with Zaleski as well Dr. Joshua Fisher, an animal expert, about the importance of caring for these animals and heading to shelters to adopt instead of a pet store or breeder.
- Laurie Zaleski, author, Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals.
- Dr. Joshua Fisher, Director of Animal Services, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.