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If you are an animal lover like me, I was very excited to hear that there is a new radio program for the Pet Life Radio Network called Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert. Each week, the President and CEO of American Humane Association (AHA), one of the nation’s most respected animal charities, shares the latest news and issues affecting our four-legged friends. 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. Such a positive message!
Imagine how thrilled I was when AHA contacted both myself and Paul Gallagher, Owner and Head Trainer for Maine Specialty Dogs, the appear on the radio program recently to talk about the State Farm Arson Dog Program! Dr. Ganzert was such a delight to talk to about State Farm sponsoring the Hero Dog Awards Arson Dog category. Did you know there are 18 TEAMS nominated in the category?! Don’t forget to vote each day for your Hero Dog at www.herodogawards.org.
Paul talked about his background with the Maine State Police and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as a canine trainer. He also talked about how important the bond is between handler and canine, including the fact that our arson dogs live in the house with the handler and their family, go on vacation with them, and continue to live with the handler when the dog retires. I talked about State Farm’s sponsorship of the training program and how over the past two decades we have funded the acquisition and training of more than 325 arson dog teams across North America.