Past Episodes

Please note:  The information provided in the All For Animals videos and website is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.

Episode 42: ACC Posterdog Dan!

Meet Dan, the awesome dog adopted from the former Animal Care & Control of NYC in 2010, who has gone onto become a certified therapy dog, the inspiration for the rescue group Sav-a-Bull, AND the poster dog for the rebranding of NYC's animal shelters system as Animal Care Centers of New York City!
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Episode #41: Helping Community Cats Through TNR

All For Animals Host Susan Richard gets the scoop on efforts to curb the overpopulation of cats in New York City through "TNR" (trap-neuter-return) and the managed care of community cats.  Meet NYC Feral Cat Initiative Director of TNR Education, Kathleen O'Malley, as well as cat lover Sheila Massey, and some of the lucky kitties for which she's caring.
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Episode #40: Animal Care & Control of NYC: Pit Bowl

AFA Host Susan Richard checks out Animal Care & Control of NYC's Pit Bowl at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes in Manhattan, a party to promote the adoption of pit bull type dogs from the city shelters.
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Episode #39: New Rochelle Humane Society

All For Animals hits the road to visit The New Rochelle Humane Society which services 19 communities in Mid and Southern Westchester County, New York.
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Episode #38: Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation

All For Animals checks in with Dr. Joshua Louis Lachowicz, a Veterinary Oncologist at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in New York City, who co-founded the Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation to spread awareness about cancer treatment for animals and offer grants to assist pet parents who can't afford cancer care for their animal. Dr. Joshua is also a singer/songwriter who uses his talents to raise money for the foundation. Check out the video for some of his music, which is available on iTunes.


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Episode #37 - Remember Me Thursday

All For Animals attended Remember Me Thursday, a nationwide candlelighting ceremony spearheaded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California to remember those pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home, to honor the shelter animals that have been saved and to encourage people around the country to adopt. The New York City event was held at Bideawee, a no-kill shelter, and participating organization with the Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals.

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Episode 36: Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out Maddie's Pet Adoption Days "Adoptapalooza" mega event in Union Square presented by the Mayor's Alliance For New York City's Animals.  More than 1,500 shelter animals were adopted as part of a weekend of events in which adoption fees were waived, with the generous Maddie's Fund footing the bill, paying well above the normal fees to rescue organizations (as much as $2,000 for older and special needs pets).  Also in this video, Juno, a cat found pregnant and wandering the streets of Brooklyn, who was rescued by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, and whose kittens (along with an orphan) were filmed as part of the Animal Planet program "Too Cute".
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Episode #35: National Hairball Awareness Day

Did you know that the last Friday in April is National Hairball Awareness Day?  That’s right! And All For Animals Host Susan Richard got the scoop on how to prevent and treat hairballs from ASPCA Veterinarian Dr. Amy Greenbaum.


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Episode #34: Architects For Animals

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out the 3rd Annual Architects For Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser to benefit NYC Feral Cat Initiative.  Top New York architects build creative yet functional outdoor cat shelters as part of a friendly competition after which the shelters are donated and placed around the five boroughs to help community cats brave the harsh winter weather.

 


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Episode #33: Wild Bird Fund

The Wild Bird Fund opens the first ever wildlife rehabilitation center in New York City.  All For Animals host Susan Richard gets a tour with WBF co-founder Rita McMahon. 
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Episode #32: Pre-Westminster Party Benefits NYC Shelter Animals

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out the Pre-Westminster Party and Dog Fashion Show which raised money for Animal Care & Control of New York City, the largest animal rescue organization in the northeast.  Sponsored in part by Cesar's Way Magazine, and featuring a Venetian Masquerade theme by Ada Nieves, this event featured doggie weddings and canine supermodels strutting their stuff on the catwalk!  Celebrities included Prince Lorenzo Borghese whose company Royal Pet Club supports animal rescue and Karen Biehl of the reality show "Doggie Moms".   


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Episode 31: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

All For Animals Host Susan Richard gets tips from ASPCA Veterinarian Dr. Emily Pointer on keeping your pet safe during the holiday season. 

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.  Call the ASPCA Poison Prevention Hotline if you think your pet has ingested something dangerous: 1-888-426-4435. 


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Episode 30: Best Friends "Strut Your Mutt"

All For Animals Host Susan Richard checks out Best Friends Animal Society's 2011 "Strutt Your Mutt" at Manhattan's Pier 84.  Celebrities included Victoria Stilwell of "It's Me Or The Dog", Todd Newton, host of "Family Game Night" and actress Rachelle Lefevre of "A Gifted Man". 


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Episode 29: Meet The New Algonquin Cat!

"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks out the grand debut of Matilda III, the new "Algonquin Cat".  Meet this purebred "Ragdoll", who was left abandoned at the North Shore Animal League and is now living the good life as the mascot for the legendary Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan.  Learn the history of the Algonquin Cat, and check out Matilda's "celebutante ball", which featured adoptables from North Shore, show cats from the Westchester Cat Show, and a special appearance by Grammy Award winning singer Mya!

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Episode 28: Kitten Season!

All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on "kitten season" in New York City, the time of year when Animal Care & Control and the many private rescue groups become inundated with litters of kittens both from unspayed housepets and the offspring of strays and feral cats living on the streets of the city.  In this episode, you'll learn how you can help from both ACC and NYC Feral Cat Initiative, which offers workshops on bottle feeding, socializing feral kittens and TNR (trap-neuter-return). Special thanks to Pets NYC at 594 9th Avenue in Manhattan for supporting animal rescue and for allowing All For Animals to film at their shop.

Please note:  It is not advisable to attempt to bottle feed newborn kittens without receiving professional instruction.  Please contact NYC Feral Cat Initiative or your local Veterinarian or animal rescue organization to insure adequate care for these fragile animals.


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Episode 27: The Bunny Episode!!

All For Animals host Susan Richard gives you a 'starter kit' of information for those thinking about bringing a rabbit into your home. Video features Cindy Stutts of Rabbit Rescue & Rehab discussing basic rabbit care and Julie Bank, Executive Director, Animal Care & Control of New York who reminds us to adopt - don't shop - for a pet! 

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.


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Episode 26: Pet Food Pantries

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out two New York based organizations helping struggling pet owners from having to give up their pets because they can't afford even the basics, such as food. Meet the concerned New Yorkers behind the Animal Relief Fund and the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry.

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Episode 25: Handicats (and dogs) - Your Purrfect Pet!

All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on adopting a special needs pet from Gwen Cooper, cat mommy to Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and author of "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale" and the "Handicats" comic book.  AFA also checks in with The Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to see how this important program is giving animals that would otherwise be euthanized at the city shelter a second chance.


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Episode 24: Forever Home For The Holidays 2010

All For Animals host Susan Richard served as MC for "Whiskers In Wonderland", the biggest cat and rabbit adoption event in New York of the 2010 holiday season, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Best Friends Animal Society.  More than 125 cats, 7 rabbits and one snake (yup, a rescued snake from Sean Casey Animal Rescuefound forever homes over the two day event, including 40 of 45 cats from Animal Care & Control (the remaining five all hitched a ride back to the ASPCA where they are no longer in danger of being put down, and will stay until they get adopted!).

Other featured rescue groups include The Urban Cat League, Posh Pets Rescue and Rabbit Rescue & Rehab of NY.  Interviews also include Best Friends Celebrity Ambassador, Actor Kevin Conway and Cat Fanciers Association Vice President and All-Breed Judge Joan Miller.


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Episode 23: ASPCA Honors Heroes to Animals

All for Animals host Susan Richard checks out the ASPCA's 2010 Humane Awards ceremony at Manhattan's Pierre Hotel.  The honorees included FDNY Ladder 116 which saved 30 cats and dogs from a burning pet store, the Sam Simon Foundation, founded by the co-creator The Simpsons TV show, Animal Rescue Flights of Norwalk, Connecticut, eleven year old Olivia Bouler, whose artwork helped save birds harmed by the BP oil spill, Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Maryland, Henry the three-legged cat, whose "Henry's World" books and website are helping to teach tolerance and raise money for animals in need, and Pearl, who was rescued from a shelter and went on to become a certified search dog who helped rescue a dozen people trapped in the rubble of the earthquake in Haiti.
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Episode 22: Pit Bulls: Beating the Bad Rap

While there have been major efforts to rehabilitate their image, public perception about the so called “bully breeds” tends to be negative, with animal rescuers arguing that the media portrayal of these animals is only adding to an unfair stereotype.  In this episode of All for Animals, host Susan Richard sat with down with the Animal Farm Foundation (and rescued pit bull Yukon) to separate fact from fiction.  We also got the scoop on the ASPCA’s “Operation Pit” program, which is helping to curb overbreeding.  

The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs. (Note: Photos of litters of puppies are from bullyhouse.net, hoobly.com and breederinfocenter.com.  They are used soley to illustrate the point made by the ASPCA that these dogs tend to have very large litters.  All For Animals makes no claims about these sites or any individual breeder.)


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Episode 21: Party Animals 2010

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out fundraising parties around the metro area including happy hour at the Forum Bar in Manhattan’s East Village to benefit the Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life NYC program, the Animal Lover’s League of Glen Cove 16th Anniversary Gala featuring Susan as one of the guest speakers, and a "Hound-O-Ween" party hosted by Erika Friedman of Canine Celebration at PETCO on Manhattan's Upper East Side to benefit Rescuzilla.

 


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Episode 20: Art Dogs & Cats of NY

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out Art Dogs & Cats of NY, a unique art exhibit to benefit five NYC animal rescue organizations including Tail at a Time, Bideawee, Ready for Rescue, Stray from the Heart and Waggin' Train Rescue.
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Episode 19: Bridget the Bridge Cat

Meet Bridget, the four month old kitten rescued by All For Animals host Susan Richard from a small park across from the Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan, with the help of the Humane Society of New York.  In this episode, follow Bridget’s journey from being humanely trapped to being socialized by feral cat expert Joan Phillips at the Animal Lovers League in Glen Cove, New York.


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Episode 18: People Treats To Help Homeless Pets

All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on the Brooklyn based company "Rescue Chocolate" which is helping to raise money for animal rescue organizations through the sale of 'people treats'.  One shelter benefiting, is BARC, the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition in Williamsburg, where All For Animals paid a visit and met some of the dogs and cats available for adoption.
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Episode 17: Choosing the Perfect Pet for Your Family

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks in with ASPCA Senior VP Gail Buchwald for tips on how to choose the perfect pet for your family.  Episode features a special appearance by The Real Housecats of NY!!

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Episode 16: Broadway Barks 2010

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out the 12th Annual Broadway Barks in Manhattan's Shubert Alley. Episode features Bernadette Peters, Mary Tyler Moore, Sean Hayes, Tony Shaloub, Richard Thomas, Cheyenne Jackson and Karen Olivo. Rescue groups featured: Animal Haven, Cascade Beagle Rescue, Long Island Greyhound Transfer, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue and Kitty Kind.

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Episode 15: Summer Fun For Animals

All For Animals host Susan Richard checks out some fun activities going on around New York City in the summer of 2010 to benefit homeless animals.  Episode features folks 'dancing like Ellen' (Degeneres) to benefit Anjellicle Cats Rescue, an Animal Center of Queens adoption event at a summer street fair in Forest Hills, and Friends of Animal Rescue's dinner cruise around Manhattan.


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Episode 14: Spring Into Action for Animals

"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks out fundraisers and pet adoption events taking place around town in the Spring of 2010. Episode features singer Mya and the North Shore Animal League's "Tour For Life" campaign, Julie Bank, Executive Director of Animal Care & Control of NYC, NYC Feral Cat Initiative's "Kitten Palooza" workshops, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals first ever "Adoptapalooza".


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Episode 13: United Action For Animals

"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks in with United Action for Animals President Jen Panton to talk about their Spay/Neuter Program which is helping to reduce the homeless animal population in New York City by providing free or low cost surgical services in needy communities.
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Episode 12: Preventing Pet Poisoning

"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks in with the ASPCA's Dr. Emily Pointer to learn about the common households items that are dangerous to cats and dogs, how to prevent pet poisoning, and what to do if you think your pet has ingested a toxic substance.

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.


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Episode 11: Friends of Animal Rescue

"All For Animals" host Susan Richard checks in with Friends of Animal Rescue, which provides grants for medical care, behavioral training and other necessary services for homeless animals being sheltered by individual rescuers and the many small groups across the New York Metropolitan area which don't have the resources of larger organizations.  You'll also meet "Magic", a kitten found with a severely burned leg, who is expected to make a full recovery thanks to the treatment he received courtesy of Friends of Animal Rescue.


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Episode 10: Pets & The Flu

All For Animals host Susan Richard speaks with Dr. Lawrence Putter from Lenox Hill Veterinarians about pets and the flu, including both the H1N1 and Canine Influenza viruses.  Dr. Putter offers important information about how the flu is transmitted to pets, preventative measures and what to do if your cat or dog gets sick.

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Episode 9: Forever Home for the Holidays

All For Animals checks out several adoption events taking place around the city during the holidays.  Groups featured in this episode:  Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Bide-A-Wee, Liberty Humane Society, Social Tees Animal Rescue and Zani's Furry Friends.  Please visit the "adoption/resources" page for links to each of these organizations.


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Episode 8: Party Animals

All For Animals Host Susan Richard checks out the star-studded fundraising parties taking place in the Fall of 2009 to benefit the metro area's homeless animals.  In this episode:  Martha Stewart, Geraldo Rivera, Howard & Beth Stern and Nora the Piano Playing Cat!
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Episode 7: Halloween Safety Tips

Check out this special Halloween edition of "All For Animals" featuring safety tips with the ASPCA's Dr. Emily Pointer.  Special thanks to Nick for putting up with that costume and to his pet parents Billie and Deb for your help. 

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.


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Episode 5: The Algonquin Cat

All For Animals host Susan Richard heads to Manhattan's historic Algonquin Hotel for the 2009 birthday party for the hotel's mascot, Matilda, The Algonquin Cat.  The event was also a fundraiser for the North Shore Animal League.
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Episode 4: NYCACC Volunteer Program

All For Animals host Susan Richard gets the scoop on volunteering at Animal Care & Control of New York City.
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Episode 3: Exercising With Your Dog

All For Animals host Susan Richard gets tips on exercising with your dog from Bally Total Fitness Trainer Melanie Landano, as well as precautions to take to ensure the safety of your pet during exercise from ASPCA Veterinarian, Dr. Emily Pointer.

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.


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Episode 2: Broadway Barks

All For Animals host Susan Richard heads to Broadway's Shubert Alley for the 11th annual “Broadway Barks”.
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Episode 1: Preventing-Leptospirosis

All for Animals host Susan Richard interviews the ASPCA's Dr. Emily Pointer about the rise in the number of dogs in the New York metropolitan area falling ill from a bacterial infection called leptospirosis in the summer of 2009. Dr. Pointer explains what leptospirosis is, how it's treated, and what you can do to prevent your dog from getting sick. 

Please note: The information provided in this video is not meant to replace professional Veterinary care for your pet.  Always consult a qualified professional for your pet's individual needs.


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Past Episode Index

Medical & Behavioral Topics/Episode #:

Adopting a Special Needs Pet: #25

Choosing the Perfect Pet For Your Family:  #17

Exercising w/Your Pet: #3

Hairballs: #35

Halloween Safety Tips: #7

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: #31

Pet Food Pantries: #26

Pets & the Flu/Swine Flu: #10

Pit Bulls (debunking myths about): #22

Preventing Leptospirosis: #1

Preventing Pet Poisoning : #12

Rabbit Care: #27

Rescue Groups & Support Organizations/Episode #:

Algonquin Hotel: #5, #30

Animal Care & Control of NYC: #4, 14, 24, 27, 28, 32

Animal Center of Queens: #15

Animal Farm Foundation: #22

Animal Lovers' League: #19, 21

Animal Rescue Flights: #23

Anjellicle Cats: #14

Architects For Animals #34

ARF! Animal Relief Fund: #26

Art Cats & Dogs of NY: #20

ASPCA: #1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 17, 23, 31, 35

Best Friends Animal Society: #24, 30

Bide-A-Wee: #9, #37

Broadway Barks: #2, 16 Featuring: ASPCA, Animal Haven, Cascade Beagle Rescue, Long Island Greyhound Transfer, Sean Casey Rescue, Kitty Kind, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue

Brooklyn Animal Rescource Coalition: #18

Canine Celebration: #21

Cat Fanciers Association: #25

Days End Horse Farm: #23

FDNY: #23

Friends of Animal Rescue: #11, 15

Gwen Cooper: #25

Handicats Comic Book: #25

Henry's World: #23

Homer the Blind WonderCat: #25

HSUS Pets for Life NYC: #21

Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry: #26

Humane Society of NY: #19

Joshua Lewis Animal Cancer Foundation #38

Lenox Hill Vets: #10

Liberty Humane Society: #9

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals: #14, 24, 34

North Shore Animal League: #5, 8, 14

NYC Feral Cat Initiative: #14, 28, 34

Patriot Paws: #8

Picasso Veterinary Fund: #14, 25

Posh Pets Rescue: #25

Pre-Westminster Dog Fashion Show: #32

Rabbit Rescue & Rehab: #24, 27

Rescue Chocolate: #18

Rescuzilla: #21

Sam Simon Foundation: #23

Social Tees Rescue: #9

Strut Your Mutt/Best Friends: #30

United Action for Animals: #13

Unleashed NY: #32

Urban Cat League: #24

Victoria Stilwell Dog Trainer: #30, AFA Extra: American Humane-9/11 Rescue Dogs

Wild Bird Fund: #33

Zani's Furry Friends: #9