Join ARL Director of Behavior and Enrichment Mick McAuliffe and Cat Behavior Counselor Carol Griglione as they answer all your questions about pet behavior, share fun pet information, and keep you up-to-date on programs, happenings, and success stories from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa!
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July 25, 2020
It's summer and Carol and Mick talk about today's heat advisory and put out fresh water for your pets and the community animals. Do you have a bird and it is plucking its own feathers? We discuss this topic. Is there a breed of dog that is better at being left alone for 10 hours? Mick takes on this question.
July 18, 2020
Carol and Mick discussed today's heat and what you should do with your pets and the community animals. Leave out fresh water for your pets and those that are outside. The Raise your Paw Auction was a great success last Saturday. over 1,000 bidders took part in the auction.
July 11, 2020
Today is the day for the ARL Auction! It starts today at 5pm. 421 items are up for auction. Items can be picked up curbside starting after 5:30 to 8pm today. You can pick up all day on Sunday and Monday. Help support the work of the ARL. Remember this auction is ON LINE. Dogs and fireworks.l Not a good combination. Mick disucsses how to deal with this. You have a rescue dog and when do you know you can trust the dog with strangers?
July 4, 2020
It's hot and humid this weekend Carol and Mick talked about fresh water and watch your pets and bring them inside. Fireworks upsetting your dog? Mick gives you tips to help your pet/ Raise your pet auction is next Saturday on line.
June 27, 2020
Carol and Mick from the Animal Rescue League talk about the success of last night's Equine and Wine event and tips and solutions to help your pets cope with the stress of fireworks in your neighborhood this Fourth of July holiday.
June 20, 2020
On today's ARL Animal connection: Bernnie Told us that HR 737 has now passed both the House and the Senate and is sitting on Governor Renyolds desk for her signature. Thank you for your support. The ARL has many events going on this week.
June 13, 2020
It was a rough week at the ARL. One of the two kittens who were burned died this weel. Dogs who were not fed were rescued this week. Bernie from the ARL who is handling the HR 737 bIll was on the show this morning talking about the State Senate passing tthe bill 97-0. The bill had to go back to the house because of an ammendment that needs to be addressed. They are holding a rare Saturday session at the state capital today. Call you State Representive. All this and more on today;s ARL Animal Connection.
June 6, 2020
Carol and Mick kicked off today's show by talking about bats! Mick also shared a story about a mountain lion under a car. It was removed safely and re-located.
May 30, 2020
It was not a good week for animals in central Iowa . Carol and Mick talk about what happened and how you can help. House file 737 has passed the State Senate and now goes back to the house. Please tell you house reprensetive you want them to pass the bill. The Raise Your Paw Auction is scheduled for Saturday July 11th at the Iowa Events Center. If they cannot meet at the events center the plan is to hold it virtually.
May 23, 2020
Cats were today's topic on ARL Animal connection. What do you do when the cat will not use the litter box? Carol disscusses this and information is available via the ARL website www.arl-iowa.com. What do you do to help your cat change from dry to wet food. Mick and carol have suggestions. Virtual classes are available go to the facebook page and search for the ARL.
May 16, 2020
Mick had a birthday this week. New virtural classes started this week. With us going back to work, are our pets going to suffer from seperation anxiety? Bernie's back this week to discuss HR 737 and with the statehouse coming back to work June 3, The ARL needs you to call your representive and get this bill passed. All this and more on today's show. Give this a listen!
May 9, 2020
Feral cats were the topic. Carol and Mick discussed how to trap, get them fixed and returned to the outside. What are the best Mom's in the animal world? What kind of dog do you get for your lifestyle and your family?
May 2, 2020
Carol and Mick discussed Bonded Buddies at length this morning. How do you walk bonded buddies when all they want to do is fight and play? Mick gave some good ideas on how to handle the animals. What do your animals do while you were working outside of the home? Carol discusses what she has found out. ARL has community cats and wants you to adopt two cats together, and give you details on how to do this. All this and more on today's ARL Animal Connection!
April 25, 2020
On Today's ARL Animal Connection, behavior classes are virtual happening daily and Saturdays. Is your pet going to go through separation anxiety once you go back to work? This and so much more on today's ARL Animal Connection!
April 18, 2020
On today's show: ARL is adopting pets by appointment only. What is the right dog to get for a 5 year old? Mick discusses the options. What animal has NO brain? One of our listeners answer the questions.
April 11, 2020
On today's show: The ARL is doing all of their classes online for right now. Also they are doing adoptions by appointment only. How about this, sit on your porch with your animal and watch the world go by. Taking your pet for a drive would also help your pet who is not use to you being at home all the time. All this and more on today's show.
April 4, 2020
Carol talks turkey and says yes, turkeys do fly! Is your pet tired of you being home? Mick has tips to help your pet get through this with you. The Raise Your Paw auction is now July 11th. If you have tickets, thy will be honored on July 11th.
March 28, 2020
Your home and your pets. Carol and Mick have tips for you and your pet. Adoption and surrendering your pet are now done by appointment only. The Raise Your Paw auction has been moved to July 11th at 5pm at the Iowa Events Center. Most of the ARL'S services have moved online during this time.
March 21, 2020
Carol and Mick discussed happy topics today on the show. ARL is having a adoption event today and safety precautions are in place.
March 7, 2020
On today's ARL Animal Connection, Are you looking to add a pet to your home and you already have one? Carol and Mick discuss if gender really matters when bringing another animal into your home. House File 737 passed the Iowa House this week. Tom Colvin of the ARL discussed with the crew about what is next for the bill. The Raise your Paw Auction is coming up on April 18th.
February 29, 2020
We found out that now there are two kinds of Red Panda's. Carol is so excited about this. A caller says her dog will chase and bring a tennis ball back, but started growling. Mick gives his thoughts on this. We had an update on HR 737 at the Iowa State House.
February 22, 2020
On today's show: we had an update on the burned cat that was found by Des Moines Police. Mick discussed walking dogs and how to get your dog trained to walk next to you when another dog is around or crossing the street.
February 15, 2020
Carol and Mick talked about secure your animals in your car or truck. Having trouble with your puppy and going outside in the snow because they cannot find the grass. Mick has tips for you to fix the problem.
February 8, 2020
It's turning cold again and Carol and Mick reminded us to bring animals in, and if you see an animal in distress say something. How do you bring another animal into the home when you have one already? Mick tells us how to do it with success.
February 1, 2020
Carol and Mick talked about cats and their body language and when to quit petting the cat before you get bit. Pets grieve just like humans when pets die or their human passes. They also talked about "Dawn" the cat that was found by Des Moines Police on the NE side. The cat was burned and the ARL is caring for the cat. All this on this episode of ARL Animal Connection
January 25, 2020
On today's ARL Animal Connection, Animals and winter weather and your pet needs to do their business and get back inside. Carol talked about taking plastic containers and turn them into a shelter for community cats. Mick discussed how his new cat and introduced it to the existing animals in his home.
January 18, 2020
Carol and Mick discussed a wide range of animal subjects from Mick's new position at the ARL. The head of the ARL Humane Connection's Bernnie discussed bills at the Statehouse to help with all of the animal abuse. All that and more on this weeks ARL Animal connection.
January 6, 2020
Mick and Carol welcome the New Year with helpful advice to pet owners and updates on the latest ALR rescues.
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