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Episode 104: Melya Kaplan on helping homeless animals and the connection between compassion and IQ

Melya Kaplan ( founded Voice For The Animals in 1999. Melya was inspired to start Voice For The Animals after seeing many homeless cats and dogs wandering the streets of Venice when she first moved to the community. She quickly realized there was a dire need for a new type of animal protection organization. Melya returns to the LLA podcast to share the latest happenings at VFTA, why real estate and pet rescue are a match made in heaven, as well as the following:

  • What did a guy looking to move in a new apartment do that totally pis-ed Mike off
  • What is the biggest issue in terms of pet-friendly housing & why is it a bonus in the real estate market
  • Why the stigma about tenants who have pets ruining rentals is a myth
  • Why spaying and neutering pets actually extends the life of your pet
  • How much of a role do puppy mills play into the overcrowding of shelters and increased animal population
  • Why you may have the legal right to smash someone’s car window & if so, why you should start now
  • What studies have shown in terms of the relationship to compassion, increased I.Q.s in children, as well as the cycle of violence
  • What you may not know about circuses, Sea World, and other animal entertainment
  • Why does VFTA makes a point to accept underage volunteers
  • How social media has played a huge role in animal rescue and other positive situations, in spite of the typical online flame wars and selfie fests
  • Why should cats always remain inside

All this and much more:

Links & Resources mentioned in the show:

Voice For The Animals:
Performing Animal Welfare Society:

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