This coming Saturday, March 7, is Exotic Pet Amnesty Day at Zoo Miami. There you can give up your exotic pet for adoption or adopt one if you have the proper permits.
On that day, owners turn their exotic pets over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The goal is to provide owners with a place to send their pets once they can no longer take care of them.
Ashley Taylor is the exotic pet amnesty coordinator with the commission.
11/18/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is our popular “At Your Service” edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of the Sabal Chase Animal Clinic in Kendall. He takes questions about your favorite friends and companions. Also on hand is canine behavior specialist Edel Miedes of K-9 Advisors. He says he'll give dog advice . . . for humans.
We may not get the brilliant reds and yellows of leaves changing to signal a switch of season in South Florida, but there is, without question, a definite visual cue that autumn has arrived in the lowest of the lower 48.
All you have to do is look up.
In the air, circling and gliding, dipping and soaring, hopping on a thermal current for a rollercoaster ride, are the turkey vultures.
08/19/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. Also with us is canine behavior and training expert Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors. We focus on the painful and emotionally wrought decision to euthanize a pet. And of course, we’ll take your pet questions of course . . . Listen in . . .
04/24/14 - On Thursday'sTopical Currents, we’ll learn about the founding of Save the Chimps Sanctuary from its director, Jen Feuerstein. She is also one of the preeminent authorities on chimpanzee welfare. We’ll discuss the controversy over lab use of chimps for biomedical research, and new chimp legislation. And more, Linda Gassenheimer visits with the new food editor of the Miami Herald, Evan Benn. We’ll hear about his plans for the food section. Fred Tasker offers his wine suggestions. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm.
SAVE THE CHIMPS Sanctuary Director Jen Feuerstein discusses OPENING DOORS ~ Carole Noon and Her Dream to Save the Chimps Saturday, April 26th at 3 pm at Vero Beach Book Center.
02/26/14 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupke, of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. Also with us is canine behavior and training expert Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors. We’ll take your pet question calls, of course . . . and also focus on how to best introduce a new dog, puppy or cat into a household. There are numerous “do’s and don’ts.” Listen in . . . call-in . . . for Topical Currents, Wednesday at 1pm.
10/09/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines how our lives are increasingly entwined with creatures which are displaced by suburbia, highways and urban sprawl. South Florida is a prime example of urban menagerie creation, through habitat loss. We see foxes, raccoons, wading birds, reptiles and even vultures on our streets and properties. We’ll speak with nature writer and researcher Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book, THE URBAN BESTIARY: Encountering the Everyday Wild. That’s Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm.
08/13/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” Edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee, of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. He’ll take calls about pet care and animal welfare, and cover the issue of aggression in our animal companions.