On this show, two great guests joined Lori.
First, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona discussed the animal welfare programs he has implemented over the past 15 years. Known as America’s toughest sheriff, Joe continues to roll out innovations including the Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit, various programs where inmates work directly with abused and neglected animals, rooftop dog parks and more.
Then, Co-founder of American Tortoise Rescue, Susan Tellem, talked about humane treatment of turtles and tortoises. With the recent release of another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, many children want real pet turtles of their own. Susan explained the various problems accompanying impulse buying of turtles, including their neglect, abandonment and propensity to cause illness in their young handlers.