I just finished watching an advance press screening of Dogtown and I can warn you – Aristotle and Waylon sill steal your heart in the first episode which premiers on Friday night at 10pm.
DOGTOWN: THE SURVIVORS
Airs Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10 PM ET/PT
Aristotle, a terrier mix rescued from a hoarding situation, comes to DogTown with a skin condition that is one of the worst cases Dr. Mike Dix has ever seen. His hair has fallen out and his skin is covered in scabs. But with special meds and extra care, watch this shy puppy transform into a “bouncing not-itching monkey” with a bright future. Then, behavior consultant Sherry Woodard rescues eight beagles from euthanasia. While most of the pooches are healthy, one, named Electra, has a potentially fatal illness caused by parasitic worms. Later, an aggressive chow mix named Waylon lashes out unpredictably, but trainer Pat Whitacre is hoping to find an endearing personality waiting to come out.
“Neglected Terrier” – A terrier is rescued from a hoarding situation, but can the doctors diagnose what makes his hair fall out, before it’s too late?…
“Nearly 250,000 animals are victims of animal hoarding each year. This abuse differs from other types of animal cruelty in that the perpetrators don’t always accept or recognize the cruelty they inflict on their animals. Rather, animal hoarders usually ardently believe they are saving or rescuing the animals they imprison.”
source: The Humane Society’s Animal Hoarding Fact Sheet
Purdue University Press has released a new book, Inside Animal Hoarding, which profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Celeste Killeen’s investigation pries open the door to Barbara Erickson’s hidden and closely guarded life, offering an in-depth view of animal hoarding. Dr. Arnold Arluke’s discussion follows the Erickson story with current research on animal hoarding and how it ties into the Erickson case. This integration of investigative journalism and scholarship offers a fresh approach with appeal to a broad audience of readers, those new to learning about the phenomenon, and those with first-hand experience in the animal welfare field.
Thank you for taking time to comment, Celeste!
Here’s a link to buy the book from Amazon:
Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and her 552 Dogs
(Added above inside the post as well)!