Interview: Pet Photographer Lori Fusaro πŸ“·

Professional photographer and owner of Fusaro Photography, Lori Fusaro, is a longtime advocate for homeless animals. Her motto: “No dog should die alone.” Lori also volunteers her time at overcrowded animal shelters in the Los Angeles area. Her photographs of older cats and dogs improve their chances of adoption. Older pets give us their unconditional love and the lasting gift of joyful memories.

Her clients include many animal rescue organizations such as BAD RAP, Guide Dogs for the Blind, K9 Connection, and Angel City Pit Bulls. Lori lives in California with her husband, Darrell, their two rescue dogs, Gabby and Mr. French, and their two cats, Francis and Enzo.

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Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica, MBA, PhD) Graduation Photos πŸŽ“

May is a month of renewal, and four years ago in May, Dr. Pet Mom (Bessie DiDomenica) completed her PhD in public policy at Walden University.

I thought I’d share the joy of her graduation again, which took place on July 11, 2015 just outside of Washington DC in Maryland.

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Changing The World: Women Who Save Animals πŸ‘©πŸ½β€ πŸ” 🐈 πŸ•

We close out Women’s History Month by recognizing some invisible heroines. This week, we celebrate women pioneers who help animals. Maybe they didn’t set out to change the world, but these women saved the lives of many animals, big and small.

We all know at least one woman who has devoted her life to helping animals. For example, in my community, Bay State Animal Cooperative is a safe, no kill rescue for animals. The non-profit is run by women who work to “reduce animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.”

BSAC has a warm place in my heart. It’s the place I where I found and adopted my furry boy, Oscar. He’s an older cat who makes a fine therapy pet for cats and people.

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Celebrating Women Farmers πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎ πŸ₯³

This week, we continue to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. Today’s heroines are women farmers. We’ve been growing food and farming the land for centuries in America and around the world.

But even today, it’s still hard to know the number of women farmers worldwide. One source explained that most small-scale farmers are women in developing countries. In the agricultural sector, women are 60% to 80% of the farmers in non-industrialized countries.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) estimates that women make up 43% to 70% of the agricultural labor in developing countries.

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Celebrating Wangari Maathai Day πŸ₯³

March is Women’s History Month and March 3 is Wangari Maathai Day. In celebration of women everywhere, here’s my post about one of my heroines, Wangari Maathai.

“A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.” –Hal Borland

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