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Fighting for the Underdog

Fighting for the Underdog

By Kristina Bergsten
This podcast explores the "tails" of compassion and bravery of animal activists all over the world. Subscribe today to be inspired by stories of hope and love, for humans and non-humans.
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Fighting for the Underdog: The Wild Animal Sanctuary

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Fighting for the Underdog: Planned Pethood International
Hannah Grant, with the Animal Law Firm, interviews Dr. Jeff Young, founder of Planned Pethood International. Their mission is to end economic euthanasia and significantly reduce pet overpopulation and suffering of companion animals by offering affordable common sense veterinary medicine to everyone. Listen in as we talk about Dr. Young’s experience, the systematic problems within the veterinary profession, medical training in other countries, his show (Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet) on Animal Planet, as well as the future of this organization!
50:09
August 02, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Animal Care Intern, Catherine Makofsky
Hannah Grant, with the Animal Law Firm, interviews Catherine Makofsky, a Colorado State University alumni who has experience as a Predator Ridge Animal Care intern at the Denver Zoo, a Lepidopterist intern at the Butterfly Pavilion, as well as participating in the PSM graduate program for Zoo, Aquarium, and Animal Shelter Management at CSU. Listen in as we focus on her work at the Denver Zoo, discussing conservation, the zoo industry, animal rehabilitation, public education, and so much more! This podcast will make you want to visit your nearest zoo as soon as possible!
02:34:21
July 26, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: The Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, as she receives an ON-SITE TOUR of Edward’s Rescue Ranch in Parker, CO. Kristina interviews Lynda Edwards, President of The Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals, as they tour the ranch and meet the current animal residents! Edwards Animals is a small privately owned 501(c)(3) (non-profit, EIN 20-5988307) no-kill animal rescue. They have been rescuing animals for more than 25 years. Their mission is to make the world a better place by providing food, water, shelter, and happiness to animals in need.
01:13:28
July 19, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Colorado Voters for Animals (CVA)
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, interviews Roland Halpern with Colorado Voters for Animals (CVA). CVA’s mission is to protect animals through public policy and to support candidates who are committed to animal protection. They utilize communications and social media to promote legislation and elections, endorse pro-animal candidates and mobilize political support. Kristina and Roland discuss the progress, recruitment, and future of this 501(c)(4) organization. Learn how you can help support our furry and feathered friends!
01:02:42
July 12, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Replace Denver BSL
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, interviews Quinn Pigott with Replace Denver BSL. Breed-Specific Legislation discriminates against false, stereotypically-aggressive dog breeds such as pitbulls, german shepherds, and more. Replace Denver BSL wants a breed-neutral safety law that will improve public safety, reduce the incidence of dog bites, and come at a lower cost to the taxpayer. In November of 2020, Denver voters took a step in the right direction by voting to lift the 30-year pit bull ban in favor of a breed-restricted permitting program. Kristina and Quinn discuss the current success of the organization, as well as the future. Learn how you can support this organization and help advocate for animal rights! #breedspecificlegislation #replacedenverbsl #animalrights #denverlaw #fightingfortheunderdog #animallawfirm #alf
01:15:36
July 05, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa (LAPA)
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, interviews Judy Muriithi with Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa (LAPA). LAPA utilizes law, science, and policy to advocate for animal rights, protect endangered species, reduce illegal exploitation of wildlife, protect vulnerable habitats and ecosystems, and so much more! Join Kristina and Judy as they discuss policy reform, current events in Africa (the illegal donkey trade), the need for strategic urban planning, and the future of LAPA. Learn how you can support their organization and help advocate for animal rights!
01:00:51
June 28, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Ancillary K9 Dog Training
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, interviews Dion Studinski with Ancillary K9 Dog Training. Ancillary K9 provides private dog training, puppy training, aggressive dog training, protection dog training, and more! Kristina and Dion discuss the methods, stories, and history behind the program, as well as animal obedience, behavior, and protection. Learn everything you need to know to help your pup be on their best behavior!
01:11:15
June 21, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Hannah Grant, with the Animal Law Firm, interviews Austin Hill, with The Wild Animal Sanctuary, located in Keenesburg, CO. They discuss the captive wildlife crisis, the history of the sanctuary, the adversity that 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations face, as well as some inspiring stories of rescued animals. Listen in to learn about the sanctuary's mission and the remarkable work they have done!
50:10
June 10, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog with Officer Hildebrandt
In this episode we dive deep into the world of Animal Control Officers (also known as Humane Officers, or, more archaically, "dog catchers"). Officer Michael Hildebrandt opens up to discuss how he became an animal control officer, his difficulties and successes, and provides many great tips on keeping your dog and pets out of trouble! 
01:42:23
January 09, 2022
Fighting for the Underdog: Canine Partners of the Rockies
Colorado Animal Attorney Kristina Bergsten interviews Angela Eaton of Canine Partners of the Rockies, a 501(c)(3) organization that enables Coloradans with disabilities to lead more independent and gratifying lives through training and partnering them with highly skilled service dogs. All your questions about service dogs are answered in this episode! 
01:02:04
June 01, 2021
Fighting for the Underdog: Sarah Eastin Vegan Chef
Animal Attorney Kristina Bergsten interviews intrepid entrepreneur Sarah Eastin about her role in veganizing Colorado, compassion for animals, and living a healthier lifestyle. 
51:45
June 01, 2021
Fighting for the Underdog: Podrska Foundation
Animal Attorney Kristina Bergsten interviews the indomitable Podrska Founder, Dash Mezler, in this touching underdog story of hope, love, and the relentless pursuit of making the world a better place for people and animals.  #fightingfortheunderdog #animallawyer #animalattorney
01:07:51
April 16, 2021
Fighting for the Underdog: Joey's Legacy
Animal Attorney, Kristina Bergsten, interviews Joey's Legacy founder, Scott Fine, to discuss the legal landscape of veterinary malpractice and how Scott's advocacy work is helping turn thousands of underdog stories into peace of mind for pet owners.  #fightingfortheunderdog #animalattorney #animallawyer
01:02:46
April 16, 2021
Fighting for the Underdog: Zuma's Rescue Ranch
Zuma's Rescue Ranch is a nonprofit organization that helps children and animals recover from trauma and become their best, brightest, and bravest selves! Listen to how this amazing underdog become a wonderdog!  #fightingfortheunderdog #animalattorney #animallawyer
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April 16, 2021
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December 24, 2020