Nearly 61 thousand households in Anchorage have pets. That works out to about 105 thousand dogs and 88 thousand cats. That’s a lot of animals — and a lot of animal waste. And pet ownership doesn’t just impact the people who live with the creatures. Caring for pets is both challenging and rewarding for veterinarians and their staff, too. This week on Hometown, Alaska, we’re talking to veterinarians about their mental health and pet care basics as well as taking a trip to the dog park to see how your actions affect everyone downstream.
HOST: Anne Hillman
Dr. Judy Montalbano and Dr. Tracy Ward, veterinarians, The Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association
Cherie Northon, Anchorage Waterways Council, Executive Director
BROADCAST: Monday, May 8th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Monday, May 8th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT