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Rescuing Riley, July 15, 2014

Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself

Rescuing RileyPlus, Josh Liddy on "debating" Merritt Clifton

July 15, 2014

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Attorney Fred Kray, cohost Kris Diaz, and the rest of the PBLNR crew welcome Zachary Anderegg, who discusses rescuing a dog, Riley, from the bottom of a canyon. Anderegg's story is amazing—he discovered a starving, but otherwise uninjured, pup at the bottom of a 350-foot deep slot canyon. He had to climb that distance with the dog strapped to his back in a cat carrier to get him out. We also cover how Riley has fared since his rescue, Anderegg's decision to write a book (Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself—A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation), and the long lasting effects of bullying. One of the overarching themes of the book is that it really matters how we treat each other.

Learn more: Video of Riley's rescue (youtube) | Riley's FB page ("Canyon Puppy")

Josh Liddy fills us in on the decision in Pasadena, CA, to go with a breed-neutral mandatory spay-neuter law, and on his attempt to debate Merritt Clifton. Clifton spoke about shelter killing at the 2014 Animal Rights Natinal Conference. Josh, along with Kim Wolf and Jeff Theman, approached Clifton after his talk to discuss the accuracy of his numbers and assertions—he claims, for instance, that a very high percentage of pit bull owners refuse to spay/neuter their animals and that low-cost spay-neuter clinics do not attract pit bulls owners. Josh got the exchange on video (youtube).

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