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Interview with Mary on MN AM 950 Pet Connections

posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:19 PM by Doglover System   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 6:20 PM ]

1/25/2015 interview with Mary Stasson on Cathy Menard's radio show "Pet Connections" on MN AM 950.

Cathy and Mary talk about Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN and the organization's important work to protect dogs. It's informative, accessible, and easy to listen to.

The audio file is attached to this page, below.

Some of the recent developments include accounts of dogs recently killed in body-gripping traps, and discussions at the MN Legislature on how to solve this problem. Another DogLovers4SafeTrappingMN member Scott Slocum calls in to talk about what he's heard at the Capitol.

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To download the MP3 file, select the downward-pointing arrow on the far right.

Pet Fest at the MN Renaissance Festival

posted Sep 20, 2014, 3:26 PM by Doglover System   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 3:41 PM ]

Here's some of the crew at the Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN booth
and some of the folks with their dogs
at the Pet Fest of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival
in Shakopee, MN on Saturday, 9/6/2014.


Game Fair, Ramsey, MN

posted Sep 4, 2014, 11:19 PM by Doglover System   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 3:20 PM ]

Here's some of the crew at the Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN booth at Game Fair on Saturday, 8/16/2014.

Dog Days of Summer at Alimagnet Park, Burnsville, MN

posted Jul 28, 2014, 5:30 PM by Doglover System   [ updated Jul 28, 2014, 5:32 PM ]

DogLovers4SafeTrappingMN at Dog Days of Summer

It was a howlin’ good time at Dog Days in Burnsville on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.

Dog Lovers and canines alike lined up at our booth for a chance to sign the petition to help save their dogs!
 
We are so thankful to everyone we met; for your commitment and compassion to change the trapping regulations to save our dogs from deadly traps!

Be sure to tell your friends and family too, and ask them to
Sign the Petition

Come visit our booth at the following upcoming events:

Game Fair August 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17.

Pet Fest at the Renaissance Festival September 6, 7.

Midwest Family Pet Expo in Blaine on October 4.

If you are interested in volunteering at any of these fun events, contact our Event Coordinator, Mary Stasson, at msnisswa@gmail.com or call 952-212-4929.

As always, we THANK YOU for your great support!

Dog Lovers at Pet A Palooza

posted Jun 29, 2014, 7:40 AM by Doglover System   [ updated Jun 29, 2014, 8:18 AM ]

Mary, Jim, and Tim hosted the DogLovers4SafeTrappingMN table at Pet A Palooza on 6/28/2014.

Thanks, Cathy Menard and The Urban Dog, for the good interview on MN AM 950 Pet Connections!

Interview with John on KFAN Saturday Fan Outdoors

posted Jun 24, 2014, 10:35 AM by Doglover System   [ updated Jun 24, 2014, 10:47 AM ]

3/22/2014 interview with John Reynolds, Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN, on KFAN radio's "Saturday FAN Outdoors" show with host "Captain" Billy Hildebrand and cohost: "ColdFront" Mike Kurre.

The interview with John starts at about 14:34 in the streaming audio:


About four minutes later, at about 18:35, Captain Billy tells an important story, and asks an important question:

"I was recently at a Pheasants Forever banquet, and there was a person representing the Trappers Association, held up a trap, I'm assuming it was a #220 Conibear, and he made the statement that 'this trap will not kill your dog,' and I almost... threw up. Cause I, eh, is that accurate?"

To which John Reynolds correctly replied:

"No, that's not even close to accurate, and really they should be called to task when they make statements like that."

John then outlined the five preconditions that have to exist before you can save your dog from a body-gripping trap.  If even one is missing, your dog dies.

1. You need to know your dog is caught. Most owners don’t know their dog is caught until they find it dead.

2. You need to know where it is caught.

3. You need to reach your dog while it’s still alive.

4. Then you need to disable the trap while your dog thrashes around or bites you.

5. Your dog can’t have fatal or permanent injuries from the trap (designed to kill any animal that it catches).

And, it could be added, every one of those preconditions has preconditions. For example, for #4, you need to be practiced with that trap before you'll be able to disable it.


KFAN Outdoors radio show "Saturday Fan Outdoors"

Interview with John and Mary on MN AM 950 Pet Connections

posted Jun 22, 2014, 10:29 PM by Doglover System   [ updated Jun 27, 2014, 5:37 PM ]

6/22/2014 Interview with John Reynolds and Mary Stasson on Cathy Menard's radio show "Pet Connections" on MN AM 950.

Cathy, John, and Mary talk about Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN and the organization's important work to protect dogs. It's informative, accessible, and easy to listen to.

The audio file is attached to this page, below.

It's part of the lead up to the upcoming event Pet A Palooza, to be hosted on 6/28/2014 by Menard's organization The Urban Dog. Lots of good pet-related businesses and rescue organizations will be there, including Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN.


Dog from banner of Pet A Palooza

To download the MP3 file, select the downward-pointing arrow on the far right.

Dog Lovers is forming districts because of rapid membership growth.

posted Sep 24, 2013, 6:21 AM by John Reynolds   [ updated May 23, 2014, 9:57 PM by Doglover System ]

Because of the rapid growth in membership we've decided to form districts.  It's going to take a while but we've started the process.  This should give members better access and make it easier to participate.

Minnesota is a big state and we want to remove the distance barrier.  That will allow us to put on more trapping demonstrations to help members understand how body grip traps function and how they are used.


MN DNR deer management unit map

We're going to Game Fair!

posted Jul 25, 2013, 4:08 PM by John Reynolds   [ updated Jun 21, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

You heard it right.  Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN is going to Game Fair again.  We'll be there Aug 8-10 and 15-17.

Admission is free for volunteers and you can explore the Fair before or after your shift.

If you're interested in helping staff the booth contact our Event Coordinator Mary Stasson at 952-212-4929 or msnisswa@gmail.com. .We can use your help.  You will be paired with an experienced volunteer so don't worry if you don't know about trapping. 

Think of what it means to your dog. 

Think of what it means to your next day in the woods. 

Imagine what it would be like to not wonder if this is the day your dog will die in the jaws of a body grip trap.



Game Fair banner

Root River Valley Houndsmen endorse Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN

posted Jun 8, 2013, 6:04 AM by John Reynolds   [ updated Jun 24, 2014, 10:22 AM by Doglover System ]

Thank you Root River Valley Houndsmen for your generous donation and for your endorsement.


PHOTO CREDIT: Sequoia, 3, left, and Tanner, 6, lead the way as Josh Brones, 37, of Wilton follows during a hunt for bobcats in Glenn County recently. Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee

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