Scott & Crackle
I made my way to the little blue “cat house” in Chicago’s Bowmanville neighborhood. As I walked in, a couple of dozen cats came racing to the door to greet me. One of these cats was Crackle. Little did I know this sweet little boy would become my best friend in time.
Gabriel Spera’s poem from the perspective of a cat spirit comforting people in mourning, for Mutual Rescue’s memorial montage “Silent Paws.”
Mike & The Animals Left Behind
Tight situations and evaluating risk are something Mike Merrill is accustomed to—from his ten years in the Army and decades in Silicon Valley startups to his work evacuating animals from natural disasters, and now from a war zone.
Alexandra & Animals of Romania & Ukraine
The Ukrainians Alexandra Sava meets in Romania tell her stories, so many stories. People who refused to leave Ukraine without their pets. Those forced to flee without them, begging her to find help for their animals back in Ukraine.
Ethan & Life’s Impermanence
If there were ever a question that being raised around companion animals helps better prepare people for life, professional rock climber Ethan Pringle dispels any doubts.
Mutual Rescue: The Benefits When People and Pets Adopt Each Other (podcast)
Psych Up Live podcast host Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips in conversation with Mutual Rescue’s Carol Novello, May 9, 2019, encore November 25, 2021
Nhut & Dogs of Pawsitive Change
Working with animals can transform you. In learning to express empathy with animals, I learned to express it with people. And I learned how much I had to offer. I learned to love myself as well.
The Pet-Human Bond (podcast)
SuperPsyched podcast host Dr. Adam Dorsay in conversation with Mutual Rescue’s Carol Novello, September 29, 2020. A 2021 Sharecare Awards finalist.