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Episode 191 - Dog First Aid and The Firmest Friend

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Released Sat January 13, 2018
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The Firmest Friend


I feel like if you take a madlibs and you put in all the same words for someone who is homeless or has an addiction, and a pitbull, it's pretty much the same way to describe them - misunderstood,

 - Andrew Fixell

Andrew Fixell grew up around dogs, and knows how special the bond is between owner and dog. He noticed that many homeless people have a dog, and many of those dogs are pitbulls. Perceiving how homeless people are marginalised by society, but how the love of dogs can bridge that gap, and provide a link , Andrew took to the streets of New York with his camera, to interview homeless people about their dogs. His documentary, The Firmest Friend, focuses on three people and their beloved pitbulls.

You can find out more about the film, and watch it via a link at The Firmest
Friend
website.

Dog First Aid

We have had many dogs saved as a result of people who've attended our dog first aid courses.

 - Jo Middleton

Jo talks us through her top tips for making sure your dog stays safe and healthy. Many of us enjoy long walks with our dogs, but if your dog injured himself in the middle of nowhere would you know how to cope? Jo has practical advice as to the steps you should take. She has been so inundated with requests for help and information that she decided to franchise her business, Dog First Aid, and is now helping others run their own canine first aid businesses.

Dog First Aid has a Facebook page where you can keep up to date and get lots of first aid tips. If you are interested in starting your own franchise with Dog First Aid, visit their website to find out more.

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