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During “Conversations For The Animals,” Houston PetSet Co-Presidents Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist sit down with their guests to discuss critical issues and topics facing the animal welfare community.

Listeners of the program, streaming on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube, can look forward to a slate of interviews with local, regional and national stakeholders in the animal welfare community and those who have dedicated their efforts to helping animals in need. Please rate, review and subscribe so you do not miss a future episode! 

EPISODE 5: REVEREND GREG HAN, DIRECTOR OF INTERFAITH RELATIONS & EDUCATION AT INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON

On this episode of Conversations For The Animals, hosts Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist speak with longtime partner and friend of the animals, Reverend Greg Han, Director of Interfaith Relations and Education at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.

In this 30-minute discussion, Reverend Han touches on the moral and ethical responsibility we have in caring for and respecting the companion animals in our community.

EPISODE 4: JOY SOUTHARD, DIRECTOR OF HEALING SPECIES TEXAS

In the Greater Houston area, rescue dogs are often survivors of abuse, neglect and cruelty. In her role as Director of Healing Species Texas, Joy Southard brings these resilient animals into local schools and youth detention centers to demonstrate lessons of compassion and courage. Through its programming, Healing Species Texas teaches kids a process from which to understand and overcome abuse, neglect, and grief, while also educating them about self-esteem, conflict resolution, anger management, respect for the feelings of others, and in gaining success through acts of compassion, and responsibility instead of returning “violence for violence.”

EPISODE 3: TORIANO SANZONE, MASTER DOG TRAINER FOR WOLFKEEPER UNIVERSITY

Drawing on his more than 20 years of experience as a Master Dog Trainer, Toriano Sanzone of Wolfkeeper University sits down with podcast hosts Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist to discuss service dogs in America, the importance of elevating the status of animals in our society, and how critical dog training is in order to build a successful relationship with your pet.

EPISODE 2: JESSICA STARKSCHALL, DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER FOR INTERFAITH MINISTRIES OF GREATER HOUSTON

In the second episode of Conversations For The Animals, podcast hosts Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist speak with Jessica Starkschall, Donor Relations Officer at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, about how the organization’s Animeals program began, how their efforts help keep loving pet owners with their companion animals and how they’ve pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic.

EPISODE 1: MARK SOLANO, OUTREACH STRATEGIST

In the podcast’s premiere episode, Tena and Tama speak with Mark Solano, Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Outreach Strategists and friend of the animals, about how Conversations For The Animals came to be, the history of the animal homelessness crisis in Houston, and Texas legislation that will improve the quality of life of animals across the state.