A great conversation with Erin Kowalski from Bialy's Wellness Foundation! Sooo many people asked for her to be a guest and she was phenomenal. The story of Bialy is a tough one and I think it is soooo important for people to hear. "No kill" is such a buzzword, rightfully so, and unfortunately sometimes all avenues have been exhausted and tough decisions have to be made. That is reality. It does not mean it is easy. No one is more genuine and giving than Erin.
We also reminisce about Lt. Dan...it is a great listen.
"We had rescue for the dog. Why is the dog not here? She is the dog in a bag? I cannot begin to tell you how many times my blood boiled over these situation."
All of us in rescue have that one person that inspired us to get involved. Alycia Hayes is mine. She is kind. She is patient. She and I saw some good and bad at an open admission shelter.
She launched a very successful transfer team at Chicago Care and Control and trusted a few of us to take it over when she had to step away. She was my jedi and taught me so so much. I always aspired to be like her and I am lucky to call her a great friend.
Arin Greenwood has written for BarkPost, Huffington Post, Washington post and many more. Many of her stories, you will remember. She became a pit bull advocate when she adopted Barky and had no idea she was a pit---amazing story.
Arin has a ton of great stories and is a beautiful writer. You all will love her.