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Today is Saturday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2016. There are 294 days left in the year.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour.

Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives
Producer - Lexi Lapp
GAB Producer - Ben
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - Karissa Hadden from ANIMAL STORM SQUAD on Nat Geo Wild will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/12/16 at 5pm EST to discuss their show about saving animal lives
Amanda O'Brien, Director of Marketing, Planet Dog will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/12/16 at 630 PM EST to discuss and give away their NEW Orbee-Tuff Shamrock Nooks

There are 20 miniature donkeys in need of forever homes... Triple R Horse Rescue in Arizona announced it will be receiving a shipment of the adorable animals -- and are anxious to find families and animal lovers to step up and adopt.More than 160 of the donkeys wound up at a Texas rescue after a "breeding situation" occurred, according to the rescue's president, Ken Bacher. About 20 of them are headed to the ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona as a result."Miniature donkeys are 'herd' animals," according to the National Miniature Donkey Association. "To avoid undue stress and loneliness, it is strongly recommended they not be kept singly but with another Miniature Donkey or other animal as a life-long friend." So, maybe you should go for two.Those interested in adopting a mini donkey should visit and fill out an adoption application. There is a $400 adoption fee for each animal.  Donkey owners will be chosen by lottery.You can see these these cute donkeys on our social media pages... Along with so much more adorable posts this week... from horses being saved, to otters snuggeled up and a Momma dog reunited with her pups at a shelter... Find us on social media by searching for Talkin Pets Radio... or head over to our web page - - all the links to our social media pages on the top of the home page.-------------------

Holy bat smell: 10 pounds of guano found in office's ceiling...One of Florida's top regulators is being ordered to stay away from his office because of 10 pounds of bat guano discovered above his desk.Inspectors say they found the bat feces this week in the area right above the ceiling of Ken Lawson's office. Lawson is secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. They have told Lawson that no one should enter his office until the guano is removed.State legislators in the new state budget ordered that state workers leave the Tallahassee offices where the department is housed. The new budget says no money can be spent on lease payments for the offices, but that provision does not take effect until this summer.--------------------

Dog lands on wrong side of law or rather underside of patrol car...
 A puppy landed on the wrong side of the law with the Phoenix police, or rather the underside of it.Police say the dog became stuck in the undercarriage of a patrol vehicle Wednesday.Sgt. Vincent Lewis says the canine run-in happened when an officer was doing afternoon patrol.The officer pulled over his Chevrolet Tahoe when the Chihuahua mix ran under the vehicle.The animal refused to move for at least 20 minutes, even rejecting a hot dog.Animal control workers responded and got the dog out.Maricopa County Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Melissa Gable said Thursday the pup, who has been dubbed Tahoe, had no tag or microchip.If nobody claims the dog after 72 hours, she will be eligible for adoption.

Too many turkeys: Staten Island calls foul over bird woesThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is tackling a turkey problem on Staten Island.Residents are tired of turkeys trotting through traffic.Turkey troubles have plagued one intersection for eight years.City Councilman Steve Matteo says "the novelty's worn off."Resident Marina DiNatale says she likes nature, but enough is enough.Turkeys also have invaded the grounds of Staten Island University Hospital. Matteo says there are concerns that people could have bird droppings on their shoes when they enter the hospital.The USDA will round up 100 turkeys and take them to a sanctuary upstate--------------------------

Reese Witherspoon Reveals Sad News: Elle Woods’ Favorite Sidekick ‘Bruiser’ Has Passed AwayIt’s a good thing all dogs go to heaven because that’s where Bruiser, Elle Woods’ sidekick in the Legally Blonde films is now, after passing away March 10. The cute little Chihuahua starred in both the original 2001 film and its 2003 sequel.The 39-year-old actress revealed the news that “Bruiser Woods,” whose real name was “Moonie,” has left us, but he lived to the ripe old age of 18!  The actress made the sad revelation via her Instagram account, posting a throwback photo of the pair together in the film. She captioned it, “With a sad heart, I have to let all the #LegallyBlonde fans know that Bruiser Woods (also known as Moonie) passed away yesterday. He was a sweet little Chihuahua who was very loved. I will never forget all the days we spent together … I’m sure his tail is wagging in the sky. Sending love to his trainer, the wonderful @tailsticks #RIPBruiser ??.” Awww, it’s good to know Moonie lived a long and happy life.Bruiser’s trainer Sue Chip also posted the news to her account as well, saying “On this day – a day of “throwbacks” I give you one of the greatest little dogs…”Moonie” of Legally Blonde fame. I’m sad to say that this morning in Los Angeles he left us. He was a whopping 18 years old. I remember the day I brought him home as a puppy.” She included a photo of Moonie with Reese during her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony,  and it’s so cute that he was present for something like that!
Moonie was already an adult dog when he first starred alongside the actress in the iconic 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, which saw perky coed Elle Woods follow her former boyfriend to Harvard Law School in order to impress him and win him back. The pooch had an even bigger role in the movie’s 2003 sequel, which saw Elle go to Washington D.C. to fight for animal rights.

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