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Connections: Unleashed - Pit Bulls and Parolees


In this episode of Unleashed, Dr. Brenda Buck, DVM, from the Animal Hospital of Rochester is in studio to take calls and questions.

Also, Veronica Volk introduces us to a local family who credits their Chihuahua, Ayiiah, for saving their lives during a house fire.

Then, Beth Adams speaks with Amy Merrill of the Rochester chapter of Dogs on Deployment, an organization that finds temporary homes for pets owned by military members when they are deployed.

We round out the hour with the cast of Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees. Lizzy Scollo-Chock and Moe Chock were in Rochester visiting animal shelters and hosting events. We talk to them about their work at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans.

Our guests:

  • Brenda Buck, DVM, Animal Hospital of Rochester
  • Maria Hunter, owner of Ayiiah, the "hero dog"
  • Rachel Hunter, owner of Ayiiah, the "hero dog"
  • Amy Merrill, Rochester coordinator, Dogs on Deployment
  • Moe Chock, Villalobos Rescue Center; Pit Bulls and Parolees
  • Lizzie Scollo-Chock, Villalobos Rescue Center; Pit Bulls and Parolees