52: Pet Love and Education through Children's Books

Our pets are our family members. That is why I am so passionate and excited about today’s episode. 

After rescuing a puppy 19 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became increasingly involved in animal rescue and education and served for years on the board of a small grass roots animal rescue and aid organization. In 2009, in order to further her passion for helping animals, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University. She then combined her humane and creative interests and began work on a children’s picture book series.  The first book, called “JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House” is the first of five books in the “JJ” series. “JJ Goes to Puppy Class” the sequel was released in December 2014. Diane enjoys reading her stories to children in schools, libraries and at adoption events.  

Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. To this end, she founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families and teachers can learn about and engage in kind, giving and humane educational activities. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs. 

Join me and Diane for this heart-warming conversation.

This episode of Mom Talk is in loving memory of my cat,  Ailey (Oct.8, 2000-Sept. 4, 2015).

Resources: www.dianerosesolomon.com, www.team-kindness.com, JJ The American Street Dog, JJ Goes to Puppy Class

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