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We know it sounds a little strange, but are you looking for a better way to pill your toothless cat?

Ken and Angee Alwine made room in their already full house to foster dogs in need. Ken moved to Portland after his service in the Navy twenty-seven years ago, met Angee and started volunteering with Meals on Wheels. He found his way to Fences For Fido (FFF), a local nonprofit that builds fences in yards so dogs can run free, unhindered by chains and leashes. FFF has unchained nearly 1600 dogs since 2009. “It was [my] first experience with an animal related group, and I loved every minute of it,” Ken says.

Baxter overcame paralysis and proved that we can win against great odds with the help of a few good humans.

An organization’s impact on the community is directly influenced by the customer service it provides. One of my own aha! moments was at the beginning of my career, working at the Cat Adoption Team  (CAT), where I assisted customers adopting, relinquishing, or seeking veterinary care for cats.

  Saturday, July 15th, 2017


  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital  |  Community Room (upstairs)


In this talk, we learned how animals are treated under the law and how animal cruelty is defined and prosecuted.   

Cindy, a North Portland resident, knew she needed to help when she and her husband found a confused young cat with a weeping sore on its leg.

  Sunday, April 23rd, 2017


  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital  |  Community Room (upstairs)

An introduction to methods of addressing behavioral problems from a holistic perspective.  

Dr. Rosie Gilbert and Dr. Kristy-Ann Brock introduce us to some of the most exciting therapies for chronic joint pain, including Class IV Laser, Platelet-Rich-Plasma, and Stem Cell.

  Sunday, March 19th, 2017


  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital  |  Community Room (upstairs)

In 2013, Daniela, Geoff, and I set out to change this little corner of the animal world in our own small way.  Our, “wouldn’t it be wonderful if…” dreams were bright balloons tethered by strings of, “what can we accomplish today?”  That’s life, right?  Dream big, set realistic goals, and a pinch of good luck never hurts.

Dr. Rosie Gilbert is owner and veterinarian at Viking Veterinary Care, a unique practice that provides progressive treatments – like stem cell treatment and physical therapy – in a fear-free environment. Dr. Gilbert has been a long-time supporter of the Animal Community Talks program, and we wanted to sit down with her and learn more about her work.

Coexist Canine Coaching's Katelin MacNair, CPDT-KA, is an active member of the Portland animal training community, along with being an avid learner and Animal Community Talks  event attendee. We recently sat down with MacNair to learn more about her interesting past with animals and her plans for the future.