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Growing interest in rescuing and adopting dogs during pandemic featured in new film about rescue dog organizations: Rescue Me!
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Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books
Lafayette , CA
Monday, June 22, 2020


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             In the last few months, there has been a growing interest in rescuing and adopting dogs and cats, due to the pandemic.  More and more individuals want the companionship of a pet, and they are more open to adopting a rescue animal.  As described in a June 7 San Francisco Chronicle article "Rescues Boom in the Pandemic," Mandy Behbehani reports that in the "upside-down inside-out world of the novel coronavirus, people are clamoring to adopt -- even aged, infirm creatures."  Yet many fewer animals are available, since the pandemic and the response to it have disrupted the established processes for rescuing animals. One reason is that people sheltering in place are less likely to spot animals on the streets.  At the same time, government restrictions have made it more difficult for shelters to receive rescues.  The result is the fewer animals are now getting more humans who want to care for and rescue them.  

            Now Rescue Mel, just released for distribution by Random Media, describes how these organizations care for dogs, cats, and sometimes birds, and find loving owners for them.  To explain what these organizations do, the film features interviews with rescue organization owners and the owners of dogs, cats, and a few birds.  The film was originally filmed in September 2019 in Contra Costa County, Oakland, and Berkeley, and it highlights the eight rescue and care organizations and shows how they obtain rescue dogs, take care of them, provide medical treatment, train them, and find them foster and forever homes.  It also includes interviews with a dozen owners of rescue dogs, cats and birds.  The trailer is at: https://youtu.be/mrJN_DeZEdU

            The film is a follow-up to a previous film on dogs: Me, My Dog, and I, comparing owners of big and little dogs, which was also just released by Random Media. It was filmed April 2019 in Contra Costa County, and it features a comparison of the owners of big and little dogs, as the owners talk about why they got their dog and why having a dog is so important for them.  Some experts also talk about differences between owners of big and little dogs in their personality, lifestyle, and activities with their dog. The trailer is at: https://youtu.be/Pesc9ejf1bY

             The films were inspired by a series of short films and books on dogs written by executive producer Gini Graham Scott, including. What Kind of Dog Are You?, What's Your Dog Type?, and Do You Look Like Your Dog?.  The websites for these projects are at www.doyoulooklikeyourdog.com and http://whatsyourdogtype.com

            The films are part of a series of 10 films produced by Changemakers Productions, based in Lafayette, Calfornia, www.changemakersproductions.com  and Dear Skyyler Production, www.dearskyyler.com, based in L.A. and New York.  The writer/executive producer of these films, Gini Graham Scott, has a long history of successes in publishing and writing. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and has published over 200 print and audio books through her own publishing company. More about her and her company is at www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.  Jack Skyyler of Dear Skyyler Productions has won several best director awards and directed over a dozen other films, including crewing on multi-million dollar Hollywood productions.    

            Let me know if you would like more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals of the films.  We can also arrange for you to talk to the owners and volunteers at the rescue organizations and the owners of dogs, cats, and birds featured in these films.  In fact, one of the owners interviewed for the Chronicle article, Carol Hopewell, director of the Milo Foundation in Point Richmond, is one of the participants in the Rescue Me! film.

Sincerely,

Karen Andrews

Executive Assistant

Changemakers Productions

Changemakers Publishing and Writing

www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com

Lafayette, California

changemakerspub@att.net

 (925) 385-0608

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