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Life after academia -- helping homeless dogs | LC Ricke | TEDxLeeCollegeHuntsville

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Abstract

For most professors, getting denied tenure is the end of their career. For LC Ricke, it was only the beginning. In this intriguing talk, LC argues that people with graduate degrees have a significant amount of skills to offer the world outside the Ivory Tower.

LC is the founder and director of Reggie's Friends. Reggie’s Friends was founded in 2014 both out of a love for helping dogs and the realities of living in a city with an estimated 1.2 million homeless animals - dubbed Stray Dog City by some. Instead of just wanting to do something, she took the social media presence of her dog, Reggie to raise the funds necessary to start the 501c3 animal rescue. LC is the founder and director of Reggie's Friends. Reggie’s Friends was founded in 2014 both out of a love for helping dogs and the realities of living in a city with an estimated 1.2 million homeless animals - dubbed Stray Dog City by some. Instead of just wanting to do something, she took the social media presence of her dog, Reggie to raise the funds necessary to start the 501c3 animal rescue.

Since its founding, Reggie's Friends has placed over 500 dogs into loving forever homes around the US and into parts of Canada. Reggie's Friends focuses its efforts on dogs that many others would leave behind, including bully breeds, dogs from fighting confiscations, cruelty and abuse cases, and severe medical cases. We live and love by the hashtag Street Life To Sweet Life.

Submitter

Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2017
Size/Length 8:56
URL https://youtu.be/twYqJ7VwuVA
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
Tags
  1. Animal health and hygiene
  2. Animal housing
  3. Animal roles
  4. Animals in culture
  5. Animal welfare
  6. Dogs
  7. Feral animals
  8. Health
  9. homeless dogs
  10. Mammals
  11. Pet ownership
  12. Pets and companion animals
  13. Physical environment
  14. Social Environments
  15. stray animals
  16. Wild animals