Happy Independence Day!
Robin kicks off the show by chatting with Lea Black of The Real Housewives of Miami, who has just adopted a couple of puppies and dishes about her lifelong love of pets. Then, Justin Scally, American Humane Association’s National Director of Humane Intervention, discusses important, potentially lifesaving tips for pet owners on the 4th of July.
This Texas native is a mom, wife, charity fundraiser, and business-woman. Lea launched Sudden Youth Facial in the '80s, now a fan-favorite. After 20 years in the beauty industry developing over 400 products, she recently created Lea Black Beauty featuring efficacy, simplicity, and affordability as her hallmark. Theworldofleablack.com showcases her brands, her After Five crystal handbags, and shares her lifestyle philosophy. As founder of The Blacks' Annual Gala, she has raised millions of dollars over nineteen years for troubled teens. Lea writes for various magazines worldwide and has just completed a 'tell-all' novel, Lea's Little Black Book, a fictional mystery based on Miami society. She is a former dancer, trained vocalist, and avid reader. Lea and her husband, Roy, a top criminal defense attorney, have a 12-year-old son, RJ.
Justin Scally came to American Humane Association in May 2013 with a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead the Red Star Emergency Services team. He has worked for the Humane Society of the United States, served as director of the Louisville Metro Department of Animal Services, and was credited as former director of the Wayne County Department of Animal Control in Goldsboro, North Carolina for bringing the agency animal control and protection protocols into the 21st Century. Scally holds many certifications and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work involving animals over the years. Scally has traveled the nation working to save animals from cruelty and natural disasters. Throughout his career, he has worked alongside local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to bring animal abusers to justice in numerous high-profile cases across the United States. Scally began his animal career at an animal clinic in Glen Burnie, Maryland and was later named an animal control officer for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.