At last, felines and canines are getting into broadcasting. The Federal Communications Commission has approved Low Power FM licenses to two animal advocacy groups: Flash Cats Animal Advocacy of Iuka, Mississippi and Cause 4 Paws of Bedford, Indiana.
From Flash Cats’ application statement:
“Individuals are advised of the importance of neutering their pets to minimize the number of unwanted animals which eventually wind up at the shelter. Programming aired on the proposed low power fm station will be designed to help these same messages reach an even wider audience. Daily programs will be aired during the morning hours (5 am to 9 am) regarding the needs of domestic animals. During afternoon hours (4 pm to 8 pm) programs educating and encouraging adoption will be presented. Programs will also be aired educating pet owners about better care of their own animals, such as vaccinations, proper feeding, and flea and tick eradication.”
From Cause 4 Paws’ application statement (all caps in original document):
“CAUSE 4 PAWS INC. IS A NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION WHO’S GOAL IS TO COMMUNICATE, FACILITATE, EDUCATE AND MOTIVATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT PET SAFETY AND ADOPTION OF PETS. FROM WORKING WITH LOCAL SHELTERS, HELPING TO FIND PETS HOMES, TO PROVIDING INFORMATION IN SPAYING AND NUTERING, OUR BROADCASTS WILL COVER THESE TOPICS AND MORE. IT WILL BE A TRUE COMMUNITY VOICE FOR THOSE PETS WHO DON’T HAVE ONE.”
I presume that rabbits, hamsters, parrots, and other critters will also benefit from these broadcast services. Congratulations to both of these non-profits. Here are the Rec Network maps for Flash Cats and Cause 4 Paws.