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Unleashing Social Change

45 EpisodesProduced by Becky MargiottaWebsite

Each episode we interview a badass social change leader and learn the ins and outs of what they're doing to make the world a better place. This podcast will help you feel optimistic that we can make a difference and give you practical tips about how to go about doing so in a big way.


08: How Two Veterinarians Launched a Movement That Has Saved Over 2 Million Cats from Unnecessary Euthanization with Dr. Kate Hurley

Are there aspects of your job that break your heart and drain your soul? Veterinarian Kate Hurley remembers feeling that way. Nobody becomes a vet to euthanize animals, but that’s exactly what used to happen in shelters across the country. Dr. Kate Hurley, founder the entire field of Public Health in Veterinary Medicine, is our guest and in this episode, she will tell us about how she was willing to question all her assumptions about her own profession. Then she’ll also walk us play-by-play through the key moments of what became the Million Cat Challenge – a successful campaign to prevent the unnecessary euthanization of over one million cats in North America.  

Join us next week when we’ll de-brief this episode with Dan Heath and look at how she masterfully applied the principles from the book that he wrote with his brother, Chip, SWITCH


Show Highlights: 

  • How to discover new solutions to old problems 
  • The vulnerability that comes with acknowledging there’s room for progress 
  • Taking inspiration from other sectors and sources of wisdom 
  • How to tap into motivation to spark change 
  • The power of committing to a bold, quantifiable aim
  • Letting go of things you can’t control 
  • Working effectively within oppressive systems 

 Update: In July, 2019, the Million Cat Challenge passed the 2,000,000 lives saved mark.


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