On the Radar: WMNF's Talking Animals Festival

local artists and musicians (like Ronnie Elliot) perform animal songs.  If you’re currently petless but are considering adopting a dog or cat, the Humane Society is on hand with adorable pets looking for forever homes. You can microchip your own pet for only $10, get low-cost vaccinations for your animal and see “smart” pet tricks. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., April 11, Lowry Park Band Shell, 7350 North Blvd., Tampa, free, talkinganimals.net.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for Duncan Strauss began broadcasting his Talking Animals radio program about animals and animal rights in Southern California back in 2003 and brought it to WMNF’s airwaves a few years later. Now he’s ready to bust out of the studio and into the wild — well, sort of.  This weekend, Strauss hosts the first ever Talking Animals Festival, which promises to be a mini-Woodstock for the animal-loving Tampa Bay community. More than a dozen

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