Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Greetings from Carlie

by Dr. Carlie Stellan, veterinarian and pet reality show host in the Pet Rescue Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston

I’m pleased to be Lauren Vancouver’s guest blogger today here at Killer Characters. 

For those of you who are familiar with the Pet Rescue Mysteries, you’ll know that not only am I the veterinarian to whom Lauren takes pets residing at her wonderful shelter HotRescues for all their health needs, but I also have my own TV reality show called “Pet Fitness” on the Longevity Vision Channel.  Lauren seems to get involved in a lot of situations that sometimes mean she winds up solving murders.  I admire her but am just as glad to observe what she’s up to without getting involved... most of the time.

I admire Lauren even more for her work in saving animals.  She’s been very busy this year with both kinds of work, and I applaud her.

One of her most recent adventures was chronicled in an e-novella called NONSTOP SPANIELS that was just released this month.  I particularly like it since the background theme involves NKLA--No Kill Los Angeles--an initiative of Best Friends Animal Society.  They’re trying to get all animal shelters in the Los Angeles area to become no-kill and have quite a few members now.  As a veterinarian, I realize that no-kill is a dream.  I sometimes have to help very ill animals cross over to the Rainbow Bridge to end their suffering.  But I champion the idea of saving shelter animals from being killed for any other reason than major health issues. 

Too bad a person was murdered in NONSTOP SPANIELS, but at least it was someone who questioned what NKLA was all about.  And I’m glad Lauren got involved since the police seemed to think that someone very much involved with saving animals--a volunteer at HotRescues and more--was the killer. 

Now, if you’ll please excuse me, I have to get back to work at my clinic, the Fittest Pet Veterinary Hospital.  Thanks for stopping by.
But please do leave a comment if you have any ideas about how best to make more shelters as wonderful as HotRescues, and as no-kill as possible.


  1. Veterinarians seem like very nice people, but we're just not sure... We wag our tails, though.

  2. Longevity Vision Channel sounds very interesting! When I get back home I am going to look for that one. ;-)
    Keep up the good work with HotRescues and the Fittest Veterinary Hospital!

  3. Most veterinarians are quite nice, Sally-Forth and Tally-Ho, and we certainly care about animals!
    ...and thanks to Linda O. Johnston for publishing my response to comments.

  4. I do enjoy my show on the Longevity Vision Channel, as well as all the research I get to conduct and people I meet to produce my shows, Elaine. Thanks for your comment. I will definitely keep up my work with the Fittest Pet Veterinary Hospital and HotRescues.

  5. I always advocate giving an animal from a shelter a good home. It's the least we can do.

  6. I do enjoy the pictures on Facebook by one of my favourite authors, asking people to adopt this dog, or that one. Perhaps you need more celebrities calling for attention to your case.