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El Paso Animal Services

On this edition of The Weekend, Louie Saenz talks with Julie Newbold, Mason Castillo, and Alberto Ortiz from El Paso Animal Services to talk about how they find, take care of, and train animals to keep them happy and ensure their safety. Additionally, they provide tips for how to take care of your pet during this ensure their safety.

El Paso Animal Services is the city’s municipal shelter, and the only one in the region, with a variety of functions that strives to provide a safe, "no-kill" comfortable environment for animals in their care and the community, promoting responsible pet ownership through outreach efforts and community involvement.

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Originally aired on January 13, 2024

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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