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Janet Winikoff

Janet Winikoff is the director of education for the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. She shares her home with husband Mike, cats Momma, Tony and Trouble, and dog Nala.

Content by Janet Winikoff

  • Magazine Article

    Cold-blooded complications

    This slender-snouted crocodile seized by the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is just one of the thousands of reptiles who end up at shelters every year. What can be done to help them—and to keep shelter staff safe?

    Shelters and rescues struggle to care for reptiles sold as "loss leaders"

    On Dec. 12, 2012, authorities in Lake Elsinore, Calif., were shocked when they entered Global Captive Breeders Inc. Tipped off by investigators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, they discovered more than 600 half-dead snakes and 18,400 dead and dying rodents.

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  • Magazine Article


    In this edition of Unforgettable, you'll meet a creature so mysterious that shelter staff weren’t sure how to record the animal’s species on intake.

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