In response to the shooting death of a dog earlier this month by Oakland policemen responding to a call, five months after officers shot a baby deer, the East Bay SPCA will train the department in how to handle encounters with pets and wildlife.

KQED correspondant Mina Kim recently interviewed Allison Lindquist, executive director of the East Bay SPCA, about the training, which begins in November. Here is the complete interview, below:

Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA:
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2010/10/SPCA-Interview.mp3]

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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