A lifetime animal lover and passionate advocate, Rich Britton has worked to raise awareness about numerous animal welfare issues and has helped find homes for countless animals.
Earlier in his career, as a TV Weatherman for NBC, Las Vegas, Nevada, Rich created, produced and hosted live weekly broadcasts at the Nevada Animal Society (now SPCA) during prime time news hours. These unique live location broadcasts would sometimes feature up to 10 orphaned animals. The thought being that the more animals seen on television, the better the chance for a viewer “to fall in love with a friend for life.” His animal welfare work was honored by the governor.
As a TV Personality and Weatherman for the Fox Affiliate in Philadelphia, Rich then created FOX Fursday, a weekly animal adoption segment broadcasting live at animal rescues, shelters and SPCAs through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. This unique field location broadcast model was designed to give greater exposure to local shelters, as well as to decrease stress on the animals. The Fox Fursday adoption model also picked up by other affiliates nationwide, including New York City.
Currently, Rich’s radio show Passionate About Pets, Compassion for All Animals is broadcast weekly on Mondays at 3:00 pm EST on WCHE 1520 and steamed live at www.wche1520.com. The show, co-produced by his wife Kathie, features national animal advocates, authors, and newsmakers, as well as interviews with rescue groups from all over the country. It is a unique forum that gives voice to the people who care deeply about advocating for the voiceless animals who deserve our concern and protection so that they can have the greatest lives possible. Rich has two children Erica and Christopher, as well as two pugs, Bailey and Alfie, and a Calico cat, Cali.