About Us

The Mission of All For Animals TV:

To provide resources to pet parents and encourage the adoption of shelter animals, with an emphasis on the New York Metro area.

We are not a rescue organization. If you are looking to adopt, or need assistance with an animal rescue, please visit our Resources Page for a comprehensive list for the New York City & suburbs region.

The information in the All For Animals videos and website is not meant to replace professional veterinary or behavioral care for your pet. Always consult a qualified professional for your pet’s individual needs.

Video/Audio re-use policy:

Sharing the website or youtube links is totally cool. Downloading and then either using video or audio as part of another video or re-uploading as well as embedding on any website, FB page or anywhere else is NOT permitted without permission from Susan Richard. Use contact page on this site to get in touch. Thanks!

Susan Richard, Host/Producer

Hey there! Some of you may have heard me on the radio on 1010WINS, where I’ve been anchoring the news since December 1998 and am currently a member of the full time staff. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I got my first professional gig doing afternoon news at 103.9 WFAS-FM in Westchester County. Over the course of ten years I went on to serve as the Program/Music Director and host of both the midday and evening programs. In the 1990s I was also a part time disc jockey at K-Joy 98.3 on Long Island, and later returned to news anchoring at Shadow Broadcast Services where I was heard on 102.7 WNEW-FM and WQCD “CD 101.9”, among other stations. You can check out samples of my radio work at www.susanrichard.com.

As an actress, I am grateful to have enjoyed a recurring role as the voice of a TV News Anchor on ABC’s “All My Children”. On stage, I’ve appeared in New York productions including Farm Hall, How To Go Out On A Date In Queens, Super Eros, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, Earth And Sky, Picnic andOur Town. I appear regularly in staged readings of plays around the city with Break A Leg Productions.

If you’re interested in knowing about any upcoming theater I might be doing, please join my facebook page.

“Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens
“Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens

So why “All for Animals”, you ask? Well.. I’m huge animal lover whose family rescued several cats when I was a kid, including “Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens. Ma walked in the door, opened up her Louis Vuitton purse and out popped this little fur diva who would quickly live up to her name. (I like to think of my mother’s handbag as the first ever Louis Vuitton cat carrier!)

There are a number of other cat rescue stories in my family (including the pregnant cat outside my Junior High School in Queens), but at the risk of going on and on (which I tend to do when talking about such matters), suffice it to say that animal welfare is just my thing, and I had been thinking that I’d like to find a way to use my ability as a broadcaster to help both shelter animals and community cats in the New York metro area.

I currently have three cats who I like to call The Real Housecats of New York! Check them out on Instagram HERE.

Thanks so much for watching my videos. It’s my intention that they provide New York area pet parents and animal lovers with some useful information – and – help get more homeless animals into loving homes. If you’re thinking about adopting, please make yours the next great rescue story.. with or without a designer handbag!

“All For Animals” is a production of New Day Media and may not be distributed, broadcast or embedded on either digital or traditional media without written permission.  For more information, please contact New Day Media at newdaymedianyc@gmail.com.

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Peter Burford/Videographer

Peter is a west-coast transplant to NYC.  He attended Washington State University and worked extensively in Seattle theatre as a director, producer, designer, and sometimes actor.  Companies include GreenStage Shakespeare Company (where he is still a board member), Theatre Paradox Productions, Theater Schmeater, and A Theatre Under the Influence.  Notable productions: A Touch of the Poet, Betrayal, The Glass Menagerie, Henry V, War of the Worlds (playing Orson Welles), Equus, Titus Andronicus,The Racket, Macbeth, The Skin of Our Teeth, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?, and Night of the Iguana.  Peter is also a software designer and currently the Director of IT at a startup financial services software company.


Tanya Mercado/Videographer

Tanya Mercado graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Brooklyn College. Her newsroom experience ranges from television to radio. In addition to writing for several websites, Tanya started her career as a co-host for a baseball podcast and a lifestyle podcast.

She has done video editing and script writing for Network News Services which was used on various television news networks such as ABC, CBS and Fox News.

Currently Tanya works at 1010 WINS as a freelance producer, news editor and video editor.​