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Kelly Mays McDonald is a Brooklyn-based writer and animal behavior professional who has spent the past decade being licked, bitten and scratched by dogs from all walks of life. She has worked in California, New York City and the Midwest as a professional “dog wrangler” and animal behavior expert for private clients, doggy daycares and animal shelters, and has served as a guest lecturer at Hofstra University and the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. Her writing on animals and the environment has appeared in Vice, The Awl, The Toast, and the Village Voice.