Articles: animal cruelty

Woman Arrested After Tossing Puppies in a Dumpster

Does this act of outrageous animal cruelty say something about us? I mean who could possibly do this? Deborah Culwell, 54 who this past week allegedly threw a bag filled with puppies into a trash bin in Coachella, CA has been arrested. She faces up to seven counts of felony animal cruelty. The real hero…

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

I’ve interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort. Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability to speak…

Pour Your Heart for Anti Cruelty

How do you raise money for homeless animals and also have a good time? You drink! Of course. The Anti-Cruelty Society presents the 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser benefiting homeless pets in Chicago, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Of course any event at the…

Eliminating Puppy Mills: Banning Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats Is Only a Start

The real problem with eradicating puppy mills is that somehow some way the State Departments of Agricultures and for that matter U.S. Department of Agriculture look the other way, and at times so does law enforcement. That is a sad reality. And people knowingly or not continue to keep puppy mills in business by purchasing…

Stories Behind the Fire Killing 30 Dogs in West Chicago

Thirty dogs died in a tragic fire on January 14 at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Lots of lessons, even those with national impact. A gofundme page popped instantly, as Garrett Mercado, caretaker of the kennel did tragically lose his personal dogs and all his processions in the…

Dogs Outside in Cold May be Animal Cruelty

It’s illegal in Illinois and other states to maintain pets outdoors in the cold, particularly the extreme cold much of the nation is facing . I talked to Patti Vazquez about this on WGN Radio. One of her listeners was insistant that it’s “okay.” It’s NOT “okay,” unless the dog has water (unfrozen) and comfortable shelter.…

Forever 21 Removes Hoodie of Pit Bull-Type Dog in Chains

It took several days but Forever 21 did finally remove the hoodie with an image of a pit bull-type dog in chains and a padlock from their website. Some said Forever 21 issued an apology, but that apology is pretty hidden away, or perhaps was  only sent to some who complained via their social sites.…

Anti Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food to Employees Furloughed by Government Shutdown

The Government shutdown is impacting lives across America. Here’s a brilliant and innovative idea from the Anti Cruelty Society in Chicago, which I encourage other shelters with appropriate resources to follow suit on: Anti-Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food and Supplies to Government Employees Furloughed by Shutdown The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering pet-owning furloughed Federal Government…

Update on Dog Dragged on a Leash in Chicago

The man responsible in this video for dragging a dog on a leash outside a car while he drove has been caught.. Nelson Benitez, of Chicago was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Police said Benitez, 69, was placed under arrest at his home. “Based on interviews about the account, inspection of the dog, and conditions…

Who Drags a Dog on a Leash from Inside a Moving Car?

How can anyone comprehend that dragging the dog on a leash from inside a moving car is ethically acceptable. As I say on WBBM-TV (Ch.2) this appears to be animal cruelty (And credit goes to Ch. 2  for taking this story seriously). The man must be caught and truly charged with that offense, in my…

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