Articles: animal hoarding

June 29 2020

Hundreds of French Bulldogs Imported from Puppy Mill; Dozens Die

Puppy mills are found world wide. In the U.S. the outlet for the mills are dogs sold at pet stores and dogs (and sometimes, though rarely, even cats) sold online. Dogs are sometimes shipped en masse from Asia or Europe to the U.S. and Canada. Crammed together that’s how disease is so easily transmitted. There’s…

June 13 2019

700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill

This is as crazy and horrific as it gets. Craig Gray, 58, of Nashville, GA is facing animal cruelty charges after 700 dogs were discovered (in March) at a puppy mill. Police described the scene as “out of control and inhumane.” Can you imagine, 700 animals? At first I assumed that was a typo. According…

August 15 2018

Chicago Animal Care and Control Rescues; Bowling for Rhinos

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio HEAR me talk with Kelly Gandurski, new acting director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) talks about how so many rescues/shelters instantly came together to save 48 small dogs from one property. The good news is that the animals were in great shape. The dogs didn’t really spend…

June 18 2018

Solutions for Pets Afraid of Fireworks; Small Scale Reptile Rescue Needs Your Help

TERRIFIED of fireworks – so many pets are. What do you do? Well, hopefully, you begin now, rather than wait until July 3 or July 4.  Dr. Jennifer Styrsky of CEVA Animal Health and I offer tips HERE on my WGN Radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. We talk about jollying dogs by putting them…

December 5 2017

Setbacks for Bans on Selling Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

The Las Vegas City Council voted in November to repeal a ban that would have prevented pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and potbellied pigs that didn’t come from a rescue organization or animal care facility. In a vote of four to three, the repeal from City Council and the Las Vegas mayor came with…

August 28 2017

Conversation with Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio was still the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, when I met him in February 2015 at the Business of Saving Lives animal welfare conference hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center and held in San Diego, California. Arpaio was the conference keynote speaker. He answered about 10 minutes of questions following his talk, and…

February 13 2017

Trump Administration Removes Public Information on Animal Cruelty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has removed public access to tens of thousands of reports that document the numbers of animals kept by research labs, companies, zoos, circuses, and animal transporters—and whether those animals are being treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act. Henceforth, those wanting access to the information, for example, about an alleged…

October 3 2016

Adopt A Pair of Older Dogs, Hoarding Victims

A dog a day keeps the doctor away. Fuji and Granny are available for adoption from Chicago Canine Rescue, Tuesday October 4, 9:05AM CDT with out monthly adopt-a-dog segment with Steve Cochran on WGN radio listen at 720AM or HERE. Both these dogs are from a hoarding situation. Fuji may be seven or eight-years old, Granny is a…

March 21 2016

Pet Store Issue Heats Up in Arizona

State legislators in Arizona voted on Thursday (March 17) to prevent cities from banning pet stores from from selling animals they get from commercial breeders or puppy mills. The 6-3 vote came after everyone who testified said they were opposed to the kind of “puppy mills” that mistreat animals. But proponents of SB 1248 argued…

October 5 2015

Animal Control in Chicago with DNA Info, Please Help the Animals

DNA info Jon Hansen talks with ME – Listen HERE  to a wide range of topics, mostly Big Night coming up October 8, a fundraiser for Friends of Chicago Animal & Control, Chicago Cultural Center, 6p.m.. Indeed, you can help all of Chicago’s orphan animals with your attendance. I hope to see Facebook friends, radio listeners, pet…

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