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October 2 2020

French Bulldogs Confiscated at O’Hare Airport: Story Has Happy Ending

Entering the U.S. without proper paperwork from Royal Jordanian Airlines, U.S. authorities – for whatever the reason didn’t immediately turn the dogs back where they came from. Instead, 15 French Bulldogs (and a few other dogs) were hidden away – and without food and water or the opportunity to go to the bathroom outside their…

September 28 2020

French Bulldogs Return to Jordan on Hold: For Now

Here’s the latest alert from counsel for Chicago French Bulldog Rescue which was released late last night: “Out of ongoing concern by Chicago French Bulldog Rescue for the health and welfare of the 15 puppies rescued from a warehouse at O’Hare International Airport, I have informed all relevant agencies of the government and Royal Jordanian…

September 27 2020

Anderson Animal Shelter Backyard Bash; French Bulldogs at O’Hare Update on WGN Radio

They’re not talked about enough for their forward thinking and successes at finding shelter animals forever homes, the Anderson Animal Shelter, with four locations in the Western suburbs. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Listen to my conversation with Cheryl Greenspan, director of marketing and Special Events Director…

September 25 2020

French Bulldogs at O’Hare Airport Turns Out to be a Russian Ruse

The story of 30 dogs, mostly French Bulldogs, that landed on Royal Jordanian Airlines at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and were hidden in a warehouse without food or water for days just got crazier. It turns out that, according Mary Scheffke, founder/president Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, that these dogs were a part of a Russian…

September 24 2020

Help Save French Bulldogs Left to Die

What wrong with our once stellar Center for Disease Control and Prevention? Not paying attention or for whatever reasons, the CDC and other Federal Agencies allowed dogs to come into the country that should have been turned back. You can read the details of the story here, but then all but two dogs were hidden…

September 22 2020

French Bulldog Rescue Saves Dogs: CDC Insists They Must be Returned

According to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, on August 31st, approximately 20 dogs were confiscated from a warehouse within Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. These dogs arrived from Jordan on Royal Jordanian Airlines several days prior and inexplicably remained languishing for days in a warehouse without food and water, living in small cages in their own feces and urine. All…

August 21 2020

New Proposed German Dog Laws: Including Walking Dogs Twice Daily

Imagine going to jail for not walking your dog twice a day. Some canine advocates in Germany are barking with joy and others are growling – what do you think of the new proposed German law mandating walking dogs twice a day? The new proposed German dog law is wide-ranging, and I wish we had…

August 20 2020

Guinea Pigs and Dust Transmission of the Corona Virus

Virologists and epidemiologists aren’t the only ones researching transmission of viruses, and humans aren’t the only species. It turns a chemical engineer at the University of California, Davis and Guinea pigs helping to better understand possible respiratory virus transmission. People can transmit respiratory viruses, like the ones that cause flu and COVID-19, just by talking, coughing…

August 17 2020

North Korea Mandates Residents Give Up Their Pet Dogs for Dog Meat

Any news coming out of North Korea is suspect. Remember when it was reported earlier this year that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un had died (which he had not).  But according to a wide variety of international sources, the North Korean dictator has now declared that pet dogs are a symbol of capitalist ‘decadence’ and ordered…

July 24 2020

Is This Really a Human-Sized Bat?

A giant bat the size of a human hanging out in the Philippines? Well, aside from the novel corona virus, in 2020, this year I’ve so far reported how due to the shut down wild animals have appeared in cities, like a greater one-horned rhino meandering through a town in Nepal; the plague occurring in…

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