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Support Bill To Save Dogs in Hot Cars

Dogs still die in hot cars. Eleven states have passed laws allowing ordinary citizens to intercede to save dogs (or any other pet) by breaking a window (if need be) without suffering legal consequence. In Illinois a similar proposal passed HB4191 passed the Illinois House of Representatives with a resounding 78 to 27 vote. See…

Dogs Lives Saved in Fire

What’s not news is that firefighters are heroes. In a house fire on Tuesday, May 8 in Hebron, IN, firefights responded and foubd seven dogs, all unconscious, including two that were pregnant. The officers and fire chief began CPR on the dogs, providing oxygen and even opening the dog’s airways to blow air in their…

Help Support A Law To Save Dogs in Hot Cars

Dogs continue to die in hot cars. It’s a fact. A sad and terrible fact, but a fact. Another fact is that education regarding just how hot cars do get is everywhere and has been out there now for many years, and while it may be helping – it’s not preventing the problem. At some…

AKC Opposing Bills to Support Rescue of Dogs Trapped in Hot Cars

What’s wrong with the American Kennel Club? The AKC now actively opposing two bills in Illinois which would allow bystanders to rescue dogs from hot cars. Supporters note the bills could still be tweaked. And law enforcement – who must according to the bills be contacted before breaking into save a pet in distress –…

Will It Be Legal to Rescue Dogs from Hot Cars in Chicago?

Dogs die in hot cars. This is a refrain that’s been repeated so often, you’d think people would know that by now. We taped a video to demonstrate just how hot a car can get. But still, each year I write about dogs who have died in hot cars. Now, Chicago is being added to…

Animal Welfare League Story Unfolds for the Better

I will not let the issues surrounding Chicago’s Animal Welfare League (AWL) be forgotten. That was my promise, and I will keep that promise. Over the past months, I’ve heard concerns regarding the Animal Welfare League of Chicago Ridge and Chicago. Seemingly overnight, I was inundated with email and social media posts about animals being treated inappropriately,…

Update: Animal Welfare League

So, why am I supportive of investigating the Animal Welfare League (AWL) more carefully? Why have I featured the Animal Welfare League on my WGN Radio show? This report, from Marcella Raymond at WGN Radio, reinforces what I’ve been saying and offers an update.

Animal Welfare League Fighting Online Rumors and the Dog Flu

The Animal Welfare League (AWL) of Chicago and Chicago Ridge have been around for a long time. Without their open-admission policy (and that of Anti Cruelty Society), there’s little doubt that Chicago Animal Care & Control would be further over-burdened, if not downright overwhelmed. Their contribution to animal welfare is undeniable. However, allegations of late…

PetsMart Charities and Winn Feline Foundation Partner to Help Shelter Cats

PetSmart Charities and the Winn Feline Foundation initiated a partnership to focus on learning more about shelter cats. I talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show HERE with Dr. David Haworth, president of PetSmart Charities in the U.S. and Canada and Dr. Vicki Thayer, executive director of the Winn Feline Foundation. Celebrating 50 years, the…

Leaving Dogs Unattended in the Cold Now Against the Law in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania is getting serious about severe weather with the passing of Libre’s Law, which bolsters penalties for animal abuse and neglect cases, including instances of pets that are left outdoors in extreme heat or cold. Under Libre’s Law, a dog cannot be left leashed or tethered outdoors and alone for more than…

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