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Animals Treated Better: Harvey vs. Katrina, But Many Are Lost

Because of the Hurricane Katrina response of rescuers often refusing to take pets, and watching people die as a result, culture and laws have changed. During the Harvey rescue, pets and their shelter mattered, and as a result lives were likely saved–both human and animal. Post Katrina, by law, FEMA rescuers are now supposed to take…

Rescuing Animals in Houston

Some animals are being rescued as evacuation efforts continue in Houston and other Texas communities as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The law mandates that, if at all possible, FEMA work to rescue pets during evacuations, but many rescuers are private, may not be trained to rescue animals, or may simply not want to rescue…

Frisbee Disc Competition, Why No Cat Statues, Dog Flu That is Not Flu, Rhino Bowling, and More

I talk about the dog statues on Michigan Avenue on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World. Check out the podcast HERE as I chat about the 54-inch-tall fiberglass dog statues of “police dogs,” which are a part of the K9s for Cops campaign to pay tribute to the canine unit, honor fallen Chicago police officers, and…

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…

Proud that Trump Children Like to Kill Wildlife?

This post is not intended to be about politics, but instead, right versus wrong. I ask, “What kind of humans do this?” Hillary Clinton, when asked during last night’s CNN town hall presidential debate about a Donald Trump attribute, mentioned Trump’s children. Well, Mrs. Clinton, I’m not so sure about that. The Donald has repeatedly…

Going Deep with Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

Typically radio interviews are maybe 10 minutes long more or less, and interrupted by commercials. In this Steve Dale’s Other World podcast interview with Wayne Pacelle, president/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, I took to the time to ask challenging questions. I am very complimentary, and I mean what I say, but…

Please Speak Up for Animal Control

Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC) takes in over 17,000 animals annually. The good news is that there are increasingly many rescues and shelters that participate in pulling the animals, and compared to other cities, Chicago does quite well. Still, make no mistake – animals are being killed that can live. There are many moving…, Happy Anniversary

Better with pets….I think that’s true for nearly all pet owners, and for many of those ‘hook ups’ wouldn’t be possible without Petfinder. Over 250,000 pets are available at Petfinder. It’s’s 20th anniversary, and they’ve adopted out 25 MILLION pets!! “So, I went to, and that’s where I found James Bond.” #metonpetfinder –…

Cochran and Dale Adopt Puppy Mill Dog on WGN Radio

Tori is a puppy that that is like no other – so far adopted with Steve Cochran on WGN Radio. She is a sure-fire puppy mill rescue. Tori was rescued just weeks ago from horrific conditions in Mississippi from Animal Rescue Corps. Emily Klehm, CEO at South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights says, “Tori…

Dognapping, Prevent Dog Thefts

Can you not even safely walk your dog in Chicago? A Lakeview man told police that his Beagle-Retriever mix, named Bailey, was taken right from his hands as walked the dog near Belmont and Lake Shore Drive around 3 a.m. Thursday, July 28. . No one is in custody, and the dog (according to CWB…

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