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April 9 2018

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 –…

March 30 2018

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…

March 22 2018

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,…

February 27 2018

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.

January 27 2018

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…

January 8 2018

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…

December 28 2017

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…

October 29 2017

Why Isn't Joliet Paying Attention to its Residents? Diminishing Halloween Anxiety for Pets

It’s International Cat Day, and I suggest that cats are the Rodney Dangerfield of pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to this Steve Dale’s Pet World. So, should you dress up your pet for Halloween? Should you go trick or treating with your pet? Well, maybe…but maybe not; it depends on the pet. Also, I offer…

October 7 2017

Politicizing Puerto Rico or Telling the Truth?

Puerto Rico is a mess – there isn’t a report from the island which doesn’t indicate that. When I first interviewed certified animal behavior consultant/dog trainer and Puerto Rican resident Terrie Hayward for the piece which appears below, most people who I heard from expressed gratitude for shining a light on the truth. However, I…

October 2 2017

Pet Companies Support Hurricane Relief

Veterinary Medicine is helping their own post Hurricane Harvey and , and pet owners. Helping the profession is the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Pharmaceutical companies and pet food companies have stepped up. Here are two of many examples both working with, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of…

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