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My Old Dog and Cat News on WGN Radio

It’s not where you start but where you finish, goes the old adage. Laura Coffey is the author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”, HEAR my WGN Radio interview with my Dog Writers’ Association of America colleague and producer for TODAY.com. November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and both Coffey and…

Adopt a Diamond: WGN Radio Dog Adoption Segment

  Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Don’t worry boys, this Diamond doesn’t discriminate and would love to be your BFF too. She’s may be older, but tail wags haven’t slowed at about 7 years.  And if you happen to have treats, it’s more wags per minute from Diamond, available for adoption from Chicago Animal…

iO Benefit for Chicago Animal Care & Control

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show HEAR me tickle your funny bone with Chicago legendary starmaker Charna Halpern, the co-founder of iO Theater. On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street. Adoptable…

Miracle Dog Discovered Alive in Rubble in Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1, 2019 with sustained winds of 185 miles-per-hour with gust exceeding an unfathomable 200 mph.  At least a thousand people are thought to have died and over 70,000 remain missing. No one will ever know how many stray or owned companion animals have died, but some say that number…

Adopting a Shelter Cat

People are adopting cats from shelters and rescues in record numbers. According to the ASPCA over 1.6 million cats and kittens annually. Further evidence is the Million Cat Challenge. The Million Cat Challenge was originally launched to save the lives of one million shelter cats in North America. Exceeding all expectations, the more than 1,500…

Dr. Mark Goldstein – Versatile Veterinarian Has Done It All: From Elephants to Shelter Dogs

Dr. Mark Goldstein is as versatile as a veterinarian can get, with the longest book title ever: “Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity.” He’s done it all: collecting semen from rhinos (which he explains) and a lowland gorilla, he was once nearly killed by…

Emotional Health of Shelter Dogs

At the Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, I met Dr. Erica Feuerbacher, assistant professor of Companion Animal Welfare and Behavior in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at Virginia Tech. Her talk at the conference was great, and I was thrilled when I heard she’d come on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet…

Million Cat Challenge and Dr. Kate Hurley

It’s called the Million Cat Challenge, and Dr. Kare Hurley, director of Koret Shelter Medicine Program University of California Davis explains on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. They exceeded their expectations – by FAR! Dr.Hurley is talks about paying attention in a new way to the cats’ environments, and meeting their needs…

Keep Canines Calm at an Animal Shelter on July 4

Here are some fireworks facts: Many pets are frightened, and even terrified. And many pets are lost as a result. They’re kept outside in the yard, panic and run off. Some pets are tethered to ropes or chains and even choke to death. As a result, shelter intake of lost pets increases around the country.…

California Dog Flu Outbreak Impacting Shelters

Dog flu is here, at least in California. There’s an outbreak of the H3N2 strain at Oakland Animal Services with (so far) 70 of the 110 dogs in their care identified with flu. At the Dublin, CA East Bay SPCA about 20 dogs have been exposed. The shelters are working together to quarantine the affected…

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