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Naperville’s Opportunity: Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores, Here’s Why

Naperville, IL is considering a ban of sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. Hundreds of cities have already banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the entire states of California, Maryland and Maine. Naperville, located West of Chicago, is more than…

Adult Dogs and Cats: Waived Adoption Fees at Chicago Animal Control (CACC)

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is hosting a fee-waived adoption event on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th  to make it easier than ever for Chicago-area animal-lovers to find a new friend to help them meet their goals. Adoption fees will be waived for all pets six months or older and bonded pairs.…

Dr. Mary Gardner Helps Out Animals in the Bahamas

Dr. Mary Gardner is doing something to help following the devastation in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian this past September. Lots of pets remain missing (and presumed dead), and many street dogs and cats no doubt didn’t survive. Gardner says the shelter she knows best, Humane Society of Grand Bahama Island lost…

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…

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