Articles: animal shelters

December 30 2020

Homeless Man Rushes into Shelter on Fire to Save 16 Animals

The human-animal bond has nothing to do with sex, race or wealth. A homeless man is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to rescue over a six dogs and ten cats from a fire at W-Underdogs shelter in Southwest Atlanta, GA on December 18. The facility’s owner, Gracie Hamlin, was out…

December 6 2020

Choosing the Right Kind of Pet and Where Do You Get That Pet From?

If there’s a time of year to talk about what type of pet to get, and where you get that pet from – this is it.  The kids say, “I want a pet for Christmas (or Hanukkah).” Listen HERE to Dr.Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer at the North American Veterinary Community offer advice on my…

November 29 2020

Two Legends for Pets in One WGN Radio Show: Dr. Fine, Dr. Ettinger

Gratitude – for having the opportunity not only interview legends, but also calling these two pioneers my friends. And, to learn what they have to say….Listen HERE to both Dr. Aubrey Fine and Dr. Stephen Ettinger on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show. Dr. Aubrey Fine, professor emeritus California Polytech State University, licensed…

November 19 2020

Rock Cats Between A Rock and Hard Place: Please Help Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin has dedicated the past many of years of her life to saving cats and traveling the country to bust myths so many have regarding cats. Arguably, busting those myths on stage has also saved lives, not to mention her support of local shelters around the country and personally saving many bottle-baby kittens. Most…

November 1 2020

Conversation with Doc Emrick

Mike Doc Emrick is a longtime friend of the program, and the legendary Hall of Fame NHL broadcaster and explains why he just announced his retirement. Listen HERE as Doc talks talks about his new book Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice. It didn’t surprise me to learn that proceeds from…

October 31 2020

Saving Dogs Across Borders: Do We Have a Dog Shortage?

Almost 200 dogs have now arrived in the United States after being rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea. Of course, this is wonderful for these dogs. As I’ve always indicated “a dog saved is a dog saved as kindness knows no borders.”  Having said that, as brought up in his book Pet…

October 24 2020

Halloween Pet Costume Contest for Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control

This is fun, a virtual pet costume contest, benefiting Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control, sponsored by Law Offices of Marc J Shuman Assoc. There’s still time to show off your pets. Check out some entries for our #HalloweenPetCostume contest ending October 30th. Winner gets a free pet grooming and the law firm will…

September 28 2020

French Bulldogs Return to Jordan on Hold: For Now

Here’s the latest alert from counsel for Chicago French Bulldog Rescue which was released late last night: “Out of ongoing concern by Chicago French Bulldog Rescue for the health and welfare of the 15 puppies rescued from a warehouse at O’Hare International Airport, I have informed all relevant agencies of the government and Royal Jordanian…

September 27 2020

Anderson Animal Shelter Backyard Bash; French Bulldogs at O’Hare Update on WGN Radio

They’re not talked about enough for their forward thinking and successes at finding shelter animals forever homes, the Anderson Animal Shelter, with four locations in the Western suburbs. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Listen to my conversation with Cheryl Greenspan, director of marketing and Special Events Director…

September 22 2020

French Bulldog Rescue Saves Dogs: CDC Insists They Must be Returned

According to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, on August 31st, approximately 20 dogs were confiscated from a warehouse within Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. These dogs arrived from Jordan on Royal Jordanian Airlines several days prior and inexplicably remained languishing for days in a warehouse without food and water, living in small cages in their own feces and urine. All…

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