Articles: animal shelters

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…

Adopt Pluto: One Tail at a Time and CRISP Gala

Pluto appeared with Steve Cochran and myself on WGN Radio and CLTV – and impressed everyone. But did we find him a forever home? We will – and spreading the world will help, a lot!  Cara Schwalbach, development director of One Tail at a Time talks about how we will never know why Pluto was…

Adopt Pluto on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran

It seems Pluto, a Shih Tzu-mix,  is the perfect name for this amiable little dog. Pluto was pulled from Chicago Animal Care and Control by One Tail at a Time and delivered to a foster family. Foster families are quite heroic giving all animals a more comfortable place to be than a shelter. Even the…

Dog Flu Outbreak Hits Oakland Animal Services

Ignoring the dog flu or canine influenza virus can lead to consequences. And right now Oakland Animal Services is paying the price with occurrences of the fu. To be clear this is a factor of not enough individuals vaccinating in the community; the shelter did nothing wrong. If on intake they accept a dog harboring…

SPCA Puerto Vallarta: What Would You Do?

Compassion has no boundaries. What would you do? A dog is spotted in arid land just outside Puerto Vallarta. A closer look reveals that even one more day outdoors, and Dusty – as the dog was named – would surely have died of starvation. The SPCA Puerto Vallarta’s mission is to save lives. How could…

Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

The best fundraiser EVER: Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest.  Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to distilled spirits aficionados as tequila) are center stage. And there will also be a stage with live music. Both traditional and exotic ingredient-stuffed tortillas will be smartly paired…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

Famous Fido Saves Lives and It’s Now Easier to Foster Pets In Illinois

Gloria Lissner, founder Famous Fido Rescue No Kill Advocacy Wellness and Learning Center (3124 W. Irving Park Road) is a kind of legend in the animal welfare world in Chicago. She says HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show that people are giving up animals every day, and abusing them daily. It’s…

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