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Articles: animal shelters

July 5 2020

Famous Fido Celebration of Life; Cats Have a New Lease on Life

Gloria Lissner has been saving animals for 46 years with Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance, (3124 West Irving Park Road) which she is the founder.  Listen to my conversation HERE from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her stories, her passion and commitment grows with each passing year. Lissner says Famous Fido often takes…

June 28 2020

Catching Up with Former CACC Executive Director Susan Russell; Training Dogs to Sniff out COVID-19

Whatever happened to Susan Russell, past executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)? I talk HERE with Susan, now in Philadelphia, on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN  Radio. Russell, a few years ago, turned around CACC. But what she did, she was only able to do because she pushed and…

June 25 2020

Good News for Cats: More Shelters Offer More Space

With many animal shelters closed to intake due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for their cats to get a housing upgrade. Thanks to support from animal welfare and veterinary organizations, cats in 82 shelters across the U.S. and Canada are going to be living large while they wait for new…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

March 23 2020

Now is the Time to Foster a Pet, or Adopt a Dog or a Cat

Cities all over the country are seeking those willing to foster a pet, and hoping for increased adoptions. Where I live, in Chicago, people are stepping up. And the same is occurring in many cities. If you can’t adopt, then foster a pet ! Each one of the following rescues has foster applications on their…

March 8 2020

Pucks and Paws and Decoding Your Cat

Pucks and Paws is a celebration of the Rockford Ice Hogs and pet adoption. How can I not love that? Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Mike Peck, business operations manager of the Ice Hogs. Rockford, as a Blackhawks minor league team, has provided nearly 100 players for the major…

March 1 2020

Stand Up Against Breed Discrimination for Homeowners/Renters Insurance

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, it’s about time insurance company’s end discrimination that homeowners or renters insurance often places upon owners of a wide variety of breeds. Listen HERE to my conversation with Ledy VanKavage, senior legislative analyst at Best Friends, who wants to once and for all put an end to this.…

February 8 2020

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

February 3 2020

KC Chief Super Bowl Tackle Derrick Nnadi is a Winner for Saving Dogs

Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle isn’t only a winner because his team won the Super Bowl – he’s helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake of his Super Bowl win. The defensive tackle is paying the adoption fees for all the dogs currently available at KC Pet Project via the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.  I’ve…

January 17 2020

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…

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