Articles: animal shelters

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…

Pet Fire Safety Bill Discussed on WGN Radio

Appropriately fire protections are in place for children in day care facilities, but sadly not for dogs or cats in boarding facilities. I thought we NEED protections in place, a pet fire safety bill, and now there will be a law to support this in Illinois. I speak with Illinois State Senator Donald DeWitte (33rd district),…

Anti Cruelty Society Bark in the Park on WGN Radio

I begin with WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World by announcing HERE that the bill I proposed to mandate fire safety and protection in Illinois kennels and boarding facilities appears to be on its way to becoming law. In politics, “It ain’t over, till it’s over,” but – for now – it looks good that…

Bissell Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters Event

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Nationwide Empty the Shelters Event to Save Lives Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer $25 pet adoptions during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on May 4 Pet lovers in Illinois will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for $25 with BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring the remaining…

Purina and Red Rover Want to Find Safe Space to Flee Domestic Violence

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, discusses on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show how Purina has gotten involved in the issue of domestic violence. I mean why would a pet food company make a concerted commitment to this topic? Venator explains that about a third of all women experience some…

New York State Could Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Lawmakers in Albany are looking to ban sales of dogs and cats from pet stores throughout New York state. “The animals that are sold in pet stores are, for the most part, produced through puppy mills, where there are abject horrible conditions,” said New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, one of the sponsors of the…

Gwen Cooper, My Life in a Cat House

While Gwen Cooper – a crazy cat lady in the best of all possible ways – was in town, she stopped by to talk about her newest book “My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines“ on my WGN Radio Show. First, HEAR Gwen talk about Homer,…

All the Cats: The Million Cat Challenge

As recently as 20 years ago, cats were considered a kind of after thought at most animal shelters. To be honest, their value didn’t always quite appear equivalent to their canine cousins, and shelters didn’t completely comprehend their medical and emotional needs. Launched in 2014, the Million Cat Challenge set out to save the lives…

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