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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 25 2020

Tell Your Story: Support Ban on Homeowners Insurance Profiling Breeds

If you have a dog that is referred to as a pit bull, homeowners insurance can cost more or may even be unavailable. This discrimination holds true even if your dog, described as a pit bull, is a therapy dog and has passed a temperament testing to visit seniors in a nursing facility. And it’s…

February 24 2020

Denver City Council Supports Mayor’s Breed Ban

It’s a sad time for dogs, and sad day for the support of profiling as Denver’s longstanding pit bull breed ban will continue. Monday night, February 24, eight Denver City Council members voted in favor of overriding Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto of a measure that would have ended the city’s pit bull ownership ban and…

February 21 2020

Lincoln State Cat Show

It’s the most special time of year, the Lincoln State Cat Show is this weekend, February 22 to 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Prairie Center 525 S Randall Rd, St. Charles. Listen HERE to my conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with show…

February 14 2020

Denver Mayor Vetos Rescinding Breed Ban

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, in his first veto as Mayor, chose to veto the measure that would have ended the city’s decades long ban on pit bull ownership. The Denver City Council passed a new code in a 7-4 marathon vote allowing owners to register their (presumed) pit bull with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and…

February 11 2020

Pit Bull Breed Ban Repealed in Denver

For 30 years, it’s been illegal to own a pit bull in Denver, CO. But that breed ban will now change if Mayor Michael Hancock approves. The Denver City Council passed a new code in a 7-4 marathon vote allowing owners to register their (presumed) pit bull with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and get…

January 31 2020

Stopping the Practice of Insurance Companies Discriminating Based on Breed

Many insurance companies deny coverage or charge more for homeowners insurance if you identify your dog as a pit bull, or any number of other breeds. It doesn’t matter that all dogs are indeed individuals, and that nearly all dogs identified as pit bulls are, in fact, mixed breed dogs. Or that the individual dog…

January 8 2019

Hoodie with Pit Bull-Type Dog Image Remains Available. What Apology?

I was scolded, “Stop picking on Forever 21, they apologized.” Aside from not finding their apology and not receiving an email to that affect, FAR more important the hoodie with a pit bull looking dog wearing chains and a padlock remains listed on their website as available for purchase. So, even if  there was an…

August 19 2018

Barking for a Term Limit for Chicago’s Mayor

After Susan Russell was asked to resign (she didn’t so she was fired) from the position of Chicago Animal Care and Control Executive Director, it was clear that her boss, Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn’t a clue about animal welfare, and doesn’t care. Mayor Rahm never met Susan, a City department chair – never even bothered…

October 28 2017

Fatal Dog Attack by Pit Bulls, Is BSL Next?

How do you report on the death of a little boy caused by two family dogs? There can be few greater family tragedies. I’ve known about this for some time, but I was waiting. I was waiting for the inevitable, because the dogs involved in the attack were identified as pit bulls. I suspected the…

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