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September 16 2010

Mandatory Spay/Neuter FAILS in California – Here's the Proof

Mandatory spay/neuter has failed in California. A small percent of animal rights proponents attempted very hard to push through MSN in Chicago. Given this data, I am more glad today than ever that they failed. Their primary arguments – Mandatory spay/neuter could mean more people letting their pets go, or bringing them into shelters. In…

September 15 2010

Kick Off: Get Your Licks On Route 66

In Chicago Heights, a pet adoption tour – Second Annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour with North Shore Animal League America, FIDO Friendly Magazine and South Suburban Humane Society. Watch how it all kicked off. And you can see images here of the event.

September 15 2010

Grayslake Man Shoots Dog

I meant to post this a few weeks back, but still wonder what you think. On one hand, according to printed reports, Elvin Dooley, 57, Grayslake, told a Lake County, IL circuit court judge on August 10 (2010) that he wished he could re-live the January day when he shot and killed a little black…

September 15 2010

Animal Shelters Don't Operate Without People

From my ChicagoNow colleague Chris Dignan’s The Dog Saving Network Blog: Blog poster ‘Karma’ said it So Well !!! “It is great to love the animals, we all do here. My Mantra, Take Care of the People Who Take Care of the Animals and the Animals will be Taken Care Of” I must tell you…

September 15 2010

What Are We Doing to Our Cats? And Our Dogs

In a strongly worded piece called, “Brachycephalia: a bastardisation of what makes cats special,” the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) and European Society of Feline Medicine are calling on veterinarians to speak out about extreme conformation in cats. In a recent paper in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), Claudia Schlueter and colleagues have…

September 12 2010

Pit Bulls In Fatal Dog Attack

Pit Bulls can do bad things. But please read this to the bitter end – A Mountain Ranch, CA man was mauled to death by two Pit Bulls late in August (2010), according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office. According to media reports, Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo said the body of Vietnam veteran Jerry Yates,…

September 12 2010

A Salute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs: Unsung Heroes Following September 11

Never forgetting the role search and rescue dogs played following September 11, 2001. This video is dedicated to all search and rescue dogs; we are in their debt – and the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.  Knowing some of these dogs, and doing the interviews that I did following 9/11, I was moved by this…

September 11 2010

Remembering September 11

I recall 9/11 as it if was yesterday. I happened to be watching The Today Show. I recall seeing the second plane hit. The sinking feeling in my stomach, I can still feel, and tears still come easily. It was clear – America was attacked. It’s something I just never thought I would experience. I…

September 11 2010

Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour

A long, long trailer of adoptable pets is traveling across Route 66, and North Shore Animal League America and Fido Friendly magazine kicked off the 2nd annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Adoption Tour in Chicago Heights on Friday, September 10. Here are images of the event: 

September 9 2010

WLS Steve Dale Podcast: Service Dogs; Dr. Fitzgerald from Emergency Vets; Get Your Pets on Route 66

Wow! Jennifer Arnold isn’t a well known dog trainer, behaviorist or scientist. but I was so happy to spend time with her on my WLS On Demand show. In her book,  “Through a Dog’s Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World,” she takes the latest science, and you can just hear…

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