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May 3 2010

Do You Doubt That Dogs Have Emotions?

So, you dogs and cats have emotions like ours? For years, some argued NO. Of course, science can now prove without a doubt that dogs and cats do have the same neurotransmitters in our brains as we do. Do you remain a skeptic? If you are, watch this video. Then, tell me what you think.

May 2 2010

Dogs Welcome at MS Walks

Various walks benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society were held around the Chicago area on May 2. Of course, the dollars are badly needed to help medical progress – which is happening…These walks are very family friendly, dogs included. Here are canine highlights from Gallery Park in Glenview. 

May 2 2010

Chicago Debut of New Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Stamps

The new United States Postal Service stamps supporting pet adoption were unveiled Saturday May 1 at the Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark in the Park. The stamps are now available online, or at any USPS facility.

May 1 2010

Bark in the Park

The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago’s 16th Annual Bark in the Park, amazing – thousands walking with their dogs from near Montrose Beach along the Lakefront to help homeless animals. From Chicago celebrities, to a wide range of breeds and all sizes of dogs, to perhaps breaking a Guinness Book of World Record….Check out the highlights:

April 30 2010

Sheriff Tom Dart on Steve Dale's Pet World to Announce a Tougher Dogfighting Law

Dogfighting is bad enough. But can you imagine dogfighters practicing their horror at a day care center? That actually happened last September. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart made the bust in Maywood, IL and it made national news. When I had Sheriff Dart Sheriff Tom Dart on my WLS Radio Show. On-the-air, I suggested that…

April 30 2010

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti-Cruelty Society may be the most attended dog walk on the planet. Thousands of dog participate in the 3.2 mile walk along the lakefront, starting at Montrose Beach at 9 a.m. (though you need to be there earlier to register, or do so in advance online). Anti-Cruelty is Chicago’s…

April 30 2010

Real Life Lassie Story

It wasn’t a Collie named Lassie, but instead a German Shepherd dog named Buddy. Ben Heinrichs was working in his shop in the shed adjacent to his home as a flash fire began Ben was able to get out, and get his dog Buddy out, but Ben had suffered burns. He actually told his dog,…

April 28 2010

WLS On Demand: Helping Homeless Apes; Getting Dogs into Shape and Walking for Canine Cancer

It’s amazing how many chimpanzees and orangutans need homes. Crazy. Homeless Apes? But chimps that people (illegally) get with the intent of being pets are given up (because they are strong enough to rip your face off); and retired animal actors and also from quasi sideshow zoos that close down – they have nowhere to…

April 28 2010

Win A Dog or A Cat Toy, Celebrating My 300th ChicagoNow Blog Post

300 entries in 8 months — Could this be a blogging record? Or at least a ChicagoNow record?More important, over 700 comments back from you…I believe a blog might simply be a conversation and unless you’re a politician, you need at least two to have one of those. So without you, this blog wouldn’t be…

April 27 2010

I Rescued A Human Today

I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY has been making its way through the Internet….I don’t know who the author is. My friend. Dr. Kim Kendall in Sydney, Australia sent this to me.    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I…

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