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November 23 2020

DuPage County Humane Laws; Human Animal Bond Association; National Dog Show on WGN Radio

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show, it’s always nice to have a giddy guest. And Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States is just that. Listen HERE as he describes why he can hardly contain himself.  DuPage County has passed not one but two humane laws.  DuPage…

November 19 2020

Rock Cats Between A Rock and Hard Place: Please Help Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin has dedicated the past many of years of her life to saving cats and traveling the country to bust myths so many have regarding cats. Arguably, busting those myths on stage has also saved lives, not to mention her support of local shelters around the country and personally saving many bottle-baby kittens. Most…

November 17 2020

Kukur Tihar: A Howliday for Dogs

As our world is now upside down, nothing brings nations together as do dogs. Our best friends deserve their own day, and that’s what they get every year in Nepal with Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja, which literally means worship of dogs. This is a mini-festival is a part of a larger Hindu celebration of…

November 10 2020

Military Working Dogs: A Soldier’s Best Friend

Sometimes we forget what’s really important, and that includes those fighting for our nation with two legs and four. We should never forget – ever – particularly on Veteran’s Day. “No one knows how many lives have been saved (by military working dogs) but many thousands, hundreds of thousands since World War II,” says MSgt.…

November 6 2020

Veterinary Giving Tree: Help If You Can

Beckie Mossor, a registered veterinary technician based in North Carolina and executive director of the Human Animal Bond Association, is a human light bulb. Whenever she has a bright idea – and she has a lot of them – and trusted colleagues says “go for it.” She indeed does go for it. Seeing the need…

November 2 2020

Pet Ownership in Europe and U.S. on the Rise

According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) America isn’t the only country where pet adoptions are up and where people feel that pets have helped them through the pandemic. And like America, the number of pet families are on the rise: European Historical Pet Population: 1970: Dog 5.1m / Cat 4.6m 1980: Dog 5.6m…

October 28 2020

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

In 2019, according to the National Retail Federation, nearly 20 percent of pet parents dressed up their pet(s) for Halloween. Spending on pet costumes is expected reach nearly $500 million. That was then. This year, all bets are off. However, Halloween isn’t being cancelled – though it will look very different, depending on where you…

October 23 2020

Easing Pets’ Anxieties on Halloween

Zombies and baby sharks may not appear at the front door as often this year, and for many pets that’s a blessing. While some pets are excited about those visits, others are hesitant – and some are even terrified. Here are some tips regarding Halloween and pets on Halloween: For starters, many pets become frightened…

October 21 2020

Safe Humane Chicago Diamonds in the Ruff

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Safe Humane Chicago will host Diamonds in the Ruff, a virtual “telethon” and celebration to support healing and second chances for dogs and people impacted by violence and trauma. “Not only do we need everyone’s support for these community programs, especially during this pandemic; but also we feel strongly that…

October 20 2020

Shape Up with Your Best Friend

Shape up with your best friend. THIS is the human-animal bond in action. lovely😊😍🤩❤️ — LovePower (@LovePower_page) October 17, 2020

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