Articles: Human Animal Bond Association

February 28 2021

Birds for Dummies; Do Dogs Truly Love Us on WGN Radio

Kim Campbell Thornton and Dr. Brian Speer, co-authors (with Gina Spadafori) of  Birds for Dummies offer chicken talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to learn everything birds, from chickens to assorted parrots. Chickens are a trend all over the Chicago area, and throughout the country. Dr. Speer and Kim theorize as…

February 21 2021

Teleworking with Pets; Morris Animal Foundation on WGN Radio

So, how are our pets doing in the pandemic? On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE to Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, Associate Professor Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation Canisius College in Buffalo, NY found out the answers. Her study, “The Experience of Teleworking with Dogs and Cats in the United States…

February 9 2021


Learn about a campaign to #savedahoomans  on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Sara Serritella, director of Communications for the Institute of Translational Medicine, lecturer at The University of Chicago. A collaboration between some of Chicago’s top health institutions to support breakthroughs in medicine, including promotion of clinical trials. And Serritella explains…

January 3 2021

Little House Star with a Star Cat; Eradicating Allergies to Cats; Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse On the Rise

Alison Arngrim, who way back, was Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie was voted TV’s number one B****, which is something she takes pride in. She also takes pride in her cats which she explains HERE on my WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World show. She has a black cat, named Morticia. And a celebrity…

December 11 2020

“Look What I Found Mom, A Kitten”

Look at what the cat dragged in, or in this case the dog dragged in.  A Yorkshire/Chihuahua/Poodle mix in Abilene, TX took a solo walk and returned with an abandoned kitten. Hazel was let outdoors to “potty,” indeed did her business and then returned with kitty. Each time the kitten hesitated and stopped in her…

December 9 2020

Christmas Gifts for Pets

Not taking the pandemic into account, last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, 42 percent of dog parents purchased at least one Christmas/Hannukah gift (so that’s nearly half the people with a dog) and 26 percent of cat parents do the same. Cats are still getting ripped off compared to dogs but millennials…

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.…

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