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Mr. Benji; Dr. Marty Becker on Sensational TV Report; and On To College on WGN w/Steve Dale

Joe Camp is a hero for animals! I never thought about who might be in a top-10 might be of people who have made a difference for animals that I’ve been honored to meet….Camp would be in that list. Even if you don’t know his name, you know the results of what he’s done. Joe…

Vote for HomeAgain Pet Hero of the Year

HomeAgain judges took your nominations for most impressive heroes for pets. I was among the judges (who included the co-founder of and Sully Sullenberger) who narrowed the list. Now it’s up to you. On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I speak with Karen Kainer Consumer Marketing Manager of Merk Animal Health and HomeAgain who rattles off…

Kitten Means Hope for Homeless Woman

Homeless people are unfortunately omnipresent on Michigan Avenue, and across America. In truth, over time, many of these people begging for money become invisible, especially if you see them everyday. This homeless woman wasn’t invisible. The difference between her and all the others is a little kitten. She told me she was forced out on…

Why Dogs Yawn

You’ve heard it before….Love me, love my dog. The expression might now be yawn and my dog yawns with me. A study from Teresa Romera and colleagues at the University of Tokyo suggests that yawning is contagious – to dogs! If you yawn, your dog might too!  The study, published in the journal PLoS One,…

Chicago Veterinary Emergency; Dog Patch Adoptions; Horse Show: Steve Dale's Pet World

Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio (720 AMO or listen here….on August 3 (2013) features you – as Dr. Jerry Klein, supervising veterinarian at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center appears in-studio, at :105 p.m CDT. This is your chance to ask Dr. Klein regarding any medical issues(s) your pet may have, or you…

Animal Connections: Everyone Wants to be a Vet

It seems every kid wants to grow up to be a veterinarian. “I hear that all the time,” agrees Dr. Christine Jenkins, Group Director of U.S. Veterinary Medical Services at Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health). “It seems everyone, of all ages, loves to play veterinarian.” Through a new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Animal Connections:…

Experts on Human-Animal Interactions Meet in U.S. for the First Time

International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Conference will be held in the U.S. for the first time ever, as Dr. Rebecca Johnson IAHAIO President described on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE . This is a big deal – and you can be there. Johnson describes how anyone can attend the…

Human-Animal Interaction Conference Coming to U.S. for the First Time

International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Conference is coming to the U.S. for the first time ever, at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 20-22 in Chicago, IL. And anyone interested in human/animal relationships can attend, that’s what so cool! Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Dr. Sandra McCune,…

HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away

Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who’ve sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey’s ballad, “Hero” (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:  “Lord knows dreams are hard to follow,  But they don’t let anyone tear them away.  Hold on, there will be tomorrow.  In…

Lassie's Story, Jon Provost Isn't Falling Into A Well

Jon Provost was about to participate in a special event in his honor at the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications when I asked, “What if you fell into a well on your way from the airport to the museum?” The now 63-year-old actor, who played Timmy on TV’s popular “Lassie,” politely chuckled, though he’s likely…

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