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August 12 2013

Dog Flipping, A Sad New Trend

Dog flipping is the term used for a new trend, people stealing dogs from yards or taking tied-out dogs. Then they sell them, or flip them on m Internet services such as Craig’s list. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dog thefts are on the rise, increasing 27.8% between January and May compared to…

July 1 2013

Microchipping and Pet ID's: Dr. Mike Cavanaugh from American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, executive director of the American Animal Hospital Association cheers the concept of microchipping, and that more and more pet owners are doing so, as you can hear in this interview on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  The problem is that people do know to or simply forget to register those microchips, that’s like…

June 7 2013

Calling All Animal Loving Heroes

Do you know a reali-life hero, like Captain Sully Sullenberger? Remember, he was the pilot who successfully performed the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. No doubt – he is a hero. HomeAgain®Pet Recovery Service is seeking an animal loving  hero. HomeAgain Hero of the Year nominees should demonstrate a commitment…

May 12 2013

Kiss Me, I'm Rescued; Win $10K for Your Favorite Pet Non-Profit

Kiss Me, I’m Rescued is a PetHub photo contest literally illustrating the human/animal bond, and in the end the winner will receive $10,000 to donate to their favorite non-profit pet organization. All you need to do is upload photos of a family member kissing their best pal (or their best pal kissing them) by May 26.…

January 24 2013

Lost Cat Finds Her Way Home: Do Cats Have Built-In GPS?

Cat are territorial. And may do anything to reclaim their lost territory. This story illustrates this fact. Holly, a 4-year old  tortoiseshell became separated in nearly November from Jacob and Bonnie Richter, and traveled 200 miles to return to her home town. She turned up nearby on New Year’s Eve. Holly fled while the Richters were on…

August 20 2012

Protect Your Pets the Betty White Way; HomeAgain Pet Reovery Microchips

Betty White is always there for animals – even those who are lost. I know most of us think we’ll never a lose a pet. And if we’re lucky, we won’t However, it happens  – and far more often than you think. Recovering one million pets HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service demonstrates how significant having a…

June 7 2012

American Humane: Preparing Your Pets for Disaster

June 1 officially kicked off the 2012 hurricane season. But even if you don’t live in a hurricane-prone region, many other disasters can strike, from tornadoes to wildfires, earthquakes and floods. If you have pets, be prepared. Rule No.1: If you have pets and evacuation is required, take them with you. Of course, to do…

May 28 2012

Dr. Rubin Answers Pet Questions, Offers Warnings about Hot Weather

Dr. Shelly Rubin is on WGN TV offering tips on pet care in sweltering heat….and is on TV with a very cute Shih Tzu available at the Anti Cruelty Society – Always microchip – Never leave dogs in hot cars – Always offer LOTS of water Dr. Rubin also talks about panic attacks in cars…

May 21 2012

Answering Pet Questions with Bill Moller, WGN Radio

I join Bill Moller on WGN Radio every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM CDT. LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT HERE On this date, Bill salutes me…We also discuss the Tree House Humane Society’s Kitten Shower and Famous Fido’s benefit.  Also, home HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service has recovered 1 million pets! Calls on these topics: Dogs who…

May 21 2012

Summer Safety Tips from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

This is optimistic – here are summer safety tips (which means summer is upon us!) from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. Here a  few hightlighst: Asphalt: Minimize your pet’s time on asphalt. It heats up quickly, burns paws and causes overheating. Beaches, Boats & Pools: Not all dogs are good swimmers. When on or…

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