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November 10 2020

The One and Only Doc Emrick

I love it when I have the opportunity to talk with 2008 Foster Hewitt Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick. Hear our conversation on WGN Radio.  Doc begins by explain that he really is a doc; he has a doctorate degree. And how one famous sports broadcaster supported that doctorate. Emrick tells many…

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 2 2020

French Bulldogs Confiscated at O’Hare Airport: Story Has Happy Ending

Entering the U.S. without proper paperwork from Royal Jordanian Airlines, U.S. authorities – for whatever the reason didn’t immediately turn the dogs back where they came from. Instead, 15 French Bulldogs (and a few other dogs) were hidden away – and without food and water or the opportunity to go to the bathroom outside their…

July 12 2020

Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

April 27 2020

When to See Your Vet; Josh Feeney is a Dad to Rescued Six Puppies

Listen HERE to Dr. Natalie Marks on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, as she explains when to see the veterinarian or not. After all, you don’t want to go out if you don’t need to but you also want to insure the health of your pets. Dr. Marks notes that annual…

March 30 2020

AVMA President on COVID-19 and Pets; State of Chicago Animal Shelters on WGN Radio

The most authoritative source at this time when we are so desperate for information regarding COVID-19 and pets is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I began this show speaking  with Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. My first question…

March 21 2020

Anti Cruelty Society Provides Pet Food and More to COVID-19 Patients

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago will provide pet food and provisions to pet owners affected by COVID-19 thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. With the additional funds, the Society is expanding its Friends Who Care program to Chicago area pet owners who are experiencing difficulty providing for their cat or dog due to medical…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

February 3 2020

KC Chief Super Bowl Tackle Derrick Nnadi is a Winner for Saving Dogs

Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle isn’t only a winner because his team won the Super Bowl – he’s helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake of his Super Bowl win. The defensive tackle is paying the adoption fees for all the dogs currently available at KC Pet Project via the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.  I’ve…

November 7 2019

Tickle Your Funny Bone for Friends of Chicago Animal Control

On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aside from their usual entertaining show, adoptable dogs will be there too, including Diamond who we tried to adopt on WGN radio. Diamond is…

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