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Farewell to Susan Russell Benefiting Famous Fido and Wilson

A farewell to Susan Russell, who was unceremoniously fired as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control at the end of June, is barking goodbye to Chicago. She’s off to  The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly). Her farewell party on Friday October 12 at the Atlantic Bar, 5062 N. Lincoln Ave.,…
Emrick adopted on WGN Radio from Chicago Canine Rescue

Emrick Finds Forever Home from Chicago Canine Rescue

Legendary NHL broadcaster Doc Emrick continues to make a difference for Chicago animal welfare. He’s previously paid forward for adoptions at South Suburban Humane Society, and now he’s done the same for Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). Live on WGN radio, I presented a $1,200 check to Beckie Tomala of Chicago Canine Rescue.from Emrick. We had…
Susan Russell lands job in Philadelphia

Axed Chicago Animal Control Director Off to Philadelphia

After just over two years on the job as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell on June 29. There isn’t a City in America that wouldn’t be happy with a live release rate of dogs and cats of just over 90 percent at a municipal animal shelter. I…

Scoring for CCR Adoptable Dogs Thanks to Doc Emrick

Steve Dale’s Pet World  on WGN radio with Beckie Tomala, member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) on National Dog Day. Listen here as we have much to celebrate. Legendary hockey broadcaster Doc Emrick has again stepped it up, paying it forward for Chicago’s homeless dogs. We named four dogs, Kaner,…

Doc Emrick Supports Chicago Canine Rescue Dog Adoptions

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick over and over continues to support Chicago’s homeless animals and dog adoptions. He’s supporting the adoption of four dogs from Chicago Canine Rescue CCR). CCR has found homes for over 6,000 since their inception in 2001 That’s amazing! But it gets better, the dogs (and a few cats…

Doc Emrick Scores for Chicago Canine Rescue

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick has again come through for Chicago’s homeless animals. He gave me a check for $1,2000 to give to Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). I was thrilled to present that check during my monthly pet adoption segment on WGN radio. CCR’s website says they’ve saved 6,000 dogs (and some cats…

A Gem of a Dog from Chicago Canine Rescue to Adopt on WGN Radio

Jade will find a new home, or at least that is the goal. Chicago Canine Rescue Board member Beckie Tomala joins me tomorrow morning (August 8) at 9:10 AM CDT on the Steve Cochran Show on WGN Radio to adopt Jade, a 10-year old Miniature Pinscher. Please spread the word so we can find this…

Susan Russell, Fired Animal Control Director on WGN Radio

John Williams interviews Susan Russell, fired executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), and I sat in for it as well. Listen HERE to the WGN Radio interview with Williams, one of the best in the business, and he peppers Susan with tough questions, but fair. And Susan handles it all with something called…

Meow Meetup: A Cat Convention Coming to Chicago

The Meow Meetup is a convention for cat lovers! The fun feline celebration comes to the Rosemont Convention, Rosemont, IL on July 21 and 22. I talk HERE on WGN Radio with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the Catnip Times and Dr. Kendall Houlihan of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Included will be lots of…

Commenting on Chicago Animal Care and Control on Politics Tonight and with Brian Noonan on WGN Radio

Just hours before the protest at Chicago Animal Care and Control of the firing of Executive Director Susan Russell, I appeared on Politics Tonight with Paul Lisnek.  In a prerecorded package prior to me speaking to Paul, Alderman Ray Lopez says he wanted numbers closer to a “no kill city.” We have those numbers, Alderman!…

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