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September 25 2010

Dogs Welcome? Or Are Dogs Unwanted?

I’ve long supported the goal of being able to take pets wherever makes sense. One advantage of allowing dogs at restaurants is for the business. It’s another way to attract customers, and these days, for many restaurants that’s important. So, depending on your perspective, you can either blame me or thank me, as I am…

September 25 2010

Katherine Heigl, The Compassion Revolution

“It’s the Compassion Revolution,” says Katherine Heigl, clearly beautiful inside and out. At a (September 23) L.A. press conference, she said she would be pledging $1 million to spay and neuter programs in the city and county of Los Angeles. Katherine and her mom Nancy began the Jason Heigl Foundation to help animals. The foundation…

September 22 2010

What Does 'No Kill' Really Mean

What really is the “no kill” movement? It’s a marketing term, I’m glad the term exists, and the buzz word have demonstrated that more was possible. But the term can be misleading as well…So, call it what you want – the mission is to lessen the number of animals killed in shelters. Period. Unfortunately, the…

September 20 2010

How AntiDepressant Drugs Like Prozac Work

Scientists have uncovered a new chemical process that may explain how antidepressants like Prozac work. According to Science News, the newly found mechanism also suggests why the drugs take weeks to start helping and may one day point to new therapies for depression.  Separation distress is very difficult to deal with in serious cases. Psychoactive…

September 18 2010

Paul Lisnek Discusses Conditions at Chicago Animal Care and Control

Paul Lisnek talks about conditions at Chicago Animal Care and Control, Saturday September 18 2010 at 5 p.m. (CST) on The Paul Lisnek Show, WVON Radio, 1690-AM. Paul Lisnek The segment includes myself, Marcella Raymond of Channel 9, WGN-TV and your phone calls. Raymond did the original investigative report about CACC.  If you missed it,…

September 17 2010

Alternative Ideas To Mandated Spay Neuter

The issues relating to shelters, why people give up pets to shelters and pet adoption are very complex. I don’t maintain to have all the answers. Still, I do have some ideas. For sure, what won’t work – that’s mandatory spay/neuter. There’s new information which demonstrates how MSN has failed, maybe even costing communities more…

September 15 2010

Kick Off: Get Your Licks On Route 66

In Chicago Heights, a pet adoption tour – Second Annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour with North Shore Animal League America, FIDO Friendly Magazine and South Suburban Humane Society. Watch how it all kicked off. And you can see images here of the event.

September 15 2010

What Are We Doing to Our Cats? And Our Dogs

In a strongly worded piece called, “Brachycephalia: a bastardisation of what makes cats special,” the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) and European Society of Feline Medicine are calling on veterinarians to speak out about extreme conformation in cats. In a recent paper in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), Claudia Schlueter and colleagues have…

September 11 2010

Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour

A long, long trailer of adoptable pets is traveling across Route 66, and North Shore Animal League America and Fido Friendly magazine kicked off the 2nd annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Adoption Tour in Chicago Heights on Friday, September 10. Here are images of the event: 

September 9 2010

WLS Steve Dale Podcast: Service Dogs; Dr. Fitzgerald from Emergency Vets; Get Your Pets on Route 66

Wow! Jennifer Arnold isn’t a well known dog trainer, behaviorist or scientist. but I was so happy to spend time with her on my WLS On Demand show. In her book,  “Through a Dog’s Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World,” she takes the latest science, and you can just hear…

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