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November 6 2020

San Antonio, TX and DuPage County, IL Ban on Sales of Dog and Cats at Pet Stores

There’s just no stopping the momentum, as San Antonio, TX now passed a ban on sales of dogs/cats at pet stores (going into effect January 1, 2021). The Council vote was 9 to 1. Of the 51 pet stores within  San Antonio city limits, only three sell dogs and cats. The closest Petland isn’t impacted…

October 11 2020

Fighting Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Chicago

Six years ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, all aldermen except one (vote 49 to 1 was the vote) and most important the overwhelming majority of people who live in the City of Chicago agreed no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. But three pet stores responded by…

September 20 2020

Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America

Certainly we love our pets as we never have before, and they are mostly treated as such. Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN radio, as I chat with Mark Cushing.  founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group authored, Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America.  This is a stimulating conversation, ranging from…

September 20 2020

Pasco County, Florida Added to the List of Counties Banning Pet Store Sales

Retail sales of cats and dogs is now prohibited in Pasco County, FL after the Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to ban the practice. Pasco County, in West Central Florida, includes Dade City, Dade City North New Port Richey, North, Port Richey, Odessa, Pasco, Trinity and Wesley Chapel. Passing the ordinance, which was proposed…

September 13 2020

Dr. Dana Varble on Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Visits and Identifying Pain in Cats on WGN Radio

Listen HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to North American Veterinary Community Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dana Varble as we discuss her views of pet stores sales, selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Dr. Varble agrees that no responsible breeder or source ever sells to pet stores, but puppy mills (and their…

September 6 2020

Queen of Cat Behavior; Making Skunk Stink Go Away on WGN Radio

I love interviewing royalty, it’s quite the honor. On my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I had the honor to first curtsey and then interview the Queen of Cat Behavior, Pam Johnson-Bennett about how to encourage cats to get along with other cats. Listen HERE as I speak with Pam about her latest book,…

August 2 2020

New York Assembly Member and New Jersey Veterinarian Behind No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

Following New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s support of that state being the first to ban declaw of cats, New York is now on its way to next state-wide ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Listen HERE to Rosenthal on WGN Radio explaining on Steve Dale’s Pet World her support of the…

July 27 2020

New York Moves to Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

California, Maryland and Maine have banned the sales of dogs, cats, rabbits at pet stores and New York State appears set to follow. On July 21, the New York State Senate voted 48 to 12 to stop the selling dogs, cats and rabbits at retail brick and mortar pet stores. In New York they are…

July 19 2020

Finally Chicago Closing a Loophole so No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits are Sold at Pet Stores; Also Enriching Cat Lives

Because of puppy mills, over 355 cities and many counties have now banned the sales of dogs and cats (and also rabbits in some cities) at pet stores. Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States Marc Ayers join me HERE on my Steve…

July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

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