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December 5 2017

Setbacks for Bans on Selling Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

The Las Vegas City Council voted in November to repeal a ban that would have prevented pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and potbellied pigs that didn’t come from a rescue organization or animal care facility. In a vote of four to three, the repeal from City Council and the Las Vegas mayor came with…

November 5 2017

Dogs Rescued from Hoarder and Puppy Miller in One on WGN Radio

“Mr. Newsman” Dave Schwaney and I begin my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World with his Schwaney song, as always. From there, listen HERE, as I talk to him about why I was recently in New York City, including introducing a movie at the famed Lincoln Center in New York City. The movie is a short…

October 30 2017

Joliet, Illinois, Has an Opportunity to Ban Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats sold at pet stores never come from responsible breeders, and that’s why pet store sales are being restricted around America and Canada. When educated regarding the facts, many public officials seek to do the right thing for dogs and cats who have no voice of their own. Joliet, Illinois, has had the…

October 29 2017

Why Isn't Joliet Paying Attention to its Residents? Diminishing Halloween Anxiety for Pets

It’s International Cat Day, and I suggest that cats are the Rodney Dangerfield of pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to this Steve Dale’s Pet World. So, should you dress up your pet for Halloween? Should you go trick or treating with your pet? Well, maybe…but maybe not; it depends on the pet. Also, I offer…

October 14 2017

Blow to Puppy Mills: California Bans Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

California has become the first state to ban the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores. Pet stores will be able to adopt dogs, cats, and rabbits from reputable shelters or rescues, however. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on Friday, October 13. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act was authored by Assembly member Patrick…

October 9 2017

Human Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Puppies Sold at Petland, CDC

So, what’s wrong with pet store puppies? Well, they’re from puppy mills and factory breeding facilities. That’s bad (really bad) for the puppies. Now, here’s what’s bad for the people (this is directly from the Centers for Disease Control website): “The Ohio Department of Health, several other states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

September 17 2017

California Has the Right Idea: Statewide Ban of Dogs, Cats Sold at Pet Stores

California looks like it will be the first state to ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores, just as hundreds of communities and some counties have done around the country The California bill is aimed at changing how cats, dogs and rabbits become family pets, and has cleared the California Senate Business, Professions…

September 15 2017

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Helping to yelp awareness, the Puppy Mill Project again leads a march down the Magnificent Mile from the Wrigley Building to Water Tower Place and back. A pet store dog is a puppy mill dog – that’s the matra National Puppy Mill Awareness Day is Sunday, September 17, noon to 2 p.m. The walk, led by…

September 15 2017

Petitions to Ban Puppy Mill Sales in 11 States

Puppy Mill Awareness Day: Care2 At Forefront of Fight to Ban Puppy Mill Sales Social network for good Care2 aims to close puppy mills for good with campaigns in 10 states After a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter infections was traced to puppy mill puppies sold at Petland, Care2 is ramping up efforts to ban the…

July 27 2017

Inside A Pet Store: Why Dogs and Cats Should Not be Sold at Pet Stores

Warning: This video is very difficult to watch, and it is graphic. I am not suggesting every pet store is like this. However, I know any dog or cat sold at a pet store is NEVER from a responsible breeder. Puppy mills DO depend on auctions, online sales, and pet stores. Removing one of those…

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