Articles: rabies

Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

Anti-vaxxers – those opposed to nearly all or even all vaccines – are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made up notions regarding human vaccines, and even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. You might expect to read this sort of piece in CATSTER or DOGSTER magazines, and the…

In Tribute to Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator of rabies control and Cook County veterinarian passed away May 29.  There was a tribute to her today (June 5) at the Cook County Board , even Board Commissioners acknowledged even they weren’t fully aware of her many accomplishments. Speakers included Sgt. Mark George Chicago Police Animal Crimes Unit (retired) and…

Cook County Veterinarian Dr. Donna Alexander, a Dedicated Professional

Dedicated to her job and to help pets, that was Dr. Donna Alexander. Upon landing in New York City, I learned several hours ago that my friend, and Administrator of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control was found dead. She had been battling some health problems, but appeared to be doing well when…

Cook County Low Cost Rabies and Low Cost Microchip Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now says, illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. What does this all mean for our pets? I talk HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with Cook County veterinarian Dr. Donna…

Doing Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return in Mexico; Spay/Neuter Rebate in Cook County

Cook County veterinarian Dr. Donna Alexander on WGN Radio says the county actually has something for us regarding spay/neuter. Listen HERE as we begin our wide-ranging conversation talking about Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), and how a resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region, El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Royal Casitas (working with a local cat rescue), is doing it…

Ridding Rabies, Taking Action

World Rabies Day was September 28. Over 60,000 people die of rabies and nearly half are children. Do consider experts suggest the human death toll is likely much higher as many deaths are not recorded, in rural China, India or Africa. This program will not only save human lives today and tomorrow (via education), but…

WSAVA Opposes Dog and Cat Meat Trade

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) created this statement, standing up against the dog and cat meat trade. WSAVA increasingly is willing to take ethical stands based on science and also in consideration of animal welfare and the human-animal bond.  In this instance,  also a potential public health risk (September 28 was World Rabies Day).…

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is September 28. I’m not sure it’s a day you celebrate, per se…but Dr. Richard Ford, professor emeritus North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine says on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show the goal is awareness. Listen HERE as Ford explains that there’s only one reason why don’t have…

Doc Emrich Scores Again for South Suburban Humane

Legendary hockey broadcaster Doc Emrich has stepped up again to assist the South Suburban Humane Society. Here’s how it happened: South Suburban Humane CEO Emily Klehm talked with me HERE on my WGN Radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World about their upcoming program to vaccinate dogs against the canine parvovirus at low cost. Several months…

Cook County Veterinarian on Rabies and Microchipping

Dr. Donna Alexander, chief administrator Cook County animal and rabies control talks about what her job is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE, as Dr. Alexander talks about what happens to animals post eviction, people who hoard or allow animals loose in the forest preserves. To say rabies isn’t here, or doesn’t…

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