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September 28 2020

French Bulldogs Return to Jordan on Hold: For Now

Here’s the latest alert from counsel for Chicago French Bulldog Rescue which was released late last night: “Out of ongoing concern by Chicago French Bulldog Rescue for the health and welfare of the 15 puppies rescued from a warehouse at O’Hare International Airport, I have informed all relevant agencies of the government and Royal Jordanian…

September 27 2020

Anderson Animal Shelter Backyard Bash; French Bulldogs at O’Hare Update on WGN Radio

They’re not talked about enough for their forward thinking and successes at finding shelter animals forever homes, the Anderson Animal Shelter, with four locations in the Western suburbs. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Listen to my conversation with Cheryl Greenspan, director of marketing and Special Events Director…

September 25 2020

French Bulldogs at O’Hare Airport Turns Out to be a Russian Ruse

The story of 30 dogs, mostly French Bulldogs, that landed on Royal Jordanian Airlines at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and were hidden in a warehouse without food or water for days just got crazier. It turns out that, according Mary Scheffke, founder/president Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, that these dogs were a part of a Russian…

September 24 2020

Helping a Fearful Dog

Q: “Our 9-month-old Lagotto Italian Water Dog was grazed by a fast-moving car as we were on a sidewalk a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the vet technician at the emergency room was not gentle with him traumatizing him even more. Champ wasn’t seriously injured but is now frightened by the sound of cars even when…

September 22 2020

French Bulldog Rescue Saves Dogs: CDC Insists They Must be Returned

According to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, on August 31st, approximately 20 dogs were confiscated from a warehouse within Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. These dogs arrived from Jordan on Royal Jordanian Airlines several days prior and inexplicably remained languishing for days in a warehouse without food and water, living in small cages in their own feces and urine. All…

September 21 2020

Bonking Dog Trainer Jeff Gellman Turned Away

Using kindness to teach dogs wins out. By viewing his own videos it’s clear that Rhode Island-based dog trainer Jeff Gellman is abusive. Gellman was scheduled to appear at Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett, IL. Oct 3-Oct.4. A core group and many other voices (thousands) participated in social media to impact change, and Bark Avenue…

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 16 2020

Identifying Animal Abuse for What It Is

Dogs are now overwhelmingly considered family members. Tragically, that doesn’t stop some from bullying, doesn’t stop some from mental or physical abuse. In my view this is never an explanation for “saving” an animal since we KNOW there are other ways to communicate with dogs and to change behavior using various positive reinforcement techniques. I…

September 15 2020

Dominance Dog Training, Absolutely Makes NO Sense

Back at the height of Cesar “the Dog Whisperer” Millan’s popularity, I quickly realized his dominance dog training techniques are potentially be dangerous if others truly follow that advice, ultimately causing more harm than good. On the Board of Directors of the American Humane Association, we negotiated with the National Geographic Channel to create warnings…

September 14 2020

Supporting Diversity and Increasing Access to Veterinary Care

For many years now (about since its inception) I’ve been a participant in the Banfield  Pet Healthcare Industry Summit where important topics relating to your pets are discussed by leaders in the industry. Banfield (and other companies within the Mars family) are not only publicly saying there is a diversity issue within the veterinary profession,…

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