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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…

October 4 2020

Keeping an Abusive Dog Trainer Out of Chicago Area; Dealing with Dirty Dogs on WGN Radio

Rhode Island-based dog trainer Jeff Gellman was scheduled to host seminars at Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett, IL. Oct 3-Oct.4. On my Sunday WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show you hear why so many professionals and anyone who ethically cares about dogs wanted to see Gellman turned away. Listen to my conversation here with…

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 24 2020

Help Save French Bulldogs Left to Die

What wrong with our once stellar Center for Disease Control and Prevention? Not paying attention or for whatever reasons, the CDC and other Federal Agencies allowed dogs to come into the country that should have been turned back. You can read the details of the story here, but then all but two dogs were hidden…

September 24 2020

Breed Bans Make No Sense with Ledy Van Kavage of Best Friends

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Best Friends Animal Society Senior Legislative Attorney Ledy VanKavage and I totally agree, breed bans do not work!  That typically means banning breeds you look and call pit bulls. She says the point of the breed ban legislation was always to make communities safer, but now we…

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 8 2020

Laying an Egg with Madonna and John Landecker; Dogs with Odd Jobs

It’s been a long time since I’ve hung out on the radio with the one and only Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker. Listen HERE as we both reminisce about how back at WLS-AM (I was in my early 20’s at the time)  how I laid an egg, or John did as I covered a…

September 7 2020

From Pet Stores to Enjoying Downtown Chicago with Alderman Hopkins on WGN Radio

Filling in for Anna Davlantes on WGN Radio you can hear listen HERE my first question out of the box for Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward. What happened to that bill which would have closed the loophole preventing just a few stores to continue to evade the law and sell puppies in Chicago? Hopkins said (as…

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,…

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