#ChicagoProud is what I begin talking about HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show with our intrepid newsman Dave Schwan. It’s an initiative, which about all of Chicago’s Aldermen signed on to to accentuate positive that happens every day in our city . Hear a podcast detail more about #ChicagoProud.
Old school thought, cats live alone – so they ought to live in single cages in shelters. Indeed, today we know better. cats are social. And as long as there aren’t too many cats in a room and as long as they are gradually and appropriately introduced, keeping cats in a group and cageless setting is far less stressful to shelter cats. I talk with Louise Basgall of Barb’s Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, 313 N Quentin Rd., Palantine is to create a safe and humane haven by providing medical attention, food, shelter, and love for cats and dogs that have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. And the shelter will soon begin a trap-neuter-program.
Anna Johnson, shelter manager at Chicago Canine Rescue, talks about this shelter’s mission – simply put to often take dogs others don’t, older dogs, dogs with some medical needs, and dogs called pit bulls. And they’ve been hugely successful, since their inception they’ve saved well over 3,000 dogs as well as some cats and even a few rabbits.
Anna also proudly talks about CRISP, a new way to help pets and families in the Chicagoland area stay healthy and stay together – the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program . CRISP pools resources of six local rescues to work in tandem with Chicago Animal Care and Control to provide assistance and support for pet owners in need, divert owner surrendered animals to accredited rescues, and ultimately reduce the number of dogs (and sometimes cats) surrendered at Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Also, Saturday October 22 is the 13th Annual Mutt Strut : Election Edition is NOW OPEN! Saturday, October 22nd is the annual dog-friendly block party and walk through Wrigleyville – it’s the shelter’s most important event.
CLICK HERE to sign up for Mutt Strut, which I will again emcee. You might also start a team, or join your favorite Paw-litical party and help Chicago Canine Rescue raise life-saving funds for the pups! And indeed the funds are truly needed to save lives.