Doc Emrick Supports Chicago Canine Rescue Dog Adoptions

August 20, 2018

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick over and over continues to support Chicago's homeless animals. He's supporting the adoption of four dogs from .CCR has found homes for over 6,000 since their inception in 2001 That's amazing! But it gets better, the dogs (and a few cats too) that

U of I Springfield Mandates End to TNRV Community Cat Program

August 20, 2018

I’m unsure I was aware of the University of Illinois at Springfield even existing.  I certainly wasn’t aware of their community cat program. Now, according to a report in the , no one will any longer be allowed to feed or tend to the cats, which had been trapped and spay/neutered, vaccinated for rabies

Alderman Lopez Continues to Beat A Drum Against Chicago Animal Control

August 14, 2018

I hardly ever reprint blog posts, but with renewed interest due to a depicting part-truth, and again calling the facility "troubled," I've been asked to do so. Rather than tackle the specific allegation of "cherry picking," appearing in the story, there's a broader issue of continued and relentless

Babies May be Healthier with a Pet

August 10, 2018

Have a baby? What you need next is a pet and a good pediatrician. And with the pet you may not need that pediatrician quite as often.Increasingly, studies support the theory that a dog or cat in the home improves the human microbiome, particularly babies, and therefore improve their immune systems.According

Doc Emrick Scores for Chicago Canine Rescue

August 9, 2018

Doc Emrich's bruiser defensemen - his dogs Doc EmrickLegendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick has again come through for Chicago's homeless animals.

Animal Welfare Matters, And Paul Vallas Gets It

August 5, 2018

The phrase “Animal welfare matters” has more layers to it than you may at first think.Many studies from around the world have demonstrated a real link, that when people are violent to animals they are more likely to be violent to one another. In fact, the term used by law enforcement and mental health

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Barking for a Term Limit for Chicago’s Mayor

After Susan Russell was asked to resign (she didn’t so she was fired) from the position of Chicago Animal Care and Control Executive Director, it was clear that her boss, Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn’t a clue about animal welfare, and doesn’t care. Mayor Rahm never met Susan, a City department chair – never even bothered…
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Remembering Dr. Donna Alexander on WGN Radio

On May 20, Dr. Donna Alexander, then Administrator of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control was on my WGN radio show. I spoke to her privately the very next day, about several topics, including the need to update the trap/neuter/return ordinance and the continuing sad saga at the Animal Welfare League in…
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Dr. Philip Fox Earns AVMA/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award

Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, head of cardiology and director of the Caspary Research Institute and Education Outreach at the Animal Medical Center in New York City is this year’s recipient of the AMVA/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award. Dr. Fox received the award at the NIH Young Scholars Symposium held at Texas A&M in…
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Chicago Animal Care and Control Rescues; Bowling for Rhinos

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio HEAR me talk with Kelly Gandurski, new acting director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) talks about how so many rescues/shelters instantly came together to save 48 small dogs from one property. The good news is that the animals were in great shape. The dogs didn’t really spend…
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Longhorned Ticks: An Unwanted Import from Asia

If the tick inundation isn’t bad enough, the self-cloning East Asian tick is now multiplying in the U.S., and does transmit disease to people in it’s native Asian countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand The Lyme Disease Association reports that according to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick (otherwise…
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California Heroes Save Shelter Animals, Vacaville Animal Shelter

So many heroes in California, saving people and animals. They include first responders, animal shelter workers and volunteers, veterinarians and neighbors. In this video, police body cam footage from the Nelson Fire shows the dramatic rescue of dozens of animals as flames began inching closer to a Vacaville Animal Shelter Friday evening, August 10. A…
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