Anti Cruelty Bark from the Heart and Help To Those Unable to Afford Vet Care


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She has the fanciest title in town Jennifer Goodsmith, vice president mission advancement at Anti Cruelty Society Chicago talks about various programs HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio.

Goodsmith describes the new Pet Deposit Subsidy Program. Pet friendly housing is more in need than ever, but that deposit required may be beyond people’s means, so Anti Cruelty is offering a one-time subsidy (so people don’t need to relinquish pets) for those who fit the criteria. Learn more, education@anticruelty.org.

We discuss the free Anti Cruelty Society behavior helpline. The most significant reason for giving up a pet is behavior, and many times may be avoided with help: 312-645-8253.

Bark in the Park Now Bark from the Heart

with Bart Shore, Roz Varon, and Hosea Sanders

For many years with my bro in sound, Bart Shore from WLIT Radio, and from WLS-TV Roz Varon and Hosea Sanders, we’ve emceed the original dog-walk fundraising event called Bark in the Park However, this year, it’s all virtual. And it really sounds like fun, as Goodsmith describes. For starters, you can sign up and get cool gear and learn more.

Even better, create a fundraising team!

On May 22, it’s adventure day, you can walk around town with a pennant (provided when you sign up) and stick it in the ground, and take a picture of the family and the dog(s). I will be placing my flag on the roof of  WGN-TV’s Paul Lisnek’s castle – just like you do when you climb a mountain. I invite all to visit the Lisnek castle roof.

More on the Radio

Dr. Christine Royal, associate vice president Merck Animal Health Companion Animal and Equine business, explains how the company is working with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to support pet parents who may not be able to afford veterinary care.

My first WGN Radio Petcast has dropped, featuring Dr. Maggie O’Haire, associate professor Human Animal Interaction Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.