Anti Cruelty Society Bark in the Park on WGN Radio


I begin with WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World by announcing HERE that the bill I proposed to mandate fire safety and protection in Illinois kennels and boarding facilities appears to be on its way to becoming law. In politics, “It ain’t over, till it’s over,” but – for now – it looks good that by the end of Spring it will hit the Governor’s desk for a signature! And, if so, lives will be saved.

with Tracy Elliott at WGN Radio

Tracy Elliott, new President of the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago joins me to chat about several topics, beginning with himself. He tells his story, and how he landed in Chicago.

Anti Cruelty Society has education events happening in schools and/or on the premises daily, he explains.

He says, “The human animal bond has the power to change the world,” and I SO agree.

One recent focus for Anti Cruelty is to help support landlords and condominium boards to allow pets. One of several reasons, is that not finding a place that allows pets is an all too common explanation for owners surrendering pets.

We face this topic: Anti Cruelty, being open admission, offers a tremendous contribution. In fact, I can’t imagine how Chicago Animal Care and Control would ever deal with input if it wasn’t for what Anti Cruelty accepts through their doors.

The biggest annual fundraiser for Anti Cruelty is Bark in the Park, Saturday May 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stadium Green adjacent to Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Drive).

The event highlight is a 2 1/2 mile walk along the Lakefront, with great views.

  • The party continues until 1:00 p.m.
  • Lagunitas Beer Tent Opens 10:00 a.m.
  • Agility demos your dog can partake in
  • Souvenir photo booth
  • Live Music by Johnny Alleto: 10:00 a.m.
  • Raffle Drawing: 11:50 a.m. *Winners do not need to be present
  • Lots of vendors with pet products will be there.

Tickets for the 25th Annual Bark in the Park are $40 for adults, and $10 for children 3 to 12 years. Purchase HERE.

I mention part two of my interview with Dr. Jane Goodall pops in a few weeks; see the entire interview here