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Fiona is not allowed on Delta airlines because she looks like a pit bull

Delta Airlines Bans Dogs Called Pit Bulls

Delta Airlines has banned any dog they deem is a pit bull on a plane, even a legitimate pit bull service or assistance dog. The Animal Farm Foundation suggested I speak with Fiona Gilbert on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, about her service dog who happens to look like dogs we call pit…
pet expert Steve Dale invites animal loves to Paul Vallas listening session

Talking Pets with Paul Vallas

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell as executive director of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), I authored several posts expressing my absolute dismay. It didn’t make an sense. And now that Rahm isn’t running for Mayor after all, the move has proved positively idiotic. Several of the higher profile candidates for Mayor…
Pet expert Steve Dale's most recent report on the Animal Welfare League of Chicago

Animal Welfare League Woes Worsen

On one visit to the Animal Welfare League (AWL) of Chicago Ridge, Village Trustee Edmund Kowalski witnessed not one but two dogs gasping for air, obviously in respiratory distress. “No one saw these suffering dogs, or worse if they did, they weren’t receiving veterinary care. The images will haunt me the rest of my life.…
Susan Russell lands job in Philadelphia

Axed Chicago Animal Control Director Off to Philadelphia

After just over two years on the job as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell on June 29. There isn’t a City in America that wouldn’t be happy with a live release rate of dogs and cats of just over 90 percent at a municipal animal shelter. I…
PALS Place in New York opening for all victims of domestic violence with Nat Fields of Urban Resource Institute and pet expert Steve Dale

PALS Place: A Haven For All Victims of Domestic Violence

PALS Place will save all victims of domestic violence. Nat Fields, president and CEO of the non-profit Urban Resource Institute (URI) in New York City reveals big plans to save both animal and human lives on Steve Dale’s Pet World. URI is the largest provider of domestic violence services in America, and for some time have…

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…

Purina, Pet Partners, HABRI and Urban Resources Institute Lead A Coalition to Support Co-Sheltering Pets In Domestic Violence Shelters

This is an important coalition which will save human and animal lives, to support Pet and Women Safety bill. Soon you’ll hear about what some of these partners are doing to build a shelter for victims of domestic violence from the ground up as a safe haven for all family members, including pets. A group…

Susan Russell, Fired Animal Control Director on WGN Radio

John Williams interviews Susan Russell, fired executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), and I sat in for it as well. Listen HERE to the WGN Radio interview with Williams, one of the best in the business, and he peppers Susan with tough questions, but fair. And Susan handles it all with something called…

Chicago Animal Control Orphans Need a Change

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control on June 29. Consider: If Russell’s primary mission was to save animals, she was doing just that. Live release numbers in just over two years swung from just under 70 percent for cats and just 70 percent for dogs to…

Chicago Alderman Sposato Comments on the Firing of CACC Executive Director Susan Russell

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual fired Susan Russell, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)  after just over two years on the job. While the Mayor has the right to fire any city department head without consulting with anyone, none of the 50 aldermen had any idea until they read about it online (likely my…

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