Articles: Pit Bulls

Pet expert Steve Dale on WGN radio with Shorty Ross on pit bulls

Steve Dale and the Pit Boss on WGN Radio

Shorty Rossi, star of Pit Boss on Animal Planet is bringing his Freedom Tour to the Chicago area. I speak HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, with Shorty and Greg Alonzo of Speakeasy Customs & Classics about the event to benefit Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP).  Shorty and I talk about the…
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…

Pit Bulls on Planes to Pets In Divorce to Power of a Dog’s Nose with Karen Conti on WGN Radio

I can talk to the animals – but wish I could listen better. Our pets are always talking to us in some ways, but we’re not always aware that they are. I appeared with WGN Radio legal analyst Karen Conti on her show HERE. Karen asked me about the pit bull attack in the new…

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…

Delta Airlines Bans Pit Bulls as Support or Service Animals

When I first learned that Delta airlines is banning any dog identified as a pit bull, I truly thought this is “fake news.” It is that outrageous. However, it’s true, according to Delta’s own website.  Delta, which led the industry in March by updating its service and support animal policy, says it will further enhance its…

Red, White and Blue, Adopt a Pittie For You

Dogs we call pit bulls (because they have a certain “look”) are today’s All-American dog, and there are a lot of them. Likely there are far more dogs we call pit bulls than the American Kennel Club most popular pure bred dog, the Labrador Retriever. For many reasons, there are lots of pitties in animal…

Sgt. Stubby An American Hero

It’s a movie about a war hero, a true story about the most unlikely war hero ever, as he happened to have four legs. Sergeant Stubby saved countless human lives, and his story is told in the motion picture “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” opening April 13 at theaters.  And incidentally, he was the only…

WGN Radio Dog Adoption: Get Pippen Home for the Holidays

Help to bring this puppy home for the howlidays. Susan Russell, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, along with myself, attempt to adopt Pippin on Tuesday, December 19, at 9:05 a.m. on WGN Radio. Listen at 720AM or here. Six-year-old Pippen arrived at the shelter in October. Pippen, a real live Chicago dog,…

Fatal Dog Attack by Pit Bulls, Is BSL Next?

How do you report on the death of a little boy caused by two family dogs? There can be few greater family tragedies. I’ve known about this for some time, but I was waiting. I was waiting for the inevitable, because the dogs involved in the attack were identified as pit bulls. I suspected the…

Pit Bull Ban Passed in Springfield City

In some parts of Missouri, lawmakers are more concerned about dogs that resemble what we call “pit bulls” than they are with shuttering puppy mills and penalizing the operators of those mills. In a highly emotional meeting on October 2, the City Council of Springfield City, Missouri, approved a ban on dogs referred to as…

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