Humane Laws Awaiting Illinois Governor’s Signature; MonDog Beach is Open on WGN Radio


Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States. And he discusses many of the pending animal welfare bills.  This show was taped before the decision was made by the Illinois Senate to ban sales of dogs and cats being sold at pet stores and is now merely requiring the Governor J.B. Pritzker’s expected signature. Listen HERE for my conversation with Ayers on WGN Radio.

Ayers explains why selling dogs and cats at pet stores keeps the puppy mill pipeline alive. The public and public officials are saying ‘enough is enough’ as now about 400 cities (including Chicago), many counties and soon five states (with more on the way) ban sales of dogs and cats sold at pet stores.

We also discuss a bill regarding wildlife trafficking.  Awaiting the Governor’s signature are bills that will limit retail pet sales, end dog breed discrimination by insurance companies, make housing supported by the government more pet inclusive, and increase sterilization options for shelter animals.

Dog Beach Etiquette

It’s open again!!! MonDog Dog Beach, as Chief Mutt at Mutt Jackson and Board Member at Montrose Dog Beach, Paul Fehrenbacher calls the dog beach, perhaps the busiest in the U.S., “Chicago’s slice of heaven.”

We reveal various beach secrets, and offer tips to keep everyone safe and how to clean dogs following a sandy beach visit.


I also talk about my WGN Radio Merrick Pet Care Steve Dale Petcast.