Nancy Faust, from Dogs to Donkeys; and Tree House Humane Saves Cats


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Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio and a conversation with Former Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust is beloved for so many reasons, and it turns out – no surprise – she’s a huge animal lover. She talks about the first Dog Day promotions (at that time taking dogs to Comiskey Park). She helped to lobby for “no fireworks” during dog days.

Nancy is also a donkey lover and understands “the value of donkeys,” and how that all began with former Sox owner Bill Veeck. Rosita was her first donkey, and she currently has two donkeys. She also talks about protective donkeys truly are – they are fearless – and that in Africa some defend against leopards.

No, she never dated Harry Caray, but did spend time with the legendary broadcaster.

She also explains how Na Na Hey Hey came about.

Tree House Humane and Cats

Raissa Allaire, Executive Director of Tree House Humane Society, explains their holistic circle of care, everything from providing for community cats (trap-neuter-vaccinate-return) to offering the community affordable veterinary care (for cats), those adopted from Tree House or not.

If you enjoy coffee, Tree House has a cat cafe, where adoptable cats with feline leukemia live. And Tree House also adopted cats with the feline immunodeficiency virus, and how these cats may even live longer lives than otherwise healthy cats.

It’s kitten season – or the start of – so a great time to consider adoption of cats of all ages. Tree House adopts a lot of cats, averaging 1,000 to 1,100.  Adoption counselors are equally as important for cats as for dogs, understanding the importance of making the right match to best fit into certain families.

Allaire also talks about some special events coming up.

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