Archive for April 2011

Some Animal Shelters Are Stuck in Time

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Busting Flea Myths, You Can Win the War

     Wish we could make the fleas flee – we can, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden (aka, Dr. Flea), Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s most important to treat correctly, every pet, every month. And important to speak to your veterinarian about choosing the right product in the first place, and... Read more »

Disabled? Maybe - But He Would Give His Life For Me

That’s the thing about dogs…the intensity of this relationship speaks for itself. 

There is No Longer An App for Everything

Our voices have apparently been heard…. from all the blog postings (including my own I hope)….cries from national animal welfare groups….even Michael Vick getting into the act, the Los Angeles Police Department and various other voices….the dog fighting “game” application called Dog Wars (Kage Games LLC) has apparently been pulled from the Android Market. I... Read more »

Alligator Turns Out to be a Cat Burglar, Breaking Into a House

I am glad the woman and her cats are ok. What’s most fascinating to me about this story is that the alligator watched the cats use a doggy door, and figured out how to use it. Alexis Dunbar came home to find a gator in her bathroom. Alligators haven’t survived millions of years for no... Read more »

Paws for Japan: Please Support this Benefit Concert to Help Animal Victims in Japan

Pawz for Japan is a benefit held April 30 to raise money for the pets and their families in Japan. The need is overwhelming. Many after the disaster asked to help. Japan’s officials didn’t know the answer – now organizations are seeking help. Please help if you can. This is a concert at the Drake... Read more »

There's a Dog War Going On

Facebook pages have been set up to petition against this application Dog fighting isn’t a game, and it’s not a sport – it’s a felony, and a crime of horrific nearly unspeakable violence. I have so many issues with the app – one is the way which dogs are abused in the game, and another... Read more »

Beware of Hopping Salmonella Outbreak

Fascinating pets to watch, and when cared for properly not a bad pet…but without proper hygiene salmonella is a real concern. Adult supervision is a good idea to insure kids wash thoroughly. A small amphibious package is causing a big problem, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association Smart Briefs. Over the past two years,... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Pawz For Japan, Happy Birthday Dr. Fisher, Dr. Susan Little on FIP and Gas Chambers Still Being Used in Some Shelters

Chicago is the first city to host a major fundraiser for Japanese pets Listen to the PETCAST by clicking HERE (it’s Free, and all you do is click) Chicago musician Tokiko Takeuchi is doing something about the plight of pets in Japan. She talks about a benefit concert – which I will host – she’s... Read more »

Tour For Life at Anti Cruelty Society

Forever the teacher, President Preckwinkle organized this photo. Supporting shelter adoption, offering behavior advice, low cost microchips....a great day at the Anti Cruelty Society.
The North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life stopped at the Anti Cruelty Society on April 20 to support shelter adoptions. In the process, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle honored the Anti Cruelty Society.