Archive for April 2012

Pet Behavior Books May Save Lives, "Good Cat!" "Good Dog!"

Pet Behavior Books May Save Lives, "Good Cat!" "Good Dog!"
If you have an ebook reader – and if you have a dog and/or a cat, continue reading…. The number one cause of death in dogs and cats isn’t cancer, or heart disease….it’s poor behavior. When the pet isn’t acting up to our expectations, the human animal bond may crash overnight, or disintegrate over time.... Read more »

Pets On the Titanic, Some Survived

Pets On the Titanic, Some Survived
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all about the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I found something that I dare say you never before heard about – pets on the Titanic. That’s right, HEAR Joseph Edgette, professor emeritus at Widener University and Titanic expert, who says there were pets on the... Read more »

Cinco de Meow to Help Felines & Canines

Cinco de Meow to Help Felines & Canines
Have a margarita with catnip – you’ll roll over and yowl….Cinco de Meow is a benefit for Felines & Canines (formerly Felines, Inc.), held on May 5 (of course) at Trader Todd’s (3216 N. Sheffield, just north of Belmont) from noon to 2 p.m. As you can hear on my WGN Radio Petcast (podcast for... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Help Chicago Animal Shelters By Having Fun!

WGN Radio Petcast: Help Chicago Animal Shelters By Having Fun!
Celebrating Chicago animal shelters and rescues and their upcoming fun events – here’s the current edition click on my WGN Radio PETCAST (may take a moment to load). Abby Smith is a Chicago shelter unsung hero, of the newly re-named and re-branded Felines and Canines (formerly Felines, Inc). Margaritas with catnip will be served at... Read more »

Oh Behave: Behavior Consultants Meeting

Oh Behave: Behavior Consultants Meeting
WARWICK, RI — Need help with a dog who barks incessantly when you’re not home, a cat who targets the wall instead of the litter box, a parrot who screams obscenities, or a horse who’s pretty much eating up his stable? A behavior consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants may be able... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, Heart Disease in Cats; Diving into Genes

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, Heart Disease in Cats; Diving into Genes
Winn Feline Foundation 34th Annual Feline Health Symposium to benefit feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy research. Registration is now open for the 34th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Feline Health Symposium.  “Diving into the Gene Pool”, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Boston Marriott Quincy, in Quincy, MA. The speakers: Leslie Lyons, PhD, University... Read more »
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Experts from Behavior Conference Answer Your Dog and Cat Questions

Experts from Behavior Conference Answer Your Dog and Cat Questions
WARWICK, RI — These reader questions were answered at the conference of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) held here April 20-22. IAABC members are consultants in dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior who are available to help owners whose animals have behavior problems. Q: My 8-month-old Golden Doodle has gotten bigger than... Read more »

HSUS: Lawyers In Cages

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To my understanding, there’s great truth in this video – I know some may comment unkindly about me posting….guess I will find out. . . I was really torn about posting this….and procrastinated for some time. But ultimately I decided to let all of you decide.

Wolves Adoption Breaks Record for Animal Care and Control

Adoptions aren't possible without volunteers - check out this group, superstars who individually have made a difference, and together are responsible for countless lives saved....(l to r) Melanie Sobel, Charlie Propsom, Nikki Proutsos. (Far left an unidentified volunteer). Four wonderful volunteers, among the legion of volunteers who have helped adopt these dogs over the years, not to mention many CACC employees (such as the amazing Charles Craft). Lloyd Pettit once said, "We lose a puck and gain a faceoff." Today, he'd say, 'We lose a puck and adopt a dog.'
When the Chicago Wolves arranged their first Adopt-A-Dog Night in 2001, Wolves Chairman of the Board Don Levin figured the team would try the promotion once or twice. Fans loved it….and meanwhile Levin became a major supporter of Animal Care & Control. Other potential supporters saw what Levin was doing for the animals, and they... Read more »
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Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation

Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation
the Trio Animal Foundation presents Rockin’ for Rescue, May 19. Trio helps many Chicago shelters – they remove dogs with special needs, provide medical care and eventually forever homes. They’ve saved countless animals, from the Animal Welfare League of Chicago and others. Of course, their good work requires dollars – Rockin’ for Rescue is a... Read more »
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