Archive for May 2014

Never Fool Around with Mother Ostrich

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Moral of this story – never fool around with a mother ostrich.

Fleas, Fleas, Fleas!!

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Fleas, fleas, fleas – oh my….who wants them? No one. But some feel you can not win the war. Dr. Michael Murray, technical marketing director US parasiticides with Merial disagrees. He explains what fleas live for. By the way, even indoor only cats need protection. Learn more HERE, as you can Beware of the Bug... Read more »

Petco Will No Longer Sell Jerky Treats from China

Petco Will No Longer Sell Jerky Treats from China
Petco will no longer sell jerky treats from China. In 2013, I called for the pet superstores to do this….Whether my push had anything to do with it or not, doesn’t much matter at the end of the day. Hopefully, the other major superstore chains will follow suit. From the Food and Drug Administration Center... Read more »
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Walnut Recall, For You or Your Pet Bird

Walnut Recall, For You or Your Pet Bird
According to the Food & Drug Administration, St. Louis-based Sherman Produce is voluntarily recalling walnuts comprising of 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 lb bulk cardboard boxes and Schnucks brand 10 oz trays with UPC 00338390032 with best by dates 03/15 and 04/15 because the products are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is... Read more »

Proposed Bill to Assist Shelter Animals Tabled in Illinois, The Back Story

Proposed Bill to Assist Shelter Animals Tabled in Illinois, The Back Story
Illinois SB0648,  sponsored by public officials State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) wouldn’t have benefited animals, despite both public officials’ hearts being in the right place. Listen HERE as Rosenthal explains – or tries to explain – how my conversation and also one with Illinois State  Sara Feigenholtz  (12th district) helped him to see... Read more »

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?
I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy mills or other unscrupulous sources. Below are statements presenting first the... Read more »
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Reversing or Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales in Cook County

Reversing or Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales in Cook County
Puppy mill dogs are often sold at pet stores. So, why would  Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy and two other Cook County Commissioners Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman, Gregg Goslin reverse or amend the law to ban dogs, cats and rabbits sold at pet stores? With host Bill Moller, I  spoke with Murphy  exclusively on WGN Radio, LISTEN... Read more »

Suing for Dog Bite: Largest Suit Ever

Suing for Dog Bite: Largest Suit Ever
A New York man has filed a lawsuit demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever after he was bitten by a dog. Anton Purisima, 62, is suing a long list of about a thousand defendants including the City of New York, Au Bon Pain and Kmart, as well as a... Read more »

Tree House Humane Society, Cruising the River to Benefit Cats

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Tree House Humane Society benefited from the Mercury Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline excursion down the Chicago river, moderated by the Constance, the docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It seems everyone these day says they offer an architecture tour, but there’s only one that features the wonderful Chicago Architecture Foundation docents. And, aside from learning about Chicago, we... Read more »
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Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN

Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN
Puppy mills are not a good thing. FACT. Many dogs sold at pet stores are from puppy mills, others are from commercial facilities that mass produce dogs. FACT Purchases made at pet stores are impulsive, and unlike a private breeder or animal shelter or rescue, – which wants to insure you are the right family... Read more »