Posts in category "animal cruelty"

Hoarding Dogs Outside Chicago

Hoarding Dogs Outside Chicago
Nearly 40 dogs were rescued from the home in Gelncoe, IL, a greatly posh suburb north of Chicago, mostly of them cocker spaniel mixes. Officials wore hazmat suits to remove the suffering dogs. Indeed, they were suffering, as five of the dogs had to be euthanized.  All the dogs were reportedly covered with their own... Read more »

Arrested for Saving a Dog in Hot Car

For years my line has been ‘dogs die in hot cars.’ Indeed they do. Without thinking, Desert Storm veteran Michael Hammons of Athens, GA rescued a dog in apparent distress left inside the car. The only problem was, he wasn’t thinking. Police were on their way, according to reports. Had he waited he might have been... Read more »

Veterinarian Shoots and Kills Cat with Bow and Arrow

Veterinarian Shoots and Kills Cat with Bow and Arrow
Killing a cat with a bow and arrow, and boasting about it – that’s disgusting. The person who shot the arrow  -  a veterinarian.  Now, that is shocking!  It is also incredibly sad, and totally inexcusably outrageous. Dr, Kristen Lindsey, a Washington County, Texas veterinarian could face charges, after bragging about killing a cat with... Read more »
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Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

GoDaddy Commercial Was Not Fine, It Did Endorse Puppy Mills

GoDaddy Commercial Was Not Fine, It Did Endorse Puppy Mills
Is this ignorance, playing off the popularity of my blog to enhance his blog or perhaps it’s about knowingly taking a converse view than the world to attract attention? Has to be one of the three – because I can’t believe that ChicagoNow blogger Brett Baker really doesn’t comprehend what was wrong with the GoDaddy... Read more »

SPCA Puerto Vallarta, Life Saver for Abused Dog

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Holly’s amazing journey is described by Janice Chatterton, SPCA Puerto Vallarta founder/president to certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale. Holly had a bulging tumor, tetanus (as a result of her being tied up at her waist for maybe years and the wound becoming severely infected), even a tick disease among her maladies.  Something in Holly told... Read more »
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SPCA Puerto Vallarta, A Spa or a Shelter?

SPCA Puerto Vallarta, A Spa or a Shelter?
“The street dogs and cats in Mexico are the lucky ones; at least they can find food in the trash, and maybe beg from tourists,” says Janice Chatterton, founder/president of the SPCA Puerto Vallarta. “I wanted to find a way to help dogs kept tied up on rooftops where I’ve seen the ropes cut into... Read more »

Go Daddy Super Bowl Commercial Is a Huge Fumble

Go Daddy Super Bowl Commercial Is a Huge Fumble
Shame on GoDaddy. How did this commercial, intended for the Super Bowl ever get made? First, a cute as can be Golden Retriever puppy is tossed unceremoniously from a pick up truck (it’s illegal in many states for dogs to be placed in the bed of pick up trucks). The poor puppy is apparently ok,... Read more »

Homeless Dog Needs a Home: Help Us To Find One

Homeless Dog Needs a Home: Help Us To Find One
The Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation is all about getting pit bull-type dogs adopted. That’s what they do -and there’s certainly there’s a need! Monthly, Steve Cochran of  WGN Radio is kind enough to allow me on his show to offer shelters exposure, and to adopt dogs in need of forever homes. Listen HERE as we talk... Read more »
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Adopt a Pit Bull, Steve and Steve Help Find a Home

Adopt a Pit Bull, Steve and Steve Help Find a Home
Rescuing dogs called pit bulls is what Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and his wife Amanda do. On Tuesday, January 27 Amanda will be with Steve Cochran and Steve Dale, on their monthly segment – Steve and Steve Adopt-A-Pet on WGN Radio. Cifford (Cliff to his friends) is what a dog is supposed to be: Pure... Read more »