Posts in category "Breed specific ban"

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work
Do breed specific bans make any sense? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) looked at the issue, and crafted a science documented position statement, as described HERE by AVSAB’s past president Dr. Valli Parthasarathy on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  AVSAB notes that more effective that  breed bans and focusing on the (presumed) breed... Read more »

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day
Chicago Animal Care & Control needs towels – and I have mentioned on the air, and some of you have dropped off towels. But Daniela Spaid. director of Marketing and Public Relations Fitness Formula Club has hundreds of towels which there are clubs are donating. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s PetWorld  (where you can hear other archived... Read more »

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party
Image two dogs identified as pit bulls running from nowhere, terrifying kids at a backyard birthday party. That’s exactly what happened on August 4 on Chicago’s South Side. And the result was the mauling of an innocent 6-year old boy, who remains in the hospital. The adults at the party acted fast to stop it... Read more »
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Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are

Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are
A pet rescue organization says a female pit bull mix in southeastern New Mexico,  is recovering after someone poured acid on her. This story illustrates yet again, how even abused dogs seem to forgive people – even dogs we refer to as pit bulls. In fact, it’s these dogs who may be the most common... Read more »

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Help Her to the Crown

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Help Her to the Crown
Dr. Natalie Marks, who may be voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio….Listen HERE to the petcast of that broadcast. After I say goodbye to my producer Rachel, I salute Dr. Marks. After all, voting for Dr. Marks is the patriotic thing to do. She talks about how practicing veterinary... Read more »

America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World

America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World
Dr. Natalie Marks is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio on August 3 for a very personal program – and you’ll hear why, 6:35 AM CDT on August 3. Listen at 720AM or HERE. Dr. Marks is one of 20 veterinarians being considered for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation America’s Favorite Veterinarian. While the... Read more »
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Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective
At the Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced a new position statement on breed-specific legislation (BSL). This is when communities, ironically including Denver, where the Symposium was held, ban specific dog breeds. Pit bull-type dogs are always at the top of the list – sometimes the... Read more »

Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog

Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog
Pits Bulls are the All-American dog – at least dogs we call them Pits. Of course, in reality, these are mostly dogs of a certain phenotype or a certain ‘look.’ In fact, take any five Golden Retrievers or West Highland White Terriers, and genetically they have much in common – aside from being dogs, moreover... Read more »

Best Friends: Pit Bull and Chihuahua

Best Friends: Pit Bull and Chihuahua
So there’s this dog wandering around Savannah, GA – a dog most people would identify as a pit bull carrying a Chihuahua in it’s mouth. Many might leap to the conclusion that the pit bull-type dog attacked the Chihuahua. And apparently that’s exactly what happened, as some residents made that assumption. Closer inspection from animal... Read more »
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No BSL for South Dakota Pit Bulls

No BSL for South Dakota Pit Bulls
A breed ban won’t be a problem again in South Dakota. Today (July 1) the only ban in affect in South Dakota is now to ban any ban against Pit Bulls (or any other breed for that matter). Senate Bill 75 was signed into law by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in March that prevents local governments... Read more »
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