Posts in category "Dog Attack"

There's No Problem with Pit Bulls: Misinformation A Problem

There's No Problem with Pit Bulls: Misinformation A Problem
“The Problem with Pit Bulls” was the headline of a Time magazine story (June 20, 2014) by Charlotte Alter. My problem is with the story, not with the dogs referred to as pit bulls. The story, filled with inaccurate characterizations, called for breed-specific mandated sterilization, and ultimately vilified dogs referred to as pit bulls. Whenever anti-pit... 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 »

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List
The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds Based on Biting and Fatality Statistics that is the name of the above blog post – which has gone viral….I will provide a link (at the bottom of this story), but I don’t want to encourage or perpetuate  this nonsense. The post begins: “We wish we could say that... Read more »
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Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported
Q: On a recent podcast, you talked about a dog that killed a baby. When I was a kid, the family dog bit me, and he wasn’t neutered. Do you have any statistics on how many dogs bite family members? — S.F., via cyberspace A: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »

Broadcasting from WGN; Gov. Quinn Signs Dog Education Bill

Wrigley Field truly made into a field of dreams, playing whiffle ball to raise money for underprivileged kids. Here's the view from where we broadcast
This is a behind-the-scenes look of my part of this particular WGN Radio broadcast of Steve Dale’s Pet World, on August 24. For starters, the show was broadcast live from Wrigley Field as a part of a day-long event, the Wood Family Foundation Celebrity Wiffle for a Diffle (wiffle baseball at Wrigley Field to support kids in need).... Read more »

Shooting Dogs, A Police Epidemic? Dog is Killed in Hazel Crest

Hazel Crest police searching for an escaped prisoner from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, traversed back yards in the south Chicago suburb….a Rhodesian Ridgeback (who the owner and others maintain was a friendly dog) was somehow perceived as a threat – and escaped the owner’s yard (likely because police opened the gate themselves). And the answer:... Read more »
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Chicago Police Superintendent Defends Dog Shooting Cop

Chicago Police Superintendent Defends Dog Shooting Cop
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy commented on the police officer shooting of a puppy. Based on witness accounts, the police should be apologizing for the grief they cause this family and the suffering they’ve caused to a puppy named Colonel Phillips (who by the way was back in the hospital, after undergoing several hours of... Read more »

Chicago Police Officer Shoots Dog

Chicago Police Officer Shoots Dog
How can a Chicago police officer shoot an innocent puppy? That answers is still to be determined. I am a huge supporter of the Chicago Police Department, and police officers everywhere. No one seems to like police, until you need them….Having said that, this case is horrific – and the officer must be held responsible.... Read more »

Pit Bulls, Are they Good Dogs, Really?

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Pit Bulls are indeed misunderstood. Ken Foster is the author of  ”I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.” Sadly, because of these ‘misunderstandings’ thousands of Pit Bull-looking dogs are needlessly euthanized annually. For starters, what is a Pit Bull? Because a dog resembles a certain ‘type’ many might describe as... Read more »
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Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog

Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog
Mark Buehrle should have stayed in Chicago. Rarely does a major league baseball player get traded to a city where his family isn’t welcomed. After being swapped from Miami to Toronto on November 13  - it’s now happened twice, where the left-handed pitcher can move, but his entire family isn’t allowed to. Last off-season Buehrle... Read more »
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