Posts in category "microchipping pets"

Some Pet Microchip Companies Acting Irresponsibly

Some Pet Microchip Companies Acting Irresponsibly
Microchipping saves lives. This is an accepted fact among those in the veterinary and animal welfare community. However, some microchip companies may now be compromising a system that’s reunited countless numbers of pets and their owners. A small chip (approximately the size of a grain of rice) is injected into the pet. If a pet... Read more »

Cook County Veterinarian on Rabies and Microchipping

Cook County Veterinarian on Rabies and Microchipping
Dr. Donna Alexander, chief administrator Cook County animal and rabies control talks about what her job is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE, as Dr. Alexander talks about what happens to animals post eviction, people who hoard or allow animals loose in the forest preserves. To say rabies isn’t here, or doesn’t... Read more »

Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Events, Starting at WGN Radio

Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Events, Starting at WGN Radio
Steve Cochran and Steve Dale pair up to adopt Charlie, a 9-pound buff-colored male neutered Chihuahua from Chicago Animal Care & Control. On Tuesday March 23, 8:35AM CDT on WGN Radio. This pup can be yours. Listen at here, or at 720AM. Charlie, who is only a few years old,  is neutered and up-to-date on all... Read more »
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Case of Two Cats in One

Case of Two Cats in One
For 10 years, a Siamese cat living in New Zealand has been leading a double life.  The pedigree cat was bought by Alice Alexander and named Ming in 2000. He was named for his tendency to mingle and Ms. Alexander said the family often got calls from neighbors telling them Ming was at their house. After... Read more »

Microchipping is Necessary, American Animal Hospital Association

Microchipping is Necessary, American Animal Hospital Association
American Animal Hospital Association President Dr. Kate Crumley talks about the importance of microchipping. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World about the importance of proper pet identification, most importantly microchipping. Dr. Crumley talks about her own experiences when a hurricane hit North Carolina. The chip identifies every pet as the individuals they are. Equally... 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 »
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Vote for HomeAgain Pet Hero of the Year

Vote for HomeAgain Pet Hero of the Year
HomeAgain judges took your nominations for most impressive heroes for pets. I was among the judges (who included the co-founder of petfinder.com and Sully Sullenberger) who narrowed the list. Now it’s up to you. On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I speak with Karen Kainer Consumer Marketing Manager of Merk Animal Health and HomeAgain who rattles off... Read more »

Dog Flipping, A Sad New Trend

Dog Flipping, A Sad New Trend
Dog flipping is the term used for a new trend, people stealing dogs from yards or taking tied-out dogs. Then they sell them, or flip them on m Internet services such as Craig’s list. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dog thefts are on the rise, increasing 27.8% between January and May compared to... Read more »

Microchipping and Pet ID's: Dr. Mike Cavanaugh from American Animal Hospital Association

Microchipping and Pet ID's: Dr. Mike Cavanaugh from American Animal Hospital Association
Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, executive director of the American Animal Hospital Association cheers the concept of microchipping, and that more and more pet owners are doing so, as you can hear in this interview on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  The problem is that people do know to or simply forget to register those microchips, that’s like... Read more »
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Calling All Animal Loving Heroes

Calling All Animal Loving Heroes
Do you know a reali-life hero, like Captain Sully Sullenberger? Remember, he was the pilot who successfully performed the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. No doubt – he is a hero. HomeAgain®Pet Recovery Service is seeking an animal loving  hero. HomeAgain Hero of the Year nominees should demonstrate a commitment... Read more »