Posts in category "rabbits"

Pet Rabbits Only for the Right Homes

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Rabbits at Easter is a ridiculous notion. Please don’t give into impulse and get a pet rabbit just because of the season. Mary Cotter of the International House Rabbit Society explains what rabbits are all about, the truth. For example, she says that rabbits and toddlers don’t generally mix. Also, free info HERE and HERE.... Read more »

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills
“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals... Read more »

Autistic Children Benefit With a Pet

Autistic Children Benefit With a Pet
A University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lives in the home. When compared the social skills of children with autism who lived with dogs to those who did not, the children with dogs appeared to have greater social skills, according to Gretchen Carlisle, research... Read more »
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Rubber Duckie Stars in this Animal News

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I am in NO WAY endorsing pet monkeys….I DO endorse rubber duckies! A rabbit who’s idea of bath time is the same as many going to a spa, apparent bliss. And a pair of Dachshunds who love bath time…   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list... Read more »

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills
Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns.  And like a runaway train, more cities... Read more »

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County
Banning sales of dogs, cats and rabbits was unanimously passed by Cook County Commissioners in April.  However, a month later, Commissioners Joan Patricia Murphy and Liz Gorman said they were unhappy with that ordinance (which they both voted for) and suggested an amendment. As reported by my ChicagoNow colleague Kathy Mordini, the Murphy/Gorman amendment, and... Read more »
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No Dogs or Cats Sold in North Miami Beach

No Dogs or Cats Sold in North Miami Beach
Cities all over the country are limiting pet stores sales, so dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits too) can not be sold. Back on May 21 North Miami Beach Council members joined in the movement to limit pet store sales, which now exceeds wells over 40 cities. The ordinance reads, “The City Council believes that... Read more »

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan
Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance  in Cook County Should Move Ahead as Planned Chicago, IL—On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and supported by The Puppy Mill Project, joining the City of Chicago... Read more »

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind
This is blog post  2,500.   I’ve written about many topics in nearly six years as a ChicagoNow blogger.  I’ve averaged writing over a blog post a day.  My first few blogs were about breed specific bans, a common topic for me – for which I will offer a special announcement this summer. My blog helped to... Read more »
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Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County

Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (12th district) was on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio,  Listen HERE. I explain the background of how the Puppy Mill Project has been devoted to pet stores not selling animals from commercial facilities, and how the city and then Cook County said no more dogs, cats or rabbits to be... Read more »