Posts tagged "Best Friends Animal Society"

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 »

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 »

Best Friends Shoots for No Kill L.A.

Best Friends Shoots for No Kill L.A.
Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles executive director Mark Peralta has done big things….chats with me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on how LosAngeles is moving to zero kill of healthy, adoptable pets.Peralta explains the three steps are: Preventing animals to come into the shelter in the first place, primarily spay/neuter Encourage adoptions... Read more »
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NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits
Dogs, cats or rabbits will not longer be sold at pet stores, as the Chicago City Council Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection unanimously approved the The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance,March 4, introduced by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and forwarded by the non-profit Puppy Mill Project. Among those who testified FOR the proposed... Read more »

Remembering Animals In Shelters Who Didn't Make It

Remembering Animals In Shelters Who Didn't Make It
“Millions of beautiful pets are euthanized every year,” says Mike Arms, president and CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Numbers have become very important in the shelter world, as individual shelters and even municipal animal control officials keep careful track of the number of animals that go into shelters,... Read more »

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons
Q: Many of our neighbors are adopting pets from shelters, which sounds wonderful. But we’ve always gotten purebred Cocker Spaniels or English Springer Spaniels. Also, I don’t want damaged goods; some of the neighbors have had behavior problems with their dogs. Why should I adopt from a shelter? — R.T., Cyberspace A: You may save... Read more »
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Walk Your Hound, Spend Time with Your Pet

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Are we leaving our pets home alone too much, not interacting with them enough….does this all impact separation issues and or weight gain? The very best thing you can do is to take a walk with your dog. Hmmm….maybe not dressed as I am, however (or you dog may be embarrassed).

WGN Radio Petcast: Newt Gingrich on Pets; How Animals Die in Shelters; New Puppy Mill Truths

WGN Radio Petcast: Newt Gingrich on Pets; How Animals Die in Shelters; New Puppy Mill Truths
Listen HERE to the latest WGN Radio Petcast: (may take a moment to load) Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich kicks off this political petcast. Senator Andy Dineman and dog trainer Joesph Dwyer talk about their bill to ban carbon monoxide poisoning of shelter animals (which remains the only choice in many states), and there’s a... Read more »

Skip Haynes, Alliota, Haynes and Jeremiah Performs Today - It's Free

“There pets I want to tell you about, they live in my home town” Skip Haynes of Alliota, Hanyes and Jeremiah wrote a song which he pefrom today at Dog Day on the Green (Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park), specifically to promote shelter adoption in Chicago. Fund of some proceeds of the tune benefit Safe... Read more »
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There Aint No Festival Just Like It - Dog Day on the Green on WLS

Driving South on LSD to Dog Day on the Green. Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah who inked the Chicago classic Lake Shore Drive wrote a version (with me helping out) to promote Dog Day on the Green and pet adoption. Skip Haynes performs on WLS again, and at Dog Day on the Green... Read more »
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