Posts tagged "breed specific ban"

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns
More than anything else, I hope my newspaper columns helps families, afterall pets are considered members of the family. 2014 included columns on many topics I was proud to elevate to a public platform. Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book,  “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend and Saved... 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 »

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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‪"Conversations With A Pit Bull" Campaign

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The most popular dog in America, the pit bull. or at least dogs that we call pit bulls. We don’t know that. But it may be true. We do know according to American Kennel Club registrations the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed. But these pit bull-type dogs dogs, which shelters are filled with,... Read more »

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 »

Property Manager Profiles Dog Breeds, As Lennox in Belfast is Euthanized

Property Manager Profiles Dog Breeds, As Lennox in Belfast is Euthanized
Q: We are in the process of moving to a rental home but we’ve run into a major roadblock because of an issue with our dog, a 6-month-old large mixed breed. We were told by the previous owner that he is half Golden Retriever, part German Shepherd, and perhaps some Chow Chow. When I gave... Read more »
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Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea

Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea
As an outcome of the recent attack by two Pit Bull-type dogs in Chicago, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd ward) has offered an interesting idea – licensing dog owners. I actually believe the idea is brilliant – or at least a start. The city can better enforce; most municipalities (including Chicago)  license dogs. That’s not very... Read more »

Why Won't Chicago Animal Care and Control Punish Irresponsible Owners?

Why Won't Chicago Animal Care and Control Punish Irresponsible Owners?
In my view, nearly everything at Chicago Animal Care and Control is today broken. Check this blog post: Who runs CACC and why won’t Chicago Punish Irresponsible Pit Bull Owners?  (click to read story) I congratulate the author for having the courage to address the problems, though there are inaccuracies in the blog post  (important... Read more »

Talking Breed Ban In Chicago, Again....STOP! BSL Doesn't Work

Talking Breed Ban In Chicago, Again....STOP! BSL Doesn't Work
Whenever something like this happens – some members of the public over-react, and public officials respond in kind – well meaning….but not effective. Banning a breed (Pit Bull-type dogs always among them) never solves a thing. It’s a response – but not an effective one, not hardly. The owner of the two Pit Bulls that... Read more »
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Pit Bull Attack in Chicago

Pit Bull Attack in Chicago
I can hear it now – another call for Pit Bulls to be banned. Of course, the blame will be focused on all Pit Bull-type dogs – not that the owners who allowed dogs off-leash with a collar, but without tags, and well off their property. According to the Chicago Tribune, a  62-year-old man was... Read more »
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