Posts tagged "breed specific legislation"

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio
Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their... Read more »

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Talks Dogs

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Talks Dogs
Chicago Alderman and Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti offers his platform for pets on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE as the second ward Alderman begins by saying he is opposed breed specific legislation (BSL). He says he’s certainly supportive of any (sensible) ordinance which supports public safety, but he notes BSL is unfair... Read more »
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Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti on WGN Radio to Talk Politics and Dogs

Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti on WGN Radio to Talk Politics and Dogs
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti appears on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio (720 AM or listen HERE) on Sunday morning (January 11), 6:35 AM CDT. I will talk with Alderman Fioretti about pet political topics: - How he feels about the Chicago Park District deciding they now won’t allow dogs in the new Maggie... Read more »

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 »

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls
Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention, by all accounts,supports breed specific legislation (banning any dog referred to as a pit bill, and perhaps adding in other breeds). This group is holding a rally, or an ‘education program,’ as I was told to “educate the public regarding dangerous dog breeds.” There will be music, dance and theatrical... Read more »
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Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work
Do breed specific bans make any sense? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) looked at the issue, and crafted a science documented position statement, as described HERE by AVSAB’s past president Dr. Valli Parthasarathy on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  AVSAB notes that more effective that  breed bans and focusing on the (presumed) breed... Read more »

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day
Chicago Animal Care & Control needs towels – and I have mentioned on the air, and some of you have dropped off towels. But Daniela Spaid. director of Marketing and Public Relations Fitness Formula Club has hundreds of towels which there are clubs are donating. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s PetWorld  (where you can hear other archived... Read more »

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party
Image two dogs identified as pit bulls running from nowhere, terrifying kids at a backyard birthday party. That’s exactly what happened on August 4 on Chicago’s South Side. And the result was the mauling of an innocent 6-year old boy, who remains in the hospital. The adults at the party acted fast to stop it... Read more »
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America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World

America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World
Dr. Natalie Marks is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio on August 3 for a very personal program – and you’ll hear why, 6:35 AM CDT on August 3. Listen at 720AM or HERE. Dr. Marks is one of 20 veterinarians being considered for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation America’s Favorite Veterinarian. While the... Read more »