At the Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced a new position statement on breed-specific legislation (BSL). This is when communities, ironically including Denver, where the Symposium was held, ban specific dog breeds. Pit bull-type dogs are always at the top of the list – sometimes the... Read more »
An 84-year-old Bensenville woman is being called a hero after rescuing a dog from a pack of wild coyotes. Ironically, I just wrote about coyotes, and protecting our pets. Dolores “Dolly” Jefferson says she was getting her morning coffee when she heard noises coming from behind her home. She walked out back to find her neighbor’s... Read more »
Q: Sadie is terrified of fireworks. We close our windows, but that doesn’t help. Not only do we live close to our neighborhood’s fireworks display, but kids also set off their own fireworks in the days leading up to the Fourth.. How can I help my dog? P.M., Deerfield, IL. Q: Our German Shepherd looks... Read more »
Perhaps, you’ve heard of cats with 9-lives, falling from high building and surviving – but how about dogs? Susie, a 4-year-old Multipoo survived a near 16 story fall on Saturday, June 14 . In fact, what’s more amazing is that Susie suffered no serious internal injuries or broken bones. The incident happened when the dog... Read more »
Sunday is the day of the Lord…. // Post by 標準型貴賓狗哈樂 Standard Poodle Halo. (Thank you Facebook friend Marc Rosenthal) Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Pit Bull-type dogs do suffer from so many misconceptions, and these fallacies lead to breed bans and ultimately death of dogs who have done nothing wrong. Here are some facts: 1 – So-called pit bulls are generally mixed breed dogs, not actually Pit Bulls. 2- Breed bans (restricting ownership or preventing ownership of so-called pit... Read more »
Happy – everyone’s happy, dogs and one cat who apparently is part canine. This video from Australia. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.