Posts tagged "Dr Lester Fisher"

Lincoln Park Zoo and Animals Lose a Friend

Lincoln Park Zoo and Animals Lose a Friend
Sometimes people impact your life so profoundly….sometimes they are school teachers, one of mine was an animal teacher, named Pat Sass. My interest in animals goes back many years, and includes more than pets. Back when I was in college (University of Illinois, Chicago), I had a regular contingent of guests on my college radio... Read more »

Anti Cruelty Bark in the Park Benefits Chicago's Oldest Animal Care Center

Roz Varon and Hosea Sanders of WLS-TV, officially begin the 20th Annual Bark in the Park in Lincoln Park (photo by Yousef Seidu)
Anti Cruelty Society held their 20th Annual Bark in the Park on May 3 in Lincoln Park, near Montrose Beach….thousands of people and dogs showed up on a beautiful day for a stroll in the park. This is now considered Chicago’s official kick-off to Spring. If you missed the event, here are some highlights:  ... Read more »

Bark in the Park, Officially Begins Summer in Chicago

Bark in the Park is the canine social event of the year.
Bark in the Park benefits the Anti Cruelty Society; you and your dog can officially celebrate the ‘right of summer ‘season on Saturday May 3 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park with thousands of dogs.  It’s a great way to help celebrate the 20th Bark in the Park – 20 years of supporting Chicago’s... Read more »

Bark in the Park for Anti Cruelty Society

I've helped to emcee this event for most of those 19 my left Bart Shore of WBBM-radio and Roz Varon of WLS -TV have been at Bark in the Park of all those 19 years, and to the far right in the photo - he oughta look familiar, Hosea Sanders of WLS-TV, he's been a regular for about 10 years.
Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, and despite weather predictions to the contrary – it was really a nice day. Thousands of dogs turn out for this event, and a who’s who from the Chicago animal world as well. If you missed it – you missed tons of fun, here... Read more »

Bark in the Park: Walk Your Dog to Help All Dogs (Cats too!)

Thousands of dogs bring their people to Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, this 19th annual event kicks off May 4 in Lincoln Park near Montrose Beach. Thousands of dogs will take a leisurely walk the 5K course, though some more serious folks (without a dog) can run the course. The run begins at 9 a.m.,... Read more »

Bark in the Park a Howling Success

(Photo by Yousef Seidu)
Bark in the Park, an annual event for the Anti Cruelty Society attracted thousands of people with their thousands of dogs….It’s an amazing event. If you missed it – here’s a photo recap. 

Walk for Pets and to Honor Chicago Legend Dr. Lester Fisher

This year’s Annual Bark in the Park fundraiser for the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago is dedicated to Dr. Lester Fisher, director emeritus of the Lincoln Park Zoo, and also longtime member of the Board of Directors at the Anti Cruelty Society. Dr. Fisher monkeying around If you are of a ‘certain age’ you’ll remember... Read more »

Bark in the Park for the Anti Cruelty Society

Bark in the Park raised $250,000 for the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago last year, so naturally the goal is to do better this year….the event is Saturday (May 7), at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park, just after 9 a.m. Thousands of dogs, and people too, cross the finish line at the annual Bark in... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Pawz For Japan, Happy Birthday Dr. Fisher, Dr. Susan Little on FIP and Gas Chambers Still Being Used in Some Shelters

Chicago is the first city to host a major fundraiser for Japanese pets Listen to the PETCAST by clicking HERE (it’s Free, and all you do is click) Chicago musician Tokiko Takeuchi is doing something about the plight of pets in Japan. She talks about a benefit concert – which I will host – she’s... Read more »

Ark in the Park with Ray Rayner and Dr. Lester Fisher

I love this question! The perfect way to celebrate my ChicagoNow 400th post “Like you, I too enjoyed learning about the animals when I used to watch Ray Rayner.  Would you happen to know the lyrics to that catchy little theme song that was played?”  Howard W. My earliest influences re: the animal world, Dr.... Read more »