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Chicago Honors K-9 Force

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Chicago police officer and artist Peter Bucks stands behind the police dog art piece he created during a press conference Jan. 24, 2017. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

Will you be anywhere near The Windy City this summer? The Chicago Tribune reports The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is backing a public art initiative called K-9s for Cops to bring 200 German shepherd statues to the Magnificent Mile and other locations from July 23rd to Labor Day.

The 54-inch statues will be made of fiberglass, designed and painted by local artists in collaboration with sponsors. After Labor Day, the statues will be auctioned off to benefit both the memorial foundation and PAWS Chicago, where the money will be used for a spay / neuter initiative. A similar project featuring Horses of Honor several years ago netted $480,000.

Can’t wait to see it!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chicago Dog Parks

Two dogs are playing in the park.

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Chicago lately, so that seemed like a good place to start on my new Monday feature: Dog Parks in Major Cities. To get the low-down, I consulted Windy City Paws, a site that connects dog families with available walkers and sitters in the metro area. They have a longer list, but I’m going to give you one example for each area of town. Continue reading Chicago Dog Parks

Bring ‘em Inside!

The Ohio legislature is now considering a bill that would make it illegal to leave a dog tethered outside in extreme temperatures. The Capital Area Humane Society says it received 30 – 40 calls every day about animals left outside when it’s too cold for most of us to even take the garbage out. See the whole story on NBC4i.

Meanwhile in nearby Illinois, a new law took effect on January 1st that states No owner of a dog or cat that is a companion animal may expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period of time in extreme heat or cold conditions that results in injury to or death of the animal.. Violators can receive a fine of up to $2,500 or 1 year in jail for this class A misdemeanor.

What’s the law in your state?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!