WASHINGTON (November 27, 2006) ” The Humane Society of the United States today announced that pet journalist and radio personality Steve Dale was chosen by the Cat Writers’ Association to receive this year’s Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life award for his radio show “Pet Central.” The HSUS presents the award to the best single work of the year appearing in the mass media that highlights keeping cats in their homes for life. Topics can include dealing with behavior problems, health issues and projects to help abandoned cats.
“Steve has done a great service for his audience and for the animals of Chicagoland through almost 10 years of broadcasts,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS. “He has raised money to combat feline diseases, created dog parks in Chicago and drawn attention to the plight of animals in New Orleans.”
Steve Dale, certified dog and cat behavior consultant, reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America.
Steve writes a twice weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services), he’s a contributing editor at USA Weekend, special correspondent Cat Fancy, and host of two syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute with Steve Dale as well as Pet Central on WGN Radio, Chicago.
Steve has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic Explorer, Pets Part of the Family on PBS, the Fox News Channel and various Animal Planet Shows. He was a regular on WGN-TV Chicago.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization with nearly 10 million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, disaster preparedness and response, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammals, animals in research, equine protection, and farm animal welfare. The HSUS protects all animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy and field work. The nonprofit organization is based in Washington and has field representatives and offices across the country. On the web at www.hsus.org.