Category: Adoptable Animals

We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community

We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community
Just mention the city of Naperville to people in the local animal rescue community and you will likely elicit an involuntary groan and disheartened head shaking. Their efforts encouraging the city to enact an ordinance banning the retail sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores have so far been unsuccessful. By way of background,... Read more »

Dogs Rescued in North Chicago Hoarding Case Still Awaiting Homes Two Years Later

Dogs Rescued in North Chicago Hoarding Case Still Awaiting Homes Two Years Later
In December 2013, thirty dogs, mostly puppies, were discovered in what one reporter stated may have been the worst hoarding case the city of North Chicago had seen. Malnourished, dehydrated and covered in filth with at least two dogs pregnant, the dogs had been discovered living in deplorable conditions in a one bedroom apartment. The owner, in a case of breeding... Read more »

Puppy Pongo Nears Year in Illinois Shelter as Lucy Faces Another Eviction

Puppy Pongo Nears Year in Illinois Shelter as Lucy Faces Another Eviction
Time for a quick round up on previously featured adoptable pets who could really use our help. I wish I had happier news to share on them but I’m hoping my compassionate readers out there will give these guys a look if you are looking to adopt (or foster). If you can’t do that, SHARING would... Read more »
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What Would Happen to Your Pet if Personal or Regional Tragedy Struck? Love Your Pet? Make a Plan

There were dogs that did not get walked in Paris last night. Cats who didn’t get fed. And while this may seem like a small thing in the wake of the lives lost, the families bereaved, the children whose lives will never be the same, and the national (and global) implications of this senseless tragedy,... Read more »

Rescue Roundup for Remember Me Thursday: These Pups and Cats Can Use a Little Love

Rescue Roundup for Remember Me Thursday: These Pups and Cats Can Use a Little Love
It’s Remember Me Thursday, a global day of remembrance for the millions of animals who have died in animal shelters. Each year, 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters in the U.S. alone, according to the ASPCA. While those numbers are staggering, for many people they remain fairly abstract. They were for me,... Read more »

Somewhere an Angel is Weeping over Fruitloops and Cocoa Puffs

The angel in question would be the departed soul of the person who left two cats behind, because I have to believe they would have done things MUCH differently if they had known what would befall these two once they lost their home. Readers may recall the story of Cocoa Puffs, who entered DuPage Animal... Read more »
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Follow the Bouncing Bully: Lucky Mutts Left in the Lurch

Follow the Bouncing Bully: Lucky Mutts Left in the Lurch
Let  me just say this: Lucy is a better woman than I am. If I was having the year she’s been having, you would not want to be anywhere near me because I’d be one big ball of complaints and general mopiness. But Lucy, as a testament to the awesomeness of dogs, has been resilient... Read more »

The Irresistible Face of Freedom

The Irresistible Face of Freedom
Do you love big mutts?  Then I’ve got a mega-honey for you to meet. I’ve had a few adoptable canine house guests recently, like precious Pearl, currently up for adoption at PACT Humane Society. Today, I’ll introduce you to a young stud muffin lover boy who goes by the name of Freedom. (Okay, not technically a stud muffin because…snip... Read more »

They are Family: Rescue Makes Lifelong PACT with Death Row, Special Need and 'Simply' Abandoned Pets

They are Family: Rescue Makes Lifelong PACT with Death Row, Special Need and 'Simply' Abandoned Pets
Next in my “Better Know a Rescue” series, it is my great pleasure to introduce PACT Humane Society. While PACT rescues animals from many places, I met them while volunteering at DuPage Animal Care & Control (DCACC) where I often saw them leave with crates of cats and dogs in tow, helping decrease the burden on the county’s... Read more »
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