Foster the Possibilities: Learn How Fostering Pets Saves Lives

Have you been thinking of getting a pet but are not ready for a long-term commitment? Are you willing to open your home for a pet in need? Fostering a dog or cat in need of rescue could be just the ticket for you and could save a pet’s life at the same time. If... Read more »

Home for the Holidays: Over 100 Pets Seek Homes at Holiday Adoption Event

Homeless cats and dogs have one special Christmas wish – a home for the holidays. Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) and the Animal Care League (ACL) are joining forces Saturday to help that wish come true with the Home for the Holidays adoption event at the ACL’s Adoption Center at 1011 Garfield St. in... Read more »

Where do pet store puppies come from? We may be finding out!

A Chicago-area pet store chain must now be a tad more honest about where they get their puppies thanks to a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit last week. Under the settlement, Furry Babies must verify the source of each pet they sell which will take some of the secrecy out of the puppy pipeline... Read more »
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Puppy mill rescue and advocate Harley dies at 15

Puppy mill rescue and advocate Harley dies at 15
He was the most unlikely of heroes – born in a puppy mill and sentenced to a life in a small cage. Harley never knew freedom until he was a 10-year-old, one-eyed dog with a heart condition and what appeared to be not the brightest of futures. But Harley’s future was much more than bright.... Read more »

Time for Pet Stores to Show Us the Mammas!

I have a simple request for pet stores around the country selling commercially bred dogs and cats – Show us the mammas! The battle continues to heat up between pet storeowners that sell puppies and kittens and those fighting to outlaw the practice. Throughout the country, pet stores keep touting the great breeders where they... Read more »

GivingTuesday: WatchCatsHappen and Support the Real Tree House Cats

A clever campaign is building awareness about homeless cats while helping raise funds for a new cat shelter for Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. “The Real Tree House Cats” takes a paw swipe at the “Real Housewives” series of cable TV fame with cute romances and fun facts as it features some of the residents of Chicago’s oldest... Read more »
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Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!

Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!
This past week, a one-eyed Chihuahua made national news when he was named the American Humane Associations American Hero Dog. To many folks, Harley seems like a very unlikely hero. Born in a puppy mill he spent 10 years as a breeding dog losing his eye after he was power washed in his cage. Just... Read more »

Rescue efforts continue in Chicago cat hoarder house

Rescue efforts continue in Chicago cat hoarder house
It’s not an unusual tale – someone moves out or gets evicted and their pet or pets get left behind. The unusual twist in Chicago’s Belmont Central neighborhood today is that the person that was evicted had been hoarding cats. Now, Tree House Humane Society and Chicago Animal Care and Control are working against the... Read more »

Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban

Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban
Cook County’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbits is now law thanks to a federal judge that has tossed out a lawsuit aimed at stopping that law from going into effect. Judge Matthew F. Kennelly dismissed the lawsuit today, which put the new law passed last April in... Read more »
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There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter

There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter
It is a happy ending every way imaginable for a senior dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter over the weekend. Mr. Reese was found in Glenview this morning and this evening he’s curling up with is forever family just a few days after he was discovered missing from the Northbrook shelter. Someone broke into Heartland... Read more »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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