Archive for November 2013

Finding pets after a storm

Finding pets after a storm
After tornadoes, hurricanes and other major storms hit a region, the furry faces begin to pop up on Facebook. People who survived the storm have become separated from their pets that may have gotten out during the worst of the storm or had their home destroyed by the storm. Social media has been key in... Read more »

Willow's Say Something campaign spreads the word on animal abuse

Willow's Say Something campaign spreads the word on animal abuse
Willow could have had a very different fate. A starving, frozen dog, left on the street to die – until someone saw her and decided to say something by stepping up and calling animal control. Now, the forgotten dog that almost died alone on the street is not only thriving, she’s become the face of... Read more »

Chicago pet rescues help with Illinois tornado relief drives

Chicago pet rescues help with Illinois tornado relief drives
Chicago’s animal welfare community is pitching in to help the many pet families effected by the Illinois tornadoes and Indiana tornadoes that swept through the Midwest on Sunday.  Donations of pet food, cat litter, leashes, carriers and other items are being collected by various organizations for delivery in some of the areas suffering from heavy... Read more »
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After the Illinois tornadoes: Relief efforts include reuniting pets with families

After the Illinois tornadoes: Relief efforts include reuniting pets with families
The clean up and recovery efforts are underway after the Illinois Tornadoes swept through several parts of the state yesterday, killing six and leaving many people homeless. Along with the clean up efforts, some groups have been set up to use the power of social media to help reunite lost and found pets with their... Read more »

The many talents of senior pets

Seniors like Mauser know how to fish. She is 13 1/2 years old in this photo and loves to learn new thing.
Senior pets have a lot to offer new families. They’ve had a family and tend to settle in quickly. They also have a lot of talents that make them unique. I asked readers of this blog and supporters of Young at Heart Pet Rescue, the Chicago-area rescue specializing in rescuing senior dogs and cats, to... Read more »

5 ingredients to avoid in pet food: Have you checked the label?

5 ingredients to avoid in pet food: Have you checked the label?
There’s a lot of attention these days on providing the healthiest diet for your pets. But, do you know what to avoid when you’re looking at the pet food labels. November is National Pet Awareness Month and it’s a good time to check the label to see what is in your pet’s food. Do you... Read more »
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Why don't you just shutdown the puppy mills?

Why don't you just shutdown the puppy mills?
Why don’t you just shutdown the puppy mills? It’s a question that comes up frequently on various posts relating to puppy mills, protests or pets sold in pet stores. In an ideal world, they’d all be closed but in a real world, closing puppy mills isn’t as easy as you’d think, even if the puppy... Read more »

Reviewing goes to the dogs with Harry’s Picks

Reviewing goes to the dogs with Harry’s Picks
What happens when you mix Instagram with Yelp and Facebook…and the reviewers are dogs? You get a new Website called Harry’s Picks that gives dogs a chance to bark about their favorite dog-friendly places and spaces. The site is the creation of the owner of a Boston doggy boutique who wanted to share the best... Read more »

Dogs (and peeps) hit the catwalk for Safe Humane Chicago

Dogs (and peeps) hit the catwalk for Safe Humane Chicago
Some very special dogs will be walking the red carpet before hitting the catwalk to support Safe Humane Chicago tomorrow night. Save Humane Chicago’s Court Case dogs, volunteers’ dogs and various other folks will be strutting their stuff for Cashmere and Canines at Y.E.S. Bloomingdale’s (fifth floor) in Chicago. The show will be from 6... Read more »
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7 ways to keep more senior pets out of shelters

7 ways to keep more senior pets out of shelters
If you wander the corridors at an open admission shelter, you’ll see the heartbreak up close… the senior pets that have spent a lifetime being loyal just to be left behind in their golden years. Many of those senior pets have always had a warm bed, food and a family and are now devastated on... 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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