Archive for February 2014

Another family says good-bye to their pet store puppy

As Chicago’s City Council gears up to decide whether or not to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and commercially bred rabbits in pet stores, they should read Lucy’s story. Lucy is another sick puppy that was sold at a Chicago area pet store and died before leaving puppyhood. She’s left... Read more »

Chicago pet events for this weekend

A spa night, a little Zumba to warm your bum some animal magnetism and a fun bowling event are just a few of the events this weekend planned to support animal rescue. And yes, there are adoption events as well. Check out this weekend’s Chicago pet events below. Friday, February 28 Chicago – Join PAWS... Read more »

Two boys facing charges in St. Louis dog beating video

Two boys facing charges in St. Louis dog beating video
There’s actually good news to report today after a sickening video made the rounds of a dog being tossed and beaten by two young boys who where laughing while abusing the dog. The horrible St. Louis dog beating video went viral over several social media channels as people stepped up to identify who was involved... Read more »
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The good pet store around the corner

The good pet store around the corner
As Chicago gets closer to voting on the proposed  Companion Animal Protection Ordinance will ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, it’s time to take a look at the good pet store around the corner in your community. This particular ordinance is aimed at the bad stores – those selling puppy mill dogs and... Read more »

Tree House Humane Society celebrates World Spay Day

Tree House Humane Society celebrates World Spay Day
For the past 20 years, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have celebrated World Spay Day as a way to get the word out of the importance of spaying and neutering animals to save lives. Yesterday was the 20th annual World Spay Day…a day that focuses not only on our pets but also the... Read more »

Sochi stray dogs: Team USA goes to the dogs

Sochi stray dogs: Team USA goes to the dogs
You could say Team USA went to the dogs in Sochi. I’m not talking about medal counts or broken hearts in speed skating or hockey. No. Team USA embraced the Olympic spirit in a whole new way by going to bat for the now famous Sochi stray dogs that were facing extermination by poison until... Read more »
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Help us fight childhood cancers on Donna Day

Help us fight childhood cancers on Donna Day
If you clicked open my blog today to read about my usual topic – pet advocacy – you’re getting a very different blog. Why? Today is Donna Day! Before I blogged for ChicagoNow I often read the wonderful blog by Mary Tyler Mom who so eloquently writes about losing her daughter Donna to cancer at the age... Read more »

Rethinking how we view some human animal bonds

How often do we rush to judgment based on the way someone looks and smells? Or mutter under our breath and jump to a conclusion about people without means and their pets? There’s a great blog post making the rounds this week – She wasn’t being rude – that has done a great job of... Read more »

Pet therapy: Not just for dogs!

Pet therapy: Not just for dogs!
I’ve lived with cats most of my life. And, until Max joined the family, I never would have considered signing up my cat to be a therapy pet. Seven years ago, this goofy, laid back, friendly cat moved into our house and took over the joint. And, we discovered his personality was a bit too... Read more »
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Chicago pet events through March 2

Chicago pet events through March 2
Get set for Mardi Gras, Dine out to help pets in need, learn about therapy pets and more this week at a variety of events supporting animal rescue and other programs. Check out this week’s Chicago pet events below. Monday, February 24 Lake Bluff – Do you have a dog or cat that is very... 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 & Dogs.

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