Archive for March 2014

Jack Sparrow’s bucket list

Jack Sparrow’s bucket list
Jack Sparrow is getting the happy ending he deserves…no matter how short that time may be. Friday, his rescuers got the sad news that the sweet dog that had been so incredibly abused has several aggressive cancers. Now they are working on what they call Jack Sparrow’s bucket list – a list of fun and cool... Read more »

Chicago pet events for end of March

Chicago pet events for end of March
It’s spring break week and it’s a pretty quiet week on the Chicago pet scene. The fun is on Saturday when your bully (English Bulldog) can dress to the nines for the Hollywood Red Carpet Romp. There’s a fun adoption event at Go Dog Go and Chicagoans stand up for carriage horses at a peaceful... Read more »

One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli

One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli
Sometimes all a pet needs for a happy ending is some creative thinking and a little bit of time. That is very much the case for Eli – a dog that is now living like a king at a memory care facility in a Morton Grove. The good news was that One Tail at a... Read more »
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Puppies battle parvo hours after adoption: Learn more about your rescue

Puppies battle parvo hours after adoption: Learn more about your rescue
When three Chicago families recently decided to add a puppy to the family, they reached out to a rescue and fell in love with three cute puppies recently rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control by a rescue organization. Within a couple of hours after going home, all three puppies became very sick with parvovirus.... Read more »

Michael Vick: Why we shouldn’t let it go

Michael Vick: Why we shouldn’t let it go
When a fellow friend in animal rescue announced Friday night she was disavowing herself from her beloved New York Jets, I knew what was coming next. Michael Vick had a new team. Within a few minutes the social media channels were hot as animal lovers from around the country spewed their anger. In a couple... Read more »

Wagging Hearts Rescue: Jack Sparrow needs help after another setback

Wagging Hearts Rescue: Jack Sparrow needs help after another setback
Tonight, a lot of folks in rescue are praying for a special dog by the name of Jack Sparrow. He’s the sweetheart of a dog that ended up at Waukegan Animal Control last weekend as a stray and was taken in by Wagging Hearts Rescue. He came in with an infected eye that turned out... Read more »
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Animal advocates take aim at Boone County puppy mills

Animal advocates take aim at Boone County puppy mills
Animal lovers in Chicago have some strong company in the fight against puppy mills in Illinois. A passionate group of animal lovers near Rockford is taking aim at Boone County puppy mills and working to make it more difficult for them to do business. Led by animal welfare advocates and the daughter of a local... Read more »

Rescue Waggin: Tales from the Road gives a peek at life saving transport

Rescue Waggin: Tales from the Road gives a peek at life saving transport
Every week, transports hit the road moving dogs and cats from one area of the country to another hoping to give them a happy ending. In some cases, dogs may be rescued from puppy mills or hoarding situations. In other cases, they may be on the move from areas in the country where pet abandonment... Read more »

Will things work out for Lux the 911 cat?

Will things work out for Lux the 911 cat?
Lux the 911 cat has been in the news a lot lately. His family called 911 after he allegedly terrorized his family, sending them to a bathroom to hide for cover. This week, he’s at a local animal shelter for evaluation. According to news reports, he’s not been given up for adoption…they are hoping to... Read more »
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Veterinary Housecall Care: Vet takes practice to your home

It’s very difficult these days to find a doctor that does house calls. But, if you’re a pet parent, you’re in luck – one new business trend in the industry is home veterinary care. For many pet families, that annual trip to the vet has become more difficult because many pets just freak out when... Read more »
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