Archive for April 2014

Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores

Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores
If a North Shore teenager has her way, a recent ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbit mill rabbits in Chicago and Cook County would spread statewide. Rachel Leadholm has started a petition drive on Change.org to help spread the word and hopefully change the law banning the sale... Read more »

Chicago pet scene for Easter week

Chicago pet scene for Easter week
It’s a quiet week on the Chicago Pet Scene with Passover and Easter. There’s a great adoption event, a photo contest and a few other cool events that help support pet rescue in Chicago. If you have an event you’d like me to include in future columns, please email me at the address listed at... Read more »

Cook County bans puppy mill dogs in pet stores

Cook County bans puppy mill dogs in pet stores
The ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits will extend beyond Chicago’s city limits throughout Cook County. The County Commissioners voted today to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores throughout the county just over a month after Chicago enacted a similar ordinance. Commissioner John Fritchey was the... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for mid-April

Chicago pet events for mid-April
Spring is in the air and there are quite a few really fun Chicago pet events to do with your pet this week. If you’d like a personalized piece of art featuring your pet…this is the week to hit one of several events at Bottle and Bottega to Paint Your Pet. There’s a wine and... Read more »

Bounder searches for a forever home

Bounder searches for a forever home
If you’re wandering the kennels at Helping Paws Animal Shelter, it’s a bit hard to miss Bounder. This volunteer favorite is friendly, happy and seems to wag his tail so much that his entire body gets into the action. When you meet a boxer mix like Bounder, an interesting question arises – why is it... Read more »

Paczki's for pups: Bennison's Bakery helps Secondhand Snoots

Paczki's for pups: Bennison's Bakery helps Secondhand Snoots
An Evanston business is helping out a local rescue that has been giving a second chance to dogs deemed unadoptable at the Evanston Animal Shelter. Bennison’s Bakery has donated $900 to Secondhand Snoots Rescue along with one of their rescued dogs Rudy. The money was raised during Bennison’s Paczki-eating contest last month and Rudy is... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for the first weekend in April

Chicago pet events for the first weekend in April
This week’s Chicago pet events will get you ready for the Easter Bunny. There are plenty of Easter Egg Hunts just for your dog. Also, rock out for the cats of Tree House Humane Society at Kittypalooza, check out a Vegas-style show to support puppy mill rescues and shop to help various rescues. Friday, April... Read more »

Jack Sparrow runs free

Jack Sparrow runs free
Today, Jack Sparrow runs free. The sweet dog rescued just a few weeks ago after being beaten with a bat…who lost an eye, had a stroke and then was diagnosed with three forms of cancer has now passed over the Rainbow Bridge. A lot of hearts in animal rescue are breaking and tears are being... Read more »

Could puppy mill ban expand to Cook County?

Could puppy mill ban expand to Cook County?
If Chicago pet storeowners want to jump to the suburbs to continue to sell commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbit next year, they may need to leave Cook County. The County Board is considering a measure that will not only ban the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores, it will... Read more »
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Playtime for Millie: A puppy mill dog's spring day

Playtime for Millie: A puppy mill dog's spring day
When you adopt a dog from a puppy mill, sometimes the littlest things mean the most – like a day of play with your brothers. After all, dogs play…that is what they were born to do. But, for dogs born and raised in puppy mills, play isn’t part of the picture. Play is something that... Read more »
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