Archive for May 2014

Lost and found near Midway...Madison finds her happy ending

Lost and found near Midway...Madison finds her happy ending
Hollywood couldn’t have written a better ending for Madison the dog. Today she is settling into her forever home but not before becoming a media darling in Chicago all because of a daring escape on a cold winter day and a five day search to bring her back to safety. Madison has been adopted by... Read more »

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea
Once upon a time there was a pet store in the Chicago-area that was so much more than a pet store. It didn’t sell unique products or work with rescue. Instead, this pet store harbored its own puppy mill in the back room where puppies were cranked out and then sold to the general public.... Read more »

Kick-off summer with these Chicago pet events

It’s not officially summer yet, but with Memorial Day under our belts it’s time a boat load of fun events to kick off the summer.  The Dog Days of Summer and Bow Wow Luau get things rolling this week while the South Suburban Humane Society tries to empty the shelter. So, get your pencils and... Read more »
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Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition
You can call it the ultimate betrayal. Less than two months after voting unanimously to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in Cook County pet stores, three Cook County Commissioners have introduced an amendment to the Cook County pet store ban. The revised measure will reopen the pipeline from puppy... Read more »

Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?

Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?
Where does the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stand on puppy mills? Up until last week, I would have guessed that they were firmly against puppy mills and the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats – puppy mill and kitten mills pets – in pet stores. I was wrong. Last week, the... Read more »

Chicago pet scene for Memorial weekend

It’s the week leading up to Memorial Weekend and it’s a bit quiet on the Chicago pet scene. You may hit the town, Mosey with the Mutts or take an architectural tour. Here’s a quick peek at the Chicago pet scene for Memorial weekend. Thursday, May 22 Joliet – Get an early start to the... Read more »
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Illinois SB648 tabled for now but keep your eyes on Springfield

Illinois SB648 tabled for now but keep your eyes on Springfield
You’ve been heard in Springfield. All the calls, emails and social media posts hit the right people and for now Illinois SB648 – the bill that would have changed how many non-profit rescues in Illinois operate and could have overloaded animal controls even more – has been tabled. For the time being, rescue as we... Read more »

Proposed Illinois animal control bill could be deadly for cats and dogs

Proposed Illinois animal control bill could be deadly for cats and dogs
Writer’s note: Thank you for sharing and calling on this bill. We’d like to thank Representative Sara Feigenholtz for going to bat for the animals and Representative Rosenthaul for working to table this legislation.  See updated story here. If you’re involved in animal rescue, you know there is a huge pet overpopulation problem. There are... Read more »

Six Legs Foundation keeps families and pets together

Six Legs Foundation keeps families and pets together
A new organization is working in Chicago to keep pets with their families by providing financial assistance during tough times. The Six Legs Foundation will be kicking off their venture this week with a party/fundraiser aimed at launching their efforts in Chicago. What is very cool about this community is that it’s online and it’s... Read more »
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Chicago pet events through May 18

Spring is here and there are many great Chicago pet events on tap this week to support animal rescue and pet families in need. If you love Dachshunds or Pugs, mark your calendar for next weekend as fans of both breeds hold annual celebrations. You can Shimmy, Wrangle or get a Tattoo to support rescue,... 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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