Archive for June 2014

Words of advice on the pet store debate

Words of advice on the pet store debate
As the debate continues over whether or not to allow the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, the public rhetoric is heating up as well. On one side, you have pet lovers fighting for change and against animal cruelty. On the other side, you have big money special interest groups battling... Read more »

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold
For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. As of this evening, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman has pulled the discussion of the Cook County pet store amendment of the new ordinance that was slated for next... Read more »

One cat just leads to another

One cat just leads to another
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve reached out to fellow rescuers and ChicagoNow bloggers to do guest posts on how they have been inspired by their cat (or cats). My second guest submission is from fellow Blogger Holly who writes “Running with a Book Cart” for ChicagoNow. Like our household, she has taken Ernest Hemingway’s advice... Read more »
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Cook County: There are no good puppy mills

Cook County: There are no good puppy mills
  It’s been less than two months since the Cook County Board passed the Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Act – the measure that banned the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in the county’s 13 pet stores. Next Tuesday, the power of that decision hangs in the balance as the county... Read more »

Becoming that crazy cat guy

Becoming that crazy cat guy
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve reached out to fellow rescuers and ChicagoNow bloggers to do guest posts on how they have been inspired by their cat (or cats). My first guest submission is from fellow Blogger David Quinn who writes “The Quinn-tes-sen-tial” for ChicagoNow and follow him on Facebook. By David Quinn Before I start... Read more »

Summer reading: One Big Happy Family

Summer reading: One Big Happy Family
Summer vacation is finally here and if your child came home for break with a reading list, I have a suggestion that should make life a bit easier. One Big Happy Family – Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another looks at the great bond animals have with one another and focuses on some surprising animal... Read more »
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Mario's game for a new home

Mario's game for a new home
One look at this cat and it’s hard to not fall in love. Of course, I’m a bit partial to big Maine Coon-type cats. However, Mario has some of the coolest markings and he apparently has the personality to match. Now, he’d love nothing more than to find a forever home during Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve... Read more »

Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America

Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America
As Chicago moves forward toward the ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, it appears that Naperville is moving backwards. The community that is already the puppy mill outlet capital of America will soon have a “new and improved” pet store in the city. A brand spanking new Happiness is Pets... Read more »

Decoding Your Dog: Are you barking up the right tree?

How good are you at speaking dog? It may seem like a silly question but in a world where so many of us have gone dog crazy and dogs are blending more and more into our families too many of us are missing the mark when it comes to communicating with our dog. If you... Read more »
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The Chicago pet scene to start off June

The Chicago pet scene to start off June
Haa Summer finally arrived? Well, not officially. But, the nice weather may be here to stay and that means many fun events to support animal rescue this week. You can dine out, hit a Bark-B-Que (or two) and Rock the Cats-Bah. There are also Dog Days of Summer First Fridays and lots of fun at... 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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