Archive for August 2014

Chicago pet events for the first week of September

Chicago pet events for the first week of September
Summer is over but there are still some fun events that support animal rescue in the Chicago-area. Here’s a look at the Chicago pet events for this week.  Thursday, September 4 Chicago – It’s the official start of the NFL season as the Packers take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Come out and enjoy... Read more »

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city
Will America need to find a new puppy mill outlet capital this week? On Tuesday, we’re going to find out exactly what the public officials in Naperville are made of when the puppy mill/pet store argument takes center stage again. After shutting down the debate for the summer while the city investigated its options, Naperville’s... Read more »

Kittens on Deck: Going to bat for Chicago's tiniest cats

Kittens on Deck: Going to bat for Chicago's tiniest cats
Spring and summer are known as kitten season as shelters and rescues overflow with the influx of homeless kittens. Usually, when the kids go back to school and summer cools into fall, fewer kittens come in the door. Unfortunately, this year animal controls around our area are still overflowing with young kittens as we approach... Read more »
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Former ASPCA head joins PIJAC: A match made in a puppy mill

Former ASPCA head joins PIJAC: A match made in a puppy mill
When it comes to the fight against puppy mills, money is no object and some pretty big players are apparently for sale. Big, as in the former head of one of the largest organizations that had been going to bat against puppy mills. As of last week, Ed Sayres, the former head of the ASPCA,... Read more »

Naperville's Happiness is Pets target of large, peaceful protest

Naperville's Happiness is Pets target of large, peaceful protest
The first large-scale peaceful protest was held out outside Naperville’s newly opened Happiness Is Pets on Sunday. Around 60 protesters, including some dogs rescued from puppy mills, families and area pet rescues, braved the hot and humid day to get the word out about the puppy mill/pet store connection. The protest was organized by The... Read more »

Naperville pet store debate heats up

Naperville pet store debate heats up
The sidewalks will be a bit crowded outside one Naperville store this Sunday. No, there’s not a sidewalk sale. Pet lovers will be coming out en mass on Sunday to the Happiness is Pets at Naperville Crossing to make sure the word is getting out about that Naperville pet store and its connection to puppy... Read more »
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Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye

Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye
Some pet stories just break my heart. As I watch my newsfeed during the day, I see the pleas to save cats and dogs of all ages. I feel the anguish when rescuers step up and the senior pet dies in rescue…too heartbroken to live on after being left behind by their family. As I... Read more »

Chicago pet events through August 24

Chicago pet events through August 24
Summer is about over and the kids are heading back to school. There are still plenty of fun events on tap this week and weekend to help animals in need. You can shop, hit the arcade, go on a very cool scavenger hunt and work to build awareness of the pet store/puppy mill connection. Below... Read more »

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around an interesting issue lately. How can people who claim to love animals back puppy mills? It has become the $55 billion question as some of the biggest players in the pet industry are stepping into the spotlight in support of puppy mills as more communities ban the... Read more »
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Bialy's Wellness Foundation: Special dog's memory lives on

Bialy's Wellness Foundation: Special dog's memory lives on
In the Russian roulette of animal control, the most adoptable animals are fighting for a second chance. If a pet is sick, old or has a disability, the chance of rescue is often slim to none.  Nearly a year and a half ago, that dog was Bialy. She ended up being a motivation for the... Read more »
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