Archive for November 2014

Cause for Paws: Cats need homes too

Cause for Paws: Cats need homes too
We’ve just wrapped up a nice Thanksgiving celebration with the family and I’ve settled in to watch the pet adoption special Cause for Paws on Fox. There are puppies and dogs of all sixes and breeds (mutts, pits and everything in between). They even promoted the adoption of special needs dogs. But something is missing…what... Read more »

Hawthorne Cat Coalition gets action plan & shelters in place

Hawthorne Cat Coalition gets action plan & shelters in place
For the past few weeks, a storm has been brewing in Chicago’s cat rescue community over the situation at Hawthorne Racetrack. While the battle was waging on social media, the Hawthorne Cat Coalition was hard at work behind the scenes working to create a workable action plan for the nearly 40 feral cats living at... Read more »

Why senior pets make a great family addition

Why senior pets make a great family addition
Wouldn’t it be great if you found a pet that was already family-ready the next time you adopted a dog or cat? A pet ready to settle-in without lots of training? There are so many pets that do fit the bill if you open your heart to a senior pet. November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month... Read more »
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Puppy mill rescues quickly find homes, but is that good news

Puppy mill rescues quickly find homes, but is that good news
Early one morning last week, a line formed outside an animal shelter – all potential adopters waiting for a chance to adopt out puppy mill rescues seized from one of two Mississippi puppy mill raids in late October. Just like Black Friday, the line started forming hours (4 am) before the doors opened at the... Read more »

Cat Lady Chic: Glamour shines on crazy cat lady

Cat Lady Chic: Glamour shines on crazy cat lady
What do I have in common with Grace Kelly and Taylor Swift? Along with being glamorous blondes, we all have a passion for things feline…we are crazy cat ladies. Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m a crazy cat lady and proud of it. That’s why I’m excited to find out about a new... Read more »

This week's Chicago pet events

This week's Chicago pet events
Sorry to be a bit behind in my weekly events listing. I’ve been a bit swamped in my everyday life and the blog has had to take a backseat. But, this week I’m coming up for air in time for some very cool Chicago Pet Events. Check out these great activities from Tree House, Puppy... Read more »
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Missing dog leads another lost dog to rescue

Missing dog leads another lost dog to rescue
Since the spring of 2013, dog lovers on the North shore have been searching for a lost rescue dog named Holly (see original story). Last week, Holly became a bit of a hero. Although the German Shepherd mix still hasn’t been found, the search for her has lead to the rescue of another missing dog,... Read more »

Update: Hawthorne Race Course feral cats

Update: Hawthorne Race Course feral cats
The feral cat community at Hawthorne Race Course is now in good hands after a week of controversy about the future of the cats at the horse track that was ignited when the track ownership and the long-time colony caretaker had a falling out. Tree House Humane Society, Triple R Pets and PAWS Chicago have... Read more »

Racetrack owner want them gone: Save the Hawthorne Racetrack cats

Racetrack owner want them gone: Save the Hawthorne Racetrack cats
Please read the updated story here. For seven years, Carrie Gobernatz has been heading out to the Hawthorne Racetrack on a daily basis – not to bet on the horses but to care for the 40 stray and feral barn cats that call the backside of the racetrack home. That was until five days ago... Read more »
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