Archive for December 2014

Battle erupts in Waukegan over illegal dog breeding case

Battle erupts in Waukegan over illegal dog breeding case
In Waukegan, a firestorm has erupted over the seizure of eight puppies from a breeder in the city prior to Christmas. The Old English Bulldog puppies, which were being bred for profit against a city ordinance, were seized by Waukegan Animal Control and handed over to rescue…and then all hell broke loose. Now, various employees... Read more »

My favorite pet posts of 2014

When you write a blog, you are often sharing your heart with your readers. On a lucky day, a lot of people like and share and your heart finds a wide audience. On most days that isn’t the case. As I looked over my top 20 most read posts of 2014, I saw that while... Read more »

My top 20 pet stories of 2014

My top 20 pet stories of 2014
2014 has been quite a year for me. I started a new job, which slowed down my blogging a bit…but it didn’t stop my blog from having an impact. I had my most read blog ever and two other posts opened up key public debate on Naperville and helped derail a state law that would... Read more »
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No more Happiness Is Pets...not so fast

No more Happiness Is Pets...not so fast
A friend texted me a photo this afternoon of the Happiness is Pets in Naperville. Except, the brand spanking new store – the one that opened amid controversy this past summer, is no more. No, it hasn’t closed – we couldn’t be that lucky. But, the name has been changed ever so slightly from Happiness... Read more »

Designer dogs: Would you purchase a $1,500 mutt?

Designer dogs: Would you purchase a $1,500 mutt?
If you head out to your local pet store or search for a pet online, you’ll find a wide range of puppies at a premium price. There are Puggles, Chiweinies, Doodles, Yorkapoos, Maltipoos (or any other poos for that matter) and a wide range of teacup dogs. For $800 to $1,500 and much more, you... Read more »

The Grinch Returns Christmas for Cache Creek Animal Rescue

The Grinch Returns Christmas for Cache Creek Animal Rescue
There is reason to smile this week after all for a Joliet animal shelter seeking a new home. Earlier this week, Cache Creek Animal Rescue broke the news that it was facing eviction January 10th from its current home. Along with needing a new home, the group needed to raise $50,000 to stay afloat. Then... Read more »
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Animal Rescue: The good, the bad and the ugly this holiday season

I was hoping to get into the Christmas spirit and write something warm and fuzzy for the blog today. But, thanks to the good, the bad and the ugly of animal rescue, that isn’t going to happen. There is good news this week, thanks to efforts of animal advocates to keep North Chicago no kill.... Read more »

Lil Olive and her Sissies

Lil Olive and her Sissies
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s post was submitted by Pam Horton, mom to Lil Olive, a rescued mill dog with her own social media fan base. The post Pam submitted last year about Lil Olive’s adoption... Read more »

Save North Chicago cats: TNR foes propose death sentence for cats

Save North Chicago cats: TNR foes propose death sentence for cats
Pardon me for be a cat lady for a moment or two. But I’m having a hard time coming to grips with something. When a community is able to turn an out of control stray and feral cat situation into a stable situation thanks to a Trap-Neuter-Return program (TNR), why kill progress made by TNR. ... Read more »
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Chicago-area holiday weekend pet events

Chicago-area holiday weekend pet events
Christmas is right around the corner and many shelters and rescues are getting in the spirit with special events. From adoption events aimed at getting more pets home for the holidays to shopping bazaars and special lighting ceremonies, there is plenty to choose from for holiday weekend pet events. Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December... 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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