Posts in category "Pets"

GivingTuesday: WatchCatsHappen and Support the Real Tree House Cats

A clever campaign is building awareness about homeless cats while helping raise funds for a new cat shelter for Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. “The Real Tree House Cats” takes a paw swipe at the “Real Housewives” series of cable TV fame with cute romances and fun facts as it features some of the residents of Chicago’s oldest... Read more »

Rescue efforts continue in Chicago cat hoarder house

Rescue efforts continue in Chicago cat hoarder house
It’s not an unusual tale – someone moves out or gets evicted and their pet or pets get left behind. The unusual twist in Chicago’s Belmont Central neighborhood today is that the person that was evicted had been hoarding cats. Now, Tree House Humane Society and Chicago Animal Care and Control are working against the... Read more »

There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter

There's no place like home for dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter
It is a happy ending every way imaginable for a senior dog stolen from Heartland Animal Shelter over the weekend. Mr. Reese was found in Glenview this morning and this evening he’s curling up with is forever family just a few days after he was discovered missing from the Northbrook shelter. Someone broke into Heartland... Read more »
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One Tail at a Time opens doors at new adoption center

One Tail at a Time opens doors at new adoption center
Today is a big day for one Chicago rescue organization…and a bigger day for the dogs they rescue. One Tail at a Time opens it’s first ever adoption center today and the group is hoping to step up its rescue efforts to save even more lives from Chicago Animal Care and Control and elsewhere. I’ve... Read more »

Finding Liam: Missing dog helps another family reunite with lost dog

Finding Liam: Missing dog helps another family reunite with lost dog
In Lake County, a missing dog has become a hero after he’s reunited an elderly deaf dog with that dog’s family all while he remains on the lam. Rescuers and Liam’s adopters have been looking for the lost dog for nearly a month and are far from giving up hope. Liam was this close “... Read more »

Alice in Chains: Cat rescued from underpass fence recovering

Alice in Chains: Cat rescued from underpass fence recovering
Yesterday ended up being a lucky day for a little black cat abandoned and trapped underneath the Diversey overpass in Chicago. Thanks to some networking on Facebook and quick work by rescuers, Alice in Chains – the cat rescued from the underpass fence – is now recovering, resting and getting ready to head off to... Read more »
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Tree House Humane Society: A new home for the cats of Chicago

Tree House Humane Society: A new home for the cats of Chicago
Nearly 24 years ago, I walked into an old row house in Uptown and fell in love. I’m not just referring to the pair of kittens that I was about to adopt. No. This was my introduction to Tree House Humane Society (known as Tree House Animal Shelter back then), Chicago’s oldest, largest, cageless no-kill cat... Read more »

Finding Liam: Search continues for recently rescued dog

Finding Liam: Search continues for recently rescued dog
Liam didn’t have an easy start in life and had recently hit the jackpot when life took a turn for the worse for him. Liam had been adopted and the shy fellow was settling into life in a forever home when he slipped out of his new families car in Grayslake. Now, volunteers are working... Read more »

Chicago Dog Flu: Its chilling effect on the dog rescue community

Chicago Dog Flu: Its chilling effect on the dog rescue community
Today is a gorgeous spring day for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark in the Park. Unfortunately, Chicago’s oldest pet-friendly fundraiser has gone virtual – iBark int he Park – this year thanks to the outbreak of the Chicago Dog Flu. The Canine Influenza in Chicago has done much more than get pets sick, it’s set back... Read more »
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Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill

Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill
For the past five years, some of my friends were on a mission to close a puppy mill in Kankakee County. Adrian’s Puppy Paradise had hardly been a secret to many people in Kankakee County and it kept churning out puppies over and over. Last spring, an advocate trying to make a difference reached out... 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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