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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 »

Community Cats: Chicago TNR and Cats at Work

Community Cats: Chicago TNR and Cats at Work
We hear a lot about working dogs, but in Chicago it’s the Cats at Work program that is having a major impact on the city’s rat population. I’ve been a fan of the program for years and have blogged about it in the past, but I’ve not read such a great story – or series... Read more »

About Prince Charming, a bloggers tale

About Prince Charming, a bloggers tale
On Tuesday, I wrote a blog post featuring the story of Prince Charming – a stray that had come into Chicago Animal Care and Control that was euthanized when a rescue was on the way to pull him. I had reached out to the rescue organization involved to discuss the story after a debate ensued... Read more »
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The story behind the loss of Prince Charming

The story behind the loss of Prince Charming
Guest post by Jenny Schlueter, Tree House Humane Society (For my take, read here.) As readers of this blog know, Tuesday afternoon Tree House placed a hold on Prince Charming, a handsome medium-haired stray cat that was from one of our targeted trapping areas. Usually, I don’t have the time to update the threads on... Read more »

Loosening of cat stray hold costs Prince Charming his happy ending

Loosening of cat stray hold costs Prince Charming his happy ending
In the haste to tell Prince Charming’s story, this blog was posted without all of the information available in his case. For an update from Tree House – read here. From the blogger – read here. For more posts on rescue from CACC – read the following: Fostering Kittens Saves Lives During Kitten Season Cat Transfer... Read more »

North Chicago cat hoarding situation: Rescues and funds needed

Does this lady remind you of anyone? Her name is fittingly - Scarlett!
A few years back, a generous cat lover in North Chicago stepped up to help a few cats in need. Unfortunately, the number grew and grew as more and more cats came into his care and the number of cats got out of control. At the end of last year, North Chicago Animal Control was... Read more »
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Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done

Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done
In two short days, a couple of big time advertisers for the Super Bowl have shown two opposite ends of the spectrum on how to attract some attention to your brand with a little advertising. GoDaddy’s attempt at parodying Budweiser’s wildly popular ad failed so miserably that it was benched before the big game. Just... Read more »

Puppy mills & the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad

Puppy mills & the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad
Writers note: Shortly after this was posted, GoDaddy’s CEO announced that the ad would not air the ad. His twitter comment is below. Thank you for speaking out…you can make a difference. It’s Super Bowl week and time for annual roll-out of new ads that are unofficially debuting before they air on the big game.... Read more »

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies
The New Year has just begun and all is not quiet on the Western Front – the West suburban front that is. Heartbreaking photos of more emaciated dogs from one of my favorite pet stores the Naperville Petland have hit my inbox. Is this deja vu all over again? You betcha…and the paper trail leads... Read more »
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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 »
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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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