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National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage

National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage
One by one, local animal advocates have been fighting to change local and state laws aimed at puppy mills and the pet stores that sell dogs and cats. Now, that fight is going national as grassroots groups form a coalition to better mobilize their cause through National Puppy Mill Project. National Puppy Mill Project has... Read more »

Changing the conversation about puppy mills

Changing the conversation about puppy mills
The little Chihuahua was perched on the man’s shoulder, taking in the commotion of the festival. His tongue was permanently hanging out and I knew where the dog had come from before even starting the conversation. When my coworker commented about the dog being cute, that was when the conversation switched to puppy mills. “He’s... Read more »

Junior Volunteer Camp preps tweens to volunteer with pets

Junior Volunteer Camp preps tweens to volunteer with pets
Tween animal lovers will be getting some training on being advocates at a very cool camp in Downers Grove this week. West Suburban Humane Society offers their Junior Volunteer Camp aimed at prepping 11 through 13-year-olds hands-on activities and training. This is the second straight year WSHS has offered the Junior Volunteer Camp and the... Read more »
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When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville

When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville
In Northern Indiana, rescuers are still trying to pick up the pieces after they stepped in to save over 30 dogs at a breeding operation gone bad. When they arrived at the property in rural Medaryville, Indiana just before Independence Day, they found dogs and the man who bred them living in filth beyond belief.... Read more »

Caring for a feral cat colony: Beating the heat

Caring for a feral cat colony: Beating the heat
Many cat owners give little thought to the hot and humid days of summer since more of our friendly felines have taken up residence indoors. However, if you’re caring for a feral cat colony, the dog days of summer are a good time to make a few changes in how you care for your colony.... Read more »

Reviews: Hitting the road with summer cat products

Reviews: Hitting the road with summer cat products
I love to check out new products from time to time and to also get updates on some of my current favorite products. It’s traveling season and time to check out some summer cat products that may make it easier to travel with your cat - Sherpa Carriers, ökocat Natural Litter and SuperCat spray catnip. Review –... Read more »
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Tips for traveling with your cat

Tips for traveling with your cat
It’s time to hit the road on vacation and for more people, that means taking their pet or pets on vacation with them. Most of the time, that means hitting the road with your dog or dogs, but some families do travel with the family cat. If you’re thinking of traveling with your cat, it... Read more »

Creative cat campaigns aim to rescue more cats

Our long, cold winter may have frozen out a lot of things around Chicago, but it didn’t put a damper on kitten season. Shelters and rescues are overflowing with cuddly kittens and also seeing an influx of abandoned cats needing a second chance at a happy ending. So, groups from the city to the suburbs... Read more »

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them
A suburban Chicago shelter is getting creative and having some fun as it works to find homes for the many pit bulls and pittie mixes in their care. The South Suburban Humane Society has put a twist on the Jay Z song 99 Problems to launch their new campaign called 99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t... Read more »
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10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July

10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July
Fourth of July is a fun summer holiday for most people, but for many animals, it’s a nightmare. The booming fireworks, festivals and company coming and going make this holiday particularly difficult for our pets. According to Petfinder, more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. It... Read more »
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