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80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill

80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill
Around a year ago, The Puppy Mill Project started to receive calls about a puppy mill in Kankakee County where dozens of dogs were breeding and living in squalor. Today, 80 dogs are free and have a new life ahead after a collaborative effort – dubbed Operation Spring Break – from The Puppy Mill Project,... Read more »

Memories of Mr. Cub

Memories of Mr. Cub
Today, there is crying in baseball…in Cubs Nation and far beyond. Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks – has moved on to the heavenly hall of fame. As a life long Cubs fan, my heart breaks not only at his passing but at the fact that he died still waiting for that Cubs World Series. In... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Adventures of the Average Guy

When I first started blogging for ChicagoNow, I didn’t know what to expect. I already read several of the blogs in the platform and was a tad nervous at first. I’ve found a great network that is supportive and challenging as we all tackle blogging, social media, trolls and so much more. Today we are... Read more »
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Review: Fangirl has the magic touch on fanfiction

We’re doing something new this month on ChicagoNow – book reviews. Each month, a fellow blogger or two selects a book and any blogger that wants to join in to read, review (and then virtual book club it) will sign up and play along. The wonderful part of this is that I get to discover... Read more »

Help us fight childhood cancers on Donna Day

Help us fight childhood cancers on Donna Day
If you clicked open my blog today to read about my usual topic – pet advocacy – you’re getting a very different blog. Why? Today is Donna Day! Before I blogged for ChicagoNow I often read the wonderful blog by Mary Tyler Mom who so eloquently writes about losing her daughter Donna to cancer at the age... Read more »

Chicago pet events for February 22 and 23

It’s a huge weekend for dog and cat lovers alike because not one but two great pet shows take center stage. On the dog side, it’s the International Kennel Club Show tomorrow and Sunday at McCormick Place where you can see the top dogs in many of the breeds. Then, there’s the true cat’s meow... Read more »
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Decoding Your Dog Sunday at The Anti-Cruelty Society

It may seem like your dog doesn’t have a lot to say. However, your dog is communicating with you all the time. Thanks to a new book written by veterinary behaviorists – Decoding Your Dog – you now have a better roadmap to figure out what different behaviors really mean from your dog. And, this... Read more »

The tale of two puppy mills

The tale of two puppy mills
The dogs left outside in a Sprakers, NY puppy mill have gotten a lot of attention this week. As winter storms and bitter cold swept through New York, pictures of the dogs circulated on social media and local groups got the case in front of a judge. Most of the dogs have now been removed... Read more »

Flat Creek Border Collies get temporary reprieve

Flat Creek Border Collies get temporary reprieve
A lot of folks have had fun this week posting their versions of how they’ve dealt with the Polar Vortex – that bitter cold snap that engulfed the Midwest. For those left out in the cold, there’s nothing funny. Many animal advocates were making the rounds this week looking for pets left in the cold.... Read more »
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My favorite pet stories in 2013

<b>Puppi, Burma and adventure therapy save a veteran with PTSD</b></br>
Stephen Simmons is a veteran suffering from severe PTSD. His battle back has included two unlikely mentors – Puppi and Burma – his dog and kitten (now cat) that hit the trail with him in Oregon for what he calls adventure therapy. In two different posts, he told 
their <a href=" http://bit.ly/1dnmXC8">story</a> and shared the beautiful photos of their <a href=" http://bit.ly/1cb9aQ3">adventures</a>.</br>
</br><i>PS - Raining Cats and Dogs even got a shout out when Simmon's Picture book was published.</i>
Internet cats…happy endings…inspiring rescues…goofy therapy cat. These are all some of my favorite pet blog posts for 2013. Yesterday, I listed my top viewed posts. Today it’s all about the posts that I loved writing and sharing…even if they didn’t get the audience that many of my other stories did – my favorite pet stories... 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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