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 »

Does Naperville's new mayor love puppy mills?

Does Naperville's new mayor love puppy mills?
If you love animals and live in Naperville, hold on for a bumpy ride. It looks like Naperville’s new mayor won’t be moving forward anytime soon on banning the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in pet stores. Why would I think that? Mayor Steve Chirico has just appointed one of Petland’s... Read more »

Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise

Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise
The owner of a Kankakee County puppy mill is finally facing neglect charges nearly 3 ½ months after 81 dogs were rescued from her home. Yesterday, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney filed 71 counts of failure to provide humane care and treatment in the case against Louise Gutierrez, owner of the breeding operation known as... Read more »
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Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills?

Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills?
Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills? We’ll find out soon enough. Earlier this week, the Arlington Heights Village Board voted to opt out of Cook County’s Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Act – a bill aimed at banning the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats at pet stores. Calling the bill “overbroad”... 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 »

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates
A Chicago pet storeowner that was going to host a “woe is me, please help me before I lose my livelihood dinner” found out the hard way that good event publicity can backfire. The owners of Park Pet Shop in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood had hoped to have a $95 a head puppy mill fundraiser tonight... 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 »
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Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance

Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance
It may be a bit early to celebrate, but there is good news for Cook County animal advocates that had fought to outlaw the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in pet stores. In a thorough, substantive opinion, Federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted the county’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed... 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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