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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 »

Mario's game for a new home

Mario's game for a new home
One look at this cat and it’s hard to not fall in love. Of course, I’m a bit partial to big Maine Coon-type cats. However, Mario has some of the coolest markings and he apparently has the personality to match. Now, he’d love nothing more than to find a forever home during Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve... Read more »

After 7 years, senior shelter cat has found a home

Imagine wanting your own space for a little peace and quiet. Imagine just wanting to be your own girl, your own star of the show but you have a room full of other cats all day, all the time. This was Robin Lane’s story for seven years as she waited and waited and waited at... Read more »
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Chicago filmmakers get second shot at CatDance Film Festival

What do you do when you’re a couple of filmmakers with a fun sense of humor and passion for cats? So many people have jumped onto the YouTube bandwagon with their cat videos, but Chicago couple Alana Grelyak and Micheal Gabriele have hit the national stage for the second year in a row – the... Read more »

Fall in love with February adoption promotions

Fall in love with February adoption promotions
It’ s been an unusually long, cold and snowy winter. There is a great way to help you get over your cabin fever – add a pet to the family by taking advantage of one of several February Adoption Promotions. Nothing warms the heart and cheers you up more than a formerly homeless pet that just... Read more »

If you're patient, the right cat will pick you

If you're patient, the right cat will pick you
Do you know that when the time comes to add a cat to the family that if you’re patient enough, the right cat will pick you? I was entering the kitten room at Tree House Humane Society over 20 years ago and was explaining to the adoption counselor that I wanted to adopt a pair... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for this weekend

Chicago pet events for this weekend
There are lots of great Chicago pet events this weekend – from Tats for Cats to Catapalooza to Spare the Hounds and many adoption events. Cool alert of the weekend – Pet Communication session to benefit The Puppy Mill Project. Check out the Chicago Pet events below and stop by to learn about rescue. Saturday,... Read more »

6 ways to help cats on National Cat Day

6 ways to help cats on National Cat Day
Three years ago this week, we said good-bye to the cat in the box. I adopted Scarlett and her brother Rhett as goofy little kittens and they went on to live long spoiled lives with me. It was very hard to say good-bye after 19 years and even harder for me to understand the plight... Read more »

Less Adoptable Pets: From the Island of Misfit Pets to super stardom

<b>Homer</b> - He was the kitten that nobody wanted. At four weeks, the little black stray lost his eyes to infection and was rejected by person after person at the vet’s office that rescued him. Then, along came Gwen Cooper. She fell in love with Homer and added him to her family of two other cats. <br>
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For the next sixteen years, Homer lived quite the life – catching flies better than a lizard, going attack cat on a burglar, making a dramatic move to Manhattan and starring in a book about his life – <i>Homer’s Odyssey</i>. When you read about him, it was hard to believe Homer was blind. He certainly didn’t let that little thing slow him down a bit. <br>
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By the time <a href="http://huff.to/188Bor0">Homer died </a>a few weeks ago at the age of 16, millions of people around the globe had read his story. The little black kitten that nobody wanted inspired people to adopt blind, special needs and black cats – all groups that have a hard time finding families and often run out of time before they get that chance.<i>Gwen Cooper will be the guest of honor at <a href="http://bit.ly/189XycB">Tree House’s Black Cat Ball</a>
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<br><i>Photo Courtesy of Homer's Facebook page.</i>
Every year, millions of pets are left behind at animal controls, shelters and rescues. As the clock ticks for animals waiting for a new family, the kittens, puppies and outgoing cats and dogs have the best shot at finding homes. However, if a pet is a senior, a black cat or dog, pit bull or... Read more »
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Money can buy you happiness at the Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale

Money can buy you happiness at the Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale
There’s a meme making the rounds these days that says – Anyone who tells you money can’t buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee. Throughout September, that fee to buy you a lifetime of happiness is a mere $25 a cat at the West Suburban Humane Society’s Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale. The Downers Grove shelter... Read more »
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