Posts tagged "cat rescue"

Will things work out for Lux the 911 cat?

Will things work out for Lux the 911 cat?
Lux the 911 cat has been in the news a lot lately. His family called 911 after he allegedly terrorized his family, sending them to a bathroom to hide for cover. This week, he’s at a local animal shelter for evaluation. According to news reports, he’s not been given up for adoption…they are hoping to... Read more »

Collaborative effort helps Polar Vortex cat find rescue and a home

Collaborative effort helps Polar Vortex cat find rescue and a home
When the weather turns bitterly cold, rescues often work on borrowed time trying to save as many stray and neglected animals from the outdoors as possible. During Chicago’s first Polar Vortex, a group of rescuers battled to save a cat from the streets. Thanks to a collaborative effort, Gummi Bear was saved and moved into... Read more »

When trolls attack: The polar vortex of cyberbullies and social media

When trolls attack: The polar vortex of cyberbullies and social media
It’s been a doozy of a winter so far – lots of snowstorms, lots of cold thanks to the polar vortex and lots of downtime for people to spend more time than usual on social media.  Unfortunately, not everyone uses the time for catching up. With folks inside for the winter, the trolls have come... 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 »

Chicago pet events through January 19

Chicago pet events through January 19
Did you survive Chiberia and the Polar Vortex? Well, the cold, snowy January hasn’t put a total damper on great activities to help support pet rescue. There are just a few Chicago Pet Events (and suburban pet events) on the schedule this week as folks recover from the holidays. Here’s a great look at some... Read more »

Confessions of a crazy cat lady

Confessions of a crazy cat lady
I’m coming up on a year anniversary blogging for ChicagoNow and I have a confession to make – I am a crazy cat lady. You didn’t know that? Seriously? If you know me personally, your response would be – duh. Just ask my little brother, he gifts me with a gazillion posts a week about... Read more »
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It's National Feral Cat Day: Making a difference for community cats

It's National Feral Cat Day: Making a difference for community cats
The small tuxedo cat was waiting for me every morning on my recent vacation – sitting on the edge of the beach walkway with his tail curled around the pole to the resort sign. To most people, the cat was invisible, but I saw him right away and slowly approached. Today is National Feral Cat... Read more »

Review: Love Saves the Day - Meet Gwen Cooper at the Black Cat Ball

Review: Love Saves the Day - Meet Gwen Cooper at the Black Cat Ball
There’s nothing like a two week vacation to unplug and unwind in paradise – especially when you load up your Kindle with your missed reading list. I’m so glad I added Gwen Cooper’s latest Love Saves the Day. The story of a rescued kitten from the cat’s point of view is clever, funny and heartwarming.... Read more »

Grumpy Cat may be meowing for Tree House Humane Society

Grumpy Cat may be meowing for Tree House Humane Society
Some of the biggest stars of the Internet could soon be purring the praises of Chicago’s oldest, cageless, no-kill cat shelter. Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Keyboard Cat and others could be the stars of a video campaign aimed at helping Tree House Humane Society raise funds for their new shelter that is planned for Rogers... Read more »
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Placing Paws Rescue celebrates 1,000 stories with $1k raffle

Placing Paws Rescue celebrates 1,000 stories with $1k raffle
In the past five years, Libertyville-based Placing Paws Rescue has had quite an impact on the lives of animals the organization has rescued. Now, supporters have a chance to take home a $1,000 prize later this month as the group celebrates its 1,000th rescue with the 1000 Stories/$1000.00 fundraising raffle. The raffle and 1,000 rescues... Read more »
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    I'm an animal lover who has counted rescue pets as a member of my family since I was a child. As a writer and public relations specialist, I'm passionate about advocating for homeless pets and the rescues that give these pets a second chance. i also love to connect with the many pet businesses in Chicago that support animal rescue.

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