Posts tagged "cats"

Shelter Dog Kisses: How to Get Yourself Some

Shelter Dog Kisses: How to Get Yourself Some
If you’re looking for love, you don’t need to head to the personal ads. And, if you’re looking for a sweet kiss, a sloppy kiss or just a special kiss…you can get that at the same place – your local animal shelter. But, how do you go about getting Shelter Dog Kisses? A Chicago volunteer... Read more »

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Sunday is Puppy Mill Awareness Day around the country. It’s a day (or in some case, weekend) where animal advocates, pet lovers and rescue folks hit the streets to march, the trails to walk and their community to adopt out pets. All of these activities are aimed at spreading the word about puppy mills and... Read more »

Kittens on Deck: Going to bat for Chicago's tiniest cats

Kittens on Deck: Going to bat for Chicago's tiniest cats
Spring and summer are known as kitten season as shelters and rescues overflow with the influx of homeless kittens. Usually, when the kids go back to school and summer cools into fall, fewer kittens come in the door. Unfortunately, this year animal controls around our area are still overflowing with young kittens as we approach... Read more »
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Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye

Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye
Some pet stories just break my heart. As I watch my newsfeed during the day, I see the pleas to save cats and dogs of all ages. I feel the anguish when rescuers step up and the senior pet dies in rescue…too heartbroken to live on after being left behind by their family. As I... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Why you should think twice before you adopt a kitten

Why you should think twice before you adopt a kitten
It’s kitten season. That means that everywhere you turn there are cute, cuddly bundles of joy looking for a good home. They’re at PetSmart, PetCo and every boutique pet shop and everywhere on Facebook. Yes, it’s kitten season and it’s very tempting to adopt a kitten or two. I’m asking you to run, don’t walk,... Read more »

Chicago pet events for mid-June

Is it finally summer? I hope so. The fun Chicago pet events are starting to pile upon the Chicago pet scene with a pup happy hour, networking events, a Triple Play Dog Days of Summer, wine tasting and pet store protests. Get into the swing of summer at these great Chicago pet events. Tuesday, June... Read more »
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Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold
For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. As of this evening, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman has pulled the discussion of the Cook County pet store amendment of the new ordinance that was slated for next... 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 & Dogs.

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