Posts tagged "cats"

GivingTuesday: WatchCatsHappen and Support the Real Tree House Cats

A clever campaign is building awareness about homeless cats while helping raise funds for a new cat shelter for Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. “The Real Tree House Cats“ takes a paw swipe at the “Real Housewives” series of cable TV fame with cute romances and fun facts as it features some of the residents of Chicago’s oldest... Read more »

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 »

Save North Chicago cats: TNR foes propose death sentence for cats

Save North Chicago cats: TNR foes propose death sentence for cats
Pardon me for be a cat lady for a moment or two. But I’m having a hard time coming to grips with something. When a community is able to turn an out of control stray and feral cat situation into a stable situation thanks to a Trap-Neuter-Return program (TNR), why kill progress made by TNR. ... Read more »
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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 »
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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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