Posts tagged "cats"

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 »

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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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 »

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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One cat just leads to another

One cat just leads to another
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve reached out to fellow rescuers and ChicagoNow bloggers to do guest posts on how they have been inspired by their cat (or cats). My second guest submission is from fellow Blogger Holly who writes “Running with a Book Cart” for ChicagoNow. Like our household, she has taken Ernest Hemingway’s advice... Read more »

Becoming that crazy cat guy

Becoming that crazy cat guy
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. I’ve reached out to fellow rescuers and ChicagoNow bloggers to do guest posts on how they have been inspired by their cat (or cats). My first guest submission is from fellow Blogger David Quinn who writes “The Quinn-tes-sen-tial” for ChicagoNow and follow him on Facebook. By David Quinn Before I start... 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 »
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The Chicago pet scene to start off June

The Chicago pet scene to start off June
Haa Summer finally arrived? Well, not officially. But, the nice weather may be here to stay and that means many fun events to support animal rescue this week. You can dine out, hit a Bark-B-Que (or two) and Rock the Cats-Bah. There are also Dog Days of Summer First Fridays and lots of fun at... 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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