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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 »

Kick-off summer with these Chicago pet events

It’s not officially summer yet, but with Memorial Day under our belts it’s time a boat load of fun events to kick off the summer.  The Dog Days of Summer and Bow Wow Luau get things rolling this week while the South Suburban Humane Society tries to empty the shelter. So, get your pencils and... Read more »

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition
You can call it the ultimate betrayal. Less than two months after voting unanimously to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in Cook County pet stores, three Cook County Commissioners have introduced an amendment to the Cook County pet store ban. The revised measure will reopen the pipeline from puppy... Read more »
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Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?

Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?
Where does the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stand on puppy mills? Up until last week, I would have guessed that they were firmly against puppy mills and the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats – puppy mill and kitten mills pets – in pet stores. I was wrong. Last week, the... 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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