Posts tagged "Chicago Animal Care and Control"

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 »

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 »

Honey needs a home

Honey needs a home
Honey hasn’t had the easiest start in life. In fact, her road to rescue was long and her wait for finding the right family has been a tad difficult as well. Now, the dog who first made the news when her owners drowned some of her puppies is hoping to find a nice quiet home... Read more »
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Illinois SB648 tabled for now but keep your eyes on Springfield

Illinois SB648 tabled for now but keep your eyes on Springfield
You’ve been heard in Springfield. All the calls, emails and social media posts hit the right people and for now Illinois SB648 – the bill that would have changed how many non-profit rescues in Illinois operate and could have overloaded animal controls even more – has been tabled. For the time being, rescue as we... 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 »

Hammy's happy ending: Finding a forever family

Hammy's happy ending: Finding a forever family
For the rest of the year, I’m sharing happy ending stories about dogs and cats that have gotten a second chance thanks to rescue. Today’s video shows what it’s all about. Hammond – or Hammy – sat in the adoption room at Chicago Animal Care and Control for months before finding a forever family. He... Read more »
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Willow's story: A will to live and a heart to love

Willow's story: A will to live and a heart to love
Willow’s happy ending has yet to be written. But, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and a litany of supporters, Willow has more than a fighting chance after being left for dead on a cold Chicago street just one week ago. The severely emaciated pit bull was found near frozen and near death on... Read more »

Fostering kittens saves lives during kitten season

Fostering kittens saves lives during kitten season
It’s summertime and if you’re going to be around for a few weeks or will be planning a staycation, here’s a great way to volunteer and save a life or lives at the same time. It’s kitten season at animal shelters. That means they are overflowing with kittens. By fostering kittens for a few weeks... Read more »

Cat transfer team: Saving Chicago's homeless cats

Cat transfer team: Saving Chicago's homeless cats
It’s summer and Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is overflowing with cats. Between owner surrenders, strays and kittens, the cages fill up quickly in the backroom meaning that all of the cats there are on borrowed time. Thanks to a small, dedicated group of volunteers, the CACC Cat Transfer Team, a record number of... Read more »
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Adopt A Shelter Cat Month: Cats rule Chicago with fun weekend events

Chicago is waiving its cat pride this weekend for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a couple of big events aimed at helping find homes for more of the city’s homeless kitties and helping out one of the city’s oldest cat shelters. Four shelters will join forces for the Windy City Feline Frenzy on Saturday... 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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