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Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month: Special programs and promotions

One way to spread the word about Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month is to get four of the oldest organizations in the city to join forces for the Windy City Feline Frenzy. The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Animal Care & Control, Tree House Humane Society and Felines & Canines will all participate in the two-day extravaganza on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.
If you’ve been considering adding a cat to the family, now is a great time to take the plunge. June is National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month and many Chicago-area shelters and rescues are coming up with creative ways to help more cats and kittens find homes. During this time of year, shelters are overflowing with kittens... Read more »

Just One Day Adoption event slated for June 8

Kittens and puppies and Guinea Pigs…oh my! On Saturday, June 8 – Just One Day – Chicago Party Animals will be the spot to be for an adoption event featuring cats and dogs of all ages and all kinds of other critters. Chicago animal rescue organizations big and small will be joining forces for the... Read more »

Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style: Raising Funds for Pets in Need

Filly is one of Trio’s more recent rescues. She was initially spotted on the side of the road by a police officer and by the time her rescuers arrived, she had sought shelter in a discarded car tire. Consumed by fear, she made one last ditch effort to escape and ultimately found herself under the car of her rescuers.
An animal rescue organization that routinely bets on the long shots is hosting their own Vegas-style fundraiser this weekend. Trio Animal Foundation’s Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style will be at the Stadium Club at US Cellular Field on Saturday. The doors open at 7:30 and the event features food, drinks, great music, dancing and a casino... Read more »
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Shelter Me: Better than therapy for Chicago family

There’s a wonderful documentary making the rounds on PBS this spring called Shelter Me. It is the second installment in a series of documentaries by Steven Latham that looks at dogs rescued from open admission shelters and their lives after rescue. This is more than case of them just becoming pets – they are service... Read more »

Victor's new life comes after severe injury before puppy mill rescue

It was Victor’s lucky day. After years of living in horrendous conditions in an Iowa puppy mill, Victor went up for auction at the end of April. The mill was closing and the winning bidder was an animal rescue, making him part of a puppy mill rescue. Victor finally had his ticket to freedom and... Read more »

Suburban man faces charges in Harvey dog abuse case

When Cook County Sheriff’s police arrived at a Harvey home to serve an eviction notice, they weren’t prepared for what was inside. A Harvey dog abuse case is now underway after they found one dead animal and others  living in squalor. Police and animal investigators are now preparing an abuse case against William Robertson. The... Read more »
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Jackson Galaxy's cat mojo comes to Chicago

Crank up the cat Mojo…Jackson Galaxy’s cat mojo will soon be in the house. The host of the popular Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell will be having a Cat Mojo Session Sunday at Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market. Doors open at 7 p.m. What could be better than a night... Read more »

Project Mercy: 23 English Bulldogs rescued from puppy mill

Twentt-three dogs were rescued through Project Mercy by the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue.
A few weeks ago, the call went out to various Midwestern rescues about a puppy mill in Iowa that was closing down. The puppy mill, known for poor inspections from the USDA, was to be auctioning off all the dogs on April 27 and 28. The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR) quickly kicked in a... Read more »

The Little Barn: Grand opening Sunday for new shelter

The dogs enjoy a warm spring day in Heidi's Barnyard at The Little Barn.
Chicago’s recent flood put a damper on many activities in the Chicago-area. It won’t stop the grand opening of Alive Rescue’s new facility – The Little Barn – on Sunday. A few weeks ago, the rescue suffered a minor set back when the building’s basement flooded with sewage water during the big storm. Thanks to... Read more »
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Spring flood update: Rescues bail out and move forward

It’s been a long end of the week for two Chicago area rescues that were heavily hit by basement flooding this week from the spring flood. Alive Rescue and Feral Fixers are now cleaning up and focusing on the future after a trying 48 hours. Both groups are also scrambling a little faster because they... Read more »
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