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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Tree House Humane Society celebrates World Spay Day

Tree House Humane Society celebrates World Spay Day
For the past 20 years, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have celebrated World Spay Day as a way to get the word out of the importance of spaying and neutering animals to save lives. Yesterday was the 20th annual World Spay Day…a day that focuses not only on our pets but also the... Read more »
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Stockings' tale goes viral, all in a days work for Tree House

Stockings' tale goes viral, all in a days work for Tree House
Life has been a bit crazy for Stockings the kitten lately. And, it’s not because he’s become an Internet sensation with his story going viral. No, it’s much more simple than that for the little Chicago kitten born with deformed legs and given a second chance by Tree House. Stockings’ life has been a bit... Read more »

If you're patient, the right cat will pick you

If you're patient, the right cat will pick you
Do you know that when the time comes to add a cat to the family that if you’re patient enough, the right cat will pick you? I was entering the kitten room at Tree House Humane Society over 20 years ago and was explaining to the adoption counselor that I wanted to adopt a pair... Read more »

Animal Care League honors dog that nursed kittens with Theresa's Fund

Animal Care League honors dog that nursed kittens with Theresa's Fund
When the little dog was found in an Oak Park alley, the future didn’t look so bright for her. She was matted, shivering and couldn’t walk. In a short period of time, the little Shih Tzu mix not only became an inspiration to those at the Animal Care League, but saved the lives of some... Read more »
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Backup: Cerebellar Hypoplasia doesn't slow this spunky kitten

Backup: Cerebellar Hypoplasia doesn't slow this spunky kitten
You could call Backup the little kitten that could. This spunky little character has had a few obstacles – like Cerebellar Hypoplasia  - put in her way in her very young life. But, that doesn’t keep her down. Her mom Ridley gave birth to five kittens a few months ago at Harmony House for Cats in Chicago.... 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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