Posts tagged "pet adoption"

Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

The walk begins for Miles for Mothers in the Mills.  Photo courtesy of Meghan Elise Photography.
The Puppy Mill Project took their message to Naperville on Sunday as they hit the trail along the Riverwalk and through a fun Sunday party – Miles for the Mothers in the Mills. The event was aimed at raising awareness and funds to help educate consumers about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores... Read more »

Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate

Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate
The great puppy mill/pet store debate will be raging on in Naperville for at least another month as the city council continues to weigh options before they choose to act or not to act. After 21 people debated the issue on Tuesday night, any further action was tabled until October 7th. The good news is that... 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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One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli

One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli
Sometimes all a pet needs for a happy ending is some creative thinking and a little bit of time. That is very much the case for Eli – a dog that is now living like a king at a memory care facility in a Morton Grove. The good news was that One Tail at a... Read more »

Puppies battle parvo hours after adoption: Learn more about your rescue

Puppies battle parvo hours after adoption: Learn more about your rescue
When three Chicago families recently decided to add a puppy to the family, they reached out to a rescue and fell in love with three cute puppies recently rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control by a rescue organization. Within a couple of hours after going home, all three puppies became very sick with parvovirus.... Read more »

Rescue Waggin: Tales from the Road gives a peek at life saving transport

Rescue Waggin: Tales from the Road gives a peek at life saving transport
Every week, transports hit the road moving dogs and cats from one area of the country to another hoping to give them a happy ending. In some cases, dogs may be rescued from puppy mills or hoarding situations. In other cases, they may be on the move from areas in the country where pet abandonment... Read more »
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Sochi stray dogs: Team USA goes to the dogs

Sochi stray dogs: Team USA goes to the dogs
You could say Team USA went to the dogs in Sochi. I’m not talking about medal counts or broken hearts in speed skating or hockey. No. Team USA embraced the Olympic spirit in a whole new way by going to bat for the now famous Sochi stray dogs that were facing extermination by poison until... Read more »

Chicago puppy mill ban: Zero-tolerance for bad, out-of-state breeders

Chicago is very close to making a bold move that will slam the door on the mass delivery of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats throughout the city. A proposed Companion Animal Protection Ordinance will ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores. But, will this new ordinance open the door... Read more »

Alsip to the Rescue: Alsip Nursery moves to adoption model

There’s a lot of activity in the pet departments at both Alsip Nursery locations these days. The St. John and Frankfort facilities are undergoing major overhauls as the home and garden centers get ready for the full launch of Alsip to the Rescue. The stores are the latest in the Chicago area to go humane... Read more »
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Chicago pet events during Valentine's week

Are you ready to fall in love? Yes, Valentine’s Day is Friday and if you’re looking for true ways to show your love, you can help support pet rescue at some of these great Chicago Pet events for Valentine’s week. You can adopt the love of your life at one of many fun adoption events... 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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