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Cook County: There are no good puppy mills

Cook County: There are no good puppy mills
  It’s been less than two months since the Cook County Board passed the Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Act – the measure that banned the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in the county’s 13 pet stores. Next Tuesday, the power of that decision hangs in the balance as the county... Read more »

Decoding Your Dog: Are you barking up the right tree?

How good are you at speaking dog? It may seem like a silly question but in a world where so many of us have gone dog crazy and dogs are blending more and more into our families too many of us are missing the mark when it comes to communicating with our dog. If you... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Proposed Illinois animal control bill could be deadly for cats and dogs

Proposed Illinois animal control bill could be deadly for cats and dogs
Writer’s note: Thank you for sharing and calling on this bill. We’d like to thank Representative Sara Feigenholtz for going to bat for the animals and Representative Rosenthaul for working to table this legislation.  See updated story here. If you’re involved in animal rescue, you know there is a huge pet overpopulation problem. There are... Read more »
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Chicago pet events through May 11

There are a lot of great activities on tap this week to celebrate the animals and help out homeless pets in the Chicago area. Leading up to Mothers in the Mills on Saturday are several great volunteer opportunities, Voices for Animals in Springfield and a belated Cinco de Mayo – Running of the Chihuahua’s in... Read more »

Deadly tornados: RedRover Responders come over when disaster strikes

Deadly tornados: RedRover Responders come over when disaster strikes
The first wave of deadly tornados ripped through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of Iowa on Sunday. When disaster strikes, it’s not just people that are uprooted. Often pets are left behind or separated from their families due to the storm or lack of pet-friendly shelter afterwards. A national non-profit – RedRover – has developed a... Read more »

Chicago pet events for this weekend

It’s been a crazy week and I’ve been a little lax in getting this list up of the Chicago pet events. Spring has sprung and there are quite a few great events this weekend. If you’re in the city, there is still time to check out Purrhibition tonight and get the skinny on Tree House’s... Read more »
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Volunteer network reuniting lost dogs with their families

Volunteer network reuniting lost dogs with their families
Did you know that not all stray dogs are homeless? The stray dog you see on the street often could be someone’s pet trying to find his or her way home. That is the message that Sue Taney and Kathy Pobloskie want to get out this Wednesday as they celebrate the first National Lost Dog... 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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