Posts tagged "pets rescue"

Attorney's refocus Happiness Is Pets lawsuit

A consumer fraud suit filed against a Chicago pet store chain has hit a speed bump, but will continue according to those associated with the case. Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius has dismissed the case against Happiness Is Pets but is giving plaintiffs in the class action suit until the end of the month to... Read more »

Puppy Steps: Suburban woman speaks out about sick puppy

A few short weeks ago, Stacey Kranz didn’t picture herself as an activist. Then, she purchased a puppy from Puppy Steps in Spring Hill Mall that was diagnosed with Giardia – a contagious parasite – she is now on a mission to educate fellow consumers about the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. And,... Read more »

Community Pet Day offers free resources to Chicago dog owners

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There are many dog owners that look at their pet as a key part of the family, but may be coming up short on finding affordable services for them. On Saturday, May 18, dog families should swing by Mozart Park in Chicago’s Logan Square for Community Pet Day Sponsored by One Tail at a Time.... Read more »
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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 »

From hopeless to home - a dog transforms after rescue

What difference does a change of location mean for animals at a shelter? For some dogs and cats, it’s the difference between life and death. Turtle the dog was hours from euthanasia at the Animal Welfare League when his second chance walked in the door. His story illustrates what can happen when rescues step up... Read more »

Illinois Voices for Animals Lobby Day - Focus on proposed pet laws

Animal advocates in Illinois will be headed to Springfield Wednesday to give their support to various laws under consideration. The Illinois Voices for Animals Lobby Day is an opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss proposed laws aimed at animal welfare in the state. The ASPCA, Illinois Animal Welfare Federation, Born Free USA, the Animal... Read more »
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Rescuer mourns death of puppy mill rescue dog

The one remaining dog looking for rescue after 93 other dogs were saved from a Southern Illinois puppy mill died this past week. Michel, a sweet 10-year-old Rottweiler/Shepherd mix started having seizures at the kennel while waiting for rescue after she was saved from the puppy mill. She was still waiting for rescue. The person... Read more »

Cinco de Mayo goes to the dogs (and cats)

Cinco de Mayo is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays as a pet lover. Several Chicago-area pet rescue organizations have taken this fiesta of fun to a whole new level with cool twists on Cinco de Mayo -  from Cinco de Bow Wow to Cinco de Snoots to Cinco de Meow. As luck would... Read more »

Chicago's spring flood hits several animal rescues

Heavy rains and flooding have had a devastating effect on much of the Chicago-area today. The animal rescue community was not spared from Chicago’s spring floods. Feral Fixers in DuPage County and Alive Rescue in Chicago were both were hit by basement flooding that will have a huge impact on both organizations. Bolingbrook’s Animal Control... Read more »
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National Pet ID Week: Update your pets before they get lost

It’s National Pet ID Week. And, I know what many people think – I have an indoor cat, my dog never leaves the yard or we always have our pet on a leash when we leave the house. A pet ID is a waste of time. So, I have a story for you that just... Read more »
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