Posts tagged "adopting cats"

Adopting Cats: Cat Bombing

Adopting Cats: Cat Bombing
Adopting cats is the goal at Tree House Humane Society. When animal shelters began to photo bomb celebrities inserting adoptable dogs, it worked – the dogs began to get adopted. It’s called Mutt Bombing….Now shelters are photo bombing random people (from images on their social media pages)  and no one has complained – who doesn’t... Read more »

Special Needs Cats Deserve a Second Chance: Gwen Cooper Saves the Day

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Gwen Cooper is saving the day and the world one cat at a time. Her most recent novel is called Love Saves the Day. I talk with Gwen about her best-selling book (with a really long title) Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Live with a Blind Wonder Cat,... Read more »

Steve Dale's Pet World: Blastomycosis in town; Finding Lost Pets; Pet Taxi Service, Blackhawk Pets

Steve Dale's Pet World: Blastomycosis in town; Finding Lost Pets; Pet Taxi Service, Blackhawk Pets
Is there an outbreak of Blastomycosis, as reported by Ch. 2? Internal medicine specialist Dr. Seth Ghantous of Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center discusses the fungal disease, how to avoid it and symptoms if you aren’t able to avoid – on Steve Dale’s Pet World, 1:05 p.m. CDT on Saturday June 22 on WGN... Read more »
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Adopt-A-Cat Month: American Humane Association

Adopt-A-Cat Month: American Humane Association
Cats don’t have much a chance of making it out of animal shelters, which is why the American Humane Association created Adopt-A-Cat Month several years ago. June was chosen because throughout much of the country – this begins “kitten season.” Although cats have often been referred to as America’s “Most Popular Pet,” they receive less veterinary care,... Read more »

Loves Saves The Day, So Does Gwen Cooper

Loves Saves The Day, So Does Gwen Cooper
Justin Bieber and cat book author Gwen Cooper have at least one thing in common: They’re both on tour, and keeping a grueling schedule. Bieber may be playing to more people, but Cooper will help more cats on her tour. Cooper’s road trip includes stops at least a dozen animal shelters to promote “Love Saves... Read more »

Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World

Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World
Dog training is the topic when we start the show, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, starting 1 p.m. CDT on March 30, www.wgnradio.com or 720 AM.  Renown dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo-Young and Dennis Damon of the Dog Obedience Group will show me how to “sit.” Perhaps, I will also roll over. Most important,... Read more »
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Finding Your Match at Animal Care & Control

Friends of Animal Care and Control raise money to help out tons
Chicago Animal Care & Control held a Valentine’s Day party, “Meet Your Match,”  on February 9.  Many pets found new and wonderful homes. Here a few highlights of the day that was filled with fun events. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free,... Read more »

Cat Shelter Celebrating Life: Lights of Love

Thousands of lights adorn the front of the shelter on Carmen Avenue.
Tree House Humane Society Lights of Love may be my very favorite event at any shelter. Hundreds attend to honor pets and people who are remembered with a candle….and a honored with a Christmas light. In all, thousands of lights are aglow. It’s beautiful. It’s touching. The event is December 8, from 5 to 8... Read more »

Chicago Wolves Adopt Dogs for Animal Control

Chicago Wolves Adopt Dogs for Animal Control
When the Chicago Wolves arranged their first Adopt-A-Dog Night in 2001, Wolves Chairman of the Board Don Levin figured the team would try the promotion once or twice. That fans loved it….and meanwhile Levin became a major supporter of Animal Care & Control. Other potential supporters saw what Don was doing for the animals, and... Read more »
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Felines, Inc. Now Felines & Canines

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Does this person look earnest to you? Abby Smith is a hero, a real force in the Chicago shelter world. She’s been at the helm of Felines, Inc. for many years. Now, it is Smith who is the among those who are the moving force to raise dollars for the cats to move to new... Read more »