Posts tagged "animal shelter"

Hawthorne Race Track Cats

Hawthorne Race Track Cats
Hawthorne Race Track is not ‘the bad guy’ here. If they really didn’t want the barn cats, or to support the cats being spay/neutered,  they would have done something years ago. As well-respected WGN-TV reporter Marcella Raymond suggests, overall, it is advantageous to have barn cats at racetracks (to rid barns of vermin). And it... Read more »

Rain Is In Anti-Cruelty Society Forecast

Rain Is In Anti-Cruelty Society Forecast
E-collars are offered by the village of Schaumburg to people who have barking dogs, called the Bark Collar Loan Program. Listen HERE to my WGN Radio show as I describe why I don’t believe this is a good idea. This program could be inhumane, and definitely won’t solve a barking dog problem. Next, week we... Read more »

Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation

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Tony LaRussa will be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame this summer. I goofed – but I didn’t….it appears I did. Let me explain. Before the cameras began to roll we spoke about the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White-Sox; he managed both clubs. Then I mentioned the Oakland A’s here.  As manager, he won... Read more »
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Help Find a New Home for Wright-Way Rescue; It's Raining Cats & Dogs; Pooh-Pee App

Help Find a New Home for Wright-Way Rescue; It's Raining Cats & Dogs; Pooh-Pee App
I made a plea on my radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World for Wright-Way Rescue, once located in Niles. Click HERE to listen to my conversation with the executive/director and founder Christy Anderson – she explained what really happened, as a school bus plowed in the shelter and destroyed the building. While amazingly the shelter workers,... Read more »

Makeover at Felines, Inc. - New Name, New Look, New Species

The renaming and re-grand opening of Felines & Canines new 6,000 square foot facility was in February (last month).
Felines & Canines (previously known as Felines, Inc) just began a new chapter in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood,6379 N. Paulina Street (at Devon Avenue). For over three decades as a cat-only, dogs are now included (mostly from the Animal Welfare League of Chicago). If you haven’t checked the new sunny addition yet, join the tour here. Type your... Read more »

Adopt a Cat is the Message in 'Catalogue'

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I believe most people who don’t want a cat, who don’t like cats or say they don’t like cats have simply never opened their homes to a cat….and ultimately their hearts. But generally, when people do open their minds to the idea, they generally do ultimately open their hearts. The short movie won an award, called ”Catalogue.” It was inspired... Read more »
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Strut for Tree House Humane Society

Strut for Tree House Humane Society
The Tree House Humane Society 7th Annual Stray Cat Strut is Saturday June 2, 10 a.m., starting at the city’s oldest and largest cageless no kill all cat shelter, 1212. W. Carmen Avenue. A 5K Walkathon begins at the shelter and then heads to the lakefront to raise awareness about the plight of community cats,... Read more »

Bark in the Park, A Chicago Pet Tradition

Bark in the Park, A Chicago Pet Tradition
Bark in the Park is wonderful Chicago tradition – thousands of people and their dogs all meet at about Montrose Street in Lincoln Park to talk a walk (just over 3 scenic miles) to benefit the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago. Social dogs and their social people are welcome to help out the pet in... Read more »

Red Door's K-9 Eggstravaganza

Red Door's K-9 Eggstravaganza
Just the chance you’ve been waiting for - Your dog can take a picture with the Easter bunny, (Saturday) March 24 at 1 p.m. And for Bloodhounds or all dogs, it’s an egg hunt (just eggs? I’m thinking liver treats might be better). About 1,000 eggs will be hidden for (social) dogs to search out.... Read more »
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Tree House Humane Society Celebrated 40 Years with a Black Cat Ball

So, he thinks he can emcee - "So You Think You Can Dance" star Special K, now with KISS-FM, was the emcee for the Black Cat Ball, a benefit party celebrating the 40th Anniversary for this legendary all-cat shelter. Tree House Society: One of the first no-kill shelters, one of the first cageless cat shelters, and - in fact - one of the first all-cat shelters....Tree House Humane Society is legendary shelter, and insiders around America know that.  However, so many in Chicago take this great shelter for granted. After all, for 40 years Tree House has been here, innovating and saving cats - often cats no other shelter would take. Special K did a great job as emcee! I like how Special K jumped up on his stage, a chair. To the far right, Dallas Yanez sneaking a photo of me taking a photo with him. All images here by me unless noted.
The Tree House Humane Society celebrated 40 years at the Black Cat Ball, October 21 at the Red Canary. It was quite the cat party!
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