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Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better

Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better
Illinois SB0648,  sponsored by public officials State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) wouldn’t have benefited animals, despite both public officials’ hearts being in the right place. Following several blog posts (by colleagues ChicagoNow.com’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs andDancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight) and a public outcry, I met by phone privately with Rosenthal, who... Read more »

Illinois Animal Shelters Will Ultimately Benefit; The Real Story

Illinois Animal Shelters Will Ultimately Benefit; The Real Story
Illinois Animal shelters and rescues are overwhelmed as it is. Pet blogging colleagues ChicagoNow.com’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs and Dancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight both did superb jobs of articulated why a bill proposed in Illinois, SB0648,  sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) was not a good... Read more »

Mutt Bombing Craze Encourages Dog Adoptions

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Muttbombing or mutt bombing (spelling still hasn’t been made clear) is the latest craze to encourage pet adoptions. Here’s Jeanne Moos of CNN (the Canine News Network?) reporting on this trend, which I love….I hope someone mutt bombs me. Or better, cat bombs.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »
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Shelter Dogs Eating Peanut Butter

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Dr. Karen Halligan, a little bit of shelter dogs in her life….peanut butter company Dogsbutter donates to shelters.

New Year's Resolutions for Pets

New Year's Resolutions for Pets
It’s become an annual tradition, asking my Facebook fans about resolutions for their pets or all pets for the coming year. (Also, if you haven’t done so – join my fan page!). Here are some responses: “To have my cats stop using my credit cards to buy toys and treats on the internet. They drool... Read more »

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons
Q: Many of our neighbors are adopting pets from shelters, which sounds wonderful. But we’ve always gotten purebred Cocker Spaniels or English Springer Spaniels. Also, I don’t want damaged goods; some of the neighbors have had behavior problems with their dogs. Why should I adopt from a shelter? — R.T., Cyberspace A: You may save... Read more »
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HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away

HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away
Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who’ve sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey’s ballad, “Hero” (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:  ”Lord knows dreams are hard to follow,  But they don’t let anyone tear them away.  Hold on, there will be tomorrow.  In... Read more »

Purrhibition for Tree House

It's real life flappers!  They're ready to do the jitterbug (photo by Dallas Yanez)
Tree House Humane Society recently held a swanky flapper-style fundraiser – and you cold only enter the Room 13 Speakeasy (3222 N. Sheffield at the Old Chicago Inn) with a secret password. Oooops – it was brown tabby; I gave it away. Dave DeFuniak, executive director at Tree House offered a sneak preview of what... Read more »

Calling All Animal Loving Heroes

Calling All Animal Loving Heroes
Do you know a reali-life hero, like Captain Sully Sullenberger? Remember, he was the pilot who successfully performed the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. No doubt – he is a hero. HomeAgain®Pet Recovery Service is seeking an animal loving  hero. HomeAgain Hero of the Year nominees should demonstrate a commitment... Read more »
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Helping Shelter Animals in Need, Sergeant's Pet Care and American Humane Association

Helping Shelter Animals in Need, Sergeant's Pet Care and American Humane Association
Sergeant’s Pet Care Products and American Humane Association, is distributing pet health kits worth up to $250,000 to shelters nationwide as part of its emBARK on Pet Health campaign, together stepping up to put their best paws forward. The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a free pledge to be more... Read more »
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