Posts tagged "Animal Welfare League of Chicago"

Keep L.O.V.E Alive Behavior Tour Hits Chicago

The Love Bus came to Chicago – The Keep L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour kicked off  August 11 at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Thousands passed through (many with their dogs). This free event included an opportunity to speak with veterinarians and pet behavior experts. I also reported live on WGN Radio’s Bill... Read more »

Help Dogs Reach Heights at Animal Welfare League

Help Dogs Reach Heights at Animal Welfare League
So, there I was at the Wabash Avenue location of the Animal Welfare League of Chicago.…I was simply helping out a friend, and visiting. Then I saw this scruffy looking white dog shivering in a corner. I don’t know why – I asked, executive director, Diane Spyrka to let me see her. I sat down.... Read more »

Rockin' Good Time for Rescue for Trio Animal Foundation

The Marquee at the Doubledoor tells story. Tonight it's about rock n' roll saving animals.
The Trio Animal Foundation Rockin’ for Rescue Benefit was held May 19 at the Double Door. Over 400 people showed up to rock ‘n roll to help save animals.
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Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation

Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation
the Trio Animal Foundation presents Rockin’ for Rescue, May 19. Trio helps many Chicago shelters – they remove dogs with special needs, provide medical care and eventually forever homes. They’ve saved countless animals, from the Animal Welfare League of Chicago and others. Of course, their good work requires dollars – Rockin’ for Rescue is a... Read more »

Dining with Fido: Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier

The entrance of the most visited tourist attraction in Illinois. If you live nearby (as many people do), you know weeknights are relatively quiet. Driving to the Pier can be a pain because parking isn't cheap or easy, but again weekdays or weeknights are the best choice. Also, weekends may simply be too packed for some dogs to deal with.
In this installment of Dining with Fido, we visited Harry Caray’s Tavern, at Navy Pier. Offering choices for dog friendly dining around Chicago.  If you have friends visiting from out of town (as you’ll see we did), Navy Pier is a great destination. And Harry Caray’s is about fun, at any of their locations.

Governor Quinn Saving Pets, Signing New Law to Check Twice for Microchips

Governor Quinn Saving Pets, Signing New Law to Check Twice for Microchips
Thanks to Governor Quinn, and a bill signed into law today (August 3), lost dogs and cats are more likely to be reunited with their families. The bill requires shelters to scan each pet twice and also attempt to contact owners via email and/or telephone with 24 hours of their intake. Dr. Robyn Barbiers, president... Read more »
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When Hope Isn't Enough, Please Help Find this Dog a Home

When first delivered to the Animal Welfare Leagues (and there are photos far more graphic than this), it was unclear whether or not this dog would survive. Trio Animal Foundation provided the funds to save this pup. And veterinarians, and one devoted foster mom, succeeded. But without a forever home, what's the point?
This guest blog by Lauren Kelliher of Illinois Doberman Rescue. I first wrote about this dog, this past Christmas, then named Hope. It’s an amazing story – the dog might have died – and I thought for sure this super pup would be adopted. But that hasn’t been the case. I asked Lauren for an... Read more »

Birthday Party for Real Founder of Trio Animal Foundation

Whoo-hoo a 10th birthday party for Trio - without Trio, there would be no Trio Animal Foundation. Dogsitter, and best friend to countless dogs, especially forgotten Pit Bulls, Andrea Goldberg. He doesn't look a day over 9 1/2. Over 100 folks came out to celebrate this pup's birthday. Trio is known for having three legs.
Over 100 revelers came out to celebrate a Pit Bull named Trio’s 10th birthday, a benefit for the Trio Animal Foundation at Moonshine. If you missed the party (or not), check out these images:

Hazel: The Story of an Unexpected Dog Adoption

I'm in shelters all the time. Of course, there are many I want to adopt, but you just can't. But this dog cowering in a corner, I kept walking back to. I don't know why. She looked so afraid. I later learned her story (which you'll read soon). I was at the Animal Welfare League of Chicago, and happy to go, finally - as a favor to Jill Cahr, co-founder of Trio Animal Foundation. I don't know why I was attracted to her. I was thinking about rescuing a Brittany, really. Diane Spyrka, the executive director said I bet if take her out, we'll see a different dog. I thought the same. By the way, Diane is - overall - among the Chicago animal welfare heroes.
I walked into the Animal Welfare League of Chicago with Jill Cahr of the Trio Animal Foundation, and walked out with….a new friend.
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Trio Animal Foundation Celebrates One Dog, Who Inspired Saving Countless More

Trio Animal Foundation Celebrates One Dog, Who Inspired Saving Countless More
On Friday, July 29, the Trio Animal Foundation will be throwing their namesake dog – Trio, a surprise 10th birthday party. Well, it’s only a surprise if not of her doggy friends have spilled the beans or go on the Trio Facebook page. The party is 6:30-10 pm at Moonshine, 1824 W. Division St. In... Read more »
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