Happy St. Pittie's Day! ADOPT

Happy St. Pittie's Day! ADOPT
You don’t have to be green with envy – adopt your very own companion. Your furever friend. A wiggly butt, sloppy kisses, and adoring glances every time you walk in the door. These three pups have all been waiting MONTHS to find their forever home. Please spread the word. Bully breeds get a bad rap.... Read more »

Pet Dental Health Month

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February is Pet Dental Health Month. Just like with people, dental health is key for pets’ overall health. Leaving food bits between your teeth leads to bad breath and tooth decay. Oral pain from cavities and tooth loss can lead to bigger health issues. Every loving pet parent wants their fur babies to be healthy... Read more »

Butterfly Tale - A Blind Girl Sees the Wonders of Nature

Butterfly Tale - A Blind Girl Sees the Wonders of Nature
Rachel Carson is one of my personal heroes. In a time when her own life was threatened for uncovering how chemical companies were seeping toxins into our environment, she held onto her convictions and continued to warn the masses with scientific facts. Beyond her bravery and intellect, she maintained a humble attitude and appreciation for... Read more »
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Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal is Breaking Pit Bull Stereotypes

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I love it when celebrities use their status to make a difference for animals. Well, Jon Bernthal from the Walking Dead just made a fan of me. In the last few decades, spay/neuter efforts have made a difference for animals across the country, but cats and pit bull-type breeds are still facing an uphill battle.... Read more »

The Birds of the Field Museum

The Birds of the Field Museum
WARNING: This post contains images of bird specimens (yes, dead birds – but I hope you’ll see as much beauty in them as I do). On Saturday, December 13th, I was given a rare opportunity to tour behind the scenes of one of Chicago’s great cultural institutions. Thanks to my friend, Joel Greenberg, I visited... Read more »

Teen Teaches Against Violence Through Art

Teen Teaches Against Violence Through Art
Twice a year, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers an anti-violence after school program for Chicago teens. The program culminates in a Showcase for the youth to present something that they are passionate about. On Thursday December 4th,  17-year-old Agnes Parzygnat from Lincoln Park High School presented a beautiful painting during the Showcase. The painting depicted a... Read more »
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Finding Hope in a Dog Fighter

November 5th, 2014 – This morning a man confessed to me that until recently, he fought his dogs for money. I have so many emotions swirling around the interaction, but I want to share the story because it is important that people know this is still an issue in Chicago and in many other cities.... Read more »

Veteran's Best Friend

Veteran's Best Friend
I received a story from a Navy veteran, Jacob. His original words are beautiful and need no editing. Too often people allow misconceptions to drive their opinions. Some think of soldiers and the military as robotic and cold, ignorant to the compassionate humans that make up the corps. Some think of animals as being messy... Read more »

FEEL the Love: Adopt a Cat

FEEL the Love: Adopt a Cat
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not turn those warm and fuzzy thoughts of love into a true act of love – adoption! The Anti-Cruelty Society is once again offering a great catpaign to promote the adoption of our feline friends. Cats make great pets – especially for city dwellers, but overpopulation is... Read more »
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Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week

Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week
Please share this post. Let’s work together to find these two loving forever homes. Jessica Mary 3-year-old shepherd mix Jessica Mary is a super sweet and loving dog! Over the past several months, she has spent a lot of time in the offices of our behavior experts (so I get to see her throughout the... Read more »