Archive for April 2013

Shelter Myth: Puppy Prison

Shelter Myth: Puppy Prison
There are many misconceptions about animal shelters. These organizations exist to save lives, so confusing information can have a serious impact on those animals that are trying to find homes. A common misconception I hear is that people don’t go to shelters because they think they are sad places. I have even heard shelters referred to... Read more »

Cat and Dog of the Week - Looking for Love at The Anti-Cruelty Society

Cat and Dog of the Week - Looking for Love at The Anti-Cruelty Society
Coco 10 year-old domestic longhair cat With age comes wisdom, but in this case - age also comes with beauty! Coco is a gorgeous girl who came to us as a transfer from another shelter. She is a calm and gentle girlie who has been known to enjoy a tasty treat! Coco was treated for an upper... Read more »

Looking for Love - Cat and Dog of the Week from The Anti-Cruelty Society

Looking for Love - Cat and Dog of the Week from The Anti-Cruelty Society
Sweet Lips 6-year-old male domestic shorthair mix Sweet Lips is a lovable guy who came to the shelter when someone in his family became allergic. Sweet Lips is a gentle, low-key kind of fellow who is super affectionate and sweet. In fact, he loves nothing more than rubbing up against you looking for more and... Read more »
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Violence is a Virus – Pets are Penicillin

Violence is a Virus – Pets are Penicillin
It’s nothing new to look at the violence epidemic in the same way that public health experts look at virus transmissions. We know the problem spreads like a cold – one violent occurrence triggering another until we see a rash explode across the face of a city. Why can’t the cure be looked at in... Read more »

The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat and Dog of the Week

The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat and Dog of the Week
Pancho 4-year-old male pit bull mix Pancho is a friendly boy. He’s a little anxious at the shelter, but will ideally settle down given time and positive socialization to new environments. He’s quite the gentleman with both people and dogs – never getting too pushy or physical. He hasn’t settled down with a bone or engaged... Read more »
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    Tatiana grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs, and an iguana… just to name a few pets. She began her professional career with animals in 1995 at Brookfield Zoo. Tatiana has studied wild dolphins in Australia and rescued wildlife in Florida, but she always says that people are truly at the heart of her work. The welfare of people and animals is connected through a shared environment and the same traits of empathy and compassion that make someone a good pet owner also simply make people better neighbors and citizens. If it walks, hops, or slithers, Tatiana cares about it. She currently oversees the Humane Education programs at The Anti-Cruelty Society, hosts "Chicago Tails" on Watch312.com, and is a Guest Blogger for Tails Inc.

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