Archive for July 2013

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on Animal Connections

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In this video, I interview Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets”, as he takes me through a free traveling exhibit on the human: animal bond, “Animal Connections”. Watch the video for a sneak peek, then find some kids that love animals and bring them to the exhibit while it is still in Chicago... Read more »

Party with Models to Help Pets

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Yes, you read that right – you can go to a party with a lot of models while helping pets in need. For the second year in a row, Chosen Model Management is holding an event to benefit the animals of The Anti-Cruelty Society. This year they teamed-up with the gorgeous ladies of Factor Talent to double... Read more »

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

Looking for Love- The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week
Layla 1-year-old hound mix Layla is an excitable young dog. She’s rather busy; if she’s not exploring her surroundings and picking up scents, she’s jumping on the nearest person for attention. Basic manners training will help work with her adolescent behaviors (jumping up and mild mouthy-ness) and build her confidence. Layla’s adopters will likely need... Read more »
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Shedd Aquarium's "Dory" Revisits The Anti-Cruelty Society

Shedd Aquarium's "Dory" Revisits The Anti-Cruelty Society
Dory’s tale is a great adoption success story and this week she shared her “tail” with a group of inspiring kids at a summer camp. On a chilly day in January 2013, Dory found her way to The Anti-Cruelty Society from a shelter in Indiana. The Society is an unlimited-stay shelter that gets a great... Read more »

Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week

Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week
Precious 6-year-old domestic short-hair mix Please meet Precious! An extremely handsome fellow, Precious came to the Society as a transfer from another shelter. Precious is a curious guy who enjoys attention and loves tasty treats. Super sweet and lovable, Precious is sure to find himself a nice cozy spot right next to you each night.... Read more »

Chicago Animal Shelter Helps Indiana Shelter Recover from Fire

Chicago Animal Shelter Helps Indiana Shelter Recover from Fire
Animal shelters are there to help animals in need, but who helps the shelters when they find themselves at a loss? On the night of July 2nd the Humane Society Calumet Area experienced a fire. No lives were lost, but some valuable resources were destroyed and when help came in from others shelters, Stephanie Peterson... Read more »
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Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society Cat & Dog of the Week

Lady 9-year-old chow chow/retriever mix Lady is just that: a nice older lady looking for a quiet, loving home. She’s mild-mannered, gentle and does not require much in the way of exercise or entertainment. Nice long walks, soft pets and a plush toy are what she needs; that and some tasty wet food. She knows... Read more »

Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week

Looking for Love: The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week
Xena 11-month-old boxer/pit bull mix Xena is a friendly, excitable young dog. She’s a physical girl and can get rather jumpy and occasionally mouthy when really worked up, but she settles nicely with a firm verbal cue. Xena is food motivated and enjoys toy play. New adopters should work on her basic manners (not jumping up, proper... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium is for the Dogs!

Shedd Aquarium is for the Dogs!
Given how great dogs are – it is definitely a good thing that Shedd Aquarium has gone to the dogs. Shedd is introducing a new aquatic show, “One World,” which highlights dolphins, penguins, and dogs! Their aim is to inspire people to see just how wonderful all animals are and to connect people to the... Read more »
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Emergency Planning with Pets

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If there was an emergency, would your pet be taken care of? This video covers the importance of planning ahead. Disasters can come in many forms and a little planning can save lives. Some great tips to consider for households with pets: Have a trusted person (someone that knows your pets) hold a spare set of... 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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