Tree House's Black Cat Ball TONIGHT!

Tree House's Black Cat Ball TONIGHT!
Yeah, it’s snowing. Take a break from watching all the fluffy flakes fall and get all gussied up for a good cause. Tonight is Tree House Humane Society’s annual BLACK CAT BALL!   Join hundreds of other animal lovers for a night of fun and merriment, all to benefit the animals. WHAT –      ... Read more »

DePaul Hosts Panel Discussion on Dog Fighting November 11, 2015

The Center for Animal Law at DePaul University in Chicago is hosting a panel discussion, “Companion Animals and the Law II- Session 2: The Dangers of Dog Fighting”. Dog fighting is still happening in Chicago. The activity promotes horrific cruelty and is used by gangs as a tool to desensitize children to violence. Dog fighting... Read more »

White Sox Bark at the Park Wednesday September 16

Baseball and hot dogs go hand-in-hand, but tomorrow you can actually take your best friend out to the ballgame! Wednesday, September 16, you can enjoy the White Sox game side-by-side with your pup on Bark at the Park Night, presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods and Nylabone. The evening features a pregame “Pup Rally” parade... Read more »
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Internet Cat Video Festival Saturday September 19th in Chicago

Internet Cat Video Festival Saturday September 19th in Chicago
Pay attention right meow! The Internet Cat Video Festival is a real thing and it’s in Chicago this weekend. We all know that cats rule the internet and are still facing overpopulation issues, so why not dedicate a furry fun celebration to their domination of the interwebs!? The event is being brought to all the... Read more »

Jon Bernthal Wants You to Take Action Against Breed Discrimination

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Few things in life are more frustrating than discrimination and violence. Pit bulls are still being used and abused for dog fighting in cities across the U.S.. In addition to this cruel exploitation, the dogs that are adopted by responsible pet parents face discrimination because the public often associates them with violence. It’s an awful... Read more »

Meet Lateefah - A Chicago Teen You Should Know

Meet Lateefah - A Chicago Teen You Should Know
The media has no shortage of reports on violence. For every article or news story, the masses call out that “someone needs to do something!” Well, lots of someones already are. More amazing than the adults that are doing something (often through careers – court advocates, teachers, social workers, etc.), are the teens that are... Read more »
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Pro Skater Bucky Lasek - Think Adoption First (Petco)

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Pro Skater and Driver, Bucky Lasek, is among several celebrities that devoted their time to produce videos that promote pet adoption (the “Think Adoption First project is fueled by Petco). In Bucky’s video, he talks about his ambition as a skater and how he would, “Push [himself]. Feel that fear and try to conquer it.”... Read more »

Roller Derby Champion Bonnie Thunders - Think Adoption First (Petco)

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From a floating figure skater to a bad-ass roller derby force, Bonnie Thunders has always balanced her athletic powers with heart. Specifically, Bonnie has always had a heart for animals. It was her love for animals that first brought Bonnie to New York. She started a job at the Wildlife Conservation Society. About six months... Read more »

MLB Player Tyson Ross- Won Over by a Pibble Smile

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Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres pitcher, is no stranger to fans approaching him after a game, but one night after a training session, Tyson fell for a special fan – a stray pit bull. Lots of people would have turned away. Stray animals aren’t uncommon – especially in warmer climates where people will simply dump... Read more »
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Pro Surfer Taylor Knox and the Little Lady that Keeps Him on His Toes

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I’m all about sharing the positive stories. This video was created by Petco, and is part of their new “Think Adoption First” initiative. As someone who has been working with animals in nonprofits for almost 20 years, I know that adoptions are more accessible than ever and I’m still astounded at the number of people... Read more »