Posts tagged "Pets"

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 »

Ready. Pet. Go! – Before It’s Gone

Ready. Pet. Go! – Before It’s Gone
It’s the final countdown [I’ll give you a sec while the Europe song plays out in your head…], Chicago Public Schools are back in session on August 25th! For all the animal-loving parents out there frantically thinking of something fun to do with the kids before the big send-off, visit “Ready. Pet. Go!” at Chicago... Read more »

Pets in Weddings - Stories and Tips

Pets in Weddings - Stories and Tips
June is wedding season in the Midwest. With all the love in the air and wedding announcements in my mailbox, I wanted to put together some helpful tips for pet parents that may be getting ready to walk down the aisle. Pets are truly members of the family so when animal-loving people get married, they... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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Bunnies

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Spring is a time of renewal – a time to celebrate the fresh growth popping up through the thawing earth. Every year around Easter time, rabbits get attention from the animal rescue community because people still give them as presents or purchase them for use as photo props. But rabbits are an 8-10 year commitment—not... Read more »

Cat & Dog of the Week from The Anti-Cruelty Society

Cat & Dog of the Week from The Anti-Cruelty Society
Penny 4-year-old hound female hound mix Penny is a sweet pooch, who came to the shelter when her family had a new baby. She has some previous training, including cues like sit, down, and shake. She misses her family and is very stressed here at the shelter, so a slow introduction to her new home... Read more »

Caring Community Saves Dog

Caring Community Saves Dog
This photo gallery tells the story of Lily, the sweet 3-legged pit bull who has already captured the hearts of many people in her short 3 years. Click through the album and read the captions below each image.
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2 Special Kitties Need Help - Please Share!

2 Special Kitties Need Help - Please Share!
Being surrendered to a shelter at an older age can be extra stressful and confusing to a pet. Please help spread the word about these two great kitties that need homes… and consider adopting yourself! Rosie Beautiful little Rosie’s world has been turned upside-down. Rosie’s “mom” became quite ill and could no longer care for her... 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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