Archive for April 2013

From hopeless to home - a dog transforms after rescue

What difference does a change of location mean for animals at a shelter? For some dogs and cats, it’s the difference between life and death. Turtle the dog was hours from euthanasia at the Animal Welfare League when his second chance walked in the door. His story illustrates what can happen when rescues step up... Read more »

Illinois Voices for Animals Lobby Day - Focus on proposed pet laws

Animal advocates in Illinois will be headed to Springfield Wednesday to give their support to various laws under consideration. The Illinois Voices for Animals Lobby Day is an opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss proposed laws aimed at animal welfare in the state. The ASPCA, Illinois Animal Welfare Federation, Born Free USA, the Animal... Read more »

Rescuer mourns death of puppy mill rescue dog

The one remaining dog looking for rescue after 93 other dogs were saved from a Southern Illinois puppy mill died this past week. Michel, a sweet 10-year-old Rottweiler/Shepherd mix started having seizures at the kennel while waiting for rescue after she was saved from the puppy mill. She was still waiting for rescue. The person... Read more »

Puppy Lemon Law: Moves forward in Illinois Senate

A proposed Puppy Lemon Law has moved out of the Illinois Senate executive committee and is a step closer to consideration. The proposed legislation passed committee yesterday and has been placed on a hearing calendar for a public reading for Tuesday, April 30. The Puppy Lemon Law would allow consumers to seek a refund, replacement... Read more »

Cinco de Mayo goes to the dogs (and cats)

Cinco de Mayo is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays as a pet lover. Several Chicago-area pet rescue organizations have taken this fiesta of fun to a whole new level with cool twists on Cinco de Mayo –  from Cinco de Bow Wow to Cinco de Snoots to Cinco de Meow. As luck would... Read more »

Green pet products to use everyday, not just Earth Day

Imperial Cat products are made from recycled materials and are also recyclable.
On Earth Day, we look for ways to be a more green and that includes finding green pet products for our furry family members. The good news is there are many great green pet products on the market these days that you may use all the time – not just on Earth Day. Green cat... Read more »

Spring flood update: Rescues bail out and move forward

It’s been a long end of the week for two Chicago area rescues that were heavily hit by basement flooding this week from the spring flood. Alive Rescue and Feral Fixers are now cleaning up and focusing on the future after a trying 48 hours. Both groups are also scrambling a little faster because they... Read more »

Rescue groups collaborate to save 93 puppy mill dogs

During the past two weeks, 93 dogs were rescued from the puppy mill situation. This is the last dog that needs to be saved - She is a Rottweiler/Shepherd mix and is around 10-years-old and very sweet.
The Puppy Mill Project usually doesn’t spearhead dog rescue operations. In fact, the Chicago-based advocacy group has a lot on their plate focusing on educating the public about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores and Internet pet sales. They also focus on changing laws related to pet sales. But a few weeks ago,... Read more »

Chicago's spring flood hits several animal rescues

Heavy rains and flooding have had a devastating effect on much of the Chicago-area today. The animal rescue community was not spared from Chicago’s spring floods. Feral Fixers in DuPage County and Alive Rescue in Chicago were both were hit by basement flooding that will have a huge impact on both organizations. Bolingbrook’s Animal Control... Read more »

National Pet ID Week: Update your pets before they get lost

It’s National Pet ID Week. And, I know what many people think – I have an indoor cat, my dog never leaves the yard or we always have our pet on a leash when we leave the house. A pet ID is a waste of time. So, I have a story for you that just... Read more »
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