Archive for May 2013

Found pets: Are animal controls holding pets for ransom?

It should be pretty simple. Your pet is lost and someone turns him or her into animal control. You go to retrieve your found pet and pay a fine or holding fee. When you get there, you find out you owe hundreds if not thousands of dollars for them housing your lost pet. Are animal... Read more »

Ready, Pet, Go! shows kids the world from a pet's eye view

For many years, I’ve hit the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier with the various nieces and nephews to check out the interactive fun for an afternoon. We’ve dug fossils, climbed pirate ships and been soaked more times than I can count in the water exhibit. Now there’s an exhibit after my own heart –... Read more »

Just One Day Adoption event slated for June 8

Kittens and puppies and Guinea Pigs…oh my! On Saturday, June 8 – Just One Day – Chicago Party Animals will be the spot to be for an adoption event featuring cats and dogs of all ages and all kinds of other critters. Chicago animal rescue organizations big and small will be joining forces for the... Read more »

A green dog: In the Loop with landfill biodegradable doggy poop bags

Inventors find inspiration in all kinds of places. If you’re a pet lover, that inspiration could possibly come from finding a better way to dispose of your pet’s stinky business. That is the case of a Chicago designer that first set out to design a better holder for doggy poop bags and followed that up... Read more »

Animal advocates vie for grand prize in Spring Into Action

Chrissy Cogozzo from Foster2Home. As a board member, foster home, transport coordinator, adoption show coordinator, full time mom & wife, part time employee, Chrissy's dedication never stops! As well, she maintains the Facebook page, the Petfinder and AdoptaPet pages for Foster2Home. Chrissy has always had animals in her life and currently shares her home with 3 of her own dogs, 2 cats and a special foster dog.
There’s still time to honor an everyday rescue hero through the Spring Into Action campaign from Spring Naturals. Since last year, the Spring Naturals has accepted nominations each month from the animal welfare community for a Spring Into Action Hero. For the rest of the month, fans of the companies Facebook page could vote daily... Read more »

Oklahoma tornado: Donations for homeless pets pour in, pets arrive

Many dogs and cats lost their home and were split up from their family due to the Oklahoma tornado.

Photo Credit: Bing
The plight of the pets from the Oklahoma tornado has hit quite a chord with Chicago-area animal lovers. Donations have been pouring in to various groups that have stepped up to take donations to Oklahoma and assist with the rescue efforts in various ways. Young At Heart/Best Friends Best Friends Pet Care with the assistance... Read more »

West Town Pup Crawl starts Tuesday

Chicago’s a great dog-friendly city. And, if you’ve been skipping out on some of the summer fun, especially at your neighborhood pub because you want to hang with your pooch, it’s time to mark the West Town Pup Crawl on your calendar. The popular bar district is gearing up for another round of summer fun... Read more »

Dog bite prevention: Tips to make your child more dog savvy

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week. And, if you have a child in your home, chances are there’s a natural curiosity about most dogs that is only enhanced by a child’s exuberance to make a new furry friend. That mixture could put your child at risk for a dog bite unless you take steps in... Read more »

About puppy mills and Kindness to Animals

About a year and a half ago, I met Cari Meyers for lunch, just lunch, to talk about a topic very near and dear to her heart – puppy mills. I had recently started to write freelance articles about animal rescue in Chicago and Cari is the go to person on puppy mills. It was... Read more »

Tornado aftermath: Chicago groups assist in Oklahoma pet rescue

As the rescue and relief work continue following devastating tornados in Oklahoma, help is on the way from Chicago-area organizations to assist with the Oklahoma pet rescue efforts. One Tail at a Time and Best Friends Pet Care are both working on relief drives and will be heading to Moore, Oklahoma to offer help. Meanwhile,... Read more »
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