Tag: adopting a pet

Five minutes to heartbreak

Five minutes to heartbreak
This is five minutes to heartbreak. If you’re considering dumping a pet at animal control, please look at this picture. Take a good, long look and let it burn into your mind. This is five minutes to heartbreak…from happy loving dog to devastation. On the left is Cindy the Doberman when she entered animal control... Read more »

Dog Patch Pet and Feed: Pet rescue program continues to grow

Two Naperville pet stores were in the spotlight for two very different reasons this past week. While the Naperville Petland came under fire when pictures of emaciated puppies at the store hit social media, Greg Gordon of Dog Patch Pet and Feed was working behind the scenes with other pet storeowners who want to offer... Read more »

Pet tips for the Windy City Pet Expo

It’s time for another Windy City Pet Expo tomorrow at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. The free expo focuses on all things pets and the great part is that it’s also pet friendly – which means your friendly, well-behaved, leashed pet can come along for the fun. There will be over 135 exhibitors... Read more »

Chicago pet events: July 18-22

Last weekend was a huge weekend for dog events. There’s not as much happening this weekend, but there are still some great Chicago pet events to support and raise funds for animal rescue from a Meow Luau to Pet Expos and a Purrsapalooza and more. Thursday, July 18 It’s Thursday and that means it’s time... Read more »

The tale of two pet store protests

In the world of puppy mills and dog sales, the local story tends to focus on where your community is on the supply and demand side of the business. If you’re from Missouri and Iowa, the number one and two states for puppy mills, the spotlight is on the breeders, auctions and legislation focused on... Read more »

Low cost spay and neuter services for Waukegan pets

Two Lake County groups are joining forces to help cut down on the pet over population in Waukegan. The Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) and Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS) are sponsoring low cost spay, neuter and vaccination services for a limited time to Waukegan residents. Services will cover spay or neuter surgeries and a... Read more »

Puppy mill congressional district: Do the dogs get to vote?

If there ever were a time to give dogs a right to vote, it would be now. As of next week, puppy mill owners could have their own representative in congress. Jason Smith, a Republican from Southeast Missouri, is currently favored to win a special congressional election in the 8th Congressional District. His mother is... 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 »

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 »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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