Tag: pet health

Victor's new life comes after severe injury before puppy mill rescue

It was Victor’s lucky day. After years of living in horrendous conditions in an Iowa puppy mill, Victor went up for auction at the end of April. The mill was closing and the winning bidder was an animal rescue, making him part of a puppy mill rescue. Victor finally had his ticket to freedom and... Read more »

Suburban man faces charges in Harvey dog abuse case

When Cook County Sheriff’s police arrived at a Harvey home to serve an eviction notice, they weren’t prepared for what was inside. A Harvey dog abuse case is now underway after they found one dead animal and others  living in squalor. Police and animal investigators are now preparing an abuse case against William Robertson. The... Read more »

Community Pet Day offers free resources to Chicago dog owners

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There are many dog owners that look at their pet as a key part of the family, but may be coming up short on finding affordable services for them. On Saturday, May 18, dog families should swing by Mozart Park in Chicago’s Logan Square for Community Pet Day Sponsored by One Tail at a Time.... Read more »

Project Mercy: 23 English Bulldogs rescued from puppy mill

Twentt-three dogs were rescued through Project Mercy by the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue.
A few weeks ago, the call went out to various Midwestern rescues about a puppy mill in Iowa that was closing down. The puppy mill, known for poor inspections from the USDA, was to be auctioning off all the dogs on April 27 and 28. The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR) quickly kicked in a... 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 »

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 »

Battling pet obesity: There’s an app for that

If you’re battling pet obesity in your house, look no further than your smart phone for help. There’s an app for that called Petmobi  that can help you get a handle on getting your pet track. Launched earlier this year, the app taps into technology to help you do a better job monitoring how much... Read more »
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