Tag: pit bulls

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them
A suburban Chicago shelter is getting creative and having some fun as it works to find homes for the many pit bulls and pittie mixes in their care. The South Suburban Humane Society has put a twist on the Jay Z song 99 Problems to launch their new campaign called 99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t... Read more »

Six Legs Foundation keeps families and pets together

Six Legs Foundation keeps families and pets together
Writers Note: Thank you for reading my blog. The Six Legs Foundation is no longer open for business. A new organization is working in Chicago to keep pets with their families by providing financial assistance during tough times. The Six Legs Foundation will be kicking off their venture this week with a party/fundraiser aimed at... Read more »

Jack Sparrow’s bucket list

Jack Sparrow’s bucket list
Jack Sparrow is getting the happy ending he deserves…no matter how short that time may be. Friday, his rescuers got the sad news that the sweet dog that had been so incredibly abused has several aggressive cancers. Now they are working on what they call Jack Sparrow’s bucket list – a list of fun and cool... Read more »
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Michael Vick: Why we shouldn’t let it go

Michael Vick: Why we shouldn’t let it go
When a fellow friend in animal rescue announced Friday night she was disavowing herself from her beloved New York Jets, I knew what was coming next. Michael Vick had a new team. Within a few minutes the social media channels were hot as animal lovers from around the country spewed their anger. In a couple... Read more »

The pet rescue rollercoaster of broken hearts and saved souls

The pet rescue rollercoaster of broken hearts and saved souls
If you walk up and down the aisles at Chicago Animal Care and Control or the Animal Welfare League, you see far too many cases of broken hearts. The dogs and cats left behind. Some are sick, some are old, some have injuries and some are just lost or forgotten. For pet rescues that work... Read more »

Is this dog really a "pit bull"? Battling breed stereotypes

Is this dog really a "pit bull"? Battling breed stereotypes
A friend of mine’s boyfriend was walking their two pit bulls in Berwyn recently when the comments started – How much for your dogs? I bet they’d be good at fighting?  Like many people that have pit bulls as pets, it’s a stereotype that she deals with on a routine basis. “I was fighting mad... Read more »
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Dog House Humane Group: Preparing rescue dogs for their happy ending

I’ve always lived in a house with rescue pets. So, I didn’t know how to react many years ago to a future in-law’s comment about why there would never be a rescue dog in the family – “Oh, you never know where they came from and they have issues…all kinds of issues.” Unfortunately, too many... Read more »

Good times never seemed so good for Sweet Caroline

It’s belly rub time a lot these days for a pittie by the name of Sweet Caroline. Earlier this month, life wasn’t so rosy after she was hit by a car and sat in an animal control without treatment for five days. Now, she’s on the mend and living large in foster care thanks to... Read more »

It's A Pittie looks for support for dog hit by car

A sweet pit bull is starting her slow recovery after apparently being hit by a car on July 1 and left in an animal control without treatment for her injuries for five days. Sweet Caroline – as she has been named by her vet – is now in the care of It’s A Pittie Rescue... Read more »
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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 »
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