Tag: The Anti-Cruelty Society

Chicago-area holiday weekend pet events

Chicago-area holiday weekend pet events
Christmas is right around the corner and many shelters and rescues are getting in the spirit with special events. From adoption events aimed at getting more pets home for the holidays to shopping bazaars and special lighting ceremonies, there is plenty to choose from for holiday weekend pet events. Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December... Read more »

Creative cat campaigns aim to rescue more cats

Our long, cold winter may have frozen out a lot of things around Chicago, but it didn’t put a damper on kitten season. Shelters and rescues are overflowing with cuddly kittens and also seeing an influx of abandoned cats needing a second chance at a happy ending. So, groups from the city to the suburbs... Read more »

Decoding Your Dog Sunday at The Anti-Cruelty Society

It may seem like your dog doesn’t have a lot to say. However, your dog is communicating with you all the time. Thanks to a new book written by veterinary behaviorists – Decoding Your Dog – you now have a better roadmap to figure out what different behaviors really mean from your dog. And, this... Read more »

The myth of a Chicago puppy shortage

The myth of a Chicago puppy shortage
If you’ve set foot in a Chicago shelter recently or been in touch with local rescues, one thing is apparent – they are overflowing with homeless dogs. At Chicago Animal Care and Control, the city’s largest open access shelter, a group of volunteers on the dog transfer team works against the clock to network dogs... Read more »

Special programs connect senior pets with senior citizens

During November, I’ve done several stories on the importance of adopting senior pets and programs aimed at keeping pets and families together. As we wrap up Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month, I’d like to highlight some programs that focus on connecting senior citizens with pets and senior pets with new homes. The wonderful thing about these programs... Read more »

3 new dog products that will make you smile

3 new dog products that will make you smile
Here are three new dog products that should make you smile. The holiday season is right around the corner and that means new pet products are hitting the spotlight. Over the next few weeks I’ll highlight some and do reviews of others as we look at cool products aimed at our pets and making our... Read more »

Max goes to camp with the Humane Heroes

What could be better than spending the morning at summer camp? Try hitting camp with your cat in tow for a quick lesson on therapy cats. For the second straight summer, Max the cat (with a little help from me) was one of the guests of honor at the Humane Heroes day camp at The... Read more »

Adopt A Shelter Cat Month: Cats rule Chicago with fun weekend events

Chicago is waiving its cat pride this weekend for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a couple of big events aimed at helping find homes for more of the city’s homeless kitties and helping out one of the city’s oldest cat shelters. Four shelters will join forces for the Windy City Feline Frenzy on Saturday... Read more »

Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month: Special programs and promotions

One way to spread the word about Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month is to get four of the oldest organizations in the city to join forces for the Windy City Feline Frenzy. The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Animal Care & Control, Tree House Humane Society and Felines & Canines will all participate in the two-day extravaganza on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.
If you’ve been considering adding a cat to the family, now is a great time to take the plunge. June is National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month and many Chicago-area shelters and rescues are coming up with creative ways to help more cats and kittens find homes. During this time of year, shelters are overflowing with kittens... 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 »
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