Articles: animal shelters

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from American Humane and the American Veterinary Medical Association

As Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close (though May 22). Here some tips from the American Humane Association:To prevent dog bites, adults should teach children: •    Never approach an unknown dog or a dog that is alone without an owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.•    Never approach an…

Tree House Humane Cruise for Cats

It may be the world’s only cruise for cats, from Mercury Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, this was  a benefit for Tree House Humane Society – Puss ‘n Boats (on May 16). The Chicago Architecture Foundation donated a docent for narration, and he was so incredibly interesting. This isn’t my typical kind of post – but I…

Steve Dale's Pet World Saturday on WLS, Ask the Vet: Dr. David Gonsky

Please turn, cough and ask your veterinary questions – phone in or text – Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday afternoon (May 15) at 2 pm CST on 890-AM WLS. The guest is Dr. David Gonsky – who just opened a new veterinary clinic – and it’s a green clinic (does that mean he’s jealous of…

What Does A Shelter Do? Euthanizing All Animals Was An Option

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals stopped their plan to euthanize over 300 animals, mostly cats, as a result of a ringworm outbreak. When word got out locally in the media – some animal lovers protested by picketing, and a few animals were even stolen from the shelter – assumed to…

Cruise for Cats: Hop On Board

Puss ‘n Boats is Chicago’s only cruise for cats…It may be the only cruise for cats in America, benefiting the Tree House Humane Society. This is one of those renowned Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago River/Lake Michigan cruises that goes up the River and through the locks into the Lake on May 16, at 9 a.m.…

American Humane Announces Winners, Being Kind to Animals Kid Contest

When it comes to being kind to animals, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Being Kind to Animal Week ended yesterday (May 8). And so the winners were named to the long-standing American Humane Being Kind to Animals Kid Contest. In her blog post Dr. Marie McCabe, vice president of human-animal interactions at…

Mutt Strut for Community Animal Rescue Effort in Evanston

The Strut for Strays for the Community Animal Rescue Effort, held May 8, in Evanston was the 15th annual. Lots and lots of those who walked were adopted from this shelter. Click here to see and sniff the highlights:

Strut for Strays for the Community Animal Rescue Effort in Evanston

Your dog(s) can help homeless dogs who happen to find themselves in the Evanston Shelter (Ladd Arboretum for the Community Animal Rescue Effort’s Strut for Strays). The Strut for Strays is Saturday, May, 8 at 9 a.m. Don’t worry if you’re not registered – you can do so on site. The walk starts at the…

Dr. Sheldon Rubin On Demand, WLS-AM

What a discussion: Flea and heartworm control, getting dogs’ coats in good shape and getting dogs into physical condition for the summer, even what to do if there’s a pet emergency. Here’s a one-hour On Demand conversation with Chicago’s own Dr. Sheldon Rubin. America doesn’t have James Herriot, but we do have Dr. Rubin. There’s…

One Dog's Road to Adoption

It’s tough to communicate to a dog (or for that matter a cat), if you only ‘do this,’ your odds will be far greater of being adopted. Shelters are stressful places to be, and some may be there for stressful reasons in the first place (family abandons them, owner dies, etc). This is story of…

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