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March 21 2016

Chicago Plans To Fine Dog Owners Who Don't Pick Up in Their Own Yards

I am FOR people picking up after their dogs, scooping the poop on their own property and anywhere the dog deposits. However, the proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Carlos Rameriz-Rosa (35th ward) support fining people $50 to $500 for not picking up after their own dogs. The contention is that the rat poop…

August 14 2015

Hoarding Cats: Tree House Recovered 61 Cats and Counting

Imagine nearly 100 cats inside a home with no air conditioning, no food, excrement everywhere and just some windows opens – luckily those open windows that provided access to the outside saved lives.  “I am not allowed to go inside the home at this point, it’s condemned,” says Tree House Humane Society TNR manager Liz…

June 8 2015

Tree House Humane Society Groundbreaking

Tree House Humane Society, a no kill cat shelter on Chicago’s north side, has a long history of being the first. And a new history is about to begin. June 2 marked the ground breaking and construction start at the new location, 7225 N. Western Avenue in West Rogers Park. Here highlights from this great event, a game-changer…

June 1 2015

Chicago Cats Celebrate: Tree House Begins a New Era

Tree House Humane Society, the no kill cat shelter on Chicago’s north side, has a long history of being the first. And a new history is about to begin. For starters,  being no kill was a first for an all cat facility in Chicago; the idea of cats living in community environments inside the facility…

May 27 2015

Does Trap, Neuter, Return Work?

Feral cats – there are as many or more as there are owned cats. So, what to do? Anne Beall, researcher and author of “Community Cat: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats” says the most humane and efficient solution is trap, neuter, return. Clearly, the previous approaches have never worked, everything from attempting to…

May 15 2015

Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline, Cruising to Save Cats

Homeless cat will benefit by Mercury Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline famous Chicago Architecture Foundation benefit by the Puss ‘n Boats Cruise for the Tree House Humane Society, on (Saturday) May 16 at 9 a.m. (boarding at 8:45). the expert narrated river ride offers details on the the history of the Lake, the Chicago River, and dozens of buildings ranging from…

April 17 2015

Veterinarian Shoots and Kills Cat with Bow and Arrow

Killing a cat with a bow and arrow, and boasting about it – that’s disgusting. The person who shot the arrow  –  a veterinarian.  Now, that is shocking!  It is also incredibly sad, and totally inexcusably outrageous. Dr, Kristen Lindsey, a Washington County, Texas veterinarian could face charges, after bragging about killing a cat with…

April 15 2015

Feline Behavior Conference

“Cats are not anti-social,” says veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, professor of behavior and anatomy at the University of  Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, speaking at the 2015 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Feline Behavior Conference April 11-12 in Atlanta, GA. For starters, most outdoor cats live in groups with other cats. No one…

February 7 2015

Bob Fioretti: Discusses Issues with Pet Owners

Alderman Bob Fioretti, clearly a pet lover, greeted dogs and the people attending the first ever city-wide discussion of companion animal issues. I was honored to moderate the event. Here’s an overview:  

February 3 2015

Bob Fioretti Meets Pet Owners To Talk Dog & Cat Issues

Pets are family – and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) understands that. He’s is about to prove it as no other candidate for Chicago Mayor has ever done. Fioretti is hosting a round table discussion on companion animal issues- the first ever of its kind, Saturday February 7, 9:30 AM 1043 W. Madison Ave., third floor.…

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