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Cats Everywhere, Pets-A-Palooza! & Dining with Fido: Steve Dale's Pet World


Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio on Saturday, June 8 features cats, cats, cats to start – beginning with Jenny Schlueter Schleeter of Tree House Humane Society at 1:05 p.m. CDT.

She’ll talk about how Tree House deals with feral or community cats, a unique plan that includes trap, neuter, return as well as a initiative to put these cats to work. She’ll also discuss how several shelters in Chicago will combined efforts to help cats, as it is Adopt-A-Cat Month…. as well as the following Tree House events:

Midsommarfest – 5200 N. Clark Street @ Foster
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. both days-
Each year, nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Come stop by the Tree House booth and spin the prize wheel and stock up on our cat toys and care items! 

Adoption/Outreach Event – Pet Supplies Plus, 3757 N. Lincoln Ave.
Saturday, June 15th, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. –
Stop by the Pet Supplies Plus and meet some of our wonderful cats available for adoption. We will be there to spread the word about the work we do for the cats of Chicago and to help find some of them forever homes.

Tats for Cats, Insight Studios, 1062 N Milwaukee Ave
Saturday & Sunday June 15th & 16th, Saturday noon – 10:00 p.m., Sunday noon – 8:00 p.m.
Start planning for your next tattoo or piercing! 100% of the proceeds from tattoos and piercings this weekend go to Tree House thanks to Insight Studios! 

Charity Bingo Night – Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 North Clark Street
Monday, June 17th, 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this charity Bingo night to benefit Tree House! Donations (suggested $15) are collected for each Bingo card from customers and guests. Great prizes will be given to the winner of each game. Take advantage of tasty food and great drink specials, too!

Helping Community Cats Workshop – Tree House Bucktown Branch
Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. –
Learn how you can help cats in your community, and improve conditions for the cats and their human neighbors. Tree House Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) experts will discuss various topics related to stray and feral cats. Tree House Bucktown Branch, 1629 N Ashland Ave. Call: 773-784-5488 ext. 234 for more information.

8th Annual Stray Cat Strut
Saturday June 22nd, day of registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at our Uptown Headquarters (1212 W Carmen) –
Sign up today to join a group of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to getting the word out about the plight of stray cats while also helping us raise funds for the construction of our new state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly Adoption Center and Low-cost Veterinary Clinic. We’ll finish up this year’s walk at our current Uptown Headquarters with a big post walk celebration that includes food, drinks, prizes, a costume contest, tours and more! 

1:35: Hopping to It with Animal News about a lost frog species

1:38: The Pet Supplies Plus in Bolingbrook and nearby Culver’s Restaurant have joined forces to host their 3rd Annual Pets-A-Palooza, Saturday June 15 from noon to 8 p.m. at 250 and 270 N. Bolingbrook Dr. (Route 53). Patti Papageorge marketing manager Pet Supplies Plus and Jim DiVerde, owner of the Bolingbrook Culver’s Restaurant will be in-studio to talk about it.

Highlights include a Bolingbrook K9 Unit demonstration, live reptile show (Herps alive!), agility demo’s from the ‘Fly Dogs,’ and the Dog Saving Network Wheel of Prices. SPAY Illinois provides microchipping.

For kids activities include face painters, magic shows and much more.

To help raise dollars raffles will be held hourly. Halo Purley Pets will be donating 5,000 meals to participating shelters and pet food pantries. Pet Supplies Plus and Culvers of Bolingbrook will be donating 10 percent of their sales that day as well.

2:05 Launch our newest segment, Dining with Fido – each week featuring a dog-friendly restaurant….with a patio or sidewalk cafe which doesn’t only allow dogs, but welcomes them….first up, Old Town Social. This restaurant/bar with the beer list that goes on forever is as dog-friendly as they get, and Blackhawk friendly too (all games are on with volume). Grant Gedemer of Old Town Social will pop by the studio.

I will also take your phone calls throughout the show, and after 2:15, leading into Cubs baseball.

At 11:30 I am on the air with Bill Moller, answering your pet questions.

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