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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of ‘Puppy Mill’ Animals At Pet Stores

The City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.

03/05/2014

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Puppy Bowl X To Feature Two Chicago Puppies

The Bears may not have made it anywhere near the Super Bowl, but there are at least two Chicagoans you’ll be able to cheer for on February 2nd: Sharpie and Taser, two puppies from ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue. The pups will be appearing in Puppy Bowl X…

01/24/2014

This bike path is where a 68-year-old bicyclist was fatally injured. (CBS)

Police Seek Owners Of Unleashed Dogs Who Caused Fatal Bike Crash

Wladyslav “Walter” Bujak was on the bike trail doing what he loved. But Bujak did not finish his ride. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

10/04/2013

A dog displaced by the destruction of a Niles no-kill shelter. (CBS)

Destroyed Animal Shelter Will Hold Adoption-Donation Event This Weekend

Offers of help are pouring in for a Niles animal shelter that was decimated when a runaway school bus plowed into it earlier this week. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/03/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill Regulations

A local group that’s been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.

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Kam Gottlieb, 12, has helped buy treadmills for several animal shelters. (Credit: kinetick9s.weebly.com)

Wilmette Girl Raising Money To Buy Treadmills For Shelter Dogs

Since she was in the third grade, Kam Gottlieb has been raising money to buy treadmills for animal shelters through a group she founded and runs, Kinetic K-9s.

08/26/2013

Chicago Animal Care & Control workers remove two pit bulls from a house in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue on Aug. 14, 2014, several days after squatters abandoned the animals there. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Dogs Rescued From House Where Squatters Abandoned Them

Three Animal Care & Control workers went into the home in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue through a broken window, and captured the dogs using snares

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Squatters Abandon Dogs In Calumet Heights House

Animal welfare workers are planning to remove a pair of dogs that were apparently abandoned by their owners and locked inside an empty house.

08/13/2013

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Best Off Leash Dog Areas In Chicago

Here are a few of the best areas to play with your pooch off leash in Chicago.

08/10/2013

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Best Dog Walking Services In Chicago

Take advantage of the quality dog walking services offered in the Chicago area and ensure you come home to a happy and well taken care of pet.

08/09/2013

A dog taking a dognition test. (Credit: CBS)

New Test Can Tell You How Smart Your Dog Is

Ever wonder how smart your dog is? Or what they’re thinking? There is a new way to find out. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist shows us how you can put your dog to the test.

07/22/2013

Don't really care if it's the middle of the desert, pick up that dog's poop! (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dog Poop Puts Halt To Movies In Park

Piles of poop are putting the brakes on an outdoor summer movie series.

07/03/2013

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New Book Asks: Is ‘Higher Power’ Behind the Special Abilities of Dogs?

Experts have proven that dogs can lower our blood pressure, ease stress and sense impending disaster.

06/30/2013

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Fungus Attacking Chicago Area Dogs

One tip led to another and another, and then more. CBS 2 has learned of a fungus is attacking dogs in Chicago.

06/20/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Pets From Tornado-Ravaged Town Find Fresh Start In Chicago

Lori Gentile began to cry when she saw the parade of dogs and cats — including the newest member of the Gentile family — scampering down the sidewalk into PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park adoption center Monday.

05/28/2013

2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Monday's tornado in this Oklahoma City suburb damaged or destroyed 1,200 homes and affected 33,000 people, officials said Thursday. Updating figures from one of the worst US tornados in recent years, they said the death toll from the powerful twister -- which struck with little notice in mid-afternoon -- remains at 24, with 377 injured. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

PAWS To Help Oklahoma Deal With Post-Tornado Influx Of Dogs, Cats

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are going to tornado-torn Oklahoma this weekend to bring back 75 homeless dogs and cats.

05/23/2013

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Best Breeders In The Chicago Area

When choosing a new pet for the home, take advantage of some of the quality breeders in the Chicago area to ensure an animal bred with love.

05/17/2013

Sherry Dove, from left; Robert Groves, Felicia Dove (Elgin Police Dept.)

3 Charged With Animal Cruelty After 2 Dozen Dogs, 4 Cats Found In Elgin Home

An anonymous caller prompted Elgin Police to visit the home of 51-year-old Sherry Dove, on the 100 block of Villa Street.

05/10/2013

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Coyote Attacks Two Dogs In Glencoe

Both dogs were hospitalized after the attacks, April 28 on the 400 block of Lakeside Terrace, and May 1 on the 500 block of Sheridan Road – three blocks apart.

05/07/2013

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