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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

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

Four dogs were tested for their watch dog skills. (CBS)

Owners Learn Their Watch Dogs Have More Bark Than Bite For Intruders

CBS 2 put four dogs to the test and asked police K-9 trainer Gary Tippett to pose as an intruder. Would the dogs attack or fall back? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/25/2013

A collie mix runs away after being herded from lake ice onto land Friday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood. (CBS)

Dog Rescued From Ice On Lake Michigan

Emergency officials were called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. at Touhy Beach on the Far North Side. There, they found a confused Nova Scotia Retriever stranded on the ice.

02/22/2013

Copeley & George. Owned by Jackie and Rikki. (Credit: tailsinthecity.com)

Best Pet Boutiques In Chicago

Did you know that February 20th is Love Your Pet day? Humans get February 14 for Valentine’s Day, so why don’t you celebrate your pet’s own special day of love too. In order to pamper your pooch on this day, there are many boutiques around Chicago catering just to pets. Pick up a new bone or a new toy and show them how much you love them.

02/19/2013

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

Horrible Horoscopes: Libra

If you don’t learn how to pick up after your dog soon, Libra, the stars will BRING THE HAMMER DOWN. Yes, that’s right, the stars will punish you if you let your dog poop on the sidewalk one more time. The destruction will be swift and painful, worse than any onslaught you’ve ever heard described in a metal song. Seriously. You will cease to exist.

01/24/2013

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Four Kids Donate Their Presents To Dogs

The kids came up with this idea on their own, according to their aunt Carolina Ruiz.

12/25/2012

A group of dogs from Addison are providing comfort to residents of Newtown, Conn. (CBS)

Team Of Dogs Provide Comfort To Residents Of Newtown

A team of dogs from the Chicago area is in Newtown Conn., to comfort those grieving after last week’s shooting.

12/17/2012

Dogs like this one are being trained to detect certain cancers in women. (CBS)

Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Of Women, Researchers Say

They’re not just great companions. Man’s best friend may also be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

12/06/2012

Firefighters rescue several dogs from a burning building in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Dogs Rescued From Jefferson Park Fire Doing Better

“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

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Three Dogs Perish In Naperville Apartment Fire

One person was slightly injured and three pet dogs died Wednesday afternoon in a fire that did an estimated $100,000 damage to an apartment complex on in west suburban Naperville.

11/28/2012

Dogs Saved From Tinley Park Garage Fire

Tinley Park firefighters saved two pit bulls that had inhaled smoke during a garage fire.

11/28/2012

Patricia C. Messina, 43; and Sal C. Messina, 40, are accused of mistreating several Great Danes. (McHenry County Sheriff's Department)

NW Suburban Couple Accused Of Mistreating 17 Great Danes

While searching the residence, police and animal control personnel were forced to wear protective suits, glasses, masks and gloves because of the large amount of animal excrement found all over the home.

09/28/2012

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Dog Rescue Worker Julia Ferrel Remembered

Cancer has claimed the life of a tireless rescue worker who saved more than 200 animals over the past 8 years in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

No worries if you find that your apartment barely has enough breathing for you and Fido. Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have plenty of “dog friendly areas” where you two can go outdoors and take in the fresh air and get some exercise.

09/11/2012

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Warning: Rare Disease Could Leave Dogs Blind

A warning has been issued for Chicago dog owners about a rare disease that could leave their pet blind.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Some pet experts advise raw diets for animals, though not everyone is sold on them. (CBS)

Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their Animals

The food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.

08/09/2012

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