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Three dogs rescued from a home in Lansing, Ill. (Credit: Animal Welfare League)

Cold Weather Prompts Increase In Calls To Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society

With the thermometer down – the calls to the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society are up.

02/27/2014

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5 Ways To Spice Up Valentine’s Day This Year

Spice up your plans with these five ways to ignite the fire in your relationship this Valentine’s Day

01/19/2014

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New Red Cross App Can Help Your Pet In Emergencies

There’s a new app on the market today and it’s designed to help your dog or cat in emergencies.

01/16/2014

Charles, one of the animals at Animal House Shelter Inc. in Huntley. (Animal House Shelter)

Donations Pour In After Boiler Fails At Northwest Suburban Pet Shelter

Officials at the not-for-profit, no-kill Animal House Shelter say a new boiler will cost about $4,000. In the meantime, they need items to help keep the dogs and cats warm.

01/03/2014

A black lab was found in East Peoria 96 hours after the tornado hit. (Credit: CBS)

Washington Residents Scramble To Find Lost Pets

It’s estimated hundreds of pets were once missing and now found, while dozens await reunions. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards was at the Tazewell County Animal Control where there was one reunion and one more added to the missing.

11/20/2013

Dementia dog Kaspa with patient Ken. Courtesy Dementiadog.org

Researchers Present Findings In Chicago On Benefits Of Pets

Researchers meeting in Chicago have presented findings from three new studies that show health and other benefits from human-animal interaction. Scientists who examined the impact of pets on physical and emotional health and on human social relationships have found positive and lasting effects of pet ownership and pet therapy.

08/04/2013

The Smithsonian's traveling animal exhibit Animal Connections (Credit: Steve Grzanich)

Mobile Smithsonian Exhibit Examines Human-Animal Bond

A new travelling Smithsonian exhibit about animals is on a tour of Chicago Park District Parks with stops scheduled through August 9.

07/28/2013

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Chicago Volunteers Bring Back Homeless Pets That Survived Oklahoma Tornadoes

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are back in the city this morning with 79 homeless dogs and cats that survived the tornadoes in Oklahoma last month.

06/30/2013

Photo provided by the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago.

Chicago Animal Shelters Team Up For Weekend Cat Adoption Event

Four of Chicago’s animal shelters will team up this weekend for a cat adoption event aimed at easing the impact of “kitten season” or cat breeding season during spring and summer – the only time of the year when cats breed. The result is an influx of cats and kittens at animal shelters.

06/22/2013

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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Illinois Senate Passes ‘Puppy Lemon’ Legislation

If the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.

05/02/2013

The Siwak family in Winfield, Ill., spotted this coyote on the golf course about 40 feet away from their rear deck on Jan. 29, 2013. (Photo courtesy Gene Siwak)

How To Keep Pets Safe From Coyotes

It happens far too often. Unsuspecting pet owners let their dogs and cats out to play or do their business in the backyard and before they know it – a predator looking for a quick meal has attacked and injured their pet or worse.

03/31/2013

Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colours, are sold at a street market in Beruit on March 28, 2012, to celebrate the Christian occasion of Easter. Lebanese traditionally buy coloured chicks in the lead up to Easter on April 6. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Bunnies And Chicks May Be Cute, But They Don’t Make Good Pets

Every spring, Linda Estrada with the Animal Welfare League says the agency starts seeing rabbits and chicks — Easter animals that people realize they just cannot take care of.

03/29/2013

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Easter Grass, Lilies And Chocolate Are Top Easter Threats for Pets

Brightly colored plastic grass, plastic eggs, Lilies and chocolate pose the biggest risk to pets at Easter time. These items may be symbols of the season but they can also make dogs and cats very sick and even result in death.

03/23/2013

Sadie, a dachshund, visits with Bernadette Slesinski-Evans, a cancer patient at Rush University Medical Center. (Credit: Rush University Medical Center)

Rush Allowing Pets To Visit Patients

Robyn Hart, director of child life services at Rush says pet visitors have a great therapeutic benefit. She says they, “just bring so much joy to their owners. I can’t think of anything better.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

Hartz Mountain Corp. announced the voluntary withdrawal of two brands of treats, including Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkie Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken.

New Pet Treat Recall

More pet treats are being recalled in the U.S. because of concern over trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue found in product samples.

01/27/2013

Prescription medication (CBS)

FDA: Prescription Mix-Ups A Problem For Pets, Too

The FDA said it’s easy for errors to be made when filling a prescription for your pet. FDA investigators discovered errors stemming from simple issues such as: lookalike packaging, drugs with similar names, and simple penmanship errors.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.

12/19/2012

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

Person Burned, Several Dogs Rescued At NW Side Fire

Firefighters brought the animals — some unconscious — out of the building in blankets and used oxygen masks specially made for pets to attempt to revive them.

11/26/2012

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