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It’s Finally Illegal In Illinois For Owners To Expose Pets To Extreme Weather

Believe it or not, there wasn’t previously an Illinois law making it illegal for pet owners to leave pets in extreme heat or cold.

08/13/2015

A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.

07/24/2015

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Free Dog Healthcare Clinic Held On West Side

Nearly 200 West Side dogs received free health care and more during a three-hour clinic in the parking lot of the Austin district police station on West Madison Street.

07/11/2015

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Metra To Test Policy Allowing Pets On Trains

As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.

06/17/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

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DeKalb Animal Shelter Holding On To Pets While Tornado Victims Find Living Arrangements

At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.

04/12/2015

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DeKalb County Shelter Planning Facility For Aging Pets Of Seniors

Animal-loving senior citizens will no longer have to choose to give up their pets without ever seeing them again, if the DeKalb County Board approves a proposed animal shelter addition.

03/26/2015

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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.

09/23/2014

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

Keegan. (Credit: Facebook)

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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