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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

Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

Experts Disagree On Best Solution To Keep Coyotes At Bay

Coyote sightings in the western suburbs have increased, and small pets are being targeted by the wild animals. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.

11/08/2012

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

Dog Prints

New Guidelines Released For CPR On Pets

While dogs and cats do not suffer heart attacks the way people do, researchers have come up with a set of recommendations on how to revive loved pets if their heart stops.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Lake Michigan Fireworks

Fireworks, Heat Can Lead To Stressful Day For Pets

With record-high temperatures expected throughout the area Wednesday, as well as the usual displays — official and improvised — of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, this could be a doubly stressful day for pets.

07/04/2012

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Tips For Building A Homemade Doghouse In Your Chicago Backyard

Consider your local climate as well as these tips before getting started.

06/20/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Food On A Stick?

03/26/2012

Lake County Sheriff's officers removed two cats, three dogs and a Macaw from a home near Crown Point, Ind., on March 14, 2012, due to conditions deemed unfit for human habitation. (Credit: CBS)

Pets Removed From NW Indiana Home Deemed Unfit For Human Habitation

Police in Crown Point, Ind., made a disturbing discovery Wednesday inside a home where neighbors had complained they’d been attacked by animals. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports that pet after pet was carted out of the house and police said no one should have been living in the conditions they had found inside.

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Wolfie & Marving hizang out with Santa (credit: Jacob Knabb)

Best Places For Pet Pictures With Santa

Dogs, all pets for that matter, are family too. And they should be included in on the holiday festivities, including a trip to visit Santa Claus. Santa makes special visits just for pets around the Chicagoland area so you can have your dog or cat’s photo taken with him. And on Christmas morning, let them rip open one of their own gifts so they can experience the thrill of a magical Christmas too.

12/08/2011

Laine, a female terrier mix, is just one of scores of dogs and cats up for adoption at PAWS Chicago's 36-hour adopt-a-thon starting Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Credit: PAWS Chicago)

PAWS Animal Shelter Holding 36-Hour Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend

PAWS Chicago is hosting a 36-hour animal adopt-a-thon starting Friday morning at its Lincoln Park neighborhood shelter.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Animal Shelter

Despite Bad Economy, Shelters See Fewer Unwanted Pets

The City of Chicago takes in 20,000 unwanted animals every year, and while most have to be euthanized, the city is doing better than most.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

Animal Shelter

New Law Requires More Steps Before Shelter Animals Can Be Put Down

Your pet gets a better chance for survival at the shelter with a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

Lucky is a rottweiler-mix. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

Calls Pour In From People Concerned About Pets

The Anti-Cruelty Society says calls are pouring in from people concerned about how other people’s pets are being treated during the heat spell.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

The animals at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake have been holding up remarkably well after the shelter has gone without power for two days because of the storm on July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grayslake Animal Shelter Still Has No Power

When the power went out on Monday, 250 animals and volunteers were left in the dark, without air conditioning, refrigeration and water.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

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Guide To Ukie Village: West Town Family Fun

The East Village, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park neighborhoods, which are renown for their independent leanings, immigrant populations and hipster appeal, are also home to many family-friendly spots, especially during the summer.

06/10/2011

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Brookfield Zoo Guide

Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]

05/28/2011

Missing: Maverick

Rash Of Break-Ins Hit Pet Owners Hard

A Bucktown woman who works as a massage therapist for the Chicago Bulls says her dog was stolen more than three weeks ago during a break-in.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2011

Coyote

Dog Survives Coyote Attack In Highland Park

The north suburb incident is only the latest in a string of Chicagoland attacks by maraurding coyotes, which can become aggressive toward pets and small children.

01/03/2011

A Dog (File Photo)

New Law Forces Pet Stores To Share Health Details

A new state law that will take effect on New Year’s Day requires pet stores to give potential buyers the details of every animal’s health history.

12/27/2010

Fire graphic, generic sized image

Pets, Presents Lost In Northlake Fire

A family lost its pets and Christmas presents Thursday afternoon when their home was destroyed in a fire in west suburban Northlake.

12/24/2010

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