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New State Law Punishes Owners Who Leave Animals Out In The ColdAs we head into a major cold snap Saturday, pet owners take note: a new state law punishes those who leave their animals out in the cold for long stretches.
Best Places To Go Holiday Shopping For Pets In ChicagoPets are beloved all year long, and shopping for the beloved pet is emotionally rewarding. Here are the five best places to go holiday shopping for pets in Chicago.
Ask A Chicago Expert: 5 Tips For Giving Your Pet A Quality BathTo pet owners, their pets are like their kids, and just like with kids - sometimes giving your pet a quality bath can be stressful.
Ask A Chicago Expert: 5 Tips For Giving Your Pet A Quality BathTo pet owners, their pets are like their kids, and just like with kids - sometimes giving your pet a quality bath can be stressful.
Artificial Sweetener Found In Candy, Gum A Growing Danger For DogsAn artificial sweetener, found in candies and gums that's harmless to humans is poisonous to dogs and is increasingly leading to death, reports CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
Expanded 'Pets On Trains' Program Begins Saturday On Metra Trains“We are pleased that the test on the Rock Island Line went well and that we can now offer this option to all of our customers,” Metra Executive Director and Don Orseno said in a statement.
Metra Expands Program Allowing Pets On TrainsFollowing a successful three-month test on one commuter rail line, Metra will now allow small pets on all of its weekend trains. Pets must be in an enclosed, protective carrier.
Made In Chicago: Poop Bags From Loft 312Now that the city has a ban on lightweight plastic bags, what are dog owners supposed to do?
It's Finally Illegal In Illinois For Owners To Expose Pets To Extreme WeatherBelieve it or not, there wasn't previously an Illinois law making it illegal for pet owners to leave pets in extreme heat or cold.
Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For AnimalsIf 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.
Free Dog Healthcare Clinic Held On West SideNearly 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.
Metra To Test Policy Allowing Pets On TrainsAs 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.

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