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Disaster Preparedness for Pets: What to Know

Disaster Preparedness for Pets: What to Know

Travel & Safety

You never know when disaster will strike. Each year, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters cause people to flee their homes in search of safety. In case of a disaster, it’s important to create a plan that takes the safety of pets as well as people into consideration. A disaster preparedness plan includes […]

Fostering Tiny Felines is Fun and Rewarding

Fostering Tiny Felines is Fun and Rewarding

Kittens & Puppies, Shelter Animals

Want to save a cat’s life with only a short-term commitment? Consider fostering a litter of kittens. In summer, shelters are overrun with kittens, often with multiple litters coming in daily. In many shelters, young kittens need feeding and care ‘round the clock, care that understaffed shelters are unable to give. Without volunteers and foster […]

When You Must Rehome Your Dog: What to Do

When You Must Rehome Your Dog: What to Do

Relationships

What would you do if you had to give up the dog you purchased from a breeder? Hint Number One: Forget leaving the dog at a shelter or asking a veterinarian to euthanize him. Hint Number Two: Contact the breeder first. We talked to some conscientious breeders about loving ways owners can find a new […]

Illinois Passes Kennel Fire Safety Bill

Illinois Passes Kennel Fire Safety Bill

Travel & Safety

After 31 dogs died in a kennel fire at Bully Life Animal Services in in suburban West Chicago, Illinois, I thought to myself, ‘This can’t ever happen again.’ The facility had fire alarms, but as smart as dogs are, they can’t phone the fire department. The kennel trainer/caretaker had left to run an errand. The […]

5 Tips for Introducing a Kitten to Adult Cats

5 Tips for Introducing a Kitten to Adult Cats

Kittens & Puppies

There’s nothing like the fresh new energy of a kitten coming into your home! If you normally adopt adult cats, adding a kitten can be a real adventure and can bring a sense of play and joy into your household. If you already have several cats in your household, you’ll want to make sure the […]