November 18, 2006
Support Our Local Shelters and Rescues
Many of us animal lovers have seen news reports regarding the animals left behind because of the hurricane we know as Katrina. What many people don’t understand is the devastating affects it is having on the animals that are homeless everywhere. As it stands today there... more

November 18, 2006
Looney Lainey Grew On Me
A volunteer asked me to do her a favor. Would I take a dog for just a day - a foster home would take her the following day. "No problem," was my answer. I’ll never forget the day my foster dog we affectionately nicknamed Looney... more

November 18, 2006
A Guardian of Animals
Nine months ago I was licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to be a Humane Investigator. Most people are unclear what a Humane Investigator is so I came up with an easy way to describe it. I do the same thing as the people... more

November 18, 2006
Turtle Rescue
Last month I was driving up St. Mary’s Road in Libertyville just south of Old School Forest Preserve. The car just ahead of me drove over what looked like a round object in the road. Passing over the object, I looked in the rearview mirror.... more

November 18, 2006
Tea Is For Mr. Teacup Poodle
It was December 23, 2005. The week before I had been to the Chicago City pound and seen a tiny black poodle in the shelter who was curled up in a ball, terrified of being at the shelter. I couldn’t get her out of my... more

November 18, 2006
Pit Bulls Are Not So Bad
Ten months ago I would have told you I knew very little about the Pit bull breed of dog. While I too read and heard the horrific reputation they had of brutalizing other animals and people, I also didn't fully believe any of it. I... more

November 18, 2006
Puppy Mills & Hoarders
If you live in the suburbs of Chicago maybe you heard about the woman breeder who was housing 72 dogs (71 Chihuahuas and a Papillon) in her town home in Wheeling. Someone who breeds dogs to sell them in overcrowded, dirty and stressful conditions, where... more

November 18, 2006
Toto Finds Her Way Home
Help Toto Find Her Way Home In the legendary movie The Wizard of Oz Dorothy and Toto were trying desperately to find their way home. They followed the yellow brick road meeting friends and foes along the way. They were terribly home sick and yearned to... more

April 25, 2006
A Cat's Cry Falls On Deaf Ears
A woman called me saying a cat was hanging around her neighborhood in Grayslake for the past week. The entire neighborhood was talking about the cat and even brought up the situation at their homeowners association meeting. She said the cat “kept trying to get... more

March 31, 2006
March 29, 2006 Olivia, our most current rescue, is an adorable three year old pointer/beagle/who-knows-what mix. She lived in a backyard her entire life tied to a wire line, except for the times she chewed herself off and ran the neighborhood. She had a dog... more

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