Illinois Animal Welfare Act Revisions Update: Good News

May 19, 2014

Animal welfare advocates set in motion a fury of social media networking, calling, and emailing representatives last week when the Illinois Animal Welfare Act was revised in a way that left everyone stunned — saving adoptable animals,

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Legislation Kills No Kill Goals, Barrs Shelters Saving Strays?

May 15, 2014

In an animal community shocker, an ill-conceived, poorly advised piece of legislation, SB 0648, quietly slipped to the floor of the Illinois Senate for a vote. Legislation that kills no kill goals, unravels at least a decade of work the animal welfare community has put into saving adoptable animals, and bans shelters from saving strays [...]

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It’s National Pet Week: Celebrate Your Pets, Be Kind to Animals!

May 7, 2014

National Pet Week is here! Got any plans? The first full week in May is set aside to celebrate the bond you and your pet share. Funny thing is, it’s also the 99th year of Be Kind to Animals Week and, as if this were not enough (and really, can there ever be enough kindness [...]

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Sex and the Single Heartworm Prevention News That Could Save Your Dog

April 25, 2014

Heartworm prevention news can be a lifesaver — if you happen to hear it, you don’t ignore it, and it comes from a competent source. Some get news they think is timely, and it turns out the article, while written by a trusted or expert source, is actually many years out of date. Changes in [...]

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Partners for Healthy Pets — New Affordable Pet Care and Prevention

March 17, 2014

One of the most popular discussions on social media among pet parents centers around pet healthcare. Affordable pet care is not widely available and friends with a sick pet often ask others if they have had experience with the symptoms their pet is presenting. They want to know if it’s necessary to take their furry [...]

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Killing Stray Dogs in Sochi Continues

February 10, 2014

Even after repeated offers of help by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) dating as far back as a year ago, the killing of stray dogs in Sochi continues. Estimates on this extermination campaign run between 2000 and 7000 dogs depending on the timeframe used and who you talk to. “IFAW…offered to help the [...]

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Decoding Your Dog – Myth Busting, Dominance Banishing, Alpha Smashing Book Event!

January 26, 2014

So, you think your dog is trying to be “pack leader”? Think again! Decoding Your Dog co-editors Dr John Ciribassi, one of only 50 certified veterinary behaviorists, and Steve Dale, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, broadcaster and journalist will be speaking at The Anti-Cruelty Society Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., answering questions and offering facts [...]

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