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The Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale

Donations are needed for the Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale benefiting homeless dogs. The funds raised through the sale will provide medical aid and … Read more ›

Members of Marquette Bank Employee Animal Awareness Team led efforts to collect pet-related items during Marquette Bank’s Neighborhood Animal Awareness Drive.
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Marquette Bank Employees Donate to Local Animal Welfare League

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently wrapped up its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Animal Awareness Drive. The purpose of this employee-led drive was to raise … Read more ›

Three years ago Aurora native Crystal Hoskins adopted feline friend Paris from Fox Valley Animal Welfare League.  Crystal has volunteered with the organization ever since (photo: C. Hoskins).
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Passion for helping animals propels 25 year old into volunteering

Little did she know that adopting a kitten from Fox Valley Animal Welfare League (FVAWL) would affect her life so dramatically. Three years ago Aurora … Read more ›

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Cross Town Bark Around Fundraiser

MidWest Dachshund Rescue will be having the largest doxie rescue fundraiser in the MidWest. Come with or without your doxie. May 19th, 2012 DuPage County … Read more ›

Exotic animal veterinarians Dr. Susan Brown and husband Dr. Richard Nye visited Peru with a group of veterinarians last October to see the macaws of Tampbopata (photo:  S. Brown).
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Education key to human-animal bond, exotic animal veterinarians say

Dr. Susan Brown was having so much fun. “I was so excited,” she said. “I was talking about how great this was. [But when] I … Read more ›

"Flop" was the first rabbit to be spayed at the new Fox Valley Animal Welfare League's low-cost spay/neuter clinic in North Aurora.  Veterinarians Dr. Susan Brown and husband Dr. Richard Nye specialize in exotic animals (photo: FVAWL).
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Husband-wife vets help pet owners learn about, care for their exotic pets

Dr. Richard Nye has seen it many times. He knows the effect it can have on an individual’s life. An animal—be it a dog, a … Read more ›

Gabbygirl, a pitbull, was the first dog to be spayed at Fox Valley's new low-cost spay/neuter clinic in North Aurora.  The clinic is now accepting appointments for its weekly surgeries (photo: FVAWL).
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Feb. 28 ribbon cutting scheduled for FVAWL spay/neuter clinic

If Bo, a Portuguese water dog, is America’s “First Dog,” then certainly Gabbygirl, a pitbull, must be Fox Valley’s “First Dog.” But Gabbygirl, whose picture … Read more ›

Niles, a white Shih Tzu, found his "forever home" thanks to Fox Valley Animal Welfare League (photo: FVAWL).
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New North Aurora clinic helps animal rescue groups, pet owners

Niles arrived on Labor Day weekend 2010. His journey first took him to a local veterinary clinic. But the clinic could not treat him, for … Read more ›

Thanks to the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League, Reno, an eight-month-old orange tabby kitten, survived to find his "forever home" (photo: FVAWL).
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New low-cost spay/neuter clinic opens to serve Fox Valley-area animals

Only eight months old, Reno found himself lost and alone. Even worse he was injured: Something was wrong with his eyes, one of his back … Read more ›

Bubba, a Schnauzer mix, is just one of hundreds of animals helped by the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League.  The League will soon open the first state-of-the-art low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Fox Valley Area (photo courtesy FVAWL).
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Fox Valley Animal Welfare League strives to improve animals' lives

Volunteer Ellen Wullbrandt happened to be there when he arrived. “One of the animal control staff members was carrying him like a small child,” Wullbrandt … Read more ›