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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).
From the community

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 ›

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).
From the community

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 ›

Bring your four-legged friends to hunt for treat-filled eggs, register to win prizes, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and more on Saturday, March 31.
From the community

Dogs to hunt for treat-filled eggs at new event

Dog owners are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the Batavia Bark Park, 40W101 W. Main St., to hunt for treat-filled eggs on Saturday, … Read more ›

"Flop" was the first rabbit to be spayed at the new Fox Valley Animal Welfare League's new low-cost spay/neuter clinic in North Aurora.  Veterinarians Dr. Susan Brown and Dr. Richard Nye specialize in exotic animals (photo: FVAWL).
From the community

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).
From the community

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 Tsu, found his "forever home" thanks to Fox Valley Animal Welfare League (photo: FVAWL).
From the community

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 ›

Get your pet microchipped, and keep your contact information updated!
From the community

So you got your dog "chipped" – Now What?

A lot of dog owners are talking about the importance of getting your pet micro-chipped. But, what is it? It is an “outpatient” procedure done … Read more ›

Toby, winner of the best pooch costume at the Schaumburg Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade, relaxes on the cool October day. Toby is dressed as an Olympic gold medalist speed skater. (Photo submitted by the Schaumburg Park District)

Share photos of your costumed pets!

It’s not just children and adults getting into the Halloween spirit, pets get in on the action too. We want you to share photos of … Read more ›

From the community

Health Department Offers Low-Cost Pet Clinic in Fox Lake for First Time

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program, in cooperation with the Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department and the Fox … Read more ›

Jeanette Schulz, executive director of On Angel's Wings, saved this dog from euthanization. He'll song go to an adoptive parent in Fox Lake. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

On Angel’s Wings dream come true for pets and humans

Inch Bug had two days left to live. It’s not that the 3-year-old  Chihuahua-Pomeranian  mix  was sick. There just wasn’t enough room for the dog … Read more ›