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Aldens Doggy Day Camp offers fun and learning for area pets

As summer approaches it’s time to start thinking about sending the little ones to day camp where they’ll have fun while you can get some … 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 ›

Jewelry Faire Flyer 2012
From the community

Diamonds are a Dog's Best Friend and Kitties Love Couture!

Is your jewelry box in need of a major overhaul? Do you own more fashionable upscale kindly loved handbags than there are weeks in the … Read more ›

2011 race runners approaching the finish line.
From the community

2nd Annual 5K Run to benefit Anderson Animal Shelter

Lace up your running shoes for the 2nd annual RunFurShelter 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20, 2012 beginning at Sherman Immediate Care in South Elgin, … Read more ›

Exotic animal veterinarians Dr. Susan Powell and husband Dr. Richard Nye visited Peru with a group of veterinarians last October to visit 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 ›

ZuZu on spring grass
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Horses and Grass

With an early spring and grass already in need of cutting. Remember to integrate grass grazing slowly for your horse. Early spring grass has a … Read more ›

"Abbey" was one of the first two rabbits 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).
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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 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 ›

Thanks to the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League, Reno, an eight-month-old orange tabby kitten, survived to find his "forever home" (photo: FVAWL).
From the community

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 ›