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Katherine Romb, a volunteer with Community Animal Rescue Effort in Evanston, poses with Bella, a stray recently picked up in the north suburb. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

In Evanston and Skokie and many places, pets are being given up due to economy

With the economy still in the doldrums, an increasing number of people are abandoning or giving their pets up for adoption, which has put a … Read more ›

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM of Berglund Animal Hospital in Evanston
From the community

Free Pet Seminar Coming To Skokie Library

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, medical director and owner of Berglund Animal Hospital in Evanston will present an informational seminar entitled "Your Guide To A Happy … Read more ›

If your cat is overweight, work with your veterinarian to help your kitty safely lose weight.
From the community

Ask the Vets – Is my cat too fat?

Obesity isn’t just a concern for people; it has become the top nutritional concern for cats across the U.S. as well. A survey of veterinarians … Read more ›

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From the community

Evanston Animal Control Reports Lost Toy Poodle

The City of Evanston’s Animal Control Bureau has apprehended a lost apricot colored toy poodle in the 1000 block of Harvard Terrace on Evanston’s south … Read more ›

Zucchini the cat, former Chicago resident Andrew Ross' beloved pet, inspired him to donate money to help others afford pet adoptions at C.A.R.E. in Evanston. (Photo contributed by Andrew Ross)

Man’s donation to help discount cat adoptions at C.A.R.E.

Andrew Ross was a University of Chicago student 20 years ago when he took advantage of a discounted fee to adopt Zucchini, a 1-year-old red … Read more ›

Darius Kidd, the new dog trainer at Aldens Kennels and a descendent of notorious Captain Kidd, spends some time playing with his dog, Delilah.
From the community

Argh maties – a touch of Captain Kidd comes to Aldens Kennels

Aldens Kennels, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, is known for going to any length to provide the best and most promising dog trainers for their … Read more ›

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From the community

Aldens Kennels offers home-away-from-home conveniently located between Chicagoland and Lake Geneva

Ringwood based Aldens Kennels offers unprecedented levels of quality and comfort to their guests – dogs and cats from around Illinois and the Chicago area. … Read more ›

Adorable brothers Batman and Robin are available for adoption at Heartland Animal Shelter!
From the community

Batman and Robin are looking for their happy home!

Batman and Robin are two bonded 5-year-old brothers. This dynamic duo was adopted as kittens from Heartland but their family had to move and did … Read more ›

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, of Berglund Animal Hospital in Evanston.
From the community

Howes Calls Pet Advice Column

Q: I have two cats and one dog. Now that winter is approaching what should I do to maintain my pet's health? A: Just as … Read more ›

From the community

The Holidays and Your Dog

The holiday season can be joyous, but can also create certain dangers for your dog. It’s a time for family, friends, food and celebrating. Dogs … Read more ›