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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 ›

"Abbey" was one of the first two rabbits to be spayed at 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 ›

You can find that special pet at Kane County Animal Control
From the community

Kane County Animal Control to hold open house

The public is invited to the Kane County Animal Control facility for an open house, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Come join … Read more ›

You can find that special pet at Kane County Animal Control
From the community

Kane County Animal Control to hold open house

The public is invited to the Kane County Animal Control facility for an open house, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Come join … 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 ›

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~~Order your tickets today to the 5th Annual MANE EVENT–October 5 is the cut off date

Wednesday, October 5 is the cut off date to order tickets to one of the biggest fundraising events in the Fox Valley. So be sure … Read more ›

From the community

Kane County Animal Control to Conduct Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Protect your pet! The Kane County Animal Control Department will be holding a rabies vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, … 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 ›

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Pet obesity: Big dogs, fat cats increasingly common

Even before Eric Pihl pulls into TheraPET Wellness Center parking lot, his dog, Bonnie, climbs up from her lounging position in the back seat and … Read more ›