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Jane Brooks, of Hinsdale, holds her dog Zsa-Zsa and recounts how a hawk swooped down upon her dog. (Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune)

Pet likely targeted as prey

Jane Brooks was walking her daughter and granddaughter to their car Tuesday evening outside her Hinsdale home when she sensed something was wrong. “You could … Read more ›

Carrie and Grant Johnson purchase a Giving Tree Ornament at Hinsdale Humane Society. (Photo submitted by the Hinsdale Humane Society)

Humane Society: Pets aren’t good gifts

While the Hinsdale Humane Society is looking for many things to help the shelter during the holiday season, adopting a pet as a Christmas present … 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

"Presents for Pets" Campaign

FLOOFINS & CO. PARTICIPATES IN NAPPS “PRESENTS 4 PETS” CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF HSUS NATIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER APPRECIATION WEEK With National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week … 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 ›

Sara Tucker had her 24-year-old horse Kismet cremated at Hinsdale Pet Cemetary in Willowbrook. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune photo)

Horse crematorium open in western suburbs

When Darien resident Sara Tucker was deciding how to peacefully dispose of her deceased horse’s body, the last thing she wanted was to see her … Read more ›

Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation patient Christopher Haines, 15, of Darien, with therapy dog Leila Mae, is one of the patients who benefits from pet therapy at the Hinsdale rehab center.
From the community

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s pet therapy gets two paws up from pediatric patients

Hinsdale – No one can underestimate the influence a four-legged, best friend can have on a patient – especially a child. That’s why Adventist Hinsdale … 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 ›

Photographer Jim Hoch captures a dog as it leaps to catch a disc in the air. Photo submitted by Cantingy Park

Share your doggie photos with TribLocal

We are undoubtedly in the dog days of summer; every day seems to bring another heat advisory or apocalyptic storm. But instead of grumbling and … Read more ›

What is this cat smiling about?  Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DCACC!
From the community

Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DuPage County Animal Care & Control

Sizzling Summer Savings To Make You Smile…Name Your Own Cat Adoption Fee at DuPage County Animal Care & Control! How often have you wished you … Read more ›