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One of 43 puppies found Tuesday in a van in the Little Village neighborhood is shown at Chicago's Animal Care and Control office. The department has taken custody of the puppies, pending the results of a legal case against two men allegedly found in possession of them. (HANDOUT / February 8, 2012)

Lawsuit accuses Chicago-area chain of selling dogs from puppy mills

A half dozen pet owners have filed a lawsuit alleging a chain of Chicago-area pet stores sells puppies from what the suit alleges are “some … Read more ›

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Mary Ann Minick Dedicates Life to Helping Others and Animals

Mary Ann Minick’s Christmas card from 2010 is a beautiful picture of her, her husband and their nine dogs. Minick is the founder of the … 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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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 ›

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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 ›

West Suburban Humane Society is the only local shelter among 10 across the country selected to receive donations of food. It is the only shelter that has turned down part of the donation.  File photo.

Shelter rejects part of dog food donation

How much is too much of a good thing? That was the question West Suburban Humane Society officials had to ask themselves recently after they … Read more ›

Two kittens sit on their new blanket provided by a 95-year-old volunteer of Comfort for Critters at the Four Paws Shelter in Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Linda Kozlowski)

Glen Ellyn group provides comfort to homeless pets

When Glen Ellyn resident Linda Kozlowski adopted a kitten in 2007, she couldn’t help but notice the other animals that wouldn’t be going home with … Read more ›

Misty Lindstrand pets her foster dog, Maggie, while daughter, Eliana, 5, watches. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

Green Pup Shelter provides foster, permanent homes for unwanted dogs

The first three years of her life, Maggie lived in a wire cage no larger than her tiny body. She had little human contact, and … Read more ›