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Berwyn cat survives death sentence in owner’s will after bank intervenes

Boots, an 11-year-old cat from Berwyn, has narrowly avoided using up the last of her nine lives, thanks to trust officers at Fifth Third Bank … Read more ›

Ranoma Nibblesmith, a mascot in the Oak Park Public Library's children's department for two years, passed away Sunday. (Photo submitted by OPPL)

Library bids farewell to mascot, Ramona Nibblesmith

Ramona Nibblesmith started her life as a mere pet store gerbil, but lived the majority of her three years as a reading ambassador and star … Read more ›

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Animal Care League Holiday Bazaar

Homeless Pets benefit from Holiday Bazaar on Dec 2-3Give a gift this year that will give a shelter pet the gift of life and a … Read more › 1 comment

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Bunny Spa & Holiday Photo Shoot Day at Animal Care League

Pamper your pet rabbit just in time for the holidays with a free bunny spa treatment that includes a nail trim, brushing and scent gland … 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 ›

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 ›

Queenie, lost 2,100 miles from home around O'Hare Airport on 7/20/11
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Oregon trucker loses dog near O'Hare on 7/20/11

Karl Ward, a long-distance truck driver from the state of Oregon, lost his dog "Queenie" on 7/20/11 while making a delivery in Wood Dale, IL. … 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 ›

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 ›