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Tank, a 5-year-old Pomeranian dog was reunite with his family after being lost Sunday in the Chicago River (Hand out photo from Mark Lewis / May 29, 2012)

Dog lost in Chicago River back home after being found on Northwest Side

Tank, a 5-year-old Pomeranian, has quite a tale to tell. What began Sunday evening as a leisurely cruise on his owner’s 20-foot-powerboat on the North … Read more ›

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Aldens Doggy Day Camp offers fun and learning for area pets

As summer approaches it’s time to start thinking about sending the little ones to day camp where they’ll have fun while you can get some … Read more ›

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).
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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 ›

From the community

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo & Collie Rescue

COLLIE RESCUE at CHICAGOLAND PET EXPOMarch 16 – 18th, 2012Visit Collie Rescue at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo! We’ll be in booths 423 and 424.It’s … Read more ›

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

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Broken, but not forgotten: H.E.L.P. helps animals in need

We are constantly amazed by the stream of beautiful, healthy animals who find their way to us after being discarded or abandoned by their owners. … Read more ›

Gabbygirl, a pitbull, was the first dog to be spayed at the new Fox Valley low-cost spay/neuter clinic in North Aurora.  The clinic is now accepting appointments for its weekly surgeries (photo: FVAWL).
From the community

Feb. 28 ribbon cutting scheduled for FVAWL spay/neuter clinic

If Bo, a Portuguese water dog, is America’s “First Dog,” then certainly Gabbygirl, a pitbull, must be Fox Valley’s “First Dog.” But Gabbygirl, whose picture … Read more ›

Niles, a white Shih Tsu, found his "forever home" thanks to Fox Valley Animal Welfare League (photo: FVAWL).
From the community

New North Aurora clinic helps animal rescue groups, pet owners

Niles arrived on Labor Day weekend 2010. His journey first took him to a local veterinary clinic. But the clinic could not treat him, for … Read more ›

Thanks to the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League, Reno, an eight-month-old tabby kitten, survived to find his "forever home" (photo:  FVAWL).
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New low-cost spay/neuter clinic opens to serve Fox Valley-area animals

Only eight months old, Reno found himself lost and alone. Even worse he was injured: Something was wrong with his eyes, one of his back … Read more ›