Category: Refuge

I Went to the Chicagoland Pet Expo and Didn’t Take Any Pictures

Which makes me extremely lame.  However, the show has become less interesting to me since: I am not in the market for a new pet.  For like, the next decade or so. Many of the groups I enjoyed visiting were not present. Of the…

2012 Year in Review

In the past year, I read lots of books, did lots of volunteering, adopted two pets and joined a  gym.  I also had a really good year at work.  Outside of the office, here is how I want to step it up: Reading I…

A Refuge Update

There have been two recent cases of animal hoarding in the Chicago area involving birds, and the Refuge has stepped in to help in the case from McHenry County.  An good update can be found on Dr. Sakas’ blog through Niles Animal Hospital.  Some…

Day 5

I mentioned that I had five volunteer gigs over five days.  Here is how it went: Day 1 – The Refuge I arrived after work for my regular night feeding, cleaning and medicating (if necessary) the resident parrots.  I found that the daily work…

The Great Rescue Debate

Emily Yoffe over at Slate.com posted a piece last week about animal rescue groups.  She told a story that I have heard before.. someone wants to “do the right thing” and adopt from a rescue, but is so turned off by the process that…

Goings on at the Refuge

I am taking a short sabbatical from my onsite duties at the parrot rescue, so I figure the least Ican do is let everyone know about some goings-on over there: First, we were featured in Ana Belaval’s Around Town segment on WGN Morning News….

Several Chicagoland Fundraisers for Pets

This morning, my veterinarian’s office posted on Twitter that they will be co-hosting a Canine Cancer Walk on October 1.  I hope that by then, Gibbs will be well enough trained and socialized to participate.  But that reminded me of several other pet-related fundraising…