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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat during Adopt a Cat Month

By Kelsey Barry Kittens? They’re adorable, I will not deny that. You know what’s even cuter? Sleeping in. Oh and knowing that you adopted an adult cat in need of a home! I am here to guide you through the top 5 reasons for adopting an adult cat - and it’s Adopt a Cat Month! Talk about perfect...

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Introducing a New Cat to Your Family

By Melissa Kauffman Are you counting the days until the arrival of a new furry family member? If so, this is an exciting time for you! If you have ever had the good fortune to spend time in the company of cats, you know that they also seek the attention and company of their humans. They are not...

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Family In All Its Forms

Our staff member Carla took some time to reflect on her work with our animals and the importance of family now more than ever. We love what she had to say about animal welfare and our human and animal families: “This year more than ever, family is so important! Having a passion to make a...

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We Must Start Thinking of “Charity” as an Investment in Ourselves

I am the executive director here at Hinsdale Humane Society. A large part of my job is to solicit financial support from individuals and corporations so we can fulfill our mission. I am not going to focus on animal welfare in this blog, but instead on non-profits as a whole. Regardless of the...

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Nail Trimming and Grooming Advice for Dogs

By: Melissa Kauffman When it comes to trimming a dog’s nails, it can certainly be tricky. There are many owners who take their dogs to the groomers for trimming, for fear of hurting their pooch or getting it wrong.  Nail neglect can lead to pain and health risks for your four-legged friend,...

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