HHS Rescue Road Blog

A look inside animal shelter life and the road to rescue.

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What It’s Like To Work At A Humane Society

By: Jacki Rossi  People ask me all the time what I do. When I tell them I work at a humane society, I often get the token, “so you play with animals all day?”   Ask anyone who works here at HHS and they’ll tell you, animal rescue is not what we do; it’s who we are, ingrained in our spirits. Our...

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The Need for Enrichment Tools in a Shelter Environment

As hard as we try to make a dog's stay at our shelter a positive experience, the fact is, we can’t compete with a home environment.  Dogs spend long hours alone in their kennels and don’t get as many opportunities to keep their minds as active as we would like. We strive to keep their stay with us...

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Celebrating Senior Pets!

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we talked to one of our staff members who has made adoption and hospice care of Senior pets her mission in life. Meet Cassie Vail, adoption counselor extraordinaire.

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Introducing our Young Advocates Book Club!

Attention readers and animal advocates! Lauren, our Humane Education Program Manager, is introducing a new Young Advocates Book Club. Every month Lauren will recommend a book for young readers that is focused on developing a mindset of empathy, care, and respect for all living things. Tune in to...

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Chicagoland Humane Coalition: Joint Statement 9/1/21

We are a part of the Chicagoland Humane Coalition, alongside other groups from our area. Below you’ll find a joint statement from the coalition, regarding our strategies for saving lives, today and in the future: After an unprecedented 18 months, the Chicagoland Humane Coalition has come together...

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