HHS Rescue Road Blog

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

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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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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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Why foster? Why not!

By: Kelsey Barry Whenever I tell someone I work with volunteers and foster homes, the next thing I usually hear out of their mouth is “I could never foster, I’d become too attached!” Now look, I get it. We, as humans, get attached to things easily (I named the geese that live on HHS’ roof, I am...

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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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