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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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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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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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