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  • Kane animal neglect case headed to trial Feb 10, 2015 4:24 PM
    Stacy Fiebelkorn asked Tuesday for a jury trial on the charges of animal neglect and cruelty she faces, over allegations at least 10 animals died while in her care at farms in Maple Park and Hampshire, and dozens of others were not fed, sheltered.

  • Service dogs help people in wheelchairs navigate winter Feb 9, 2015 5:42 AM
    Snow-packed sidewalks, icy pavement, dirty slush and bitter cold all conspire to make it tough sledding for people who use wheelchairs in the suburbs. But women training this week hope to get through it all with a pull from their new companion dogs.

  • Heartland offers reduced adoption fees during February Feb 6, 2015 4:39 PM
    Heartland Animal Shelter is celebrating a Month of Love in February with reduced adoption fees for mature dogs and cats, and ones that have been longtime shelter residents.

  • Volunteers work to save sick pit bull from being destroyed Feb 5, 2015 11:19 AM
    This is Sarge. He’s a dog, and this is his story of survival thanks to a caring group of volunteers.

  • Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings' Feb 4, 2015 10:56 AM
    Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird. These are genetically rich birds, including variations bred to look like turkeys or sound like trumpets, that drew thousands of enthusiasts - including ex-boxer and pigeon lover Mike Tyson - to the National Pigeon Association's 93rd annual Grand National Pigeon Show.

  • Dog that went from New York to Grayslake-area animal shelter still awaits adoption Jan 30, 2015 10:18 AM
    A dog’s travels from New York to a no-kill shelter near Grayslake attracted widespread local news coverage last month, but the animal still awaits adoption. Moonbeam, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, has been at Save-A-Pet since Dec. 7. “He’s just a great dog. I don’t know why he’s still here," said Bridget Lavelle, intake and foster coordinator for Save-A-Pet.

  • K9 naming contest expanded: Jan 29, 2015 5:26 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s office announced it is expanding it’s contest to name three new dogs the K9 unit will receive.

  • Cleaning your feline’s teeth leads to good health Jan 29, 2015 10:16 AM
    If you look at the inside of your feline’s mouth, you will see feline perfection based on the functionality of the large fang-like teeth, tearing molars and baby grooming incisors. That is a lot of mouth to keep in great working condition, including teeth and gums.

  • Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings Jan 28, 2015 10:06 AM
    'You may now lick the bride': Doggy weddings more about fun than real puppy love, experts say

  • Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 unit revived with donation to pay for three dogs and training Jan 27, 2015 5:25 PM
    A substantial charitable contribution will allow the Lake County Sheriff's Office to restore its K-9 program. The contribution will allow for the purchase and training of three dogs that are used to locate suspects, find missing people, detect illegal substances and other tasks.

  • Huskies pull in large crowd at Morton Arboretum Jan 26, 2015 9:57 AM
    It was great weather for the Siberian Huskies who enthusiastically dragged their mushers around in circles during Sunday’s Husky Heroes event at the Morton Arboretum. For the humans in attendance, though, it was somewhat tough sledding.

  • Advisory group gives paws-up to (portable) pets on Metra Jan 24, 2015 7:31 AM
    Yorkies, yes. Great Danes, no. If you've got a quiet, small, well-behaved pet who's a rail fan, rejoice. Metra is primed to vote on allowing pets on trains under limited circumstances.

  • Dog adoption part of arboretum's Husky Heroes event Jan 23, 2015 12:44 PM
    Even if the snow doesn't return to the Morton Arboretum this weekend, the Siberian huskies will ­— along with their sleds. The annual Husky Heroes event is returning for the 14th year and is expected to attract several thousand visitors. Huskies will also be available for adoption. Can you resist their sweet faces?

  • A nice bed can make your dog feel more at home Jan 22, 2015 10:46 AM
    I bought a dog bed once. My rescue German shepherd sometimes slept on the wooden floor for part of the night. I think because it was cooler for her. But for awhile she seemed to get more restless during the night, getting up and walking around to sleep in different rooms of the house.

  • Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause Jan 21, 2015 7:54 PM
    From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl Sunday. It's a rare ad urging viewers to spay or neuter their pets. It won't air during the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks matchup Feb. 1 but on one of the game-day alternatives for animal lovers - the Kitten Bowl.

  • Lake County Audubon Society hosts program ‘Butterflies of the American Prairie’ Jan 21, 2015 12:22 PM
    Take a break from winter and for the Lake County Audubon Society’s program “Butterflies of the American Prairie” Monday, Feb. 2.

  • Arlington Hts. native goes face-to-face with wolves Jan 20, 2015 5:34 AM
    Growing up in Arlington Heights, E.J. Horstman always had an interest in animals and the outdoors, and television shows like “Crocodile Hunter” and its star, the late Steve Irwin, helped fuel his passion. Now in his mid-20s, Horstman is living his dream. Not as a crocodile hunter, mind you, but as a wildlife filmmaker, with segments on the National Geographic and Animal Planet cable television channels to his credit. Horstman left last week to film his latest project, “Big Cats of India,” for Animal Planet, but when he returns he plans to resume his main passion: filming wolves.

  • Be prepared in an emergency by making lists Jan 15, 2015 11:10 AM
    Taking care of your felines is a big responsibility. Make sure you are prepared for any emergency by making lists of medications and phone numbers.

  • Pet food pantry now open in Grayslake Jan 15, 2015 5:28 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue is now operating a pet food pantry distribution site at Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 256 Commerce Drive, Grayslake.

  • 'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets Jan 14, 2015 8:18 PM
    Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate achievements like best mutt instead of best actor. At the inaugural World Dog Awards airing Thursday on the CW Network and hosted by comedian George Lopez, dogs will walk in on artificial grass and wag out with golden fire hydrant statuettes honoring the best in entertainment and social media. At this event, the podium is packed with dog treats, patches of grass allow pets to do their business and signs call for barking instead of applause.

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