Thursday, May 9, 2013
This week’s featured pet is Blondie, a small two-year old pit bull.
Meet Blondie. No, it’s not Debbie Harry. Rather, a smaller-sized two-year-old pit bull terrier mix with a lot of love to give. This pretty baby has had a fairly rough past, so she’ll have to be the only pet in the house, but the folks at South Suburban Humane Society say she’s a playful and energetic pup. Perfect for a home with teenagers. You check out the South Suburban Humane Society website for more info on Blondie and other pets available for adoption.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week's featured pet is Lorenzo, one of the dogs rescued from a Dolton dog fight last December.
Meet Lorenzo. He was rescued from a Dolton warehouse after a police raid last December. Sadly, he lost his right eye in a dog fight before police took him to the protective care of the South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS). Despite a rough past, Lorenzo now has a second chance. Lorenzo loves people but, because of his upbringing, it would be best if he was the only animal in the house. If you want to help give a desserving dog another chance at a better life, check out his listing on the SSHS website. Get in on the conversation. Join Patch today.
Monday, February 4, 2013
All Cook County pet owners are eligible for a rebate program for having their pet spayed or neutered during National Spay and Neuter Month.
Cook County is offering all residents a $40 credit for having their pet spayed or neutered throughout February—National Spay and Neuter Month. So why should you get your pet fixed? Spayed and neutered pets tend to live three to five years longer than those which aren’t, according to a press release from the county. If that’s not convincing enough, consider the millions of dogs and cats euthanized every year as a result of unwanted pregnancy. “The procedure not only helps your pet live a longer, healthier life, it benefits the community because it reduces the number of strays and unwanted animals in our neighborhoods,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said in a press release. “Communities spend millions of tax dollars every year…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to David Roche for the winning punchline to last week's Giant Panda cartoon: I heard they were easing the immigration laws.
Monday, January 28, 2013
This week’s featured pet is Casey, a six year old cocker spaniel and poodle mix.
Meet Casey. As far as shelter pets go, he's on the older end of the spectrum. But that’s all the reason more to give this distinguished six-year-old cocker spaniel some much needed love and attention. Casey has already been neutered and is ready to go home with his new family now. To learn more about Casey or other dogs available for adoption, visit the South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS) adoption page. PLEASE VISIT SSHS IN THE PATCH PLACES DIRECTORY
Monday, January 21, 2013
This week's featured pet is a one-year-old black lab and pit bill mix named Judy Bloom.
Meet Judy Bloom, the dog. This one and one-half year old black lab and pit bull mix was originally adopted from SSHS as a puppy but her owners couldn’t take care of her anymore and had to return her. Judy Bloom is very affectionate and maintains a very clean living space. She gets along well with other dogs and would love for someone to rub her soft, velvety ears while snuggling. If you’d like to learn more about Judy Bloom, check out her listing on South Suburban Humane Society site. PLEASE VISIT SSHS IN OUR PATCH PLACES DIRECTORY
Monday, January 14, 2013
This week’s featured pet is Paris, a five year old American Bulldog.
Meet Paris. She’s an older, heavier American Bulldog eager for a calm family to go home with. Paris would love to get some attention and a slightly healthier lifestyle and she’d definitely pay the love back with plenty of slobbery kisses. Want to learn more about Paris? Check out her listing on the SSHS website! Please visit the South Suburban Humane Society on the Patch directory
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friends believe adopted shelter dog was sent by late hushand to comfort and guard over family.
Tragedy struck the household of Flossmoor resident Vicki Burke in late October when her 40-year-old husband, Steve, died unexpectedly. The sudden passing left her and her two sons, Andrew, 8, and Ryan, 4, with broken hearts and a big, empty space where their husband and father used to be. “After Steve died, I thought about getting a dog. A dog was never an option when Steve was here—he was horribly allergic. I looked at the listings (online) and nothing really called to me." That’s largely because all of Burke’s former pets came to her serendipitously she says, citing an experience in her youth when a stranger thrust a puppy into her hands, got into her car and sped off. Because of this, Burke resolved that fate would bring her a dog if it…
Monday, December 10, 2012
All attendees of the Dec. 6 bust were charged with attending and patronizing a dog fight.
Police charged all eight attendees of last week's Dolton dog fighting bust with class 4 felonies. Cops caught the men after receiving a tip about a dog fight at the 1500 block of 142nd Street on the night of Dec. 6. One of the men, Willie McCray, 26, of Calumet City has a no-bond warrant for "Murder, Strong Probability Death/Injury." South Suburban Humane Society investigators rescued seven dogs from the scene. They are now recovering at the Chicago Heights facility. READ: Dogs Rescued from 'Face of Evil' Recovering at Chicago Heights Shelter
This Basenji Terrier mix is looking for a loving family to go home with.
Meet Kipling. SSHS workers rescued him from neglectful owners about five months ago. When they showed up to get him, he was chained outside without food, water or shelter. He's since fattened up a bit, thanks to the love and care from the folks at SSHS. Even though his previous owners were unkind, Kipling harbors no resentment towards people. In fact, he's extremely friendly to adults, kids and other dogs. To learn more about Kipling, visit his listing on the South Suburban Humane Society's (SSHS) website! PLEASE VISIT THE SSHS LISTING IN OUR PATCH PLACES DIRECTORY