Author: Christine

Why 4th of July is hard on animals

Why 4th of July is hard on animals

I’m updating the post I wrote last year about the 4th of July with some new numbers and tweaks!  Want to know a strange fact about Independence Day? It’s one of the busiest days of the year for shelters. Well, technically the 5th of July […]

So you adopted a pet… here’s what to do next!

So you adopted a pet… here’s what to do next!

If you’ve read my recent blog post, you’ll know that rescue work has changed dramatically in the face of Coronavirus. Most notably, adoptions boomed during the pandemic and many people brought a new furry friend into their home. First-time pet owners and those who haven’t […]

A letter to the fosters I’ve lost

A letter to the fosters I’ve lost

I’m sitting here writing this post after losing my third foster. Over the course of three years, I’ve lost two kittens and a puppy for various health reasons. Out of the 60 animals I’ve fostered, that’s not a high number, but statistics don’t matter when […]

How the Coronavirus has changed rescue in Chicago

How the Coronavirus has changed rescue in Chicago

If you had told me in January that our city shelter would be nearly empty in the Spring, I would have stared at your blankly, waiting for the punchline. But, this is no joke, and while there has been so much sadness and isolation in […]