Are you looking for a break from the winter blues? There are many fun events slated for this week on Chicago’s Pet Scene. From Bingo Night to a puppy mill protest and a big adoption event, here’s what’s on tap this week.
Monday, January 21
Learn how about caring for the stray and feral cats in your neighborhood at a Community Cat Workshop held at the Anti-Cruelty Society from 6 to 8 p.m. Join representatives of the Tree House Humane Society and Alley Cat Allies for the free workshop focusing on TNR programs and colony management. Register with Anna Morrison-Ricordati, Alley Cat Allies volunteer, at (312) 755-0513 or e-mail [email protected] .
Stop by for a fun night of Bingo and support Harmony House for Cats at Hamburger Mary’s at 5400 North Clark in Chicago from 8 to 10 p.m. Leave the kids at home for a fun night of bingo and fun. Admission is free but there is a $15 donation for the bingo cards.
Wednesday, January 23
Are you looking for a new best friend? Help the South Suburban Humane Society Empty the Shelter prior to the Extreme Shelter Makeover this weekend. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. cat and kitten adoptions will be free and dog and puppy adoptions will be just $50. Details online.
Saturday, January 26
Stop by Kriser’s at 3232 Lake in Wilmette for Chicago Cat Rescue’s adoption event. The rescue will be on hand with adoptable cats and kittens from noon until 3 p.m.
The Puppy Mill Project will be holding an informational protest outside Collar and Leash at 1435 North Wells in Chicago from noon until 2 p.m. This pet store was one of the pet stores featured on WGN-TV's special report "Bred for profit, caged for life" (see video to left) that aired in August. Signs will be provided for this peaceful protest.
CAPS will be hosting a protest outside The Puppy Parlor on Ogden and Main in Lisle from 1 to 3 p.m. This store is one of those recently highlighted by the Humane Society of the United States for not only purchasing puppies from puppy mills but for running their own mill in the back room. The organization will be holding peaceful protests every Saturday in January from 1 to 3 p.m.
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Collar and Leash was one of the Chicago pet shops selling puppy mill dogs exposed in this special report on WGN-TV. The Puppy Mill Project will protest in front of the store on Saturday, January 26.WGN-TV