Best Holistic - Eastern/Western Medicine Vet
Dr. Becker is one of the best - when my Paco was going through his cancer treatment, she was the only one who made him himself again without using heavy duty medicines and taught me alot along the way - I only feed raw food now, and only vaccinate with 3 year rabies and detox after...
Lurie (PAWS) Spay and Neuter Gus Mobile
The Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is the largest free and low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Chicago Area - they even have the Gus Mobile that goes to certain areas!
PAWS PET FOOD BANK
Faced with financial hardship, families often give up their pets as they cannot to afford to feed or care for them. The sad result is that now, more than ever, many more are being given up or abandoned.
To help these people most in need, the PAWS Chicago Pet Food Bank provides emergency assistance to families facing unemployment, foreclosure, or other financial crises, thus enabling them to keep their pets. We provide pet food and pet supplies, such as cat litter, leashes, collars, cat carriers, and litter boxes until the family is able to provide these necessities on their own. In addition, owners can receive a voucher for free spay/neuter surgeries for their pet.
There are a ton of rescue organizations out there - too many to list here - while they all do a wonderful job, it helps if they are a 501c3 if you are making monetary donations. They are always seeking fosters to house dogs or cats on a temporary basis, so if you love animals, here is your chance to volunteer. Below is one of many organizations to check out - also check out breed specific rescues as well if you are looking to adopt of have to re-home your pet - NEVER LIST A PET ON CRAIGSLIST OR THE INTERNET AND ESPECIALLY FOR FREE! And Never buy from a pet store - the puppy is cute, but its parents live in horrible often inhumane conditions and have multiple health or other issues - don't breed or buy while shelter pets die! Save a Life!
The top 5 Reasons to Adopt from the HSUS
If you need all 5 you shouldn't be getting a dog in the first place but if this helps education anyone about why you should adopt and not purchase a puppy, I'm in...
Articles on Over-Vaccinating our Pets
I learned the hard way how vaccines take their toll on our pets - if you google the subject of "are we over-vaccinating our pets" you can find many articles about the subject - did you know that the 1 year rabies vaccine is the same as the 3 year? That they give approx the same dose to all dogs whether 5 lbs or 30 lbs? Neither did I - with catastrophic results - educate yourself and protect your pets!