Archive for April, 2009

Byron Turns 25 Tomorrow!!!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

byron-blog.jpgByron, a Red Lored Amazon parrot & Copy Editor of The Chicago Pets Directroy, turns 25 on 4/23. In his career, Byron has enjoyed a “bird’s eye view” of America’s finest newspapers and freely provided “editorial comment” to many!

Send Byron a BDay greeting by replying to this blog or via Twitter. The best greeting will win a small gift from Byron.

A challenge to kids grades 3-5 – Burt

Friday, April 17th, 2009

blogcage.jpg“Be Kind to Animals” week starts May 4 and Burt has sniffed out a great contest for kids to showcase their creative writing skills AND help animals. Children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to use their imagination to finish a story about Duke, a dog that has been chained and is lonely and frightened.

The contest is sponsored by Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) and runs through May 1. The winning entry will be featured on the NAHS website and the winner will be able to spend a day “behind the scenes” at the shelter.

Kids, put on your thinking caps, read the story, and enter today! If you enter, please let Burt know by sending a quick comment. Good luck!

April Showers Bring. . .

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

rabbit-tulips-blog.jpgThose of us waiting for spring hope the answer is “May Flowers!” However, for our hard-working shelter folks, April Showers bring. . . puppies & kittens! To help prepare for the new arrivals, DuPage Animal Care & Control could use any of the following items:

Kitten Nursers (Bottles & Nipples)
Just Born Brand Kitten Formula
Heating Pads (Electric or Microwaveable)
Small or Medium Pet Carriers

Or, you can make a small monetary donation by purchasing a personalized “shower favor” to be placed on your favorite adoption animal’s enclosure. Favors are one for $2 or three for $5 with 100% of the proceeds benfiting the pets. Favors may be purchased in person at the DCACC shelter or over the phone via credit card–(630) 407-2819 or email at

Oh, and if you want to enjoy the May flowers with a new friend, DCACC invites you to become a foster parent–learn more.