Sunday, December 2, 2012
The 2-year-old Pit Bull mix loves to play with toys and entertains herself for hours on end.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Meet Iris, a 2 year old Pit Bull mix that has been given a second chance at life. The Plano Police Department brought Iris into Kendall County Animal Control in July after a concerned citizen had called stating their neighbor’s dog had been running at large and that the dog was very thin. That was an understatement. When the police arrived at the yard Iris had wandered into, she was so desperately hungry that she was licking the burnt crumbs off of the homeowner’s grill. Iris weighed a mere 26 pounds when she arrived at Animal Control. This would be a healthy weight for a Beagle but certainly not for a larger dog like Iris. She was completely malnourished. Iris was immediately transported to Countryside Veterinary Clinic to be …
Friday, September 21, 2012
These two black cats are waiting for new homes at Kendall County Animal Control.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
This week's Adopt Me feature comes from Kendall County Animal Control Warden Anna Payton. She wrote: Meet Whiskers and Mr. Whiskers, two handsome 2 year old, Domestic Short Hair cats looking for their forever home. With their shining, healthy black coats and outgoing personalities, you would never guess that these cats were rescued from horrendous living conditions. In July of this year, Kendall County Animal Control was asked by some other county agencies to assist at home that had numerous cats inside. Warned ahead of time that this was hoarding situation, Animal Control staff prepared itself to intake a large number of animals. Pulling up to the unassuming home, one would never guess what was going on inside. “Walking into the main …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kim Baird works with the largest and most exuberant dogs that are up for adoption.
Kendall County Animal Control is pleased to announce that their Volunteer of the Month Award for the month of August goes to Kim Baird. Kim has been volunteering for Kendall County Animal Control (KCAC) since March 2012. Kim is extremely dedicated and volunteers every Saturday and whenever she has a day off from work. She spends quality time with the animals and will help with whatever is needed but she focuses most of her energy on the dogs that get overlooked or need the most work. Kim is always up for a challenge and will exercise the largest and most exuberant dogs up for adoption. They respond well to her and she works hard on teaching them manners and getting them ready for their forever homes. In addition, she maintains …
Monday, August 20, 2012
These three male kittens are the last of their litters to be adopted from Kendall County Animal Control.
Sunfire, Rome and Clark Kent are 3-month-old kittens waiting to be adopted at Kendall County Animal Control. The shelter also has a handful of 2-month-old kittens ready for adoption. For more information, call Animal Control at 630-553-9256.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
All proceeds go towards helping animals at the shelter.
Say ‘kibble!’ Kendall County Animal Control is hosting its second ‘Pictures in the Park’ event at Hudson Crossing Park on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event, said KCAC volunteer Jill Weglarz, invites families and pets to get their pictures taken by a group of professional photographers, with all the money going towards the animals. Appointments are required. “We had a really great turnout in the spring,” said Weglarz, where the event took place at Richard Lynn Park in Yorkville. “We’re hoping to see even more this time.” The shelter raised just under $600 at their previous event, which they put into building a large dog run connected to the building. “It’s all gated so the dogs can run free and play. It’s really …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The pit bull terrier is ready for a forever home.
Meet Oliver. He's a pit bull terrier at Kendall County Animal Control who is looking for a permanent home. He's between one and two years old with plenty of puppy energy and the itch to explore. For information on adopting him or another pet, call Kendall County Animal Control at 630-553-9256.
Friday, July 13, 2012
This week's dog is a six-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix who would be a fun addition to any family.
Before you ask, yes, this week’s pet is named after the Muppet on Sesame Street, according to Kendall County Animal Control Warden Anna Payton. But Abby Cadabby has a certain magic all her own. She’s a six-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix, and has been at the Kendall County shelter in Yorkville since the end of May, when her owner brought her in. Abby is sweet and laid-back, Payton said, and is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her shots. She’s also a pretty big dog – she weighs about 67 pounds, and has lost seven since coming to the shelter and being placed on a diet. She could stand to lose a few more, Payton said, so if you’re looking for a weight loss buddy, Abby would be perfect. For information on adopting Abby, or any of the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Check out these cute two-month-old kittens looking for a forever home.
Time for a cuteness overload. Meet Dash (the grey-and-white one on the left) and Mirage (the black-and-white one on the right). They’re both males, both two months old, and were both strays – they’ve been at the Kendall County Animal Shelter since they were five weeks old. Both are neutered and microchipped, and though they don’t necessarily have to be adopted together, according to Warden Anna Payton, they’re close, and get along well with each other. They’re kittens, so they’re rambunctious, she said, but they’d make good pets for any family. Don't forget, it's National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. For information on adopting Dash, Mirage, or any of the other animals at the shelter, call Kendall County Animal Control at 630-553-9256.
Friday, June 15, 2012
This week's cat is a year-old domestic shorthair who loves to cuddle and play.
That adorable creature up there? That’s Blake, a one-year-old male domestic shorthair living at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter in Yorkville. And Blake’s looking for a home. Here are seven reasons why you should adopt him. So there you have it. If you’re interested in adopting Blake (or any other animal at the shelter), call 630-553-9256. (Thanks to Ted Schnell for suggesting this week’s headline.)
Monday, May 28, 2012
Meet Fenway, a seven-year-old domestic shorthair living at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter.
Welcome back to Adopt Me. Once a week, we’ll spotlight a dog or a cat looking for a new home. This week, we want you to meet Fenway. He’s seven years old, he’s a domestic shorthair, and he’s been at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter since April 28. Fenway is, of course, named after the famous Boston ballpark that serves as home to the Red Sox, but he’s so friendly he won’t even care if you’re a Yankees fan. Fenway is declawed on all four paws. He’s a very mellow cat, and loves to be petted and scratched. If you’d like information on adopting Fenway, or any other animal at the shelter, call Kendall County Animal Control at 630-553-9256.