Evanston Patch regularly features pets available for adoption from C.A.R.E. at Evanston's Animal Shelter.
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- Janice Cha
Monday, December 24, 2012
C.A.R.E. kitten Ragamuffin had a rough start to life. He was rescued from the street as a tiny kitten, near death and covered in fleas. Happily, mega-amounts of love and medical care from C.A.R.E. volunteers helped Ragamuffin rebound to full vigor. Now Ragamuffin is rarin' to go and ready to meet his new forever family. Here's how Ragamuffin would describe himself: "Hi! I'm super cute and love, love, love to play. I have a cute pink nose with a beauty spot and pink ear tips. My favorite game is "sneaky cat" where I'll sneak up you or a toy and then pounce. I can get pretty silly. I also love cardboard and will chew and rip it up, so you'll want to have some boxes around for me to play in. When I came into the shelter I was neglected and …
Riverwoods facility beats odds and has adoption success compared to others.
“Hi sweetie,” Rochelle Bishop whispered to a dog at Orphans of the Storm while enthusiastically petting its nose through a cage. The Zion resident said she traveled 40 minutes to the animal shelter in Riverwoods after she was tipped off about its great selection. “I think it’s better to give a dog a home than go buy a puppy from a pet store,” Bishop said about her desire to select a furry friend from a facility like Orphans. “It’s too many dogs that need homes.” Bishop is exactly the kind of person animal adoption centers are looking for. The problem is, there aren’t that many potential adopters like Bishop out there right now. According to The Humane Society of the United States, shelters nationwide are facing tough times including lower …