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  • Gaston

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Pug mix (just a guess)
    Age: 1-1/2 - 2 years old

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Furtastik Doggie Daycare

Home Away From Home!  Furtastik is a wonderful doggie daycare that provides a fun, friendly, upbeat, and loving environment for your furry family member!  They offer daycare, boarding, grooming, dog walks, and have a nice selection of pet products for your convenience.  We love them and know YOU will, too!   

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New Arrivals

Cats:Ravi (Squeaker of the House)

Dogs:Gaston and Beckham

Alum of the Week


Here is sweet Maggie (formerly Cecilia - on the left) celebrating her brother, Stewart's, 3rd birthday!  This precious girl was adopted in 2008.  Her mom sent LLR a bunch of amazing pictures that show what a wonderful life Maggie has had!  She is so cared for that her mom provides acupuncture and water treadmill therapy for Maggie's aches & pains to make sure her precious pup will always be Lovin' Life!  

P.S.  Maggie was LLR's first pup that year and came from Centralia, IL.  I try to pull the first dog (or at least one) each year from there in honor of my Dad because it's where he grew up.  (LS)

The Pit Stop


Legislation Update

NAVS / IFER Fellowship Recipient (Karen Samy) Developing Animal-Free Drug Testing Method.  Karen's project is aimed at developing a three-dimensional cell-based model to mimic the microenvironment of the intestine to perform drug permeability studies in hopes that pharmaceutical companies will use it.  "This would help LIMIT THE USE OF ANIMALS in early drug testing and improve the efficiency of the drug development process," Karen noted.  GO, Karen!  LLR is a fan!

S.1559 / HR.1258 - Pet And Women Safety (PAWS) Act.  No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet, yet far too many women are forced to make this very choice. 

The solution is the Pet And Women Safety (PAWS) Act.  This legislation would help protect women and their pets in two ways:  by setting a national policy that includes protections for pets of domestic violence victims and by establishing a federal grant program to assist in acquiring a safe shelter for pets. 

HB 4292 & HB 4297 - Help Require the Adoption of Animals Used in Research.  Two bills were introduced in the Illinois House, both entitled the Research Dogs and Cats Adoption Act, that would require institutions of higher education that receive public funding for scientific, educational, and research purposes to offer cats and dogs used in research to animal rescue organizations for adoption instead of euthanizing the animals.  The bills would also require facilities that conduct research in collaboration with institutions of higher education to work with animal rescue organizations to adopt out healthy animals after the research is complete.     

$5,000 Reward for Tips on Dog Fighting

The Chicago Police Department and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are partners in an animal fighting reward program which offers up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in illegal dog fighting.

If you have information about illegal animal fighting, contact the Chicago Police Department at:

1-800-535-STOP (7867).