There are some fun events on tap this weekend on Chicago’s weekend pet scene – a pet first aid class, Happy Meower and pet store protests are all on the calendar.
Saturday, January 12
Are you prepared to handle an emergency with your pet? The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering a pet first aid and CPR class from 9 a.m. until noon. The class will focus on general pet first aid, CPR and other important information for handling an emergency with your cat or dog. The course is $50 and includes some course materials. Learn more by calling Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or register here.
CAPS will be hosting a protest outside The Puppy Parlor on Ogden and Main in Lisle from 1 to 3 p.m. This store is one of those recently highlighted by the Humane Society of the United States for not only purchasing puppies from puppy mills but for running their own mill in the back room. The organization will be holding peaceful protests every Saturday in January from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Puppy Mill Project will spotlighting the Furry Babies Pet Store in Lisle during their protest from noon until 2 p.m. in front of the Burger King on Route 30 by the Louis Joliet Mall. The informational protest is aimed at connecting the dots between the pets sold at the store and the puppy mills where they are bred. Signs will be provided. Learn more online.
Sunday, January 13
Since the Bears have cleared off our Sunday afternoon, there’s plenty of time for new activities – Like a Happy Meower at Marty's Martini Bar. Join Tree House Humane Society from 2 to 5 p.m. for a Meowtini or two to help the cats at 1511 West Balmoral. Marty’s had been ranked the #1 Martini Bar in Chicago by the Huffington Post.