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Helping little Rascal

I volunteer at a small foster based animal rescue based in Chicago. My newest foster baby has a collapsed trachea. He is a 4-6 yr old 3lb yorkie. He is underweight but has a ton of energy. I feel he is younger than that but his teeth are horrible. Please if any one out there knows of any vets that can do this surgery or know more about this issue please let me know. I heard the surgery is really expensive and neither the rescue nor I can afford the whole thing. I feel this little guy still has allot of life left in him. I love him so much already. No just need to save him.

  • Also you could utilize Care Credit that allows you to pay off your bill over a period of time, can be one year or more, depending on the promo offered w/o interest as long as the monthly minimum payment is made. Not all vets accept this but many do, most important is that you find a skilled vet that is reasonably priced and willing to work w you.

  • The animal welfare league is down in Chicago Ridge and a great very low cost provider for a situation like this.

    www.animalwelfareleague.com

    For more extensive animal care we've gone up to the vet school at Madison. They are an exceptionally good option when there needs to be a degree of coordination between specialists.
    http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Antique Dealer of Glass Art Pieces

I have many pieces of glass and porcelain, antique perfume bottles, collectible cookie jar, china dinnerware, etc. Does anyone know of a dealer who buys these types of items? Looking to eliminate my china cabinet of everything except pieces that have sentimental value.
June

  • you could send photos via your phone to info@susanins.com to get an appraisal on your items, and/or call 312-832-9800 to have them auction the items for you. please use caution utilizing social media in regard to this matter for your own safety. you can also look them up on the web.

Sep 03

Updated 3 hours ago

Stolen Spare Tire Toyota RAV4

A friend recently got his tire stolen at Agatite and Lawndale in Albany Park. Is there an effective antitheft device that can be used to stop thieves from stealing these spares which are attached to rear of vehicle with Lug Nuts?

  • Just woke up this morning in Albany Park at Lawrence and Kimball. Toyota RAV4 spare tire missing, locking nuts and all. Nothing else to report, just following up.

  • I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. My friend has resorted to backing up against a wall to avoid his spare being stolen. He also placed locking nuts and a special security chain. Toyota should redesign their RAV4 and perhaps place the spare inside the back hatchback. Seems that this is an ongoing problem.

3 hours ago

Man, 21, missing from Albany Park for more than a month

...month. He was last seen by his girlfriend and friends at his home in the 3900-block of West Ainslie Street on the North Side on Aug. 16. The 21-year-old works in the construction...

15 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Carlos Rosa Ramirez for 35th Ward Alderman

Carlos Rosa Ramirez is running for 35th Ward Alderman. Carlos is a lifelong resident of Chicago’s north side running for Alderman in the 35th Ward. As Alderman, Carlos will put our neighborhoods first. He will fight to raise the minimum wage, keep housing affordable, and improve our public schools. Carlos will put our community in charge of local zoning and budgetary decisions, and will cut his own salary to make sure our city services like snow plowing and pothole repair...

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Carlos Rosa Ramirez is running for 35th Ward Alderman. Carlos is a lifelong resident of Chicago’s north side running for Alderman in the 35th Ward. As Alderman, Carlos will put our neighborhoods first. He will fight to raise the minimum wage, keep housing affordable, and improve our public schools. Carlos will put our community in charge of local zoning and budgetary decisions, and will cut his own salary to make sure our city services like snow plowing and pothole repair run smoothly in the ward. Carlos is committed to our community. He’s dedicated his life to public service. As an organizer, he worked to stop school closings, expand access to education, and create equal opportunity for women, immigrants, the LGBT community, and working people. He’s an active member of the Avondale-Logandale Local School Council, and his union, the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Carlos is the first openly gay Latino candidate for Alderman, a proud product of our Chicago Public Schools, and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information about his campaign or to volunteer please visit his www.carlosrosa.org

  • I would consider viting for him if he was going to put our neighborhoods third, but certainly not if he's planning on putting them first.

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    "Keeping housing affordable" means keeping the price low. Someone who wants to see that all property in the neighborhood is INCREASED in value would better serve the people, wouldn't it?

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Albany Park man missing more than a month

http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/albany-park-man-missing-more-than-a-month/

A 21-year-old man has been missing for more than a month from his Albany Park neighborhood home on the Northwest Side.

Jose Felipe was last seen by his girlfriend and friends on Aug. 16 at his home in the 3900 block of West Ainslie, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Felipe works in construction and frequents the area near Lawrence and Pulaski to join crews for construction jobs in the city and suburbs, the alert said.

He is described as a 5-foot-5, 160-pound Hispanic man last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and light-colored shoes, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

Sep 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Safety in Albany Park (Harding and Ainslie)

Hello - I am considering moving into a place on the 4800 block of Harding and I'd like to get some feedback from current residents on the safety level in the area. I am a single female and have a dog. I visited the place this afternoon and the area seemed fine, but not sure how it is at night. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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May 11

Updated 14 hours ago

Parking Spot Needed Montrose & Lawndale

Looking to rent parking spot. I work days and need a spot and avoid looking for parking after work. Ideally at Montrose and Lawndale or close by. Any suggestions?

39 hours ago

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Fire on berteau and Monticello???

Streets were filled with smoke is everyone ok ??? the smoke is gone now we checked with all our neighbors and no one knows

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Cleaning Service Recommendation?

I am looking for a small company or individual to come every other week and clean my house. Does anyone in AP have a recommendation?

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    And, of course, I should have added: Heather's post adheres to the EB Community Guidelines. Win-win, n'est pas?

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    Lucie does a great job! I've been using her for years. 773-456-0996

41 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Dog Got Away From Us

Help! Our dog just slipped through the fence. He is a white English Setter who goes by the name Berkie. He got lost in the Irving Park area. Please grab him if you see him. He likes people and is not on leash. Call the numbers on his tag or respond to this post. Fingers are crossed that he is okay and will be returned to us soon.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Oh good!!! Glad he was found!!!

    He was probably just distraught about the Bears losing to Green Bay. Can't really blame him. After the game, I wanted to run away too.

  • Awww, so happy you found him! I am so glad forums like this exist to put out the word about our lost pets. It may be a small thing, but is a huge help for a worried owner. Thanks to everybody who helped out.

40 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Parking Help near Wilson and Kedzie

Hi,

My company is lending me a Suburban, but I don't have a garage. Does anyone know who is willing to rent out a garage space or lot that can fit my Suburban? Does anybody know who owns the parking lot on Eastwood and Albany and if they are renting a parking space there? Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Allan

  • MK long-time city girl & dog lover

    Hi, Allan - The lot is owned by the adjacent church (on the NW corner of Wilson & Albany). People in my condo building have rented spots there in the past, and that may be a good solution. Given the size of your vehicle, it could be hard to find a garage. Anyway, I know the spots used to go for around a $100 a month, but that was about 3 years ago or so. Good luck! (I am still looking for indoor space for my Subaru Outback!) Best, MK

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Gun shots Agatite & Lawndale

3 or 4 shots at 3:30 am. Police came but nothing found. Anyone knows what happened?

4 days ago

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The Kittens have Grown

A couple of months ago I posted a message inquiring about what I should do about a family of newborn kittens and their momma cat that had laid down stakes in my garden. Well, they've grown up. They had left for a time, but now they are back. These kittens are no longer nursing and I've been feeding them kitten chow. I've also been feeding the mom who both hisses and meows when it time for lunch.

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A couple of months ago I posted a message inquiring about what I should do about a family of newborn kittens and their momma cat that had laid down stakes in my garden. Well, they've grown up. They had left for a time, but now they are back. These kittens are no longer nursing and I've been feeding them kitten chow. I've also been feeding the mom who both hisses and meows when it time for lunch.

The kittens are still a bit on the scare-d-cat side of things but I've been able to pet them several times, especially when they are eating. They're pretty cute, but a little, you know, dusty, and they sleep under my deck at night and run around during the day.

I've called a couple of the no-kill shelters and none are taking any new borders.

So my question is, would anyone care to have a new companion or two, or three? The mother is a lost cause I think, too streetwise, and at some point she will be humanely trapped and taken in for a fix. I'm planning on building her a small shelter for the Winter. She can stick around if she feels up to it and I'll she that she gets fed.

I cannot take these little cuties in--allergies. If anyone is interested drop me a line and we can arrange a visit. Attached you will find a couple of family pics.

Thanks,

Chris

  • I actually found 3 cats in Gary, IN last year and couldn't dare let them stay out there, so I connected with Almost Home Animal Foundation from a fellow rescuer (I foster dogs). AHF has a lot of cats but were willing to help me if I was able to...

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    I actually found 3 cats in Gary, IN last year and couldn't dare let them stay out there, so I connected with Almost Home Animal Foundation from a fellow rescuer (I foster dogs). AHF has a lot of cats but were willing to help me if I was able to foster them and take them to their show once a week (my schedule was crazy so I did twice a month) in Bloomingdale. If the potential adopters don't work out, maybe try contacting AHF for some options. They were really helpful! :)

  • Hi, Chris. Thank you for your kindness towards this little family! Do work with either Tree House or PAWS to humanely trap and neuter them. Kittens start having kittens quicker than what we think! Also, Tree House can provide a checklist on things to add to the winter house for the Momma to help keep her safe and warm in the winter. That will be rewarding of itself. Thanks again.

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