8 hours ago

Lost Cat in Avondale/Logan Sq.

Help!!! Our cat, Esteban, escaped from the house on the morning of November, 21. He's a black, white and tan tabby with an underbite and white paws. He lives in the W. George and N. Sawyer.
Please help.....
Call anytime day or night (419) 419-8691 or (917) 974-2425

Thank you....

42 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Church parking

Seems like this makes crossing Logan even more dangerous than usual when you can't see oncoming traffic at all.

  • How do we get enforcement? Call the police when you see a car dangerously stopped in the middle of the boulevard? Because really that's what this is...there is no parking so you just have a bunch of cars literally stopped in the middle of an active street.

  • We could start with Waguespack. This was the 35th Ward for years and years (previously Colon) but when the last re-map was drawn, I think Waguespack covers both sides of Logan Boulevard up to the monument. I am not sure if Kedzie is one alderman or split between two wards....

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    We could start with Waguespack. This was the 35th Ward for years and years (previously Colon) but when the last re-map was drawn, I think Waguespack covers both sides of Logan Boulevard up to the monument. I am not sure if Kedzie is one alderman or split between two wards.

    At least for the Logan issues, a dedicated effort to meet with Waguespack could gain some traction. He came to the farmer's market a few times so he should be somewhat familiar with the layout but maybe isn't aware of the church parking dilemma.

    The police are doing what they have done all along which is pander to the churches and leave the cars alone. Going to the CPD will not do much unless a directive comes 'from above'.

    Never mind the CTA/LAZ parking lot near Logan Square station -- it sits available FOR FREE on Sundays for all those church goers which goes mostly ignored. Granted, there are services on other days/nights but it amazes me this resource isn't used more often.

Oct 17 2014

Updated 26 hours ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • Peter Toalson Land and Sea Dept.

    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the...

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    all;

    First of all, sorry for the long delay in communication.

    (Near the ends of these types of projects, there are so many things left in the hands of the city, city inspectors, it's hard to know when to post an update, as we ourselves wait for all of the unknowns to reveal themselves. I hope the gap in responding wasn't too frustrating!)

    That said, I'm please to report that we are officially open!

    Please do stop in, if only to poke around and see the place. And ask for me while there, if I'm around I'd happily meet any of you in person and discuss the project in more detail.

    Thank you all so very much for the continued patience and support in bringing this business to life. It has been a long, long process - for sure - but we are very happy with the results and are so excited to share it with the neighborhood.

    petercreigtoalson
    Land and Sea Dept.

  • Thank you, Peter, for your consistent updates and for bringing Lonesome Rose to the neighborhood! My husband and I stopped in with our toddler this morning, and Jason & the rest of the staff were delightful (as was the beautiful space & breakfast options). Hoping we can stop in again ASAP for dinner/drinks and hope this fall/winter goes by in a blink so we can check out the rooftop!

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Found Dog - help

Friendly - found near Palmer and Hamlin.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Home repair scams

There are some guys driving around in a big shinny new bright blue pick up truck asking if you want any home repairs (foundations/cement work). One guy comes out of the truck and ask people who are outside working on their house. He comes up to you very nicely like he knows you. He was carrying a black folder we assume to write people estimates. We said no and they left. There is no name on the truck and the back plate on the truck has a darken plastic cover over it so you can not read the plate number. Male 30's dark hair buzz cut.

  • so what's the scam part?

    what happens next?

  • Scam is they either do the work, and its super shotty, and they have your money, or they will case your house. Classic scam and has been going on for a long time. Google scams like this, not hard to find.

34 hours ago

Razing an Art Moderne to Put in a Drive-Though Would Make Avondale More Car-Centric

...its branches in Avondale in favor of a car-centric design at the corner of Milwaukee and Belmont avenues. This change comes as northwest side preservationists and business owners work together to see...

A public notice posted outside the main entrance of the current PNC Bank branch at 3844 West Belmont indicates that a special use permit is being requested for the creation of a new...

    Razing an Art Moderne to Put in a Drive-Though Would Make Avondale More Car-Centric
    PNC Bank is proposing to demolish one of its branches in Avondale in favor of a car-centric design at the corner of Milwaukee and Belmont avenues. This change comes as northwest side preservationists and business owners work together to see that a long stretch of Milwaukee Avenue between Logan Square and Avondale remains intact via an extensive downzoning introduced by 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa to the Chicago City Council in October.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

4 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Shots fired at Lawndale and Altgeld - again

Just heard 3 shots fired. Sounded like it came from the same spot as a few nights ago. Stay safe, neighbors.

Nov 06

Updated 40 hours ago

FOUND SIAMESE

On Saturday night, we found a Siamese cat around keystone and montrose. He is a young un-neutered male. Very sweet, and not chipped. Please note, this is not the missing cat named Jon Snow.

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Scam? Peoples Energy Bill??

I live at the Drake/Armitage Block and 3 people (one guy, 2 women) just came to my house asking to see a copy of my People's Gas energy bill. Told them no. They told me if they don't look at it my prices will increase sky rocking next month. Is this a new scam going around?

  • Ms. Wicker KidZ

    Don't do this even the people who call and say they can lower your electricity or gas bill it's not true. I fell for this scam and started seeing my utility bills strange big very big.
    What they do is they add there fake company onto your bill so now on top of your real bill you will now
    owe let's pretend Blue Star
    Electric also. I was angry
    but I finally had them removed after along fight.
    These companies are fake
    don't fall for it.

  • chi, I disagree.....don't hand them anything....don't even open the door!

3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Grant Suport

Great News! I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom project request. Click the links below to see what my students and I are up to:

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Early contributions are critical, and any amount helps. Thank you so much for taking a look and considering a donation. I am so excited to bring this project to life!

With gratitude,
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P.S. If you know anyone who may want to show their support for public schools, please pass this along.

    DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.
    DonorsChoose.org connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
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  • Go back to school, Brender. I have read some of your writings here and on DonorsChoose. Misspellings and grammar errors abound.

    I hope the parents of your students are paying attention.

  • Brender Daye Kindergarten Teacher/Bateman Elementary

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!

  • You're welcome. I wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving as well!!!

    I truly hope you consider taking my advice!!! Do it for the students!!!

3 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Yet another stray package....

Hello all,

I figured I'd give it a try. If you live in the vicinity of Maplewood and Logan, and received an unexpected package, about 12" x 12" x 4" (cardboard box) addressed to the last name Martin, could you message me? I know it's a long shot, but it was an eBay purchase and USPS shows it as having been delivered to the front door. (And if you're the person who stole it, I hope you have a 16mm film projector because otherwise it's junk to you...)

Thanks,

Jeff

  • Good neighbor! I have lived on Troy St. since 1990 and love it!

    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had...

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    UPS sent me a message they had delivered my package. I looked all over, not there! I told LL Bean, which sent a replacement. It arrived. Then I got a message from LL Bean saying they had received my return. I asked, what return? Turns out UPS SAID they had delivered my package, but never did. Instead, it was somewhere in their warehouse or truck and they returned it. I wonder if something similar happened to you. I have had packaged delivered by UPS for years, I am friends with the driver even and this has never happened. Best of luck finding your package or at least learning its fate.

  • i talked to the delivery person yesterday and let her know what's going on. having my packages shipped to work. hope the idiot who got mine enjoys their magnifiying readers and hand-carved mexican wrestler.

  • Badger on Logan Chicago since 1988

    It is likely stolen, but I have had at least one package that showed "delivered" on the USPS website that was in fact at the post office all along. When I asked how this could happen, blank stares. Could be a mixup, but I wonder if there are productivity targets to meet, not to mention the inconvenience of filling out a little card to leave for you....

2 days ago

May 02

Updated 3 days ago

flooded basement

If I have a sump pump that discharges into sewer line and line backs up, what other options do I have, can I discharge into my yard?

  • I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the...

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    I have a T switch installed which allows discharge into the city sewer and the other the the pvc pipe that runs out to the alley buried under my fence. The switch is turned to summer pipe via the outside pipe now and in the fall it's turned to the city sewer so the water isn't freezing in the outside pipe. Whatever works to keep your lower level dry...do it. Also don't forget to divert those gutter downspouts away from the house and not down into the pipe that runs underneath your home.

  • We had a similar issue years back, we had Roto Flush Sewer Plumbing come in and correct the issue. Havent had the problem since. www.RotoFlushSewerPlumbing.com is their site give them a call if you are still having issues. The name of the plumber is Omar, real nice guy and he always shows up on time.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Anyone get a misdirected package on Tuesday?

It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or...

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It's probably stolen, but i'm hoping against hope someone got my package by mistake yesterday. It's about a foot tall, delivered around 1 p.m. in the area of calf. and armitage. it's just a folk art carving -- nothing fabulously valuable -- but had sentimental value and was intended to as a gift. It was shipped from Santa Monica, CA, to my address on california ave. in chicago. please let me know if you have seen a package -- or the remains of one (if stolen, it might have been dumped when they saw what was in it) usps tracking says they "left by mailbox" which in my case would have been the sidewalk, instead of leaving it somewhere sensible, like the porch, so it could be anywhere.

  • there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the...

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    there was a news report on nbc local news last night re "rash of package theft" ...the report was made up of people's security cameras showing various folks running off with their packages,so i guess it has started. i do have a hiding place between two planters that sometimes the carrier uses, sometimes not, but having everything sent to work right now or just not buying. amazon is pretty good about replacing low cost items that get stolen. it was the pricy ebay package (sent fed ex with no signature and no insurance and then locally delivered by uspc that i am sol out for more than 100 bucks.) live and learn.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    That's really too bad; now you're going to need a new hiding place too.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Dog (Logan Square, Milwaukee and Talmand)

Found a pup wandering the Chase/Bubbleland parking lot this morning at 10am. He’s about 50lbs, Black/white/grey with white paws. Seems like a shepherd/lab/hound mix. Had a collar but no name/contact.

Let’s find this little buddy his family!

  • TWP

    Thanks, Tim. We took him to Animal Control and they said he had a chip. Still no clear whether they've tracked down the owner, but I'll update when I hear more. Interesting that you've seen a dog so close to where we live.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Great job by great people, thanks for helping this little lost guy.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Hit & Run of older man w/cane on Tue 11/13/17 LoSqu, Chgo 60647

Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the...

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Hit & Run of elderly Latino man Tue 11/13/17 approx 9p on W. Armitage near N. Central Park/Eastbound lane. CPR was performed in the field and in the Ambo, but I suspect man died since no resp or heartbeat noted, and he was lying as still as a statue on the ground w/no chest movement/respirations or consciousness. The driver got this man good.

The police took statements but no one saw what happened except after the collision they saw the driver stopped then take off. No driver or car discription was provider either. However, one witness said the man flew up and over loosing his shoes in the process.

It was sad and humbling watching someone die in front of you in the middle of the street.
Call CPD in Lo Squ or Hermosa if you have any details about this accident. I havene't seen the story in any social media or news outlet to date. Sad.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Found purse

Found a purse Belden-Kimball no ids. Very few things in purse. It was soaking wet from the rain.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Suspicious Activity

Hi all,

I think there is a man casing the homes on the 2900 block of Wisner. He rang my doorbell on Tuesday evening, but had left my porch by the time I came to the door. I saw him pacing in front of my house and talking on his phone. Yesterday he rang again. When I answered the door, he asked me if we have Comcast cable and internet. When I answered “yes,” he said “Then I can’t sell you anything” and left. I didn’t take a good look at him. He was an Asian man with medium to heavy build. He was wearing light colored clothes.

  • Bonnie L. Braverman Logan Square Lover

    If you are him again call the police. Don't answer your door unless you know who is behind the closed door. Be very careful and keep us posted.

  • You can also request 'suspicious activity' on you block by calling the police station and police cars will make extra trips down your block. (If you re close to a school, that helps in the call.) Do call because remember 'if it doesn't feel right, than is is mostly likely NOT right.." We watch out for each other..

Nov 10

Updated 4 days ago

Looking semi regular handyman

I own a 3 flat in Logan Square and 2nd floor tenant wants deadbolt installed and french doors repaired (extent of damage is unknown).

I would like to find someone nearby who I could rely on for continuing, though infrequent, service.

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    consistent use of pro-biotic yogurts will help your handyman become regular.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Chia seeds, too (with an added bonus of lowering blood sugar)

Sep 18

Updated 5 days ago

Relocating to Avondale

Hi! My family of 4 is relocating to the Avondale area and would love some area feedback! We are relocating for the Indianapolis area.

Here are a few things I am interested in :
-art scene (My husband is an artist so I'd like to connect with the art orgs.)
-schools (I have two children in elementary school and are currently homeschooling.)
-dining options/recommendations
-general area/community, and any feedback relating to relocating to the area.

Thank you in advance! :)

Nov 12

Updated 5 days ago

Act of Kindness Drive

Help Men Without Social Security, Men that have been injured on the job, Family men working Part-Time

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Mr. Heller - my point was that the definition of "coming here illegally" changes

  • Mute Mute Me

    Finally! A drive id like to support! A red pill drive!

Nov 14

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a daily dog walker (M-F) in Logan Square!

I am looking for dog walker to walk my furry baby around 5PM, Monday through Friday. I prefer someone who is working independently.

Are you someone who provides this service or can you recommend someone?

Thanks!

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year dog walking provider

    I would be happy to help. I have been working independently for 12 years as a dog walker now. Before that i worked at two different dog daycares and as an assistant trainer.

  • carrie 40-year Palmer Square resident

    I recommend "Home Alone" - terrific service for my kitties. Erin is an independent and has great reviews on Yelp.

Nov 14

Updated 5 days ago

3280 N. California

Application for a special use to establish residential use and parking below the second floor for a proposed five-story, twenty- five dwelling unit building with enclosed parking.

Anyone hear about this?

Nov 14

Updated 6 days ago

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale

Shots fired at Altgeld and Lawndale. Police arrived within minutes. Fire truck, ambulance and many police here.

Nov 13

Updated 6 days ago

Stray cat problem

I have a stray cat that consistently sits on top of my car parked in my carport. Normally this wouldn't bother me but it's using my hood as a bathroom and a scratch pad. I intend to trap and bring to animal control unless someone has another suggestion.

  • PAWS has traps available. You can put a refundable deposit down and pick up the trap. You can then take the cat (in the trap) to Paws in Little Village for neutering or spaying. The cost is $40. That includes rabies shot, revolution flea and tick as well as a microchp and ear tipping.

  • There is a Facebook group called Chicago Community Cats..lots of very cat savvy on it who deal with strays and ferals.

Nov 15

Nov 13

Updated Nov 14

Demolishing the bank at Milwaukee and Belmont?

These plans appear to show the possible demolition of the art moderne style bank at Milwaukee and Belmont. I haven't heard about any public meetings in the 30th ward about this. Tearing down a building, putting a new? drive thru in and a bigger suburban style parking lot in a very pedestrian area seems like a pretty bad idea to me.

  • Belmont and avers

  • re: public meetings

    most zoning changes do not have public meetings. the state law only requires notifying the property owners within 200 feet for a zoning change.

    city tradition requires the not legally defined or supported "blessing of the alderman" to pass city council, which turns zoning in many neighborhoods into political theater.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Trees damaged at former MegaMall teardown

Antunovich Associates were the developer here, Houston 7979 Parking is listed as the owner. Fences leaning on trees and falling all over, exposed roots on most of the trees on the lot along Linden, lots of garbage piling up and there are now some trees knocked over.

  • I agree it's a mess and the fence should be fixed before the whole place becomes a dump. Those maple trees are not part of the final design so don't get too attached to them.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Why ruin a good view of the blue line as all eight cars disappear into the subway and give way to eight more ascending out from it ?

Nov 14

Nov 14

Nov 08

Updated Nov 13

Full-time Nanny Share - Logan Square

The other family in our nanny share is moving away so we are looking for another family in Logan Square to share our nanny with.

We have a 9 month old, but the nanny is experienced with children of all ages.

The nanny works full time. She does an excellent job engaging the kids, taking them to classes and events, communicating with us, etc. All around great.

Please contact me directly if you are interested or have any questions.

  • Ryan C foremost Avondale hot dog connoisseur

    Hi Pete, we are in Avondale and are going to be looking for a nanny share nearby starting in March. I know it's a bit of a stretch time-wise but perhaps you'd like to trade info just in case? If there's a way to directly message someone on everyblock I haven't figured it out so feel free to drop me an email at: add (dot) subtract (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • If you are still looking, I suggest posting on the Logan Square Parents Unite Facebook page.

  • Tomorrow is another day New resident in North Park Village

    Ryan (and others): Left click on profile name. In next window, see if the Send email link is there. If it is, just left click and a private message (PM) will be sent to that person. If not, then the person has elected to not receive them.

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Catalytic Converter Stolen

Hey neighbors, just letting you know that my catalytic converter was stolen off my Jeep parked on Mozart. I filed a police report, but I wanted you all to be on the lookout. There has been a wave of this crime on the NW side

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in...

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    Kittyhop in Logan Square, I was standing at my rear kitchen window while on an important phone call, when I saw the perpetrator inside my truck. I yelled out as loud as I could and pounded on my window, which startled both the customer service representative and the a-hole in my truck. I ran out my backdoor towards my truck when he ran down the alley while clutching his, what looked like, a gun peering out of his shirt. I had left my vehicle unlocked (not any more), just to avoid damage to my vehicle in situations like this.

  • WOW!!That is quite something...and yes, scary that he might have had a gun....

    (The guy from the service that jumped my car today had a gun in his belt..that ISN"T why I gave him a tip however...)< that's a joke...but he did have a gun..

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

DIY loading zone sign

Phillies Best and Logan Square Auto Repair attaching a sign to a street tree

Oct 26

Updated Nov 13

Dog Owners Be Warned!

Please be aware there is rat poison in front of 2247 N Spaulding. This building is located on Spaulding between Belden and Palmer. The poison is in and around the planter boxes, right next to the sidewalk.

Please be careful and keep your dogs and kids away from this building/area.

We spent all night at the emergency animal hospital because a homeowner chose to be thoughtless and place poison in such a public space.

  • Hi Barbs, If you're responding to Mike’s comment - it’s not rat poison at that address.

  • If you see rat poison, instead of calling the city, just get a broom and sweep it up. It's not that difficult. Don't treat the 311 system like the front desk at your hotel. Just do it.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 13

RIP DNAinfo

As of 4:00pm Thursday 11/2:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    http://www.dnainfo.com
  • Don't miss the non mediated comment section full of racist remarks.....good riddance. Can we stop talking about them now? If they were good they have new jobs. 4 months pay?? Cmon!!

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    If there's demand for it, some entrepreneur will pick up these journalists and recreate DNA and make it even better.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Beautiful cat needs a new home!

Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only...

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Sparkie is a beautiful girl looking for a home. A couple years ago when she was a tiny stray kitten, she followed my friend’s son home and had been living with them since. My friend, however, recently inherited her elderly parents’ dogs, and not everyone is getting along.

We tried to have Sparkie come live with us, but she’s afraid of our cats. We are trying to find Sparkie a new home with no dogs where she is the only cat – lizards, fish, and birds probably OK. She is a sweet girl who loves snuggling with humans of all sizes, she just doesn’t like roommates with tails. If you don’t think you can be her new person, please feel free to pass this post to anyone who you think might be interested.

Thanks
Amy

  • Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her...

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    Thank you for being willing to help! Sometimes acclimating a cat to a new home can take a little time and needs to be done in a particular way when there are other resident cats. The new cat needs to be confined to a room where she can assess her new surroundings. Items, e.g., blankets, beds, between resident cats and new cat need to be introduced to the others. After some time and the new cat feels comfortable in "her" room, they can be allowed to see each other from a distance. New cat can be introduced to other parts of the house while the residents are confined, etc. It can be a slower than desired process but it can work out. I'm sharing in the hopes you weren't aware like may people and can then re-try the introduction. Thank you again for your kind-heartedness!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm...

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    Carla is right, it can often take a ton of patience in bringing in a new animal. I just adopted 2 kittens about 5 weeks ago and it hasn't been easy for me mainly because I, like other humans want things to happen faster than fur creatures actually need. I'm definitely learning patience. I did exactly as Carla says above. It took 10 days to get Sammy kitten to come out from under a dresser in his room. About another week before he was able to leave that room. At least another week before he found his favorite spots to sleep in the house and finally he is playing with the other cats...but, he still runs from me! I've wanted to give up a few dozen times but the two kittens are bonded and at least Sammy is now comfortable with his fur brothers. But gosh, it does take some time. Cats DO adjust in due time. Hoping you give Sparkie more time? Its so hard to find new homes considering there are so so many animals out there needing homes. Best of luck to you!

Nov 13

Nov 12

Found Cat

Found small cat on Talman near Fullerton. Dark and stripey. Will take it to look for chip tomorrow.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Paint thinner smell

our house started smelling very strongly of paint thinner yesterday. We had the gas company come by and they did find a small leak in the dryer connections and they capped it off. We aired out the house and hoped it would clear. This morning the strong smell is back again. They are digging up the sewers near us and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Is anyone else having this problem? We are near Addison and kedzie.

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