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Adopt animals to save lives

By Maddie Steen and Photographer | March 2, 2017

When a shelter pet is adopted, two lives are saved. The one being rescued and the one that gets to take its place in the shelter. A life is a life no matter the species or breed.Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are euthanized each year, according...

TAILS to hold tropical fundraiser

By Northern Star staff | February 11, 2016

TAILS Humane Society will hold its largest annual fundraiser, Tropical TAILS, on March 12 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom.There will be an open bar during the silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Tropical TAILS...

Student to hold animal stress therapy event

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

There will be pens of puppies and kittens Monday and April 28 in the Chick Evans Field House to help students relax before finals week.The pens will be out 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and community members will be able to adopt the animals. Monetary and...

TAILS collects, distributes donations for pets affected by tornado

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

TAILS Humane Society is collecting donations for pets displaced by the April 9 tornado.Tails, 2250 Barber Greene Road, is collecting food and litter to be distributed to those affected by the tornado, according to its Facebook page.“Right now they have...

Non-profits look for donations for state-wide fundraiser event

By Keith Hernandez | December 2, 2014

DeKalb residents are able to donate to local nonprofits today for the first annual Illinois Gives Big event.Illinois Gives Big is a state-wide fundraising initiative for nonprofits sponsored by Donors Forum, an association of Illinois nonprofit organizations....

Homeless animals helped by events

By Northern Star Staff | September 7, 2014

TAILS Humane Society will host a day of events to raise money for homeless animals.The 5K-9 Run for the Rescues kicks off at 9 a.m. and is followed by the 1-mile Mutt Strut dog walk at 9:30 a.m. The Fun Fest, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., will include demonstrations,...

5 ways to replace Douglas

By Anthony Szudarski | March 31, 2014

What does NIU need now that a beloved residence hall is slated for demolition?As a former resident of Douglas Hall, I’ve thought of a few ideas that might be more beneficial to the campus than the plan of extending Lucinda Avenue.No. 1: A Giant Huskie...

Lauren DeFries, student leader at Grace Place, looks through racks of clothing Friday afternoon during the Fabulous Fashionistas event at Grace Place, 401 Normal Rd. TAILS Humane Society hosted the Fabulous Fashionistas event where they sold designer clothing and shoes from upscale consignment shops for $3 to $5. Proceeds from the event are donated to caring for homeless animals.

Fashionistas assist TAILS

By Allison Krecek | December 8, 2013

Designer clothing to handmade scarves and jewelry — locals could find all that and more at the Fabulous Fashionistas sale Thursday to Saturday.Across the street from the Holmes Student Center, shoppers were able to buy designer clothing and accessories...

Dogs look for homes for adoption month

By Lark Lewis | October 2, 2013

More than 50 dogs are available for adoption between the animal shelters in the DeKalb area for National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month.The month is promoted by the American Humane Society and highlights the advantages to adopting over “shopping” for a...

Puppies on parade for new homes

By Erin Kolb | September 8, 2013

Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, went to the dogs this weekend for TAILS Humane Society’s eighth annual Mutt Strut, Funfest and 5K-9 run.The event featured vendors, agility demonstrations and pet contests, and the public was encouraged to participate...

Tails to adopt 200 new dogs

By Amelia Cruz | April 28, 2013

Tails Humane Society and Petco are working together to help overcrowded shelters from Oklahoma and Arkansas bring 200 dogs and puppies to DeKalb’s Tails. “We have partnered with three animal shelter groups from Oklahoma and Arkansas by taking the...

TAILS to host annual silent auction

By Brooke Shinberg | April 10, 2013

The TAILS Humane Society is asking for donations for its 12th Annual Auction. TAILS Humane Society will host the auction on June 1 at the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. The event will include a silent auction and a live auction....