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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....

TAILS offers safe haven for abandoned animals

By Ericka Exton | March 4, 2013

Who says family members can’t have four legs? TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, is dedicated to finding a home for all animals. TAILS is a no kill shelter that specializes in rescuing, fostering and caring for abandoned, lost or injured...

NIU Cares Day explained

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

NIU Cares Day enters its seventh year of giving back to the DeKalb community on April 20. Students are welcome to register as a team or individually. March 22 will be the last day to register. The program teams up with partners in DeKalb like the DeKalb...

Charity drive centers around Facebook pet pictures

By Northern Star Staff | December 9, 2012

The online product distributor Quality Logo Products (QLP) is pledging to donate $1 to Tails Humane Society for every Facebook user that posts a picture of their pet on the company’s official Facebook Wall through the end of December, according to a...

DeKalb, Sycamore Chambers of Commerce host Community Expo

By Juliana Leprich | April 3, 2012

The DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers of Commerce partnered up for the third annual Community Expo Tuesday. The Community Expo was created as a collaboration between the two towns to promote local business. “The big focus that the DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers...

Alison Pacey, 14 Genoa, plays with a few cats at Tails Humane
Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, as a part of her volunteer

Shelter pets face ‘situational’ health problems

By Shelby Devitt | October 23, 2011

In August 2010, sophomore pre-communication major Shucreeia Robinson took the advice of a friend and decided to adopt a rabbit locally at TAILS Humane Society. Robinson is not alone in choosing adoption from local shelters. Illinois Department of Agriculture...