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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...

Local animal shelter looking to adopt needy Huskies

By The Northern Star Staff | January 15, 2013

Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue is now accepting Huskies for rescue, adoption and training, according to a Jan. 4 news release. The new facility, 27779 Five Points Road in Sycamore, aims to suit the special needs of stray, abandoned or needy huskies...

Dogs ‘strut’ at TAILS’ Fun Fest

By Ludwig Gerdes | September 23, 2012

TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, held its annual fundraiser, Mutt Strut-Dog Walk and Fun Fest, on Saturday at Hopkins Park. The event allowed both dog-enthusiasts and owners to bring their furry friends for the afternoon. The walk began...

Girls Night Out to include raffles, food, shopping

By Sarah Contreras | September 12, 2012

Grab your girls (or guys–no discrimination!) and hit the town for DeKalb’s second annual Girls Night Out. Benefitting the American Heart Association (AHA), Girls Night Out is a community-wide event geared toward having fun and being informed. Many...

Carly Stadie, 17, of Hampshire plays with a kitten Wednesday evening at TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Rd. DeKalb.

Philanthropy and Volunteerism class raising money for TAILS

By Lauren Dielman | April 30, 2012

Philanthropy starts in the classroom. Some students are raising money for a cause in their Philanthropy and Volunteerism class (PSPA 401). The money raised will benefit TAILS, 2250 Barber Greene Road, a local not-for-profit animal shelter. Isabelle Bourgeois,...

TAILS to host auction, dinner gala

By Northern Star Staff | March 21, 2012

TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, will host its eleventh annual auction and dinner gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center Duke Ellington Ballroom.The event will provide critical funding for TAILS’ adoption program, according...

Letter to the editor: TAILS story was biased and one-sided

October 25, 2011

I wanted to know what the point of the front-page story about TAILS was. If it was to give the idea that shelter animals are sickly so don't adopt them, or that TAILS is run poorly, then I guess bravo. This is sad, however, because in about five years...

Letter to the editor: TAILS story should not wary those looking to adopt pets

October 25, 2011

In response to the article about pets from shelters, I would like to emphasize that one solitary adoption in no way represents adopting from an animal shelter as a whole. I adopted a dog from TAILS in DeKalb last September and, sure, he has gotten sick...

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

Shelter animals may require more time and care after adoption

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...

Tobys owners adopted him at the TAILS, 2250 Barber Greene Road,
Change Their Luck in 2009. During this event that runs through
October all black cats over six months of age have their adoption
fees waived.

Black cats can have a change of luck through adoption

By Olivia Willoughby | October 11, 2011

While black cats usually find themselves creeping in house decorations for Halloween, they tend to have bad luck when it comes to finding new homes. To turn their luck around, TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, currently holds a month-long...

Junior psychology major, Lauren Pagan feeds her fish, Mr.

Prof: Pets may add or take away from the stress of busy college students

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Junior psychology major, Lauren Pagan said having a cat in her apartment keeps life interesting and is a great conversation starter when people come over. "At the apartment we have a cat, hamster, fish and a tarantula," Pagan said. "My cat Wednesday is...

DeKalb County Sheriff Toby Jennings and his police dog, Kane, visit Tailsapalooza Saturday.

TAILS host day of fun with animals

By Junae Bennett | May 8, 2011

DeKALB | TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, had its sixth annual TAILSapalooza Saturday. At TAILSapalooza, there were many dog demonstrations and other displays. The first demonstration was an agility test; another demonstration was the difference...