South Suburban Humane Society

Humane society supporters take the plunge to support adoption center project

The first Mayor's Arctic Dip on Saturday, Jan. 12, used the anniversary of a near-tragedy to have some fun and help prevent tragedies in the future.

A little more than a year has passed since Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld risked his life to rescue one of his dogs, Annie, who was unable to climb out of the frigid water of a lake at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the village, local businesses and the South Suburban Humane Society partnered in the first Mayor's Arctic Dip, a fundraiser that will help rescue many more animals. 

Humane society to renovate, open adoption center in Homewood

The South Suburban Humane Society is renovating the building which once held the Homewood Animal Hospital at 2207 183rd Street. It will be used for a new adoption center, the society's CEO Emily Klehm announced at Tuesday’s Homewood village board meeting.

Flossmoor residents, guests enjoy a day of community spirit at Flossmoor Fest

The annual Flossmoor Fest gave the community a chance to come together for some family fun, and a chance for inanimate dogs to help out living dogs with serious health problems. 

Although the forecast said otherwise, Mayor Paul Braun predicted the weather would hold for the crowds at Flossmoor Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Score one for the mayor.

The day was cool, breezy, overcast and fall-like, but the rains in the forecast did not materialize.

New events and activities for all on tap at Sept. 8 Flossmoor Fest

New activities — from a photo booth to the Jesse White Tumblers to an auction of the downtown dogs — have been added to this year’s Flossmoor Fest. The annual street festival returns Sept. 8 with a full day of activities for all ages. Flossmoor Fest will take over the village’s downtown area and Flossmoor Park between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

SSHS rescues 22 dogs, 2 chickens from Harvey residence

South Suburban Humane Society officials received a call Thursday, Aug. 9, from Cook County Animal Control to rescue five abandoned dogs in Harvey. The rescue operation soon became much larger. [Update: Then the rescue got larger still. On Monday, SSHS posted an update: "One of the rescued Harvey dogs gave birth on Friday night! We rescued her just in time it seems. Mother and babies are doing well in foster care!"]

Downtown dogs on display as SSHS fundraiser moves to Flossmoor

They are noble, alert and very colorful. One is wearing spectacles. Four have hats — specifically, a firefighter’s helmet, graduation cap, chef’s toque and newspaper reporter’s chapeau. Dogs on Parade has returned to the H-F area for another summer, with 17 life-sized pups standing watch in downtown Flossmoor.

Sick, injured animals will benefit from success of 'Pets on Parade' art auction

Animals at South Suburban Humane Society that have serious health problems will have a better chance of receiving the care they need thanks to the generosity of bidders in the Pets on Parade auction that concluded on Saturday night.

Humane Society fixes Pets on Parade art ‘injured’ by vandals

The South Suburban Humane Society fixes animals. It’s just what it does. So, it was just the natural reaction for the agency to do the same for the Pets on Parade artwork that was vandalized in Homewood last month.

Pets on Parade unveiled at Art & Garden Street Fair

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Art & Garden Fair anniversary: A week of art, science, music and food

To celebrate 10th anniversary Art & Garden Street Fair, Homewood is planning a colorful extension to the two-day festival, giving it a four-day lead-in called Art Week: Changing Lives Through Giving. Music, art and science events run Monday through Saturday. See the schedule here.

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