We Are Open!!!!!! Come in and see all of our great cats & dogs

Tomorrow 6/23 Homer Twp is holding its 4th of July Parade! The only way you can get to the shelter will be to come in off of 151st Street. There will be police and blockades there but if you are going to the shelter you will be allowed to get past the barricade.


Raffle Prizes Needed for TLC's biggest fundraiser of the year "RAFFLEMANIA"


RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED for TLC's biggest fundraiser of the year

To make this fundraiser a big success we need donations of  coveted raffle prizes:  Such as Gift certificates, a night on the town, a weekend getaway, jewelry and cash are always a biggie that folks like to win

We do ask that prizes be new and  valued at a minimum of $100.00
If you, your company or group would like to donate a prize for the event please call the shelter at 708-301-1594 or drop by the shelter.  You can also email nicetruck8@aol.com
We do ask that we have all prizes in hand by July 31st
We need to make this the best Rafflemania ever
a lot of animals are counting on us!


Dogs die in hot cars

Dogs die in hot cars
Don't leave your dog alone in a car.

When it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes.

Dogs pant to keep cool. In hot stuffy cars dogs can’t cool down - leaving a window open or a sunshield on windscreens won’t keep your car cool enough

 Heatstroke - early warning signs

Heatstroke can be fatal. Some dogs are more prone than others:
  • dogs with short snouts
  • fatter/muscley dogs
  • long-haired breeds
  • old/young dogs
  • dogs with certain diseases/on certain medication
 Heatstroke develops when dogs can’t reduce their body temperature. Symptoms include:
  • heavy panting 
  • profuse salivation 
  • rapid pulse 
  • very red gums/tongue 
  • lethargy 
  • lack of coordination 
  • reluctance/inability to rise after collapsing 
  • vomiting 
  • diarrhoea 
  • loss of consciousness.
    Heatstroke - first aid
Act quickly, heatstroke can be fatal! If dogs show any signs of heatstroke, move them to a shaded, cool area. Ring your vet immediately.

Urgently, gradually lower their body temperature:

  • Immediately douse them with cool (not cold) water, to avoid shock – you could use a shower, or spray and place them in the breeze of a fan.
  • Let them drink small amounts of cool water.
  • Continue dousing until their breathing settles – never cool dogs so much that they begin shivering.
 Once your dog is cool, immediately go to the vet.

 Warm weather tips

Dog panting at the open window of a hot car © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary
  • Your dog must always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment.
  • Never leave dogs alone in cars, glass conservatories or caravans even if it’s cloudy.
  • If you do leave dogs outside, you must provide a cool shady spot where they can escape from the sun.
  • Always provide good supplies of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days.
  • Groom dogs regularly to get rid of excess hair. Give long-coated breeds a haircut at the start of summer.
  • Never allow dogs to exercise excessively in hot weather.
  • Dogs can get sunburned – particularly those with light-coloured noses/fur on their ears. Ask your vet for advice on pet-safe sunscreen.
We wish to thank Brook Simanis for having a lemonade stand to raise money to help the animals at TLC.  She raised $70.00 WOO HOO!  Great job and thank you ever so much!!!