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Happy Be Kind to Animals Week!

By Kevin Robinson in News on May 4, 2010 4:00PM

2010 marks the 95th year the American Humane Society is celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week. The annual event, which AHS has been promoting since its inception in 1915, is meant to "commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same." The Humane Society has some good suggestions on their website if you're looking for ways to be kind to animals every week. Two suggestions, however, really stand out: reporting animal abuse and adopting a pet. Dog fighting has come to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years thanks to football player Michael Vick's felony dog fighting conviction in 2007. Illegal dog fighting in Chicago can be reported by either calling 911, or getting in touch with the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society.

Adopting a pet also a great way to be kind to animals - there's lots of love waiting to be found at Chicago's Animal Care and Control. Above are seven dogs and seven cats currently listed with CACC that are available for adoption. And if you can't adopt a pet, Animal Care and Control, as well as many other animal shelters in and around Chicago, are always looking for helping hands.