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Pet Talk—Safely Medicating Spot

When it comes to the health of your pets, medications play an important role in preventing disease, increasing longevity, and making for a healthier, happier pet. Whether it’s antibiotics, pain meds, or flea and tick prevention, there are various things to keep in mind when choosing the right medication for your furry family member.

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Pets of the week

AUSTIN Austin is an outstanding, handsome young boy! He is very sweet, gentle, and loves to play with toys. He has lots of energy, but likes to lay down for a good tummy rub. Humane Haven rescued him from an overcrowded shelter in Tennessee and brought him to Illinois to find his forever home. Austin needs a home with a fenced yard to keep him safe. He will require obedience training to learn how to be a well-mannered companion. He enjoys the company of other dogs, but hasn't been tested with cats. Children who live with Austin must be 4 or more years old. If you're looking for a lively and loving boy, please check out our wonderful Austin! If you would like to meet Austin, call Humane Haven at 630-378-4208 and we will set up a time. Adoption hours are 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays at Petsmart located in Bolingbrook on Weber Road. Our dogs are microchipped, spayed/neutered, have their distemper, rabies, bordatella vaccines and are de-wormed.

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Pets of the week

LUCINDA Lucinda is a sweet kitty, but is often misunderstood because she’s very particular. She enjoys human company, but she doesn't enjoy being doted on. She'll sit on laps, but doesn't want lots of pets – she's perfectly satisfied just being close. After her naps she wants to PLAY with her favorite toy for a long time chasing, biting, batting, and rolling on her back, then she'll take off running around the house and right back again for more! She would love to find a family that’s willing to learn her cues and respect them. She needs to be an only pet and with people that have time to play. Adoptions are held at the Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road from 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays. If the cat you’re looking for isn’t there or those times don’t work for you, please call Humane Haven Animal Shelter (630-378-4208) for more information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested, and have their distemper and rabies shots. Website > http://www.hhas.org/home0.aspx Phone > 630-378-4208 E-Mail > humanehaven@gmail

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Pets of the week

AUSTIN Austin is an outstanding, handsome young boy! He is very sweet, gentle, and loves to play with toys. He has lots of energy, but likes to lay down for a good tummy rub. Humane Haven rescued him from an overcrowded shelter in Tennessee and brought him to Illinois to find his forever home. Austin needs a home with a fenced yard to keep him safe. He will require obedience training to learn how to be a well-mannered companion. He enjoys the company of other dogs, but hasn't been tested with cats.

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Psychology over eating

Diabetes does not lack for challenges. However, one of the most pervasive problems of this disease is the way in which it interacts with is central to our food habits.

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Pet of the Week

Felisa is a very smart, energetic, black German Shepard. She was born August of 2015. She seeks human attention any chance she can get and enjoys snuggle time. She is eager to learn and already knows how to sit and is working on “Give Paw.

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Pets of the week

LEVI Meet Levi – the cutest, cuddliest, tiniest Chihuahua in town. This little boy just wants to be loved and to run around and play. He needs someone to show him how to have fun with toys. Happily, Levi gets along with other dogs and cats. His children should be at least 4 years old and he should not be left home alone for long periods of time due to his small size and potty needs. If you would like to meet Levi, call Humane Haven at 630-378-4208 and we will set up a time. Adoption hours are 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays at Petsmart located in Bolingbrook on Weber Road. Our dogs are microchipped, spayed/neutered, have their distemper, rabies, bordatella vaccines and are de-wormed. Website > http://www.hhas.org/home0.aspx Phone > 630-378-4208
E-Mail > humanehaven@gmail Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Haven-Animal-Shelter/118572284874476?fref=ts
PO Box: > P.O. Box 1070, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us. ISABELLA 
Isabella just got done being a mommy to 4 kittens. She now wants nothing more than to find a home of her own, where she can receive some well-deserved relaxation. She is an absolutely beautiful girl that prefers to be near her human companions. She needs to be in a DOG FREE HOME. We feel she would do better with older kids or adults. She enjoys finding the spots in a room where she can stretch out and soak up the sun rays. She is such a stunning girl, she will take your breath away once you meet her! If you would like to meet Isabella, call Humane Haven at 630-378-4208 and we will set up a time. Adoption hours are 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays at Petsmart located in Bolingbrook on Weber Road. Our cats are microchipped, spayed/neutered, have their distemper, rabies shots, tested for FeLV/FIV.

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Pet of the Week

These adorable pets are available for adoption...

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Joliet to implement long-range plan

The City of Joliet is in dire need of long range planning. But a firm looking to take on the project will have to wait a little longer for approval. On May 2, the Land Use and Legislative Committee reviewed a proposal for a comprehensive plan for the city as a whole. Comprehensive plans are long-term planning projects that usually span 10 to 15 years. Joliet’s Director of Planning Mike Schwarz said the city is not presently covered by a planning document, and development on one would help direct land use decisions, zoning decisions, and create an overall arching vision for the city. “This is a single document that any citizen or developer or members of the council can use as a blueprint, as a guide for the city in determining or considering various zoning decisions and preservation efforts,” Schwartz said, adding that the city’s plan is overdue. “It’s an all encompassing, very important document.” The planning department is recommending the city contract with the consulting firm of RATIO from Chicago for a fee of $249,444. That money was included as part of the last fiscal year’s budget, and was held over for the current fiscal year. But members of the Legislative and Land Use Committee said they’d like to see some examples of how the firm’s plans in other towns have come to fruition, to see how the comprehensive plan works once adopted. Committee members said they want to see any before and after pictures from other towns that have taken the comprehensive plan and moved ahead with parts of it.

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Sports Briefs

Jim Fannin, known as America's Zonecoach®, will bring his innovative speaking style to Lewis University, as he presents 'Coaching the Mindset of Champions' at The Philip Lynch Theater at 7 PM on Thursday, October 17th. For the third time this season and sixth time during her career, University of St. Francis senior Hilary Halford (Antioch, Ill./ Carmel) has claimed Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week accolades. The JJC men's soccer team fell to Prairie State College by a score of 2-1 last week then suffered a loss to Triton College to mark a two game losing streak. Lewis University sophomore outside hitter Cassidy Parsons collected 16 kills and 11 digs to help the women's volleyball team to a 3-2 (17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 15-7) victory over McKendree on Friday (Oct. 4) at Neil Carey Arena.

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Pets of the week

ALI Ali has much in common with his namesake – the famous boxer and humanitarian. He's had a rough past and was in the fight of his life when Humane Haven in and saved him. Ali is a Rat Terrier mix approx. 2 yr old. He may a little nervous around new people; especially men. With a little love and patience he is a very loving, friendly, wonderful boy and he will capture your heart. Ali's family shouldn't be away from home for long hours. Children should be 10 or older. Fenced yard is not required. If you're looking for an affectionate boy, Ali is your guy. If you would like to meet Ali, call Humane Haven at 630-378-4208 and we will set up a time. Adoption hours are 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays at PetSmart located in Bolingbrook on Weber Road. Our dogs are microchipped, spayed/neutered, have their distemper, rabies, Bordetella vaccines and are de-wormed. Website > http://www.hhas.org/home0.aspx Phone > 630-378-4208 E-Mail > humanehaven@gmail Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Haven-Animal-Shelter/118572284874476?fref=ts PO Box: > P.O. Box 1070, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us. DIAMOND

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Pets of the week

KEITH Keith is the smallest of this 4-boy litter, but he has as much spunk and energy as the rest of the crew. He loves to play and run and jump on his brothers. His favorite activity is chasing soft mouse toys, which he’ll chase forever – that is, until it’s meal time. If you’d like to meet Keith, please call HHAS to schedule an appointment (630.378.4208; select 2 for cats). Adoption hours are from 1-3 pm on Sundays and 5-7 pm on Wednesdays at the Petsmart on Weber Road in Bolingbrook. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested, and have their distemper & rabies shots. Website > http://www.hhas.org/home0.aspx Phone > 630-378-4208
E-Mail > humanehaven@gmail Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Haven-Animal-Shelter/118572284874476?fref=ts
PO Box: > P.O. Box 1070, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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Sports Briefs

Lewis women's volleyball was two points away... The JJC women's soccer team dropped... Kyle Busch held off Matt Crafton and Austin Dillon... Lewis men's golf turned in a 24-stroke victory...

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Pets of the Week

JOHNNY Such a sweet, easy-going and friendly boy who loves attention and pets, Johnny loves to talk and converse with his human companions. His unique vocalizations are more like “murr ow” than your typical “meow”. This uniqueness is just another example of his many charms. Adoptions are held at the Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road from 1-3 on Sundays and 5-7 on Wednesdays. If the cat you’re looking for isn’t there or those times don’t work for you, please call Humane Haven Animal Shelter (630-378-4208) for more information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested, and have their distemper and rabies shots. Website > http://www.hhas.org/home0.aspx Phone > 630-378-4208
E-Mail > humanehaven@gmail Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Haven-Animal-Shelter/118572284874476?fref=ts
PO Box: > P.O. Box 1070, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

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Pet of the Week

Meet Winnie, a 5-year old male domestic shorthair mix female available for adoption

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Bengals Kick Playoff Door Wide Open With Win Over Romeoville

The Plainfield East Bengals earned their fifth win of the season and are on the doorstep of their first ever playoff birth after showing Romeoville the door 21-7 Friday night in Southwest Prairie Conference play.

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Flyers Break Out Broom, Sweep Southern Indiana

Reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year Kim Vertin (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Central) recorded 13 kills in Lewis women's volleyball's 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-19) sweep of conference foe Southern Indiana on Saturday afternoon

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Pet of the Week - Rusti

How about this little sweetie pie?

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Sports Briefs

Lewis women's volleyball dropped a 3-1... The JJC volleyball team has won two straight heading into playoffs... In a matchup of upper division Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer teams... The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Monday that Lewis University junior forward...

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Measles outbreak: Prevention is key

thetimesweekly.com On Monday April 29th, word came from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the number of current measles cases nationwide had topped the 700 mark. Will County Health Department (WCHD) Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says the number one priority for all families is to "make sure everyone is up to date with their immunizations. And if they are not up to date on their MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine, they should contact their medical provider immediately." Patel says the usual routine is two doses of MMR vaccine as a child: one around the age of 12 months and the other around the child's fourth birthday. "After the first dosage you are about 90% protected against measles, and after the second dosage 97% protected," Patel explained. "Teens and adults with no evidence of immunity against measles should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine, separated by 28 days." Patel says any teen or adult who does not know their immunization status against measles, meaning not knowing their shots history and/or whether they had the measles as a child, needs to consult their medical provider for lab evidence of immunity.

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