Illinois Week for the Animals 2017
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The Illinois Week for the Animals team is connecting with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state. We anticipate scores of events in the spotlight-at least 85+as we kick off the week. Please plan your events .Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals, the people who love them and join together on their behalf.
For ideas, for your event to be created and/or suggestions, contact us!
Saturday, October 14th 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Angels w/ Tails Highland Park Adoption Event Hosted by PAWS Chicago
Highland Park community -- Petco, the home to the PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center, PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center 1616 Deerfield Road Highland Park, IL 60035 224-707-1190
Saturday, October 14th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
REGAP of Illinois Greyhound Meet n Greet
Petco – 6220 West 95th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 430-4400
Come out and meet our greyhounds. Come out with your hounds and help us promote REGAP greyhound adoption! For more info, contact: Rita – (708-935-3623) or
email@example.com Adopt! https://regapgreyhounds.org/available-greys/
REGAP of Illinois, Inc. is a Chicagoland area/Central Illinois based non-profit adoption group. We adopt to homes in Illinois and certain areas of Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. We are a 100% volunteer, 501c3 charitable organization. Our mission is to take in these magnificent dogs after they retire, to find loving forever homes for them and to inform the public that adopting a retired racing Greyhound is an excellent decision.
Greyhounds are loving, devoted pets who – contrary to popular belief – are obedient, intelligent, calm and relaxed dogs. https://regapgreyhounds.org/
Saturday, October 14th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hoppin' Cats: A Swing Dance Fundraiser to Benefit the
Cats of Grassroots Animal Rescue!
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago 656 West Barry Ave Chicago, IL 60657
Magnolia Jass Band, a live acoustic swing band, will provide the entertainment. There will also be silent auction items, food-themed cat toys, and refreshments!
Evening Schedule: 6:00--Doors Open
6:30pm--Swing dance lesson with Instructors
7:00pm--Dancing Begins to Magnolia Jass Band!
All proceeds raised will go directly to benefit the medical care of cats and kittens of Grassroots Animal Rescue, an animal rescue based in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide a high-quality foster home, medical care, nutrition to all our foster cats, as we look for responsible, loving forever homes. https://www.grassrootsanimalrescue.org/
Saturday October 14th 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
TLC Spooktacular Bow Wow Bingo
New Lenox VFW 323 Old Hickory Road New Lenox 60451
A fun night of Bingo and Dinner for $25.00 a person. Doors open at 6:00 bingo starts at 7:00. Great prizes, lots of fun, bring a friend! Help the animals and have a great time! The Tender Loving Care Animal Shelter, more often referred to as T.L.C., has been in operation since April first, 1974. Although there were animal control programs set up by county and local government bodies, as a group of concerned animal lovers we felt that this was not enough. We are committed. Help us help them. https://www.facebook.com/pg/www.tlcanimalshelter.org/photos/
Saturday, October 14th 7:00 pm-til
Animal Welfare League at Chicago Wolves Game Adoption Night - Allstate Arena
Chicago Wolves Game Allstate Arena 6920 Mannhiem Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018
The Animal Welfare League founded in 1935 to stop the suffering of animals that seemed common in Chicagoland. Our founding shelter, at 6224 S Wabash Ave in Chicago, still exists today as the only humane society on the south side of Chicago.
Our Wabash shelter operates in an economically depressed area and provides valuable services to residents in the area such as shelter and care to homeless and needy animals, low cost clinic services to pet owners on a limited income and no-charge monthly pet food distribution. See loving adoptables http://www.animalwelfareleague.com/adoptions/
Shelter Adoption & Viewing Hrs: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 9 pm Saturday 11 am – 7 pm Sundays 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, October 15th 9:00 am-til
The Rotary Run Charity Classic w/ The Mutt Strut for Hinsdale Humane Society
Community House 415 W 8th St Hinsdale, IL 60521 (630) 323-7500
Lace up your running shoes and come out to The Rotary Run Charity Classic on Sunday, October 15th. Hinsdale Humane Society will be participating in the Mutt Strut portion of the event, starting at 9:00 am. The Mutt Strut is a great way to stay fit with your dog while also benefiting the community. The day also features a 5K Walk as well as 3K, 5K and 10K Run options, so there is truly something for everyone!
Each event winds through the historic streets of Hinsdale and beautiful surrounding neighborhoods. All events begin and end at The Community House, located at 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale. During and after the race there is a morning of fun, activities and an awards ceremony. All events are held, rain or shine! https://www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org/events/rotary-run-for-charity
Sunday, October 15th 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Vegan Cooking Class-Comforts of Fall Flavors
Location 13 N Court St 13 North Court Street Crown Point, IN 46307
Lelulos will be hosting a Hands On Cooking Class that highlights some of falls most loved flavors! In this interactive class, you will assist in preparing a meal to be shared with the class, participate in group discussions, learn about nutritional profiles, and recieve handouts with recipes, educational information and resources for learning more about the vegan lifestyle. Participants should register here AND ALSO RSVP to Lelulos facebook event (or email at firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete registration. BYO knife and apron. $75 per preson; Space is limited! https://www.facebook.com/lelulosvegan/
Sunday, October 15th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hooved Animal Humane Society Open House!
HAHS 10804 McConnell Road Woodstock, IL 60098
Ever wanted to walk around the HAHS farm and meet the horses and other hooved animals? The HAHS OPEN HOUSE is open to the public every third Sunday of the month from 10am-2pm. Stop on by to see the farm!
The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1971 by concerned and committed citizens. It is HAHS’ mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). In addition, we provide physical rehabilitation to animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse and then adopt them out to loving forever homes. http://www.hahs.org/site/epage/47878_665.htm
Sunday, October 15th 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Pooch-A-Palooza Hosted by Quad Sports
Quad Sports 2454 Oakton St. Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 864-0995
A fun fall day of indoor dog events, expo & more for you and your dog in this giant new facility! • Quad Indoor Sports - the area's No. 1 indoor soccer and sports complex - opens its doors for a fun-filled event for you and your pooch! Enjoy the amazing facility that transforms into an expo, an agility course, and play area, complete with contests, prizes, music, information & tailwagging fun! • Free parking! Bring friends & family! • Pups must be potty trained and ALL dogs must be leashed. •
Meet pet owners, animal professionals, dog experts and educational resources. Dress up your furry friend for the Halloween costume contest. Enjoy free treats, goody bags & samples! Free coffee for dog parents! Face painting and dog crafts for the kids. The snack shack is also open for lunch. https://www.facebook.com/events/1648148458592162
Sunday, October 15th 11:00 am to 3:00 p
Peoria Humane Society Bark in the Park
Peoria Riverfront Festival Park 200 NE Water St Peoria, IL 61602
Bark in the Park is by far the largest fundraising event hosted by the Peoria Humane Society. It is a family friendly event that has something for pets, pet lovers, kids, and adults. It's held the second Sunday in October at the Peoria Riverfront Festival Park.
One of the highlights of the Bark is seeing hundreds of feet and paws join together as they take the "Walk for Animals" along the Peoria riverfront. The goal of Bark in the Park is to raise money to help the animals of the Peoria area as well as provide a fun event for pets and their family's to share together. https://www.facebook.com/peoriahumanesociety
Sunday, October 15th 11:00-til
Howl-O-Ween Party & Adoption Event
Naperville Animal Hospital 1023 E. Ogden Ave. Naperville, IL 60563
Mark your calendars for Howl-O-Ween Party & Adoption Event! This dog friendly event will be held at Naperville Animal Hospital. Admission is $5 donation to rescue partners for pet photos. Join us for our annual Howl-O-Ween Party & Adoption Event! Meet adoptable pets from local rescues, dress up your pet (and maybe even yourself) for pet photos ($5 donation to our rescue partners) and enter our pet costume contest at 12:30 pm! We'll have raffles, giveaways as well as light food & refreshments. https://www.bringfido.com/event/33726
Sunday, October 15th 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
House Rabbit Society Chicago
Bunny SPA Day and Halloween themed Photos!
Animal Care League 1013 Garfield Oak Park, IL 60304 708/848-8155
It’ll be a spook-tacular event! Nail trims and grooming for your bunny. Halloween theme photo of your bunny! ($10). Treats & Toys, Oxbow Hay and Pellets for sale. Care and Diet advice. Visit with ACL’s and HRS Chicago’s adorable adoptable bunnies. PLEASE BRING YOUR BUNNIES in a plastic carrier. http://www.hrschicago.org/bunny-spay-day-animal-care-league-hrs-chicago/
Sunday, October 15th 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Chicago Against Puppy Mills ...by One Tail at a Time
Chicago Athletic Association 12 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603
Join us for a luncheon w/ The Puppy Mill Project's Cari Meyers to talk about the current state of puppy mills, pet stores, and laws in Chicago. http://www.thepuppymillproject.org/ $75/person includes open bar and vegetarian hors d'oeuvres from 12-2 in the Drawing Room, and then a gathering in the Game Room. Premium gift bags included! All funds will be used to fight puppy mills and rescue their survivors. Sponsors please contact Heather@onetail.org for sponsorship opportunities. Visit http://www.onetail.org/
Sunday, October 15th 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Fall 2017 Pug Party
Park Tavern 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
P.O.P. Pugs only please! Hundreds of pugs are expected at this kid/family friendly event! You do not need to bring a pug in order to attend.• Dress up your Pug (if they enjoy dressing up). • Parking 3 hours free! ($4 per hour over 3 hours). • Rain or Shine. Outdoor area covered. • Food & Beverage available. • Milwaukee Pug Rescue/Pug items for sale.
Sunday, October 15th 12:15 pm-til
Episcopal Church of the Atonement Chicago
-2017 ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS-
The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 5749 North Kenmore Avenue • Chicago IL 60660 Phone: 773-271-2727
Please join us at our annual Blessing of the Animals, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis. It will be held on the north lawn of the Church of the Atonement at 12:15 PM following our 11:00 AM Mass.
After a short prayer from Fr. Daniel Dice, our Rector, our four footed friends and other pets will have the opportunity to be blessed by our clergy. Everyone is invited to come and partake with or without your beloved pets.
Light refreshments and finger foods will be served. Don’t miss out on this annual highlight of our Fall Season. We will also be accepting pet food donations to the Pet Pantry at Care for Real, our local food pantry. http://www.churchoftheatonement.org/events
Sunday, October 15th 2:00 pm -3:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church Blessing of the Animals
Christ Episcopal 926 Columbus St Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone 815-434-0627
Christ Episcopal Church, 926 Columbus St., will offer a blessing of the animals ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. All animals will be welcome and individually blessed. The blessing will be conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures. Guests should have their animals contained or restrained for safety.
A St. Francis yard statue will be a door prize. Due to the ongoing restoration of the church, the blessing will be outside on the south side of the church on the lawn of the Masonic Temple. Call the church, 815-434-0627, for info. http://www.lcem.org/Ottawa.php
Sunday, October 15th 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
CFBR Fundraiser PM Revival Social Club
Revival Social Club 1133 W. Granville Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
Join us! 20% of Food and Drink will be donated to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. Wear your CFBR logowear and receive a special gift. Enter to win a Frenchie Goodie Basket. Reservations required, 773-293-6435, mention CFBR when you call. Dogs are welcome (weather permitting, limit 15 dogs) on the patio, and must arrive between 4-5 pm. Bar opens at 4, off menu food ordering begins at 5. Questions? Call Shelly at 847-913-2171.
Sunday, October 15th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2nd Annual Dinner & Silent Auction “Love a Lab for Life” Benefit for Chicagoland Lab Rescue
Maggiano's Little Italy 1901 Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173
(Advanced registration is required.) The event will begin at 5 pm with a silent auction, hor d’oeuvres, and a cash bar which will be followed by a multi-course family style dinner beginning at 6:30pm. Dozens of auction items will be featured.
Hear from representatives of Chicagoland Lab Rescue and learn how your donations allow us to continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome so many dogs. Tickets are $65 http://www.chicagolandlabrescue.org/
Sunday, October 15th 6:30 pm til
ChicagoVeg- Dining at the newest Chicago's vegan Restaurant: Majani Food Emporium
Majani Restaurant 7167 S. Exchange Ave. Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 359-4019
Join us for an upscale African-inspired dinner prepared by award-winning Tsadakeeyah ben Emmanuel. Seating is limited._A vegan for 35+ years, Chef Tsadakeeyah has been an advocate for locally grown and organic produce in Illinois and Georgia. He has created outdoor kitchens both in Chicago and Pembroke, IL gardens. His wife, Nasya, who understudied for 10 years, is the sous and pastry chef. Majani Food Emporium will be the culmination of their success.
Sunday, October 15th ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
MonDog-- Montrose Beach--- Dog Friendly Area
Lawrence Wilson Drive Chicago, Illinois 60640
The original guardian of the Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area, MonDog's mission is to ensure Chicago residents and their canine friends have a fun, clean, and safe beach experience. A completely volunteer organization, MonDog endeavors to represent the dog beach community with an emphasis on owner participation and responsibility.
The votes are in for the only election that really matters: The best dog beach in America, according to poll conducted by USA Today….and the winner is MonDog Dog Beach (Montrose Dog Beach) in Chicago! http://www.mondog.org/index.php/faq/faq-2
Sunday, October 15th and Ongoing
Horse Rescues in Illinois
October and Ongoing
Illinois Parrot Rescue
To help birds find forever homes. Illinois Parrot Rescue is a nonprofit rescue set up to help birds find new homes. 331-444-9934 Emailparrotrescue@indoorsummits.com
October 15th and Ongoing
Metro East Humane Society
VERY Low Cost Spay Neuter for Low Income Residents
Metro East Humane Society 8495 State Route 143 Edwardsville, IL 62025
Low-Income Residents Eligible for Spay/Neuter Services at MEHS. Subsidized by State of Illinois' Department of Human Services. Cost is $15 per animal. Both dogs and cats, 5 years of age or younger and under 65 pounds. Anyone interested in participating MUST fill out an application and provide appropriate documentation. Click HERE for application. Once application is complete call 618-656-4405 for appointment. http://www.mehs.org/
October 15th and Ongoing-- Schedule an appt today.
We promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.
Spay Illinois 2765 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL 60532 877-475-7729
SPAY ILLINOIS began in 2009 when the national organization, SPAY USA, asked us to create a state program in Illinois that would help bring affordable spay/neuter to all Illinois residents. We began our journey by starting low cost pet vaccine clinics that traveled around Illinois. This gave us the opportunity to talk to people about the importance of spay/neuter. We then began partnering with veterinarians, low cost spay/neuter clinics, and held transport programs to help people get their pets spayed/neutered at an affordable price. Read more and see all the wonderful programs and opps to help your pets affordably. http://www.spayillinois.org/about-us/
October 15th and Ongoing
MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation
Changing People's Lives 4 Paws at a Time
MidAmerica Service Dogs 3 Grant Sq # 354 Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation, Inc. provides service dogs to children and adults with mobility disabilities free of charge. MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois non for profit 501 (c)(3) corporation serving the Chicago Metropolitan and Suburban Areas. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. 630-272-8159 for more info.Apply for a dog free of charge. Learn more. http://www.midamericadogsfoundation.org/
October 15th and Ongoing
Canine Therapy Corps Animal-Assisted Therapy
Canine Therapy Corps 1700 W. Irving Park Rd. Suite 311 Chicago, IL 60613
Our programs serve a wide variety of populations. ANINE THERAPY CORPS provides interactive, animal-assisted therapy programs to a wide variety of populations. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which a trained, certified animal (CANINE THERAPY CORPS only uses dogs in its programs) is an integral part of the rehabilitation or treatment process.
Provided by a handler in a program, and developed with or by health care and human services professionals, AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, emotional and cognitive functions. See all the places we visit and contact us to become involved! http://www.caninetherapycorps.org/
October 15th and Ongoing
Chicago Animal Care & Control Volunteer Program
Become a Volunteer! You Can Make a Real Difference!
CACC’s Shelter 2741 S. Western Ave Chicago, IL 60608 Dial 311
If you love animals, we need you! If you want to spend time working directly with animals, you would be a great Adoption Volunteer.
Lost Pet Volunteers are needed to experience the incredible joy in reuniting a lost pet with its owner.
As an Adoption Screening Volunteer you would educate the public about being a responsible pet owner.
A Customer Service Volunteer would escort the public through the facility, answer phones, update our database, various mailings and assist at special events.
Finally, a Volunteer Veterinarian, must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Illinois.
Interested candidate should be available to volunteer between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
To become a Volunteer at Animal Care and Control you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age Complete the City of Chicago Fingerprint/Background check -Complete Animal Care & Control's volunteer orientation program
-Certify that you have had a tetnus shot in the last five years
A 54,000 square foot building which houses over 500 animals in separate kennels with a fully equipped medical division to care for the animals
A command center for Animal Control Officers with a fleet of 18 trucks
Animal intake from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., 365 days a year, (After hours, please call 311)
The Animobile van for off-site adoptions and vaccine clinics
Offices for the Executive Director and management staff.
October 15th Ongoing Call for a demonstration!
North Central Search and Rescue Dogs of Illinois
North Central Search and Rescue 1417 Chestnut Court Yorkville, IL 60560
North Central Search and Rescue is a fully volunteer organization which is dedicated to providing professionally trained K-9 search and rescue teams.
Our services are provided to aid qualified agencies, such as police and fire departments.
Our services are used to assist in:: -Tracking/Trailing -Open area searches for lost person(s) -Remains/Cadaver detection -Evidence Recovery -Building Searches
-Disaster SearchesOur teams and services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to any civil service department in the Midwest. We are also available for immediate and special circumstances, and willing to travel to any part in the United States and abroad.
NCSAR is available for demonstrations upon request.
October 15th and Ongoing
Pet Food Pantries
Pet food pantries and banks are available throughout the city. If you’re enduring a financial hardship and are finding it difficult to afford your pet’s food, please reach out to one of the following organizations. http://www.onetail.org/pet-food-pantries/
Treehouse Humane Society 1212 W. Carmen Ave. 1629 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL Tel: (773) 784-5488Red Door Animal Shelter 2410 W. Lunt Ave. Chicago, IL (773) 764-2242
3516 W. 26th St. Chicago, IL (773) 475-9426 Animal Welfare League 6224 S. Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL (773) 667-0088 Paws Chicago Pet Food Bank 3516 W. 26th St. Chicago, IL (773) 475-9426 Pets Are Like Family * Wet Nose Food Pantry * Young at Heart Pet Food Pantry
Sunday, October 15th 6:00 pm-7:00 pm local time
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Illinois Week for the Animals event~
We close all AW USA Weeks for the Animals with a prayer and/or moment of reflection. Join all those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers and/or meditation from 6-7 pm local tim. This is a multi-faith observance.
We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are..... and also light a candle by doing so, if possible.
Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us. That collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems or additional inspiration, please visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
Monday, October 16th All Day & All Month
Alley Cat Allies Global Cat Day®
See Illinois event locations on ACA website.
Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® on our 10th anniversary in
2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.
National Feral Cat Day® is observed on October 16 every year. More and more people celebrate National Feral Cat Day® each year. Since 2011, more than 1,000 National Feral Cat Day events have taken place—spreading the word and helping feral cats all over the country—and even outside of the U.S. with international events! We can’t wait for you to reach even more people with National Feral Cat Day® this year! http://nationalferalcatday.org/
Monday, October 16th and Ongoing
Illinois Dog Laws
These statutes comprise Illinois' dog laws. Among the provisions include the Animal Control Act, which regulates the licensing and control of dogs, the Diseased Animal Act, and the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act.
Saturday, October 21st 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Illinois Equine Humane Center
- FALL FARM FESTIVAL AND TACK SALE-
Illinois Equine Humane Center P.O. Box 337 Big Rock, IL 60511 Tel: 815-761-4937
Lots of new tack available, come shop and get your horse and barn ready for winter. Scavenger hunt for the kids at 12 noon. Crafts such as pumpkin painting and making your own hobby horse. Baked and lunch items available. Raffles!
Urban Oasis Boutique of Bartlett will be on-site and have many nice Fall items available!
Saturday, October 21st 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Spooky Pooch Parade-Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Gardens
“Activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Nonprofits and vendors from a variety of local pet supply shops will share information and sell dog-related products.”
Click on Dolphins to hear "One Love."