Illinois Week for the Animals 2016
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....85+ Events as we kick off the week!More will be added daily. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals. For ideas, suggestions or for us to organize an event, please contact us.
~A Salute to the Military~
Scott Air Force Base K'9s and Handlers
735 Seibert Rd,
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
This is the perfect time to say thank you to the brave K-9's and handlers of Scott AFB. Send cards, posters or letters to them to express how much you appreciate their service. God Bless Our Troops!
Scott Air Force Base is home of Air Mobility Command's "Showcase Wing." A very dynamic and Joint Total Force environment.
The primary mission of Scott AFB is global mobility. The base commands and controls all logistics of United States military in air, over land and across the sea. Team Scott sets policies and executes all air mobility operations.
The installation is responsible for providing United States aeromedical evacuation capabilities, fly operational support airlift in the C-21, and air refueling missions in the KC-135. Scott Air Force Base supplies forces to theater combatant commanders.
Friday night Kick Off!
Friday, October 14th 5:45 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm Dinner 2016 Black Cat Ball & Casino Night
Bets for Pets Naperville Area Humane Society
Marriott Chicago-Naperville 1801 N Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone (630) 505-4900
The Black Cat Ball is our premiere event The evening includes cocktails, dinner, auctions and entertainment for our guests to roll some dice and dance the night away while supporting a great cause. That’s right, roll the dice and help raise essential funds to support our homeless pets!
Saturday, October 15th 8:00 am-12:00 noon
Humane Society of Aurora Illinois
Aurora Farmer's Market
Trans Center 233 N Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 (773) 297-7203
Humane Society of Airora will be there with adoptables. Stop by the market to meet some adoptable animals and get information on volunteering.
The most local of local produce, the most wholesome , the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.
Saturday, October 15th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Normal Lions Club presents 1st Annual Howl-O-Ween
A fundraiser to benefit Seeing Eye Dog Owners with their dog's care.
Shepard Park Dog Park Hershey Rd, Normal, IL 61761
Join the Normal Lions Club at our First Annual Howl-O-Ween! A fundraiser to benefit Seeing Eye Dog Owners with their dog's care. Howl-O-Ween Dog
Events include:Costume parade with prizes for Most Original Big and Small Dog CostumeOwner & Dog Costume Howling Contest Puppy & Small Dog Races
Paw Readings Information Booths Adoption Event
Watch the Normal Lions Club event page on Facebook for updates!
Saturday, October 15th 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Project Restore Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade!
Joe Glik Park 710 E. Lake Edwardsville, Il 62025
On Saturday the best-dressed pooches in the region will strut their stuff for one of the biggest Halloween kickoff events in the area. Project Restore, an Edwardsville organization dedicated to addressing education, clean water, and medical care issues in developing countries, will host the 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade, a morning of fun for every member of the family, including the four-legged ones! Due to the popularity of the event, the parade has been moved to Joe Glik Park to accommodate longer routes, larger crowds, and bigger family fun! In addition to the parade, the event includes raffles, giveaways, and other activities.
All proceeds from Howl-¬O¬-Ween will help Project Restore construct an inpatient dormitory at its Wakiso District Medical Clinic in Namulonge, Uganda. For more information, please call 618-781-4193 or email email@example.com Admission: $20 to enter; free to watch Benefiting: Project Restore http://www.bringfido.com/event/22154/
Saturday, October 15th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Second City Canine Rescue Adoption Event
Chew Chew Doggie Daycare 210 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143
Come meet our adoptable furry friends! Come to adopt, come to mingle, come to learn more about volunteering or fostering! We'd love to chat with you!
If you are coming with the intention to meet an adoptable dog to bring into your home, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the dog will be at this particular event and let us know you're interested.The best time to come is between 10am-12pm in order to ensure the dog you are interested in is still available. http://www.secondcitycaninerescue.org/
Saturday, October 15th 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
ALIVE Rescue's Pet Adoption Day
The Little Barn 2227 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60660
ALIVE Rescue is an Animal Rescue that protects the lives and the welfare of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized fulfilled life. We take on the responsibility to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals. Adopt http://www.aliverescue.org/adoption/available-animals/ We provide medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health and/or breed. ALIVE Rescue promotes sustainable living and care-giving within our communities by building awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment. View details at http://www.aliverescue.org/
Saturday, October 15th 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Dog Adoption Day at Dollinger Pumpkin Farms
Dollinger’s Pumpkin Farm 7420 E. Hansel Rd, Channahon, IL 60410 815- 467-4698 or 815- 467-6766
Saturdays, October 15, and 22, Dog Adoption Day at Dollinger Pumpkin Farms, Channahon. Dollinger Farms in Channahon is a historic farm, which holds many special events in the fall. HSP will be on hand for 3 Saturdays in October on the 8th, 15th, and 22nd with dogs for adoption from 10am to 2pm each day. This has been a fun fall HSP event in past years. Come visit us and enjoy the many attractions at the farm. http://www.dollingerfarms.com/
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Greys Only Meet n Greet
PetSmart 20771 North Rand Rd. Kildeer, IL 60047 (847) 438-3404
The mission of Greyhounds Only is to place retired racing and at-risk greyhounds into responsible, loving homes, to educate the public about the greyhound breed, provide access to high-quality medical care & collaborate w/ others who share our common goals.
Greyhounds Only is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit greyhound rescue and adoption group based in NE Illinois. We take in retired racing greyhounds from all over the country and find them good homes. We serve Chicago, the Chicagoland area, and the NE corner of Illinois.
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus Meet n Greet
Petco 391 W. Irving Park Rd. Wood Dale, IL 60191 (630) 766-7387
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus operates as a not-for-profit organization based in Northern Illinois. The goal of IDR+ is to rescue animals in need, to place them into responsible homes, and to educate the public about the Doberman breed. Our rescue animals come from animal control organizations, humane societies, and owner give-up situations in Illinois and surrounding states.
Under no Circumstance will we place our animals into a home where they will be forced to live outside, or to serve as outdoor “guard” dogs. It is our most heartfelt desire that all of our “kids” be adopted into loving homes and be accepted as part of the family on a permanent basis. See loving animals for adoption. http://www.ildoberescue.com/available/
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Helping Paws Animal Shelter Halloween Photo Event
Nature’s Feed 2440 Westward Drive Spring Grove, IL 60081
Nature’s Feed is hosting a Halloween Photo event. Have your animals professionally photographed, with or without their costumes, surrounded by festive fall decorations. Donations are requested for Helping Paws.
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Relentless Animal Rescue Adoption Day
Pet Supplies Plus 1930 W Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650
Our mission at Relentless is to provide outstanding animal care for the animals in our community and promote a culture of responsible pet ownership through education, compassion, and a relentless nature. email@example.com
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am-2:00 pm
ARF Cat & Kittens Adoption Day
Darien Towne Center 2153 75th St Darien, IL 60561 (630) 271-1223
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) appreciates and acknowledges all the volunteers that support its programs and services. Your contribution of time gives the gift of a second chance to animals, many with life threatening medical conditions or injuries. ARF depends on the generosity of our community and volunteers to help care for our animals. ARF Illinois PO Box 4423 Wheaton, Illinois 60189 Phone:(630) 200-3828 Email:Info@ARF-IL.org
Saturday, October 15th 11:00 am-2:00 pm
The Buddy Foundation Meet & Greet Dog Adoption Day
Kriser's 20291 N. Rand Road Kildeer, IL 60074 (847) 550-1705
We are on a mission to provide immediate safety and care to stray, abused and abandoned animals. Once we are assured animals are medically sound, we place them in a secure, temporary, no-kill environment, with a foster family. This immediate placement provides all the love and comfort necessary for their well being and allows us to get to know them. Then, we look for "forever" homes that are committed to their health and happiness for the duration of their lives.
Saturday, October 22nd 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Magnificent Mutts Dog Adoption Day
Petco 1400 75th St Downers Grove, IL 60516 (630) 960-1278
We are a group of dedicated volunteers who provide love, hope, and a safe sanctuary to animals in need. Some of our volunteers transport, foster, feed, and train our rescued animals. Other volunteers help with organizing adoption events, paperwork, fundraising, creating flyers and various other marketing media to promote our organization. If you are interested in volunteering for Magnificent Mutts visit our volunteer page. ADOPT! http://magnificentmutts.org/adopt/
Saturday, October 15th 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm
One Tail at a Time 'TATTOOS for TAILS'
Insight Studios 1062 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, illinois 60642
100% of profits from all tattoos and piercings at Insight studios this weekend will be donated back to One Tail at a Time! Walk ins only, don’t forget to tip your artist!
Going through Sunday night OCTOBER 16 @ 8:00 pm
One Tail at a Time (“OTAT”) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. See our loving dogs waiting on their forever homes. Wow! http://www.onetail.org/adoption/available-dogs/
Saturday, October 15th 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Tree House Society Feral Fest
Tree House- in the Back 1212 W Carmen Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
October is National Feral Cat Month and to celebrate Tree House is hosting a FeralFest! Be sure to stop by and learn about Tree House's Community Cats and Cats At Work Programs and see trapping demonstrations. Community cat winter supplies will be availalbe for purchase during the fest: insulated winter shelters, heated water bowls, heating pads, replacement straw, etc.
Check out the fun vendors selling their wares and win prizes. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home and to helping lead the way to a No-Kill nation. http://www.treehouseanimals.org/
Saturday, October 15th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue Adoptions
Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue 129 E. Higgins Gilberts, IL 60136
Come to meet some of our wonderful adoptable animals. We are located next to Four Legs Pets which is just west of the Mobil Gas Station that is on the corner of Center Street & Higgins Rd. (Rt. 72) Loving pets will be there! Fosters & Foster Dogs will attend too. 847.836.7387. See the beauties! http://hoofwoofmeow.org/adoption/available/
A 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue organization that was established in September of 2012 with a mission to eliminate needless deaths and inhumane treatment of all animals by coordinating and providing qualified foster homes, transportation, care, and medical attention for homeless and mistreated animals rescued from kill shelters and communities.
Saturday, October 15th 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue
'Golden Day for Golden Dogs' @White Oak Vineyard
White Oak Vineyard 8644 E 2100 North Rd. Carlock, IL 61725 309-376-3027
As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue fundraiser. Come see adorable Goldens and taste our wonderful wines. We love hosting this event because we love our dogs! Should you want to bring your four legged best friend, we ask that you PLEASE keep him/her on a lead (and make sure you keep a plastic bag handy!). ALL dogs must be well socialized. See our loving adoptables and learn more. http://www.asgoodasgold.org/adoptgive-up/
Saturday, October 15th 4:00 Free Tailgate Party 7:00 pm til
Chicago Animal Care & Control @
Hockey's Chicago Wolves "ADOPT-A-DOG NIGHTS!"
Allstate Arena 6920 Mannheim Rd Rosemont, IL 60018 847- 635-6601
The Wolves have teamed up with the City of Chicago's Department of Animal Care and Control to help find loving families for dogs. Visit Skates' Sidekicks in the South Lobby. Be a hero and save a sidekick!
Dogs and Puppies: $65.00 (Cash ONLY at the games). or more information, contact the CACC (312) 747-1406 or call the Wolves office (847) 724-GOAL (4625).
The Wolves also sponsor the Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control Animobile – an innovative mobile adoption unit and clinic. The Animobile is a free and convenient mobile adoption unit, as well as a top-drawer, modern clinic staffed by vets and adoption pros. It is air-conditioned and heated for year-round use, and can hold up to 25 dogs and cats at one time. Fee includes spay or neuter, Chicago City license, Rabies inoculation*, booster for Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvo-virus (DHLPP), Heartworm test, Microchip.
VISIT THE SOUTH LOBBY.
Allstate Arena (originally Rosemont Horizon) is a multi-purpose arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It is home to the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, DePaul University's men's basketball team, the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.
The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables! http://petharbor.com/chicago/
Saturday, October 15th 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Silver Paws (formerly Young at Heart)
Young at Heart's 5th Annual Silver Paws Gala -
'Under the Stars'
Chicago Marriott Northwest 4800 Hoffman Blvd. Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
Join Young at Heart for an enchanting evening that celebrates the Silver Paws in our lives! Be dazzled by an incredible silent auction, raise your paddle high during the fun and exciting live auction by auctioneer Jim Miller, and enjoy the brilliant live performance of The Acoustic Generation.
Cocktail hour includes walking appetizers and open bar, schmoozing with our ambassadogs, and professional photos of your group. Ticket price includes a scrumptious five-course meal with vegan & vegetarian options and open bar to make your night even more enjoyable!
Young at Heart is the only rescue in Chicago that focuses on rescuing senior pets from open access shelters. (Wonderful work!) Mission: To rescue and rehome senior dogs and cats, to educate the public on the benefits of adopting older pets and their care, to reduce the euthanasia rate for senior pets in the state of Illinois. Phone 847.529.2025 Young at Heart does not have a physical facility at this time. We are a foster home-based organization located in Northern IL. Please use the form on website to contact us. Mailing Address: Young at Heart PO Box 1293, Palatine IL 60078
Saturday, October 15th 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Animal Care League Barktoberfest
Our 4th Annual German Celebration of Fall
FitzGerald’s Side Bar 6615 W. Roosevelt Berwyn, IL 60402
ACL Style! Get ready for the event by brushing up on your German, don your alpine hat or lederhosen- whatever it takes! Come to enjoy great music, delicious German food, and great company all to benefit the animals. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
This year's event will feature live music by Axis of Evil featuring members of Tributosaurus. Mingle with Oak Park's neediest hounds, take your chance at our pick your prize raffle, and bid on auction items. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Must be 21 or over to attend. All proceeds benefit the Animal Care League. Sorry, no 4 legged guests. For more info call 708-848-8155 or visit http://www.animalcareleague.org/barktoberfest-2016.html
Saturday, October 15th 7:00 pm til Closing
Placing Paws Fall Fund Raiser
Cudas Bar & Grill 27045 W Grass Lake Rd Antioch, IL 60002
Live music from the band “Mind Over Matter”! Baked goods sale ! Raffle prizes !
T-Shirts for sale ! Free admission. HELP US SAVE MORE ANIMALS ! :)
COME JOIN THE FUN! Hosted by Julie's Towing.
Placing Paws of Illinois (PPI) was established in 2008 in Lake County Illinois with the goal of saving animals from high risk situations. One of our primary goals is to take animals from rural shelters that have a high euthanasia rate. Loving adoptables http://placingpawsrescue.org/Pet%20Pages/AdoptablePets.html
Sunday, October 16th All Day
Alley Cat Allies National Feral 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/
Sunday, October 16th 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pet First Aid & CPR Class
Chalet Landscaping 3132 Lake Ave Wilmette, IL 60091 847.256.0561
Whether you are a pet owner or a pet professional you owe it to yourself and the pets you care for to be prepared for any emergency. Partner with a PETTECH certified instructor to learn pet first aid & care and give your pets the advantage in an emergency situation. This 6 hour class is taught through lecture, demonstration and hands-on skill practice. You will learn three styles of pet CPR, rescue breathing, choking management, how to check vital signs, and much more. The course includes a handbook and a completion certificate that is valid for two years. Pre-registration is required as is the $80 class fee. Registration deadline is October 14. Sign up today!
Sunday, October 16th 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Animal Aid Cat & Kitten Adoptions
Petsmart 4160 10th Street Drive Moline, Ill 61265 (309) 517-2308
Sunday, October 16th 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Animal Protective League (APL) Cat Adoptions
State Fairgrounds Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702
The Animal Protective League (APL) Adoptable cats will be available from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart; adoptable cats will be available in the Illinois Building located on the State Fairgrounds as part of the Lucky Tom Cat/Tiger’s Lair Cat Show from 9 a.m. until the shows conclusion. http://www.apl-shelter.org/DotNetNuke/
Sunday, October 16th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hot Diggety Dog Festival
Benefiting: Klehm Arboretum/ Various Dog Adoption Agencies
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 815-965-8146
If you thought last year’s ‘Hiking for Hounds’ was a fun, you won’t want to miss this year’s dog-centric event! We have added a lot of new features to the regular (dog costume contest, food) lineup of vendors and dog adoption groups, including; live music, demonstrations by dog trainers, kids craft activities, best trick contest and more. Plus, for every dog adopted at the festival you will receive a free family membership to Klehm. Come…Sit…Stay…all day! Benefiting: Klehm Arboretum/ Various Dog Adoption Agencies For more information, please call 815-965-8146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 16th 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
China Rescue Dogs Adoption by
The Vanderpump Dog Foundation
PAWS 1997 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614
Do you want to give a rescued dog from China a loving home? Come by and adopt a dog that was rescued from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We are able to bring over 10 healthy dogs from China that were saved from the atrocities of the Chinese Dog Trade. This was made possible by the 10 for 10 Campaign and you can view it here: https://vanderpumpdogs.org/international-campaigns/10-for-10. This campaign aimed to fund the medical treatment, the care and housing, the transportation, the quarantine, and the adoption of 10 different dogs. For $10,000 total ($1,000 per dog), we took care of every need they have had. For only $350, you can make a huge difference and adopt a rescued, healthy dog, saved from the meat trade.If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a healthy, rescued dog from China, please contact us at email@example.com today and reserve an adoption now! https://vanderpumpdogs.org/
Saturday, October 16th 12 noon-4:00 pm
Halloween Photo Fundraiser for Meow Mobile
Petco 2721 S Veterans Pkwy Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 793-7387
HALLOWEEN PHOTO FUNDRAISER! It's going to be FUN! Gray Paws Photography and Meow Mobile are hosting an adorable Halloween photo fundraiser at Petco on Sunday from noon-4pm. Everyone is welcome - doggies, kitties, kids, you name it! Donate here to receive a $5 Early Bird discount: http://www.meowmobile.org/donations/
Sunday, October 16th 12 noon-4:00 pm
Animal Welfare League Offsite Adoption Day
Petsmart-Riverforest 7265 W Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305
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 12pm – 9pm Saturday 11am – 7pm Sundays 11am – 6pm
Sunday, October 16th 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Rainbow Therapy Time w/ READ Dogs
Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St Skokie, IL 60077 847-673-7774
Children with special needs are invited to enjoy the benefits of interacting with trained therapy dogs. Rainbow dog handlers will work with the children to strengthen motor skills, learn social skills, and improve language use. Limited to 10 participants ages. Registration Ends: 10/15/2016 at 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 16th 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
PAWS Chicago 2nd Annual 'Angels with Tails'
Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center 1616 Deerfield Road Highland Park, IL 60035
On Sunday, October 16, PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, will bring the faces of Chicago’s homeless animals to Highland Park. Located outdoors in front of Petco, the home to the Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center, this life-saving day will feature adoptable pets from PAWS Chicago, as well as numerous local shelters and rescues. Angels with Tails, , is an opportunity to experience the joy a pet can bring to your life. Loving homeless puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats will be available for adoption at this life-saving event.
PAWS Chicago's standard adoption requirements will apply at the Angels with Tails adoption event.*October is Pit Bull Awareness Month!
Special thanks to Laurie Gentle, our Angels with Tails Chair. Our main website is www.adoptchicago.org where a lot of great information is provided. We post lost pets, animals available for transfer, and animals available for adoption on www.petharbor.com/Chicago
Sunday, October 16th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Illinois Vegetarians & Vegans
Vegan Potluck & Discussion Group
Resident Location/Website Stratford Dr Peoria, IL
Sunday, October 16th 3:00pm - 6:00pm
[in]VISIBLE Ones: Understanding the Spanish Galgo
Benefiting- Love Hope Believe Galgo Adoption
Ristorante Abruzzo 483 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL 60015
YO GALGO is a documentary film about the Spanish Galgo, probably the most mistreated breed of dog to date. The galgo is used for hunting and competition, and once the hunting season is over 50,000-100,000 galgos are discarded; either abandoned, hung, drowned, beaten to death or killed in other ways. Join us for dinner, a screening of part of the film, Q & A with the film maker, and fundraising to transport Galgos for adoption to Chicago. http://www.adoptagalgo.com/yo-galgo-event/
For more info, please email Info@LHBGalgoRescue.org
Sunday, October 16th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st 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.
Since 2012, when CLR was founded, we have rehomed almost 1000 labs. 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 16th 6:00 pm -til
Sia's Concert Pre-Show Dog Adoptions
United Center 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Sia’s #NostalgicForThePresentTour will be at United Center. Like all her tour stops, she has dog adoptions set up before the show starts. Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and video music director. She started her career as a singer in the local Adelaide acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. https://www.instagram.com/siathisisacting/
Monday, October 17th Schedule pls 7:00 am drop off
Humane Socety of Central Illinois
Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Puppies & Dogs
HSCI 423 Kays Dr Normal, Illinois 61761
HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs on Monday, October 17. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under four months of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Pit Bull mixes must have the outward appearance more on the pit side to qualify.
Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, October 17 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier, please call the office in advance to make arrangements to have one available.
Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, October 18 between 8:45 - 9:15 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.
Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
Monday, October 17th All day!
Anti Cruelty Society Cupcake Day
The Anti-Cruelty Society 157 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 644-8338
Cupcake Day is your chance to bake tasty treats and sell them to friends and family all over the city – and all in the name of helping the animals at the Society! Whether you host a sale at your school, office, or church, you have the power to sweeten someone’s day while raising funds to help pets in need. Click the link below to learn more about getting started! http://jgriggs46.wixsite.com/cupcakeday The Anti-Cruelty Society is a 501c(3) private non-profit humane society founded in 1899. We are Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay animal welfare organization. http://anticruelty.org/
Monday October 17th (–Friday Closed weekends) — 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library 112 North Sixth St Springfield, IL 62701
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s history began long before its completion in 2004. More than a century earlier, in 1889, the Illinois General Assembly established the Illinois State Historical Library as a repository for materials on the state’s political, social, and religious history. The Historical Library was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to reflect its essential role—along with the adjacent Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum—in telling the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life. President Lincoln loved animals! Visit https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/library/Pages/default.aspx
Monday, October 17th & All Week All day
Illinois Public Libraries Celebrate 'Illinois Week for the Animals!'
"An official Illinois Week for the Animals event"
Selected Library Children's Dept. will be celebrating Illinois Week for the Animals with a book display. Please visit the library and learn about all the amazing animals in our world! The staff will help you find any book or resource you need. The staffs "all love animals!" (Mon Oct 17th thru Friday Oct 21st) http://www.publiclibraries.com/illinois.htm
Monday, October 17th Ongoing Schedule Today!
FixABull Program LowCost Spay & Neuter & Adoptions
Lisle Pet Well Clinic 2765 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532
Cost is $85.00 per dog at the Lisle Pet Well Clinic and includes the spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, micro-chip, and pain meds. This program is open to purebred pit bulls only. The dog must be a pit bull (and that will be at the discretion of the veterinarian) to participate in this program. Call 877-475-7729 to schedule an appointment. http://www.pbrc.net/fund/ap_neuter.html For owners who only need their pit bull s/n the cost is just $60. For more information on rehoming, or rescuing a pit bull check out http://www.pbrc.net/
Monday, October 17th (special promo thru Oct 31) 11:00 am- til
Winnebago County Animal Services Golden Whiskers & Lonely Hearts Dogs Free Dog Adoptions & Discounted Cat & Kitten Promotions
Winnebago Animal Shelter 4517 N Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
We will be offering free dog adoptions for dogs that have been at Winnebago County Animal Services the longest in our Lonely Hearts Club--- or you choose a dog in our Golden Whiskers Club who are 6 yrs or older and they are are free fee too. . wcasrock.org Cat & kitten promos are going on also with major discount on kittens (2 kittens 85.00 & adult cats 40.00!) Thanks to the Animal Services Volunteer Auxiliary who is sponsoring this promotion.
Monday, October 17th 11:00 am-12:00 midnight
Monday Night Football & Help Placing Paws Rescue!
Buffalo Wild Wings Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 855-0887
Monday bring the coupon that you can get on our FB page to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Gurnee and Placing Paws will receive 10% of all sales (yes, even alcohol). And this is good ALL DAY so if you work in the area, come for lunch! THANK YOU and Please share. Visit https://www.facebook.com/placing.pawsrescue/events/
Tuesday, October 18th Ongoing
Adopt a Loving Shelter or Rescue pet/animal!
Illinois Rescues & Shelters
Tuesday, October 18th 12 noon-5:00 pm
Will County Humane is Calling All Bears Fans
Wll County Humane 24109 W Seil Rd Shorewood, IL 60404
Calling All Bears Fans - We're raffling off two tickets to the October 31 game! Tickets are just $10 each and can be purchased at the Shelter during normal hours; T, TH, Sat and Sun from Noon until 5pm. Last day to enter is October 23 and the drawing is October 24! Tickets are in the northeast corner of the stadium and we hear they are very good seats. Special thanks to the individual who donated the tickets for this fundraiser. Sorry, no online raffle entries or sales. Da Bears...... http://willcountyhumane.com/
Monday, October 17th 12:00 noon-3:00pm 4:00-7:00 pm
Chicago Animal Care & Control Adoptions-Open 7 days a Week. Save A Life!
CACC’s Shelter 2741 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Pls adopt and save a precious life. The mission of the Commission on Animal Care and Control is to protect public safety and to ensure the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. We achieve this by responsibly and humanely enforcing animal-related laws; providing a safe environment and medical treatment for unwanted, stray, abused and neglected animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; returning lost pets to their owners; and finding new owners for the homeless animals at our shelter. Main website where a lot of great information is provided. We post lost pets, animals available for transfer, & animals available for adoption on www.petharbor.com/Chicago The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables! http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html
Tuesday, October 18th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532
What hangs from its feet, loves mosquitoes, and sleeps all day? A bat of course! Come to the garden to make a bat finger puppet and discover how bats are beneficial. Free. Be a champion of trees. Your membership and philanthropic gifts support research, conservation, and education initiatives at The Morton Arboretum. Every contribution makes a difference for trees—and the people who rely on them. http://www.mortonarb.org/
Tuesday, October 18th 6:30pm -8:30 pm
Animal Communicator Susan Francis from 'Harmonious Pets & People'
Naperville Area Humane Society 1620 W Diehl Rd Naperville, IL 60563 630-420-8989 x117
Please come hear our Animal Communicator and Acupressure Practitioner Susan Francis! Susan is a bit of a Sherlock Holmes when it comes to detecting and solving mysterious problems. She can help you answer your kooky or spooky pet problems before Halloween. Susan is skilled in understanding the many ways your pet is trying to tell you what they need. Seminars are a $5 suggested donation and space is limited, Visit http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/humane-education/adult-seminar-series
Wednesday, October 19th (Ongoing Program) all day
Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue partners with
Pets for Patriots! (Thank you to our Military!)
Angels on Wheels Naperville, IL 60564
ATTENTION MILITARY PERSONNEL….We are VERY, VERY PROUD to announce that Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue has been approved to partner with Pets for Patriots. http://www.petsforpatriots.org/
Certain adoptable animals through Angels on Wheels if adopted through a current or discharged military person and his/her family, you will receive specific benefits through Pets For Patriots Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide medical care, love, and safe harbor for animals afflicted by neglect, abandonment, and abuse.
Wednesday, October 19th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Yappy Hour at Kriser's
Kriser's Natural Pets 780 Skokie Blvd. Northbrook, IL 60062
You asked for it, so our Yappy Hour is back!! Join us for a fun-packed night, hosted with one of our favorite treats companies - Grandma Lucy's! They make treats that both you & your pup will love!Our Yappy Hour is being held at every store, so grab your furry best friend and head in to join in the fun and make some new friends! Call your local store for details. For more information, please call 847-559-1437.
Thursday, October 20th Open at 7:30 am- schedule appt. prior
FVAWL Low Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries
FVAWL 11 John Street North Aurora, IL 60542
Spay/Neuter surgeries for cats and dogs. Please call the clinic for an appointment at 1-630-800-2254. Our Clinic operates strictly on appointments. Walk-ins are not accepted. We open at 7:30am and close at 6:00pm Drop off for patients is between 7:30am and 9:00am Pickup is between 4:00 and 6:00pm Pricing is here:
Thursday, October 20th 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Lincoln Square Evening Farmers Market
Farmer's Market 2301 W. Leland Ave. Chicago 60625
Thursday, October 20th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Authors Group presents Alexandra Horowitz
Author of the New York Times bestselling blockbuster "Inside of a Dog!"
The Book Stall 65 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60604
With her family dogs leading the way, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the cutting edge and improbable science behind the olfactory powers of the dog. As we come to understand how complex the world around us appears to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever.
Thursday, October 20th 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
WeDigBio 4 day event: Chicago Birds
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago IL 60614
Phone (773) 755-5100 WeDigBio, or Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is a global event that engages participants online and on site in digitizing natural history collections. With your help, we can make Chicago’s natural history collections data available for anyone to use. Help us transcribe thousands of Chicagoland bird observations.
Transcription sessions will be held at both locations throughout the course of the four-day-long event. In this session, help us transcribe thousands of Chicagoland bird observations recorded between 1886 and 1943 by some of our earliest citizen scientists—Reverend Francis S. Dayton, William Dreuth, and members of the Chicago Ornithological Society. This session will feature a guest speaker on birding in Chicago.
Thursday, October 20th 5:30pm - 9:00 pm
Illinois Humane Pups and Pints 2016
Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery 500 S 6th St Springfield, Illinois 62701
Note: We are looking for Fosters. Please visit our website to learn how you can save lives by fostering!
Friday, October 21st 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book Sale to Benefit South Suburban Humane Society
Cafe Ohar 93 W Joe Orr Rd Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Adopt a Loving Cat!
Book Sale will be going on Saturday too!
Friday October 21st 12 noon-7:00 pm
Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoptions
Chicago ACC 2741 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 747-1406
The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables!
Friday, October 21st 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spring Trail Tiger Trot 5K Run!
Spring Trail Elem School 1384 Spring Valley Dr Carol Stream, IL 60188
Event at Family Fun Run, in Beirman Park
Spring Trail Elementary PTO is proud to be organizing the 5th Annual Tiger Trot Family Fun Run, in Beirman Park . This 5K race race is open to the public and it is pet friendly and anybody who loves to run with their dog is welcome to register and run! Registration is available online on the event web site. Its a great USATF certified course and it benefits the children of Spring Trail Elementary Admission: $15 - $20 Benefiting: Spring Trail Elementary http://www.springtrailpto.org/
For more information, please call 630-697-2776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 21st 7:30 pm til
ChicagoVeg Leadership Team Meeting
Alice and Friends 5812 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660
This meeting is a ChicagoVeg planning session to determine events for the next few months. This is not a social event;rather, it is a Business Meeting for those who are interested in our support for community & promote a plant-based diet.
We welcome anyone to our team who would like to make a difference!
During this meeting we will focus on: • Planing events for next few months
• Determining the best type of the events to focus on • Other organizational issues
Saturday, October 22nd All Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 22, 2016!
National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. NPBAD was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier. October 22nd Pit Bull Day http://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/
Saturday, October 22nd 7:00 am til
CFNL CrossFit Triathlon 2016 to Benefit
Alsip to the Rescue Animals
Crossfit New Lenox 1102 star New Lenox , IL 60451
Welcome to the CFNL Crossfit triathlon! Instead of doing a swim portion like a regular triathlon, we are substituting it with the use of a concept 2 rowing machine! All proceeds from the event will go to our furry friends at Alsip to the Rescue!
Click on Dolphins to hear "One Love."
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