Illinois Week for the Animals 2018
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....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.
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October and Ongoing
~A Salute to the Military~
Scott Air Force Base K'9s and Handlers

Scott AFB      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.
http://www.military.com/base-guide/scott-air-force-base
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Friday, October 19th 5:45 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm Dinner
   2018 Black Cat Ball & Casino Night Benefit for 
  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!

Don’t feel like playing a hand? No problem! Trade in your voucher for a complimentary raffle tickets, dance the night away with our DJ, bid on auction items, and enjoy the company of others. 
https://www.naperhumane.org/events/
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Saturday, October 20th      START Time: 7:00 am - 9:00am 
'Peace for Pits' .......Pacin' for Pitties 

Boomers Stadium 1999 Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Following the run we will award medals and certificates for performance, A Vendor Mall and other festivities for people to enjoy. We will also be acknowledging our Highest Pledger.
DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE 5K ROUTE ONLY THE 1 MILE WALK

START TIME: 7:00am CDT
END TIME: 9:00am CDT
PRICE: $60.00 Race Fee + $3.60 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $65.00 after September 30, 2018 at 11:59pm CDT
REGISTER HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/IL/Schaumburg/PacinforPitties

We are still looking for 5K sponsors! October 20th at Boomers Stadium.

-We are a 100% volunteer run organization, with every dog living in a wonderful foster home from the day it becomes a part of our rescue until the day they get adopted into an amazing forever home. All of our dogs get neutered or spayed, are given all state mandated vaccinations, are microchipped, and if needed, receive other major veterinary care such as surgery or treatments.
-When a dog becomes a member of Peace for Pits, it becomes a member for life. We are here for continued support for each adopted dog. We stay in frequent contact with each and every adopter to assure they have all the knowledge and tools to care for their four legged family member. -We do all of this to make sure each dog lives a life of PEACE.
Adoptables https://peaceforpits.org/all-adoptables/

Websites.  www.peaceforpits.org  FB  www.facebook.com/peaceforpitsrescue  Email peaceforpitsrescue@gmail.com 
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Saturday, October 20th   Registration/Check-In 8:00 - 8:45 am
5K Run/Walk Start: 9:00am
Run for Rescue 5K/1 Mile Mutt Strut Benefiting Hope Rescues

Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane in Godfrey, IL 62035

Registration/Check-In 8:00 - 8:45 am 5K Run/Walk Start: 9:00am 
1 Mile Mutt Strut: 9:15 am Chili Cook-Off, Bake Sale, Hope Merchandise
Photo Booth Fun for the whole family !

Both courses take place at the beautiful Glazebrook Park located at 1401 Stamper Lane in Godfrey, IL., taking runners through a breath-taking walking trail.
https://hoperescues.org/upcoming-events/

We are a true RESCUE. We pull animals on their last day of life at animal control facilites and we work with Animal Welfare Agencies at the City and State level regarding the abused and neglected, so that they may find a true second chance within our adoption program.  

Today we are a non-profit corporation and our mission is one of compassion for the homeless and rehabilitation for the physically and mentally abused.  Since it's founding in 2005, over 3000 animals have been saved.  See loving adoptables. 
https://hoperescues.org/adoptable-dogs/
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Saturday, October 20th • 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Second City Canine Rescue Adoption Event

PetSmart 1440 E Golf Rd  Schaumburg, IL   60173    847-413-0982

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 adoptions@sccrescue.org to confirm that the dog will be at this particular event and let us know you’re interested. Also, please bring all family members (including any other dogs!) so we can see how everyone interacts. The best time to come is between 10am-12pm in order to ensure the dog you are interested in is still available. Thanks!

Second City Canine Rescue’s mission is to rescue homeless animals and responsibly place them into permanent, loving homes. We believe in rescuing responsibly.℠

Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is largely volunteer-operated. We are dedicated to serving the homeless dogs of Chicagoland, as well as branching out to other areas (such as Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Illinois,Texas, & Michigan) – wherever homeless dogs & puppies need us.
https://www.sccrescue.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/
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Saturday, October 20th      10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Hopeful Tails Pet Adoption Day at Live 360 Studio 

 Live 360 studio next to Sears 

Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue is committed to rescuing animals and finding them suitable forever loving homes. We are located at 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, Illinois 60436.

Join Hopeful Tails on October 20 and see if you can find your Fur-ever friend!   https://www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org/index.html
Loving adoptables https://www.facebook.com/hopefultails/
https://pets.overstock.com/pets/Hopeful-Tails-Animal-Rescue,/org_name,/?distance=25

You may email us at hopefultailsadoptions@outlook.com to set up a time to meet our animals as our hours of operations change based on volunteers. 
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Saturday, October 20th   11:00 am -1:00 pm
Chicago Botanic's Spooky Pooch Parade

Chicago Botanic 000 Lake Cook Road  Glencoe, IL 60022  (847) 835-5440

Tickets in advance (purchased on or before October 19): $15/$20. Day-of tickets (purchased on October 20): $20/$25.

For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time. Note: Viewing the dog parade is free. If you are bringing a dog, however, you must purchase paid registration for your dog, whether or not you enter the parade and costume contest.

In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include Best Costume Overall, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume for dogs ages 1 and under in people years, Best Senior in Costume for dogs ages 10 and older in people years, and Best Horticultural Interpretation.

Nonprofits and vendors from a variety of local pet supply shops will share information and sell dog-related products. The parade steps off from the Krasberg Rose Garden, where the activities and costume contest take place. Dogs must be on leash at all times and must leave the Garden by 2 p.m. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/dog
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Saturday October 20th     11;00 am-3:00 pm 
 Humane Society of Logan County Kitten Fair

Ace Hardware, 521 N Kickapoo St, Lincoln, IL 62656  (217) 732-1458

   Our  mission is to: Prevent the cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals,Promote the proper placement of animals through adoption, Work toward the solution of pet overpopulation, Educate the public about the humane treatment of animals
Aid in the return of lost animals to their owners.  Loving adoptbales 
https://hslclincoln.org/hslc-adoptable-pets/
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Saturday, October 20th                          11:00 am-2:00 pm
ARF Cat & Kittens Adoption Day

Darien Towne Center  Petco   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     
See some of our beautiful cats     http://www.arf-il.org/available_cats.html
See some of our beautiful dogs    http://www.arf-il.org/available_dogs.html
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      Saturday, October 20th                      11:00 am- 4:30 pm
Mystic Market Annual Fundraiser and Adoption Event

Elmhurst Animal Care Center
850 S Riverside Dr, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

It’s a great place to do some Christmas Shopping.
We are so very honored to invite you all to the Our Fourth Annual Mystic Market Fundraiser and Adoption Event. https://www.facebook.com/events/235462303844022/

Benefit For..... Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue 🐾
and Magnificent Mutts and Meow Rescue 🐾

What better way to do a Fundraiser by having a Fun-Raiser. Helping never felt so good
Come enjoy a day filled with magic and relaxing therapy. Local artist, arts and crafts, jewelry, handcrafted gifts, dream catchers and more. 

We have wonderful FEATURED READERS. *Featured Celebrity Psychic Reader:
Theo Kostaridis a sixth generation psychic trance medium born in Athens, Greece, with a long family ancestry of intuitives. At this event as a Guest Featured Psychic, Theo will be doing Greek Coffee Readings!! More about Theo below. 

*Featured Intuitive Reader: Lozen will be reading the Sacred Tarot. 
Lozen BrownBear creator of “The Firewall Method” Founder and owner of Dream Spirits, Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue and more below about Lozen. 

Please help us at Sacred Sanctuary give these beautiful animal teachers and guides a sacred and safe place to exist. 
We have made it our purpose to help them survive.

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/
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Saturday, October 20th  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wolfkeeper Group Dog Class
by Wolfkeeper University and Toriano Sanzone 

Wolfkeeper University 2747 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60608  (312) 933-1528

From obedience training beginners to veterans, pint-sized pups, to booming bulldogs our group classes are meant to help build up the basics or refresh the repertoire of obedience commands. Fee to partiiicipate. We will teach you:

Doga (Discovering how much control you have over your Dog)
Basic Obedience -Properly walking without looking down-Proper Leash Handling
Left Turn-Right Turn-Sit- More advanced DOGA-Quick Sit
Down Command-Stay Command-Introduction to Off Leash Training
Canine Good Citizen Training-Protection Training
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolfkeeper-group-class-tickets-47721723961?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Saturday, October 20th (&21st)    11:00-4:00 pm 
Owl Fest at Treehouse Wildlife Center

Treehouse Wildlife Center 23956 Green Acres Road
Elsah IL 62022 +1 618-466-2990

Enjoy this two day event all about Owls and learn about all the critters at
​Visit various birds and animals up close including eagles, hawks, owls and more during the annual open house at TreeHouse Wildlife Center. There will be fall-themed games, a costume contest, vendors, arts & crafts and more. For more information, call (618) 466-2990. http://www.treehousewildlifecenter.com/

"TreeHouse Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1979 dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native wildlife while promoting environmental awareness through education."

TreeHouse Wildlife Center is situated on 8 1/2 peaceful acres between Alton and Grafton, IL in the quiet town of Dow. We provide a professional community service to people in southwestern Illinois who encounter sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.
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Saturday, October 20th       12:00 noon-6:00 pm
 Anderson Animal Shelter Adoption Day 

South Elgin Main Shelter
1000 S La Fox Street South Elgin, IL 60177 (847) 697-2880

Anderson Animal Shelter Adoption Center
 180 N Randall Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542 (847) 697-2880 ext 80

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving the Fox Valley region for more than 50 years. The shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. In 1971, our current shelter opened its doors on five acres of land along Route 31 in South Elgin, IL. In the 1980s, a generous donation from the Ivar and Ruth Anderson Anti Cruelty Trust prompted a name change to Anderson Animal Shelter.

Anderson receives no federal and state funding. We rely on and appreciate the generosity of our adopters, staff, volunteers, foster caregivers, community members and businesses to support our life-saving mission.
https://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/cats
https://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/dogs

https://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/
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 Saturday, October 20th      12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
Chicago Animal Care & Control Adoptions 
Chicago Animal Care & Control   2741 S. Western     Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number  (312) 747-1406

See loving  adoptables  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html

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/
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc/provdrs/care.html

Low cost Cat, Kitten adoptions all month at Chicago shelter! 

 The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that they're letting people adopt cats and kittens for free.

The offer is good for the whole month of October. You do still have to fill out an application, and have it approved.The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m.
The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free. https://www.facebook.com/CACCadoptables/
Adoptables http://petharbor.com/chicago/
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Saturday, October 20th  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homes for Endangered & Lost Pets Cat Adoptions 


PetsMart  1512 S Randall Rd    Geneva, IL 60134  (630) 232-6467

H.E.L.P. has some wonderful loving cats and kittens at the PetSmart Adoption Center at PetSmart, Randall Road, Geneva. Adoption for these cats are handled at the store.  http://www.helpinganimals.org/cats/

H.E.L.P. is a volunteer based, not for profit organization in the Fox Valley, IL area. H.E.L.P. strives to provide medical care and a safe, happy, and comfortable living environment for as many cats and dogs possible while maintaining a high standard of care for these animals and making a best effort to ensure these animals are adopted into quality adoptive homes. http://www.helpinganimals.org/dogs/
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                         Saturday, October 20th       1:00 pm-4:00 pm
St. Charles Farm - Experience the life and Experiences of a local Horse Farm.  
 St Charles Horse  Farm 2 E. Main Street,    St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone 800-777-4373

Your hands-on experience will include: 
-An overview of St. Charles Farm
-See and learn about the horses’ diet
-A walk through the stables to learn about proper housing for horses
-Hands-on training to groom a horse
-Learn ground safety instruction 
-The Royal Lusitano - Experience a demonstration of the famous Lusitano horse reknown for courage to face the bull or jump large fences as well as the athletic ability to handle the sharp turns and bursts of speed necessary to navigate the most difficult Working Equitation Courses. This breed is a favorite at classical dressage events, equestrian theater, and use in equine assisted therapies. Visit  http://www.visitstcharles.com/farmtour
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                                Saturday, October 20th(& 21st)             11:00 am - 8:00 pm
One Tail at a Time For Paws 'Tattoos for Tails' 

Insight Studios  1062 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Join us for our annual Tattoos for Tails event! All profits from piercings and tattoos this weekend will be donated to our dogs!

-Walk in tattoos only
-Waits can be long, we recommend coming early and getting on the wait list! 
-Small and medium tattoos only, have an idea of what you want, bring references, and your artist can work with you.
-Questions about artists or tattoos? Contact the shop ahead of time
-Tip your artists!   -Vegan processes available on request
http://insightstudiosonline.com/chicago/

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/
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Saturday, October 20th  12:00 pm- 3:00pm
Pizza Ranch Fundraiser & Offsite Adoption Event
to benefit Sagamon County Animals 

Pizza Ranch in | 1001 Lejune Dr. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 679-8844

Friends of SCAC will be holding a fundraiser and offsite adoption event at Pizza Ranch on Saturday, October 20th. Between 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch will donate 15% of purchases to Friends of SCAC! You can also meet some of the awesome dogs available for adoption at Sangamon County Animal Control & Adoption Center at this event!
https://www.friendsofscac.org/friends-of-scac-events/

See loving adoptables.
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/il/springfield/sangamon-county-animal-control-center-il181/
Shelter website  https://scdph.org/animal-control-pet-adoption/
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   Saturday, October 20th      12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
Benld Adopt-A-Pet Adoption Day 

PetSmart 3183 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704   (217) 698-3091

Benld Adopt-A-Pet (BAAP) is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Benld, Illinois, and is registered and inspected by the State of Illinois. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charity. Our mission is to rescue abandoned and/or abused pets and place them in loving "Forever" homes. If you are uncertain about a specific event, you may also contact the shelter at 217.835.2538, or website editor at 217.965.4149 or 217.891.0502. 

http://www.benldadoptapet.org/adoptable-dogs.html
http://www.benldadoptapet.org/adoptable-cats.html
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Saturday, October 20th  1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
National Vegetarian Museum presents 
'Fighting Back with Lifestyle Medicine'

Woodson Library 9525 S Halsted St  Chicago, IL 60628 (312) 747-6917

Dr. Terry Mason, COO of Cook County Hospital, (and a vegan!), will talk about the cause and cure of much of our heart disease, strokes and cancers. He is the host of ”A Doctor in the House,” every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on WVON, 1690 AM  and one of Chicago's most exciting speakers.
***Please be on time as he will start exactly at 1:15. We will have snacks after his Q&A.

Our mission at National Vegetarian Museum is to educate and demonstrate the values and benefits of vegetarianism for human health, the environment, and the well being of all life.
https://www.meetup.com/National-Vegetarian-Museum/
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Saturday, October 20th      4:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary 'Project Pretty Pittie'

District Bar and Grill 205 W State St, Rockford, IL 61101 (815) 977-4524

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary has an incredibly fun night planned for this Saturday at District Bar & Grill on State St. in downtown Rockford. Tickets only $5 in advance and can be purchased at Noah's Ark (111 N. First St., Rockford) or online.

There is perhaps no more misunderstood type of dog than a pitbull. October is Pitbull Awareness Month, and Noah's Ark has put together a perfect party to celebrate these beautiful dogs. Saturday, October 20 from 4 - 8 p.m. at District Bar & Grill, it's the runway event you'll never forget, Project Pretty Pittie. Pitbulls and other adorable mutts will be working the runway escorted by Rockford Police Officers. The night also includes a K9 demonstration, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and a puppy kissing booth. See loving adoptables. 
http://www.noahsarkanimals.org/

  Saturday, October 20th     4:00 pm-6:00 pm,
Barktober Fest to benefit the Aurora Animal Care & Control and the Humane Society of Aurora.

Black Dog Distillery 10038 Clow Creek Dr, Plainfield, Illinois 60585

We are hosting the 2018 Barktober Fest! This fun fur event is to benefit the Aurora Animal Care & Control and the Humane Society of Aurora. From 4-6 bring you four legged friends. At 6 pm join us for live music from the Loose Cannons. Will have Raffles and T-Shirt sales. Two amazing food trucks Grumpy Gaucho and Wurst Kitchen.
https://www.facebook.com/events/343435546286635/

Come on out and help us support these two incredible groups...
Humane Society of Aurora https://www.humanesocietyofaurora.org/adoptables.html
Aurora Animal Care & Control
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/il/aurora/aurora-il-animal-care-and-control-il36/
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Saturday, October 20th  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!
10:00pm--Conclusion
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/events-c1fmg
https://www.facebook.com/GrassrootsAnimalRescueIL/
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Saturday, October 20th   7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
"A Ruff Road Home" 
- Safe Humane & Dogs Are Deserving Special Event-

Belle Up Boutique  1915 West 103rd Street  Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 233-2442

Saving City Tails is working with the Chicagoland community, animal advocates, executive leaders, nonprofits, business professionals, artists, reputable animal organizations and pet-loving politicians to save every treatable and adoptable animal that walks through the city shelter doors!

Join us for an exclusive, underground, and intimate experience in an artistic speakeasy style setting. The evening will combine style, delicious food, great space, shopping, and a meaningful collaborative discussion. We will start off with shopping before we head underground to eat and discuss issues relevant to our city and its animals.

Saving City Tails is excited to have Cynthia Bathurst of Safe Humane, and Jana Pace of Dogs Are Deserving as our guest speakers for the night. Belle Up Boutique in Beverly has kindly donated their event space and you won't want to miss out on seeing it. This boutique is literally, a hidden gem and close to the Metra right off of 103rd and Longwood Drive. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-ruff-road-home-safe-humane-dogs-are-deserving-tickets-50219152838?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Sunday, October 21st         10:00 am-1:00 pm 
Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue Adoption Day

Bentley's Pet Stuff 2569 W Golf Rd  Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Feel free to stop by and chat with our volunteers about adopting or volunteering. We will also have some adoptable dogs to meet as well. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Helping those that are helpless because of who we are and reduce the number of homeless Siberian Huskies while improving the welfare and education of Domestic Anima
http://www.huskyrescue.org/available-pets
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Sunday, October 21st        10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Open House - Hooved Animal Humane Society

Hooved Animal Humane Society 10804 McConnell Rd, Woodstock, Ill 60098

Tack shop will be open as well at the HAHS farm! Come do a little shopping and take a tour of the farm while you are here, our adoptable animals can't wait to meet you!
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/?fbclid=IwAR3hD-C3xlCpiJZgKfa7rqEPVCym1COb-YS87t6ErzLx-qe6LQzXz--_WDc
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                Sunday, October 21st                   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Animal Aid Cat & Kitten Adoptions 

Petsmart    4160 10th Street Drive   Moline, Ill 61265    (309) 517-2308 

An animal shelter operated only by volunteers. View the loving animals on petfinder.  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=IL217 @qcaahs  nimal Aid is represented by volunteers that love, and want to help 
as many precious animals as they can.'' (309) 797-6550    https://www.facebook.com/qcaahs/
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Sunday, October 21st  11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue Adoptoins 

Petsmart - McHenry 3370 Shoppers Drive McHenry IL 60050
815-578-1530

Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue is committed to saving dogs, and most recently cats, that are abandoned in shelters and animal control facilities and providing them with a second chance to be adopted into loving families. Our staff is composed entirely of volunteers. We are recognized by the IRS as a qualified non-profit organization. 
http://www.fortunatelabrescue.org/adoptadog.html
http://www.fortunatelabrescue.org/fortunatefelines.html
https://www.facebook.com/FortunatePooches/
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Sunday, October 21st  12:00 noon. - 7:00 pm
TAIL's PetFest 2018

Avantis Dome  3401 Griffin Ave.   Pekin, IL 61554   (309) 346-3663

 Join us for a day of fun at the Avanti's Dome! PetFest is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are looking forward to sharing the day with you and your family! Admission is free; fees may apply for some activities. https://www.facebook.com/TazewellTAiLS/

Event will feature:
- Low cost microchipping  - Tons of raffles for awesome items
- Vendors with amazing products  - Face painting  - Dog agility demos
- Photobooth for fun photos   - Classic car show - Pet Halloween costume contest
- Live DJ  Prizes and freebies - Canvas Connections painting party
- Bake Sale - Games for kids and dogs  - T-shirts and SaveAround coupon books for sale
- and much more! https://www.facebook.com/events/2196210410650534
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Sunday, October 21st      11:45 am- til 
Howl-o-Ween Dog Bowl 
`Hosted by Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin'

Elgin Lanes 401 Shepard Dr, Elgin, Illinois 60123 (847) 695-3777

We are proud to present this year's Howl-o-Ween Bowl event on October 21st at the Elgin Lanes! Come as you are (or in costume) as we have a spook-tacular time bowling, playing with our ambassador pups, and enjoying other activities such as face painting, raffles, and so much more. All proceeds from the event go directly toward helping the wonderful animals of Anderson!

Purchasing your ticket will entitle you to 3 games of bowling and shoe rental. Non-bowlers are welcome at no charge.   https://www.facebook.com/events/949289601936157/

Doors open at 11:30am, and the games begin at 12:45pm.We hope to see you there!

Looking to add a four-legged friend to your family? You're in luck!)   https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAnimalShelterIL
Main website http://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/

Cats https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAnimalShelterIL/app/160430850678443/
Dogs https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAnimalShelterIL/app/128953167177144/
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Sunday, October 21st                 11:00 am– 6:00 pm
PAWS Chicago Adoptions 
PAWS    Pippen Fasseas Adoption Ctr   1997 N. Clybourn Ave    Chicago, IL 60614       773-935-7297 (PAWS)

PAWS Chicago's Mission: •To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog.
•To end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education.
•To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model.
 (Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri: 12 - 7 p.m.) To learn more about our life-saving work, please visit www.pawschicago.org
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Sunday, October 21st           12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
 ‘Meet and Greet with German Shepherd Rescue 

Petsmart  1440 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL   60173    (847) 413-0982

German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. is a growing group of volunteers committed to creating a second chance for German Shepherd dogs that, for many reasons, are in need of new homes.

GSR, Inc. is a state licensed, NO KILL animal shelter based in the Chicagoland area.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our income is derived from adoption fees, private donations and fund raising activities, all of which go to care for the dogs.
http://gsrescue1.org/?page_id=30
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Sunday,  October 21st      12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
Chicago Animal Care & Control  Adoptions 
Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 60608
Phone (312) 747-1406

See loving adoptables  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html

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/
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc/provdrs/care.html

Free Cat, Kitten adoptions all month at Chicago shelter!  The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that they're letting people adopt cats and kittens for free.

The offer is good for the whole month of October. You do still have to fill out an application, and have it approved.The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m.
The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free. https://www.facebook.com/CACCadoptables/
Adoptables http://petharbor.com/chicago/
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             Sunday,  October 21st                   12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Adopt the Spanish Galgo... Love, Hope, Believe...

Love, Hope, Believe Galgo Adoption     P.O. Box 881     Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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. Help us help them.   http://www.adoptagalgo.com
For more info, please email Info@LHBGalgoRescue.org
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Sunday, October 21st  12 noon - 3:00 pm
Pet Blessing at ST. Peter's'S & Adoptions!

St. Peters United Church of Christ  8013 Laramie (at Oakton) Skokie, IL 60077   phone 847.673.8166

​Come bring your most beloved animal friends to our lawn for a blessing from Pastor Lanford. It will take place in the gym and afterward the pastor will bless each pet individually. CARE will be there with adoptables!
In 1987, a group of people came together to promote adoptions and care for the dogs and cats at the Evanston Animal Shelter. In 1989, the group incorporated as Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™), an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. http://carenorthshore.org/dogs/
http://carenorthshore.org/cats/
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Sunday, October 21st 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
For Paws Club Howl-o-ween Benefiting One Tail at a Time

Pooch Hotel West Loop 1214 West Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60607​

Dress up your furry friends and come have a spooktacularly good time with For Paws Club at Pooch Hotel West Loop for a costume contest and indoor OFF-LEASH play time! Come for the Boos and Stay for the Barks while 100% of the proceeds benefit One Tail at a Time!

Who’s ready to party for a great cause?!
Prepare for our Costume Contest:

One winner will be chosen from each category and awarded with a prize basket from our amazing partners!

Categories: Scariest, Best Group (dog/owner), Funniest, and Best Pack (group of dogs):
Ava’s Pet Palace will be there selling delicious organic treats! Costume contest winners will receive 3 bags of these tail-wagging treats!

Companion Animal Hospital River North will answer all your questions and be handing out some great swag!! See all your goody bag treats on link. 

A HUGE Thank You to our Puptastic Partners: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-paws-club-howl-o-ween-benefiting-one-tail-at-a-time-tickets-50290564432

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Monday, October 22nd(thru 28th)     All day each day 
7-Day Jumpstart to Vegan Challenge - CHICAGO

Chicago, IL 60603

You've thought about it. But where do you even begin?  When I first transitioned to plant-based eating, I thought "what in the world am I gonna eat"? I don't know about you, but a diet full of sides and salads did not sound appetizing.

I fumbled my way through the transition, and when it was all said and done, there was SO much I wish I'd known in advance. But I didn't know what to ask because I didn't know what to expect.

So consider this the "what to expect when you're expecting..." but for food. Plant-based food to be exact.You'll join people from Chicago and all over the country in a 7-day challenge, and I'll be there with you every step of the way rooting you on because... well, you got this! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7-day-jumpstart-to-vegan-challenge-chi-tickets-50617342835?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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    Monday October 22nd      ( 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
Listen Learn & explore about PBS  Civil War. http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/
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                                             Monday, October 22nd            11:00 am- til         
Winnebago County Animal Services 
Winnebago Animal Shelter   4517 N Main St.      Rockford, IL 61103 (815) 319-4100

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 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.

Shelter Hours:   Monday: 11 am until 7 pm   Tuesday thru Friday: 11 am until 5 pm     Saturday: 11am until 4pm   Sunday: Closed     See many of our loving adoptables. http://www.wcasrock.org/index.php/adopt-a-pet      Phone   (815) 319-4100
http://www.wcasrock.org/index.php/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-dogs
http://www.wcasrock.org/index.php/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-cats
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Monday, October 22nd                      Ongoing
Adopt a Loving Shelter or Rescue pet/animal!
Rescue Me     http://dog.rescueme.org/Illinois

Petfinder  https://www.petfinder.com/

Chicago CACC       http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html

Illinois Rescues & Shelters  
http://www.dogloversdigest.com/illinois-rescue-shelters-and-organizations/
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 Monday, October 22nd       12:00 noon-3:00 pm 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
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Monday, October 22nd   4:00 pm - 7:00pm
Low Cost Spay Neuter  by SPAY ILLINOIS
2765 Maple Avenue, Lisle   IL  (630) 961-8000

Visit Spay Illinois' low cost spay neuter clinics. Spay Illinunspecified copy 3ois operates to end pet homelessness by empowering pet owners and shelters with the resources that they need to be successful. We believe that no pet should ever be denied quality preventative care due to the financial circumstances of their family and we work hard to provide people the tools and resources they need to provide their pets with care they can afford. We offer our services to all pet owners and rescue groups, but strategically focus our programs and initiatives to benefit pets in poverty and those without homes.

Packages of core vaccines for cats and dogs start at only $30 and include everything they need to stay safe & healthy throughout the year. Pet microchips are available for only $25, including lifetime registration and heartworm testing can be performed onsite for only $22. Plus, purchase trusted brands in heartworm, flea and tick prevention at reduced rates. https://www.spayillinois.org/find-a-spayneuter-clinic/
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Monday, October 22nd    4:00pm 4:45pm
Naperville Area Humane Society
"ANIMALS & KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM"

Naperville Area Humane Society  1620 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and beyond.Available to children ages 8-11 years old, the Animals & Kids After School Program offers five unique sessions (each session has six classes) where children will have a hands-on opportunity to work with the shelter animals. 
 https://www.naperhumane.org/events-calendar/2017/9/11/after-school-program
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Tuesday, October 23rd Daily 12:00 noon - 7:00 PM
   Anti-Cruelty Society Adoptions 

The Anti-Cruelty Society 157 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 644-8338

Mission- Building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. https://www.facebook.com/AntiCruelty/

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/
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Monday, October 22nd    12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
PAWS Chicago Adoptions 
Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center  1997 N. Clybourn Ave  Chicago, IL 60614

Hundreds of wonderful pets are available for adoption every day. Meet your new best friend at one of our cageless No Kill Adoption Centers or an adoption event. 
Loving adoptables!   http://www.pawschicago.org/our-work/pet-adoption/pets-available/
PAWS Chicago's Mission:

•To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog.
•To end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education.
•To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model.
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Tuesday, October 23rd              7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vanishing  Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit 

The Morton Arboretum       4100 Illinois Route 53     Lisle, IL 60532

Conifer Collection-The Vanishing Acts exhibit is located in the Conifer Collection, just a short stroll off the Conifer Walk.
Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. An award-winning outdoor exhibit shows that trees that we know and love are endangered in the wild. By protecting them, we help ourselves and the entire planethttp://www.mortonarb.org/
http://www.mortonarb.org/events/vanishing-acts-trees-under-threat-exhibit
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Tuesday, October 23rd  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cats on Mats - Yoga Class
Host: Highland Animal Shelter and Energy Yoga & Fitness

Windows On Broadway 401 Broadway, Highland, Illinois 62249

Goat yoga may be all the rage, but goats have nothing on cats when it comes to doing yoga! There's not a yoga pose called "goat" but there IS a cat pose! Join us for a cat-themed and cat-infused yoga class. Highland Animal Shelter will provide the felines that will accompany us during our practice and may even participate (they ARE cats, you know). We'll be encouraging them with cat toys from time to time. 

Following our fun practice, stick around and get to know our guests of honor. All cats will be available for adoption, so you may even find your purr-fect match! The cost for Cats on Mats is $20 with 100% of collected fees going to Highland Animal Shelter. PLEASE RSVP USING THE WEBSITE LINK UNDER TICKETS AVAILABLE.
https://www.facebook.com/events/550538825383221/

Attendance Prize Drawing-Make an additional cash donation to Highland Animal Shelter or bring an item from their wish list to be entered into a drawing for a free month of yoga at Energy Yoga & Fitness. Here's the wish list (see link):
Wal-Mart or Sam's gift cards to purchase supplies
Highland Animal Shelter is a no-kill facility where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. 
https://www.highlandanimalshelter.com/adoption/
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​Tuesday, October 23rd  (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.  
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Wednesday, October 24th (thru Sunday October  28th)  12:00 noon-6:00 pm 
PAWS Chicago Maison Atia Pop-Up Shop
"ADOPT FUR-----WEAR FAUX"

Pop Up Shop 1968 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Each coat purchased provides lifesaving transportation for a homeless pet
living in a high kill shelter to PAWS Chicago, where he or she is guaranteed life.
Every pet saved takes us closer to a humane and compassionate community.
10/24: 12-6pm • 10/25: 12-8pm • 10/26: 12-6pm • 10/27-10/28: 11am-5pm
maisonatia.com | @maisonatia @pawschicago #BUYACOATSAVEAPUPPY

See our adorable adoptables! http://www.pawschicago.org/our-work/pet-adoption/pets-available/
Poster for event. 
 http://www.pawschicago.org/fileadmin/user_upload/MA_PopUp_Poster_4__1_.pdf
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Wednesday, October  24th   5:00-7:00 pm
Humane Haven Animal Shelter Cat Adoptions 

PetSmart 159 N Weber Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60490   (630) 771-9777

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also Oct. 28, Bolingbrook PetSmart, Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. Cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots. See our loving adoptbales. http://www.hhas.org/cats/

Humane Haven Animal Shelter (HHAS) is a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.  It has dedicated itself to the preservation and protection of the pets of our communities. HHAS serves as the voice for these animals and fosters the placement of homeless pets in compatible, loving homes while also providing the community with pet care awareness and education.
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Wednesday, October 24th     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center
-2 FUR 1- Special Adoption Fee-
Barb's Rescue Center   313 North Quentin Road    Palatine, IL 60067 

We're located in Palatine, IL and our facility is designed to provide our rescue animals with an open, home-style environment. Our capacity is 100 cats/kittens. See our loving adoptables.    http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL862.html
http://barbspreciousrescue.org/
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Wednesday, October  24th  8:00 pm –1:00 am
Wolfkeeper Wednesdays: Industry Night for Pet Professionals
Taylor Street Tap  1358 West Taylor Street  Chicago, IL 60607

Come on down and mingle at the coolest Dog Friendly Bar in Chicago. This event is being hosted by Wolfkeeper University and Toriano Sanzone. Come and mingle with pet professionals from all over Chicago. If you work with animals this is an awesome opportunity to meet and connect with other experts of the field. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolfkeeper-wednesdays-industry-night-for-pet-professionals-tickets-46992108662?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Thursday, October 25th             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 7:30 am and close at 6:00 pm   Drop off for patients is between 7:30 am and 9:00 am    Pickup is  between 4:00 and 6:00 pm   Pricing is here:
http://media.wix.com/ugd/1d8cf4_ac342a876859455e9c52c5fbc5a16cfd.pdf
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Thursday, October 25th     10:00 am-4:00 pm 
 “Secret Lives of Bees” Exhibit 
Plum Creek Nature Ctr 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401 (708) 946-2216

• “Secret Lives of Bees” exhibit – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30, Plum Creek Nature Center,
27064 S. Dutton Road, Crete Township near Beecher. For information. visit 
reconnectwithnature.org

The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements. VISITOR CENTER AMENITIES Camping Permits, Dog Park Permits,  Picnic Permits
The nature center is open to the public free of charge.
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Thursday, October 25th   1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
HOMESCHOOL HEROES at Naperville Humane 

Naperville Area Humane Society 1620 West Diehl Rd Naperville, IL, 60563 

Available to children ages 8-13 years old, Homeschool Heroes allows home-educated children to, not only learn about and enhance the lives of shelter animals, but have hands-on opportunities working with the shelter animals. See our loving sweetie pies. 
https://www.naperhumane.org/adopt-a-dog/
https://www.naperhumane.org/adopt-a-cat/
Designed for children ages 8-13 yrws old. 
Classes meet on Thursdays at NAHS from 1:00pm-2:00pm for six weeks.
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Thursday, October  25th     4:00 pm-5:00 pm 
 Tail Waggin’ Tutors at the Library

Coal City Public Library 85 N Garfield St,   Coal City, IL 60416  815-634-4552, ext. 110
• Tail Waggin’ Tutors – 4 to 5 p.m., Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Children build reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. First to fifth grade. To schedule a time, contact Rene Norris at 815-634-4552, ext. 110, or rene@ccpld.org    https://ccpld.evanced.info/signup
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Thursday, October 25th    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Dog Basic Obedience Group Class

Depaw K9Campus 100 S. Glengarry Drive Geneva, IL 60134

Done in a group setting, our award winning trainer will show you how to reach your dog?s potential. These are 9 week courses and includes a lifetime membership to take any further group basic obedience class in the future for a refresher at no add'l charge, weekly handouts, and free socialization time after each class. $249/9 week course, $50/per add'l dog. Call 630.232.8663 to sign up today!  Website: http://www.depawK9campus.com

Must have payment, current vaccinations, negative fecal result, and current release form on file prior to attending class. Ck out our fun pack walk on Sunday, Oct 28th! 
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                         Friday, October 26th   12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
Animal Protection League Dog & Cat Adoptions 

APL Shelter 1001 Taintor Rd.  Springfield. , IL 62702 Phone: (217) 544-7387

Dogs and cats are available for adoption daily from noon until 5 p.m.  APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low-cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.

For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org
Dogs available!   http://www.apl-shelter.org/dotnetnuke/Adoption/APLDogs/tabid/110/Default.aspx
Cats available! 
http://www.apl-shelter.org/dotnetnuke/Adoption/APLCats/tabid/109/Default.aspx
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Friday, October 26th 12:00 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!  
Dogs  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?animal=Dog&shelterid=IL132
Cats  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?animal=cat&shelterid=IL132
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Friday October 26th   4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
MARS of Illinois Adoption Event

 Pet Supplies Plus 2821 W Kirby Ave Champaign IL 61821  (217) 366-9240

MARS is hosting an Adoption Event at the Pet Supplies Plus in Champaign, IL! This is where the animals in our program will be available for adoption. Once your application is approved, if you wish to set up a reservation, appointments are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26th at 4 or 5 pm.  https://www.dogsfrommars.net/info/events
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Friday, October 26th   6:00-9:00 pm
 Happy Hour  Benefitting  Canine Therapy  Corps
 Flagship Tavern & Grill (1622 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago​ 60657 (773) 281-3805

Join us for a fun night out at Flagship Tavern & Grill at 1622 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. A portion of every food and drink package will go to Canine Therapy Corps!
https://www.caninetherapycorps.org/new-events/

Our programs serve a wide variety of populations.  CANINE 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/
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Friday, October 25th    6:30 pm-10:30 pm 
Night of a 1000 Jack O Lanterns 
Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022  (847) 835-5440

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area going thru Oct 28th!.

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America. Purchase light snacks and drinks such as cider and ale on the Esplanade before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for more hearty seasonal fare. Event is held rain or shine. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance, (Oct 24 – 28, 2018) https://www.chicagobotanic.org/halloween
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Friday, October 26th      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joint Vegetarian/Vegan Potluck for All Travel Lovers!

SoderWorld Wellness Center & Academy    16 W. 501 Nielson Lane · Willowbrook  IL 60527

Let's do something different this time: Everyone who loves to travel is in luck as we are doing a joint potluck with Intl. Budget Travelers & Backpackers group: https://www.meetup.com/Intl-Budget-Travelers-Backpackers-Naperville-Area We are going to share a tasty food and discussion how to eat healthy while traveling (tips sharing)! https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/255493199/

ChicagoVeg is the largest Chicagoland community for vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists to socialize and meet like-minded people. We organize a range of fun activities and educational events in the city and the suburbs. 
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Saturday, October 27th     8:00 - 10:00 a.m.,
"Migratory Bird Hike” -Waterfowl, eagles, songbirds and more!

 Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve  230 W Renwick Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 886-1467

"Migratory Bird Hike” – Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. Search for waterfowl, eagles, songbirds and more. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles with a naturalist. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Do not bring dogs or bicycles. Ages 7 and older. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or call 815-886-1467. https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/preserves-trails/preserves/lake-renwick/lake-renwick-heron-rookery
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​                   ​    Saturday, October 27th    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Clair County Animal Services Adoptions & Clinic  

St Clair County Animal Services  1250 S 11th St,  Belleville, IL 62226      Phone (618) 235-0585

St. Clair County Animal Services St. Clair County Animal Adoption Center
Remember to come see all of these sweethearts tomorrow🐾🐾
#adoptdontshop #adoptalifeyoureallysavetwo #dogs95$🐶 #cats70$🐱

**please bring cash or check**
TOTAL COST $50.00  CALL 235-0585 · This program is not for catch-fix release animals · Pregnant pets are excluded    · Payments must be cash, check or money order · Make payable to St. Clair County Treasurer.  Visit  http://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/animalServices/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/SCC.Adoption.Center/
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Saturday, October 27th                      11:00 am – 1:00 pm
ChicagoLand Dog Rescue  Meet n Greet & Adoptions 
Petco 60 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173   (847) 884-8370

Chicagoland Dog Rescue is a volunteer based, shelter-less rescue. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, socializing and placing homeless dogs into permanent homes – regardless of breed, size or age. Phone: 847-259-6458

Meet our adoptable dogs! Click on each dog’s photo to learn more and find out where you can meet them. https://chicagolanddogrescue.org/featured-dogs/
Awesome organization!
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Saturday, October 27th  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tricks and Treats on Park Children &Pet Halloween Party at Lafayette Square !

 Lafayette Square at the corner of Park Avenue and Mississippi Avenue:
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Fun activities in the mini park. Pet and children’s costume contests & Parade @ 12:30 PM
Halloween Games and Prizes for pets and kids alike! Goody bags for the kids, treats for the pups. Complimentary Polaroid photos. tricks and treats Kids can trick or treat at local Lafayette Square businesses too – just look for the poster in the window of participating businesses! Of course, we’ll have delicious treats for your four-legged friends too! https://fourmuddypaws.com/events/1st-annual-tricks-and-treats-on-park
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Saturday, October 27th      11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dog Adoption Day Hosted by Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue

Petco (Hillside) 160 South Mannheim Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162

We are at Petco at 11:00 am and will also be having a cat adoption day at 1:00 pm-4 pm at Hillside Park.    https://www.facebook.com/events/169194763959236/
Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue is a non-for-profit, 501(c)3, licensed animal shelter dedicated to caring for and finding loving homes for any breed of dog abandoned, abused, neglected or in need of assistance for any reason. We will reduce the number of dogs in kill-shelters by educating the public on issues such as the importance of proper training, animal health, and puppy mills through our public outreach and training programs.
See our loving dogs and kitties.  
https://www.magnificentmutts.org/adopt/
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Saturday, October 27th  - 11:00 am-1:00 pm 
ROMP– N– TREAT Benefit for Chicago Canine Rescue 

Pet Care Plus 350 N Laflin St 

Dogs your dog pay their rent but once a year, in the form of being forced to wear a Halloween costume? Make them pay twice this month! 
Our buds at Pet Care Plus want us to invite you to a spooky good time and romp in some costumes for treats!!  (312) 397-9077.  $5 – $15
See our loving adoptables https://chicagocaninerescue.org/adopt/ 
Event info https://chicagocaninerescue.org/event/romp-n-treat/

Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance at a forever family. We love the underdog! CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. To date, we have proudly saved the lives of over 6,000 dogs, cats, kittens (yes, we have started helping a few felines each year, too!) and puppies. 
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Saturday October 27th     12:00 noon - 3:00 pm 
PAWS Up 4 Rescue Adoption Day 

  Pet Supplies Plus         13501 IL-59 Unit 101        Plainfield, IL 60544

Paws Up 4 Rescue's mission to come to the rescue of any animal that is in danger of abuse, abandonment or being prematurely euthanized due to overcrowding conditions. We are the protectors of those without a voice and we ensure that every Rescue Animal that comes through our doors are provided with the proper medical attention and placed in the arms of one of our ever-loving foster volunteers who will reintroduce these animals into a loving and nurturing life outside the environment from which they left.
https://www.pawsup4rescue.org/copy-of-adoption
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Saturday, October 27th    12:00 noon-til 
Humane Society of Logan County
1st Annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest & Blessing of the Animals

HSLC Shelter, 1801 East Lincoln Pkwy, Lincoln, IL Phone: (217) 737-4042
Activities will include: -  Blessing of the animals
-Free hot dogs, chips and water  -Pet parade and costume contest
-Prizes for winners -Treat bags for all kids   -Tours of the shelter -Photo booth
***ALL PETS MUST BE NON-AGGRESSIVE IN CROWDS AND ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES***
The Humane Society of Logan county does not receive federal, state, or local tax dollars. In addition to nominal annual membership dues and fund raising activities, the HSLC relies heavily on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations who also have a commitment to animal welfare. All donations are tax deductible.
See our loving adoptables. https://hslclincoln.org/hslc-adoptable-pets/
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Saturday, October 27th       12:00 noon-7:00 pm
Chicago Animal Care & Control Adoptions 
Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 60608
Phone (312) 747-1406

Come to CACC between 12 noon - 7 pm to meet your new best friend!

See loving adoptables http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html

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/
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc/provdrs/care.html

The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m. The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free. https://www.facebook.com/CACCadoptables/
Adoptables http://petharbor.com/chicago/
Friends of Chicago AC & C   https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofChicagoAnimalCareandControl/
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