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The Illinois Week for the Animals team is connecting  with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state. We anticipate scores of events in the spotlight-at least 85+as we kick off the week.   Please plan your events .Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals, the people who love them and join together on their behalf.
For ideas, for your event to be created and/or suggestions, contact us!
Saturday, October 27th    12:00 noon. - 2:00 pm
Halloween Party Hosted by Happy Tails Ranch

Happy Tails Ranch 4319 Roberts Rd., Island Lake, IL, US, 60051

Meet Happy Tails Ranch, meet the staff, and be around fellow dog lovers for a day!

Event will feature:
• Costume Contests • Goodie Bags • Photo Booth • Vendors • BBQ • Raffles

Happy Tails works with local rescue groups, breeds boxers, and professionally handles dogs. While juggling the responsibilities of being a small business owner and a mom, owner Amy makes it her goal to maintain a business of which she feels proud.  https://www.facebook.com/happytailsranch/
Saturday, October 27th     1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
Humboldt Park DogOween 2018

Humboldt Park Boathouse  N Humboldt Drive  Chicago, IL 60622

You know your dog just LOVES to wear a costume, so come show him off at our first annual Dogoween!

- Costume contest and parade with prizes for winners
- Learn more about the dog park plans and how to get involved
- Donate funds to help us reach our $175k goal needed to bring the park to reality

We'll begin at the BOATHOUSE at 1pm with a mixer, then all costume participants and friends will parade together to the site location just south of there near Sacramento and Division, where we'll hold the costume contest. Please share with your friends and neighbors!

Join us at the mixer and parade for free, but TO ENTER THE COSTUME CONTEST YOU’LL NEED THIS TICKET. This is a fun way to raise funds toward our goal while giving you a chance to show off your pooch in his Halloween finest. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humboldt-park-dogoween-2018-tickets-2884596907?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Saturday, October 27th      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wishbone Canine Rescue 
Adoption event/Fundraiser at Apricot Lane Boutique

Apricot Lane Boutique, 206 W North St, Normal, IL 61761

From 1 - 4 pm Apricot Lane will offer snacks, drinks, usually mimosas and wine! Wish Bone will bring the adorable dogs! Come to the "fashion party" and 20% of the sales would go to Wish Bone.

Be a volunteer at the shelter! Wish Bone volunteers may walk dogs, assist in the office, volunteer at events, or help with facility upkeep.

Adopt one of loving pets. Our mission is based on Nathan Winograd's No Kill Philosophy, which states that all healthy and treatable homeless animals have the right to live.
                            Saturday, October 27th            1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
Yappy Hour at Hotel Zachary Chicago 

 Hotel Zachary  3630 North Clark Street  Chicago, IL 60613  (773) 302-2300

Join Hotel Zachary for an afternoon of celebrating man's best friend with our second ever Yappy Hour! Pamper your dogs with Hotel Zachary-themed treats and meet some of the neighborhood's furry friends. Dress your dog in his or her best costume for a chance to win our Best Dressed Halloween contest and a to be announced prize. For all of our doggie companions, we'll have complimentary light bites and drinks prepared from The Bar at Hotel Zachary.

***Please note, you must show your Eventbrite ticket to enter.***
Saturday, October 27th   lineup at 1:15 pm, Parade 1:30 pm
Howl O' Ween Dog Parade
 Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134

Bring your dogs and dress-to-impress at Peck Farm Park’s FREE Howl O’ Ween Dog Parade! Prizes will be awarded for most creative, funniest, and scariest costumes.

Anderson Animal Shelter adoptables. https://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/adopt

Line-up is at 1:15 pm in the courtyard. The parade begins promptly at 1:30 pm. 2018 Event Sponsors: Anderson Animal Shelter, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, and DePaw University.
 Saturday, October 27th        3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Boone County Animal Services 'Trunk or Treat' 
Boone County Shelter  4546 Squaw Prairie Road Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Boone County Animal Services is a government owned and operated animal control facility, certified and inspected by the State of Illinois. It is funded by dog registrations, fines and fees.  

Department Missions Statement Boone County Animal Services protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement.Children and well behaved pets in costume are welcome! Have a clever costume for your pet? Sign up for the Pet Costume Contest!

Saturday, October 27th  and Ongoing-- Schedule an appt today.
Spay Illinois!
We promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

Spay Illinois     2765 Maple Ave.       Lisle, IL 60532            877-475-7729
SPAY ILLINOIS began in 2009 when the national organization, SPAY USA, asked us to create a state program in Illinois that would help bring affordable spay/neuter to all Illinois residents. We began our journey by starting low cost pet vaccine clinics that traveled around Illinois. This gave us the opportunity to talk to people about the importance of spay/neuter. We then began partnering with veterinarians, low cost spay/neuter clinics, and held transport programs to help people get their pets spayed/neutered at an affordable price. Read more and see all the wonderful programs and opps to help your pets affordably.   http://www.spayillinois.org/about-us/
Saturday, October 27th and Ongoing 
 MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation
Changing People's Lives 4 Paws at a Time

MidAmerica Service Dogs     3 Grant Sq # 354     Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation, Inc. provides service dogs to children and adults with mobility disabilities free of charge. MidAmerica Service Dogs' Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois non for profit 501 (c)(3) corporation serving the Chicago Metropolitan and Suburban Areas.  Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.  630-272-8159 for more info.Apply for a dog free of charge. Learn more. http://www.midamericadogsfoundation.org/
Also facebook https://www.facebook.com/midamericaservicedogs
Saturday, October 27th  and Ongoing
Chicago Animal Care & Control Volunteer Program
Become a Volunteer!  You Can Make a Real Difference!

CACC’s Shelter     2741 S. Western Ave               Chicago, IL 60608  Dial 311

Volunteer Information: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc

If you love animals, we need you!  If you want to spend time working directly with animals, you would be a great Adoption Volunteer.
Lost Pet Volunteers are needed to experience the incredible joy in reuniting a lost pet with its owner.
As an Adoption Screening Volunteer you would educate the public about being a responsible pet owner. 
Customer Service Volunteer would escort the public through the facility, answer phones, update our database, various mailings and assist at special events.
Finally, a Volunteer Veterinarian, must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Illinois. 
Interested candidate should be available to volunteer between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
To become a Volunteer at Animal Care and Control you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age      Complete the City of Chicago Fingerprint/Background check  -Complete Animal Care & Control's volunteer orientation program
 -Certify that you have had a tetnus shot in the last five years
Facility Description:
    A 54,000 square foot building which houses over 500 animals in separate kennels with     a fully equipped medical division to care for the animals
    A command center for Animal Control Officers with a fleet of 18 trucks
    Animal intake from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., 365 days a year, (After hours, please call 311)
    The Animobile van for off-site adoptions and vaccine clinics
    Offices for the Executive Director and management staff.
Pls visit www.adoptchicago.org 
​​Sunday, October 28th      8:00 am- til 
MonDog-- Montrose Beach--- Dog Friendly Area

Montose Beach         Lawrence Wilson Drive          Chicago, Illinois 60640

The original guardian of the Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area, MonDog's mission is to ensure Chicago residents and their canine friends have a fun, clean, and safe beach experience. A completely volunteer organization, MonDog endeavors to represent the dog beach community with an emphasis on owner participation and responsibility.  

The votes are in for the only election that really matters: The best dog beach in America, according to poll conducted by USA Today….and the winner is MonDog Dog Beach (Montrose Dog Beach) in Chicago!  http://www.mondog.org/index.php/faq/faq-2
Sunday, October 28th     9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Karen's Pillow Talk Event  fundraiser for Tender Loving Care  Animal Shelter

 Lincoln Way East High School    201 Colorado Ave Frankfort Il 60423

~~Some new 100% cotton pillow case designs that Karen Kittle has lovingly made for her Pillow Talk fundraiser for TLC Animal Shelter. For a 4th year running, Karen will be a vendor at the 2018 Holli-Daze Art & Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 27 & Sunday, Oct 28. at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort. All proceeds benefit the critters who are waiting for new and loving homes. PS: They make great Christmas gifts with fabric designs to suit so may peoples interests, sports, pets, florals etc.

T.L.C. has served the community as a private, non-profit, humane society, dedicated to the prevention of abuse, neglect, and cruelty to animals. The shelter provides refuge for an average of three to four thousand animals yearly.
See adoptables dogs---https://www.tlcanimalshelter.org/animals/browse?Species=Dog
Cats  https://www.tlcanimalshelter.org/animals/browse?Species=Cat
Sunday, October 28th       12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
Belleville Area Humane Society Howl’oween Pet Parade and Block Party 

 Associated Bank parking lot located on 100 E. Washington Street ending at Seven Belleville, IL  62220
Calling all HalloWeenies, Spooky Spaniels, and Magical Mutts! Join BAHS for our annual Howl’oween Pet Parade and Block Party on Sunday, October 28th.
Sign in begins at 12:00PM. The parade starts at 1:00PM. We recommend coming by at least 12:30 to sign in and take your place in the parade.
Parade participants will meet and exit the Associated Bank parking lot located on 100 E. Washington Street ending at Seven Belleville.
Come for the parade, but stay for the pet costume contest and block party, featuring vendors, food, music, activities for kids, prizes, and more. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for comfort.

Entry is $10 per dog. Non-profits and dog-less walkers are welcome to join the parade for free, or if you don’t feel like marching, just sign up for the costume contest or be an enthusiastic spectator. All dogs must be leashed and vaccinated.  See our loving adoptables https://bahspets.org/adopt/
Sunday, October  28th    1:00 pm-5:00 pm 
Joliet Township Animal Control  Adoption Event 

Elder Brewing Co. 218 E Cass St., Joliet, ILL   (815) 651-4200

Hosted by Joliet Township Animal Control. For more information, call 815-725-0333. We believe there are so many of you who love animals as much as we do! On October 28th we will be hosting the Joliet Township Animal Control with some cats/kittens and dogs/puppies that are up for adoption! We will also have an area for you to drop off donations. Even if you can't bring a new family member home, you can help the animals in some way! Come by, visit, adopt, donate, and drink some craft beer while you're at it! All ages are welcome, 21 and over to drink.
We can't wait to see you here! http://www.joliettownshipanimalcontrol.net/adopt/
Sunday, October 28th        2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Doggie Trick-or-Treat
Camp Wokanda 620 E Boy Scout Rd., Chillicothe, IL  61523

Who loves treats more than dogs? Dress up your pup for a costume contest, trick-or-treating, and plenty of goodies! Local animal advocacy agencies, shelters, and businesses will provide treats, owner resources, and lots of fall fun. Admission is $5 per dog; $2 per human.
Or contact 309-259-2157 for more information.    https://www.facebook.com/events/2293341697360651/
Sunday, October 28th Ongoing                                Call for a demonstration!
North Central Search and Rescue Dogs of Illinois

North Central Search and Rescue    1417 Chestnut Court   Yorkville, IL 60560

Pls visit http://www.ncsar.org/
North Central Search and Rescue is a fully volunteer organization which is dedicated to providing professionally trained K-9 search and rescue teams.
Our services are provided to aid qualified agencies, such as police and fire departments.
Our services are used to assist in:: -Tracking/Trailing            -Open area searches for lost person(s)  -Remains/Cadaver detection       -Evidence Recovery    -Building Searches
-Disaster SearchesOur teams and services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to any civil service department in the Midwest.   We are also available for immediate and special circumstances, and willing to travel to any part in the United States and abroad.   
NCSAR is available for demonstrations upon request.
Sunday, October 28th and Ongoing 
Pet Food Pantries
Pet food pantries and banks are available throughout the city. If you’re enduring a financial hardship and are finding it difficult to afford your pet’s food, please reach out to one of the following organizations.   http://www.onetail.org/pet-food-pantries/

Treehouse Humane Society   1212 W. Carmen Ave.   1629 N. Ashland Ave.    Chicago, IL    Tel: (773) 784-5488Red Door Animal Shelter     2410 W. Lunt Ave.   Chicago, IL   (773) 764-2242
3516 W. 26th St.       Chicago, IL     (773) 475-9426  Animal Welfare League      6224 S. Wabash Avenue   Chicago, IL   (773) 667-0088  Paws Chicago Pet Food Bank     3516 W. 26th St.   Chicago, IL   (773) 475-9426 Pets Are Like Family   *   Wet Nose Food Pantry  *   Young at Heart Pet Food Pantry
 Sunday, October 28th                      6:00 pm-7:00 pm local time
A Prayer for the Animals
  ~An Official Illinois Week for the Animals event~

We close all AW USA  Weeks for the Animals with a prayer and/or moment of reflection. Join all those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers and/or meditation from 6-7 pm local time. This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are..... and also light a candle by doing so, if possible.
Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us. That collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems or additional inspiration, please visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
Monday , October 20th and Ongoing 
Illinois Dog Laws 

These statutes comprise Illinois' dog laws. Among the provisions include the Animal Control Act, which regulates the licensing and control of dogs, the Diseased Animal Act, and the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act.
Monday , October 29th   early am 
Metro East Humane Society
VERY Low Cost Spay Neuter for Low Income Residents

Metro East Humane Society 8495 State Route 143 Edwardsville, IL 62025

Low-Income Residents Eligible for Spay/Neuter Services at MEHS. Subsidized by State of Illinois' Department of Human Services. Cost is $15 per animal. Both dogs and cats, 5 years of age or younger and under 65 pounds. Anyone interested in participating MUST fill out an application and provide appropriate documentation. Click HERE for application. Once application is complete call 618-656-4405 for appointment. http://www.mehs.org/
October and Ongoing 
Illinois Parrot Rescue
To help birds find forever homes. Illinois Parrot Rescue is a nonprofit rescue set up to help birds find new homes. 331-444-9934 Email[email protected]
Visit https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisParrotRescue
Saturday, October 27th and Ongoing
Horse Rescues in Illinois
Coming up December 1st ​
Illinois Equine Humane Center
Illinois Equine Humane Center   P.O. Box 337       Big Rock, IL 60511        Tel: 815-761-4937

Lots of new tack available, come shop and get your horse and barn ready for winter. Scavenger hunt for the kids at 12 noon. Crafts such as pumpkin painting and making your own hobby horse. Baked and lunch items available. Raffles!

Urban Oasis Boutique of Bartlett will be on-site and have many nice Fall items available!
45W050 Beith Road, Barn D, Big Rock, IL.  Visit   http://www.ilehc.org/

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2020 Event calendar to be posted June 2020.
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