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The Friends Blog
We hope you will be joining us at the Human Race in Downers Grove on Saturday, April 28th. It’s going to be our best race yet! DuPage Animal Friends hopes to set a new PR with 100 participants and a fundraising goal of $10,000.
As a friend of DuPage Animals, you might have already heard about the new 26-foot Specialty Veterinary Vehicle. Through an incredibly generous donation from the Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy and a single anonymous donor, the vehicle hits to road in May. The vehicle will provide essential and affordable spay/neuter and veterinary services to the animals fostered with the rescue partners, expand humane education efforts, and improve medical care for shelter animals by reducing the costs to administer their care.
But the work doesn’t stop there.
Through your race participation, fundraising, and donations, we want to raise $10,000 to purchase ongoing medical supplies. So, spread the word about this game-changing Specialty Veterinary Vehicle.
We are here to help with social media graphics and templates to take the guess-work out of fundraising. Other important race participant details:
Did you know? The DuPage Human Race is a wonderful family and dog-friendly event. (Strollers are welcome.) Bring the whole family to participate or to cheer you on!
AND HOW TO CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES
If you haven't already, please consider taking a few minutes to call and email your State Senator and State Representative to ask them to support SB2280 and end the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in DuPage and Will Counties. Join us in speaking up for those who can't speak for themselves!
From DCACC's website: SB2280 if passed, will prohibit the retail sale of animals (dogs, cats, and rabbits) in DuPage County and Will County that are obtained from commercial breeders. Louie's Law is a joint effort between Senator Michael Connelly, DuPage County Animal Care and Control Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski, Will County Legislative Chairwoman Suzanne Hart, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, and representatives from the Humane Society of the United States, The Puppy Mill Project, and the Naperville Area Humane Society and other local animal welfare representatives.
You can find your representatives here:
Here's a great resource to learn about the proposed legislation and how it, should it pass, will benefit people and pets in our community.
Read the full text of the proposed legislation and see the bill's status here.
You can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets by supporting this family-friendly and dog-friendly event!
by Catherine Stillwell
April 28th will be an exciting day for DuPage Animal Friends.
DuPage Animal Friends' supporters will be participating in a 2-mile walk or 5K run to raise funds for those who are unable to speak for themselves…the animals!
If you would like to join as a DuPage Animal Friends' supporter, please read below on how you can help! We would love seeing you at the race in Downers Grove on April 28th and other events that are held during the year!
My name is Catherine Stillwell and I’ve been one of their supporters since 2014. I’ll be raising donations and awareness to senior/special needs animals. As of right now, there are three other fundraisers that are participating in this event. To donate to one of these fundraisers or to start your own, please click here:
Supporters also have the option to sign up to participate in the 2-mile walk or 5K race, too. This family-friendly and dog-friendly event is held at Esplande at Locust Point in Downers Grove on April 28th.
For the race this year, DuPage Animal Friends is raising funds to help supply the new DuPage County Animal Care & Control's new neutering van with much needed medical supplies and equipment. Due to concerns of pet overpopulation, this van will be able to cater to low-income residents who are unable to commute to the animal care facility in Wheaton. The goal is to keep as many animals as possible from entering the shelter system and provide support to Animal Care and Control partners who assist in these efforts. To learn more about this special vehicle, read this recent article from The Naperville Sun.
Catherine Stillwell is the editor of Paulie's Journey. Follow Paulie's Journey on Facebook.
If you believe DuPage County’s unwanted and abandoned animals deserve the medical care needed to quickly change their status from “homeless” to “adopted”, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to help on November 28th.
You can make a difference on Giving Tuesday.
DuPage Animal Friends is raising funds for medical equipment used to provide DCACC onsite veterinary services. Only possible with your help, we aim to raise $10,000 to invest in life-saving medical equipment for DCACC and its resident animals.
By Susie Blaho
Single pet household. Those three little words change the adoptability of an animal immensely. Although many families only plan on having one pet in their home, seeing an animal labeled single pet household is concerning to many people.
Although these animals will never be dog park dogs, they will play in your yard, cuddle on your couch, go for walks, and do all the things dogs do every day.
We at DuPage Animal Friends had the privilege of sharing a little about DuPage Animal Friends on WDCB 90.9 FM. President Laura Flamion and Secretary Julie Cooper spoke with morning host Gary Zidek on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn.