President Laura Flamion's August Appeal Letter to the Community
Dear Friend to the Animals,
I have a favor to ask you.
Summertime is one of the busiest times of year at DuPage County Animal Care & Control (DCACC). It is the most common time for people to surrender animals as they get ready to go on vacation, move, or their child goes off to college and the family pet is no longer wanted.
The summer months also bring many stray animals, as they get spooked by
fireworks, storms, or they simply get out of the yard. Add to this the fact that warm weather brings lots of kittens.
Since January 1st of this year, DCACC has taken in 1,382 animals, with 550 of them arriving in the last two months alone.*
DCACC currently has approximately 150 cats and kittens, 25-30 dogs and 28-30 small animals on the adoption floor, waiting for stray holds, surgeries, temperament tests or to be transferred to foster homes and partner rescues.*
There are even more felines in foster homes that will be returning to the shelter for their turn at adoption in the coming weeks.
So, you can see why I need to ask for your help.
This whole month of August, DCACC is participating in the Best Friends’ “Adopt to Save Them All” Summer Promotion which allows you to add that furry friend to your family at a reduced adoption fee or in some cases, no fee.**
It gets even better.
On August 19th, DCACC will be participating in the NBC Clear the Shelters nationwide adoption event.
Visit the shelter that day (120 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton) and meet animals from our partner rescue groups who will be joining us in helping you meet amazing pets.
Our Goal Is For Every Animal Up For Adoption To Find A Home!
To participate in these promotions, we need to cover the adoption expenses for these animals. So much goes into getting an animal ready to meet a new family. DCACC provides shelter, food, exercise, medical attention, training, behavioral support and more.
You can help these animals get home when you buy raffle tickets in our DuPage Animal Friends Trip Giveaway or when you donate to our August Subsidized Adoption Appeal.
Finally, please spread the word to adopt, don’t shop. The month of August is a great time to add that pet you have been thinking about to your family.
DuPage Animal Friends
*Shelter numbers as of August 1, 2017.
**All potential adopters still must complete the standard application process.
P.S. Please make a direct impact on the lives of abandoned and unwanted pets in the community by buying raffle tickets or making a gift to the August Subsidizied Adoption Appeal today. Thank YOU!
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