Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Reasons to Support the Animal Care League!

There are a lot of terrific reasons to support the dedicated staff and volunteers, and the wonderful mission of the Animal Care League. We wanted to mention some of them so you'd know just how closely we work together to accomplish the same mission in our communities.

1. We couldn't exist without the Animal Care League. In order to establish a volunteer-based trap-neuter and return program, an established, licensed shelter in Cook County has to supervise the program. The ACL is our sponsor. They make our work possible. They don't have the time to do everything they already do, let alone to stretch their efforts further, yet they are encouraging our efforts. We deeply appreciate their support.

2. We share the same purpose. To humanely care for strays in our community by providing care, spay and neuter services and loving homes to those animals able to be adopted out. In the case of the Animal Care League, their shelter is frequently at capacity, so when you are thinking of bringing a new animal in your home, please go to the ACL to find a beautiful cat or dog that has been lovingly cared for by ACL staff and volunteers.

3. ACL operates on a shoestring budget to care for animals and to provide services to pet owners like training classes, low cost spay/neuter services, etc to benefit the community. They depend on memberships, volunteers and people who understand their mission to support their ongoing efforts.

4. They have a dedicated group of staff and volunteers that love the animals and are dedicated to the cause. We learn so much from them and appreciate all they have taught us.


1. Visit their website, Facebook page, and Second Chance Shop in Oak Park. Keep up with their activities.

2. Become a member of the ACL, and let them know that C.A.T.S. for Forest Park encouraged you to do so!

3. Attend an ACL fundraiser, adopt from ACL, or purchase a bargain from the Second Chance Shop.

4. Tell your neighbors and friends about the Animal Care League and C.A.T.S. for Forest Park. We're working together to improve the lives of our neighbors and the cats that share our lives each day.

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