Health and family togetherness focus of Community Pet Days
- Recognizing that responsible pet ownership can present some financial challenges along with the joy animals provide, the Chicago Community Pet Coalition will be conducting three Community Pet Days to help pet owners in need in the upcoming months.
- At each event, the Chicago Community Pet Coalition, made up of two animal rescue organizations — ALIVE Rescue and One Tail at a Time — will provide services such as microchipping and vaccinating pets, as well as supply flea and tick medication, spay/neuter vouchers, collars, leashes, harnesses, food and other items to families who may have difficulty caring for their pets.
- Families experiencing behavior issues with their dogs can get help from trainers present at each Community Pet Day.
- The consequences for not tending to these basic health needs include more strays, unwanted litters, sick animals and subsequently higher healthcare costs to treat them, and, ultimately, a lot of heartbreak when lost pets can’t be found or pets have to be given up, which may lead to an increase in euthanized animals.
- The Community Pet Days will be held in the Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods.
ABOUT CHICAGO COMMUNITY PET COALITION:
Both Chicago-based rescue organizations know that families and pets are happiest when they can stay together. After seeing so many heart-wrenching situations where families can’t afford to care for their beloved pet, and therefore have to give them up to shelters, ALIVE Rescue and One Tail at a Time decided to team up to prevent any further heartbreak from occurring. In March of 2014, they formed the Chicago Community Pet Coalition (CCPC) to keep animals healthy, happy and in the homes they love.
Visit www.communitypetcoalition.org for more information.
Check out some of our previous Community Pet Days: