Chicago Canine Rescue saves the lives of the MOST vulnerable dogs in the Chicago area, often dogs with heartworm, chronic illness, canine influenza virus, broken bones or other injuries – dogs whose time would be up elsewhere if it wasn’t for CCR, and a willingness to treat these dogs.
Since 2001 CCR has placed over 6,100 dogs into forever homes, and some cats too!
The 14th Annual Chicago Mutt Strut is Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. After all, the reality is that all these dogs with special needs have a special cost associated with them as well – which needs to be paid for. The Mutt Strut is CCR’s largest fundraiser.
Mutt Strut includes an on-leash walk through Wrigleyville (dogs on-leash, not people), kicking off at 1 p.m. The walk is a bit over a mile. It all begins at Southport Ave. and Newport St. and the party continues there. But there’s much more, including children’s activities, items available for a silent auction, a cake eating contest, winners of a superhero contest and much more. It’s good exercise for the dogs, always great to walk by Wrigley and it’s all very fun!
Registration $49/person or $79/family. Kids under 12-years and dogs are free! Registration fee includes an event t-shirt, goody bag, food and refreshments at the event. The entire donation goes to Chicago Canine Rescue! Register
I will hopefully see you, as I will emcee again, and serve as the official ‘walk marshal.’ A tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
Hear my WGN Radio interview with Anna Johnson, talking about CCR and it’s mission, and also about Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program (CRISP). This is a new initiative, a coalition of eight local rescues to work in concert with Chicago Animal Care and Control to provide assistance and support for pet owners in need, divert owner surrendered animals to accredited rescues by providing resources and information to ultimately reduce the number of dogs surrendered at Chicago Animal Care and Control.