Kitten Shower held to help felines needing a home

Morton Grove, Ill. —  It’s that time of year again — when thousands of kittens are born and show up at the doors of shelters and rescues. Wright-Way Rescue is no different and has had many homeless kittens and cats enter its doors.

Due to the many felines in need of forever homes, Wright-Way Rescue is hosting its third annual Kitten Shower event Saturday, June 3rd. The rescue will accept donations, attempt to find homes for nearly 50 kittens and adult cats, and provide tours of the feline nursery.

Kittens aren’t the only ones needing help. At shelters, adult cats are frequently overlooked and can be searching for new owners for extended periods.

Wright-Way Rescue will host the event at its Adoption Center (5915 Lincoln Avenue) Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Donations will be accepted throughout the month of June during normal business hours. Items requested include paper towels, dry and canned kitten and cat food, unscented clumping cat litter, Royal Canin Baby Food, and kitten milk replacement (KMR) for bottle-fed kittens. The full list can be found on Wright-Way Rescue’s Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.to/1EW7B3w.

Those that would like to make a financial contribution to Wright-Way Rescue’s Kitten Shower fundraiser can do so here: http://bit.ly/2pg9Cf1

Guests will also be able to learn more about becoming a foster home for cats, kittens, and other pets in need. The rescue provides foster volunteers with all the supplies needed to care for homeless cats and kittens.  
 


Wright-Way Rescue to host annual 5K, picnic fundraiser

Niles, Ill. — Wright-Way Rescue, a no-kill shelter located in Morton Grove, will host its 6th annual Run for Rescue on Saturday, September 23. Run for Rescue will be held at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve in Niles.

The event features a dog-friendly walking and running 5K. Immediately following the race, Wright-Way will host its Reunion Picnic, an opportunity for adopters to reunite with littermates, staff and volunteers, and other families. The event will also have entertainment, kids games, dog activities, and prizes.

Run for Rescue is Wright-Way’s largest annual fundraiser and will enable the rescue to save the lives of nearly 5,000 animals. The event aims to raise funds for the nonprofit organization and to raise awareness of its animal rescue efforts. All proceeds from the event will support Wright-Way Rescue’s mission.

Run for Rescue offers on-site and off-site sponsorships for the event. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please email Chelsea Fahey at chelsea.fahey@wright-wayrescue.org. You can view the sponsorship packet here.

Pre-registration for the event is $35 until May 31 and will increase to $40 thereafter. Registration on the day of the race is $45. Children under 4 years old are free, and those 4-12 years old receive a discounted rate of $30.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. on September 23rd at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve - Grove 7, and the walk/run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Entrance to the Family Reunion Picnic is free, with a recommended donation of $10.

Guests can register online here.


Wright-Way Rescue offers vaccine clinics and spay/neuter surgeries

 

Morton Grove, Ill. — Wright-Way Rescue announces the relaunch of the Wright-Way Rescue Veterinary Clinic. The nonprofit clinic will provide affordable pet vaccinations, wellness services, and spay and neuter surgeries.

Beginning Sunday, February 5, Wright-Way Rescue will host its first Affordable Vaccination Clinic. The walk-in clinic will be held weekly, and services offered will include: canine and feline wellness packages, individual vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and parasite treatment and prevention. Affordable Vaccination Clinics will be held every Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

In addition to vaccination and wellness services, the Wright-Way Rescue Veterinary Clinic will also offer spay and neuter surgeries by appointment. Appointments may be made online.

All services are open to the pet-owning public. The clinic also offers discounted pricing for clients that can demonstrate financial need. The clinic will provide medical care for pets currently in Wright-Way’s adoption program as well.

“We’re proud to continue veterinary support beyond adoption,” says Christy Anderson, Executive Director and Founder. “By offering discounted services to pet owners that may need assistance or to other local rescues, it only helps further our mission in animal rescue.”

This will be Wright-Way Rescue’s second low-cost, nonprofit clinic in the State of Illinois. Wright-Way Rescue’s clinic TimberTrails Low-Cost Veterinary Services, located in southern Illinois, offers discounted services to those where animal overpopulation is much higher.

The clinic is located next to Wright-Way Rescue’s North Shore Adoption Center at 5915 Lincoln Avenue in Morton Grove. The Wright-Way Rescue Veterinary Clinic is open Sundays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for Affordable Vaccination Clinic services and by appointment for spay and neuter surgeries.

For more information, please visit wright-wayrescue.org/vet.


#GivingTuesday Event Photos

Wright-Way Rescue loved seeing so many people come together to celebrate a day geared toward giving back and to honor our mission's lifesaving work.

It was a joy to see all of the smiling faces of past adopters, of our honorary rescues, of the woman who adopted a puppy during the event, and of the little girl from Make a Wish who's only wish this Christmas was for a puppy.

Guilianna, who was gifted a puppy on #GivingTuesday, has Shortgut Syndrome, a very rare disease. She chose a puppy named Blessing from Grace's litter and is keeping the name because her family says "that's what this puppy is to them."

 

With mounting medical bills, Guilianna's parents weren't sure how to pull it off. Wright-Way Rescue gifted the puppy, food and treats to the family. Wright-Way Rescue is also providing all of the puppy's routine veterinary care for the first year of life. 

The Petco Foundation has also offered this family a $500 shopping spree which will took place on December 11th to help get the family set up with their new addition. 

You can see her wonderful reaction through this Youtube link.

Thank you for being a part of a truly special night with Wright-Way Rescue! We couldn't continue our mission without supporters like you.

Thank you to Rob Baker for generously volunteering his time to photograph our #GivingTuesday event. You can view the photos below.

- Wright-Way Rescue

Couldn't make our #GivingTuesday Celebration event, but you'd still like to make a donation? You can make your tax-deductible donation here.


Wright-Way Rescue takes part in #GivingTuesday

 

Morton Grove, Ill. — Wright-Way Rescue, a no-kill rescue located in Morton Grove, has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season for organizations like Wright-Way Rescue.

This year, Wright-Way Rescue will be celebrating the philanthropic holiday by hosting a Giving Tuesday event on November 29 at the Wright-Way Rescue’s North Shore Humane Center (5915 Lincoln Avenue). The nonprofit organization will be hosting its free event from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and the event will have snacks, beer and wine, raffles, and an animal meet and greet.

This year, Wright-Way Rescue’s #GivingTuesday campaign aims to raise $15,000 by honoring three of its recent rescues: Toby, Drexel, and Grace. The organization's goal will provide food and care to rescued animals, allow Wright-Way to travel all across the Midwest to save lives, and to provide resources like training and rehabilitation to help pets in need.

An anonymous angel donor will also be matching donations up to $1,000 (total) until the end of the event.

Giving Tuesday donors will help make pets healthy and happy by giving them the care they need, especially during the cold and busy holiday season.

“With so much focus on retail and cyber shopping, Giving Tuesday reminds us that the holidays shouldn’t just focus on discounts and deals. This time of year is also about giving back to causes that are dear to us,” said Christy Anderson, Wright-Way Rescue’s Founder and Executive Director. “We are excited to celebrate the animals already rescued and reach our fundraising goals for those that still need help.”

To donate to Wright-Way Rescue’s Giving Tuesday campaign or to learn more, please visit http://wright-wayrescue.org/givingtuesday

To RSVP to the event, please visit http://bit.ly/2fJ7zHz

About Wright-Way Rescue: Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. It continues to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. To find out more about Wright-Way Rescue, visit http://wright-wayrescue.org.

About #GivingTuesday: #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It creates an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday, please visit: www.givingtuesday.org


Fees waived for dogs and cats at adoption event

 

Carbondale, Ill. —  Wright-Way Rescue is pleased to announce its partnership with WPSD Local 6 in its Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday, July 23. “Clear the Shelters” is an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help find homes for adoptable dogs and cats at local shelters and rescues.

The one-day adoption event comes at a very important time for Wright-Way Rescue as the organization has many adult canines and felines looking for families. Because of this, Wright-Way Rescue will waive adoption fees for dogs and cats 9 months and older.

Clear the Shelters will take place at Pure Pet at 2355 Sweets Drive in Carbondale. The hours of the event are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 23.

“Thousands of animals come through Wright-Way Rescue’s doors each year hoping to find loving, good homes,” said Christy Anderson, Wright-Way Rescue’s Executive Director and Founder. “Events like Clear the Shelters help us achieve our mission to give second chances to adoptable pets.”

In 2015, the nationwide initiative helped find nearly 20,000 pets homes, when some 400 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC-owned television stations and the Telemundo station group.

Please call (618) 208-1509 or visit www.wright-wayrescue.org for more information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Wright-Way Rescue

Grant of $15,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in the Midwest.

Morton Grove, Ill. –  Wright-Way Rescue of Morton Grove, today announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption program and to purchase a new transport vehicle.

Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit organization and its mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program.  The organization serves the Chicagoland and southern Illinois area. Since 2002, Wright-Way Rescue has placed nearly 25,000 dogs and cats in loving homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to purchase a new transport vehicle for the organization. Wright-Way Rescue volunteers travel 700 miles weekly from its Admissions and Medical Services Campus to its North Shore Humane Center to complete transports. This new vehicle will assist with the 36,400 miles driven a year to bring adoptable pets to the Chicagoland area.

“This grant will enable us to save even more animals, and we are so thankful to the Petco Foundation for choosing us as a recipient,” said Christy Anderson, Wright-Way Rescue's Executive Director and Founder.

For more information about Wright-Way Rescue or the Petco Foundation, visit wright-wayrescue.org or petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

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About Wright-Way Rescue

Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. It continues to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. 

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.9 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.