Eat, Drink and Be Awesome! It's Merkle's to the Rescue! July 1 in Wrigleyville

Eat, Drink and Be Awesome! It's Merkle's to the Rescue! July 1 in Wrigleyville
Mark your calendar for July 1!

Love animals? Enjoy frosty cold drinks and tasty noshes on hot Chicago summer days? How would you like to combine those, plus some chances to win gifts from local businesses, for a super easy and fun way to help a new rescue get born?

Of course you want to because YOU are just that kind of awesome. (We've been talking. Don't think we haven't noticed.)

copy-of-wish-full-logoThere is a new animal rescue chomping at the bit to help take the load off area shelters but no responsible rescue can do that without a strong foundation. For the last several months, and countless hours of meetings, Wish Upon a Rescue (WISH) has been very hard at work behind the scenes doing all the (sometimes boring but oh-so-necessary) policy and procedure writing and license getting and vet interviewing and fee paying and and and... to get off on a solid footing. Starting a rescue is an arduous and spendy endeavor so you can be assured these are dedicated individuals!

Now they need your help to start saving critters!

Actually they don't ONLY want to save animals. They are really committed to doing education and resource sharing to help animals stay at home in the first place, along with promoting successful transitions to forever homes for adopted pets. (That is a huge reason I'm so happy about giving them a hand! They've got some really innovative ideas cooking unlike anything I'm seeing in rescue so far.)

Stepping Up to the Plate...

merkles-logoA favorite watering hole in Wrigleyville, the good folks at Merkle's Bar & Grill know how important rescues are in saving lives and they wanted to help give WISH the leg up they need to get to it already!


Saturday, July 1 from 2-5 p.m. it's Merkle's to the Rescue!

Located at 3516 N Clark St in Chicago, Merkle's has graciously offered to donate 20% of food and drink proceeds to Wish Upon A Rescue during this event! Invite friends and family for a great time! Merkle's has great beverages and delicious food!

In fact, you may find yourself tempted by one of these tasty libations...

Greyhound: Vodka and Grapefruit juice (add salt to the rim for a Salty Dog)

Pekingese Punch: Red Wine, Apricot Brandy, Simple Syrup

Akit a-Rit a: Tequila, Strawberry Puree, Passion Fruit Puree, Lime Juice, Triple Sec

But that is not all!

fundraisingGenerous sponsors have teamed up with Merkle's to pop for all kinds of great raffle and door prizes including:

gift cards

bar packages and brewery gifts

CUBS tickets and more!

Sponsors include:

Would your business like to help with a sponsorship?

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Wish Upon a Rescue would love to have your support (at ANY time)! They have all kinds of levels and thank you gifts for you, including having a rescue animal named in your honor (with a framed photo for you) and having pets visit your business! Here's the skinny on that.

Can't make the event but still want to help?

You can mail donations to Wish Upon a Rescue, P.O. Box 356,  Lockport, IL 60441

You can also volunteer or sign up to be a foster.


Team members Kristen and Dawn with WISH Founder Stephanie.

If you have ever wanted to be involved with a rescue on the ground floor, this is a great time to jump in!

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