Chicago’s animal rescue community will be in the spotlight later this year thanks to a documentary in the works called Chicago to the Rescue. Filming got underway recently as Chicago’s animal rescue community has stepped up to focus on the efforts of the people and organizations that save the lives of homeless pets in Chicago.
Chicago to the Rescue is being developed and produced by animal advocate Andrea Kim. She is a fellow volunteer with The Puppy Mill Project. Andrea also calls herself a free agent because she volunteers and fosters for several other organizations. She wanted to focus on the variety of efforts from the many organizations that are working to cut the pet euthanasia rate in Chicago.
“I want to celebrate what everyone is doing and inspire other people in other cities and in Chicago to step up to help the animals,” says Kim. “Chicago to the Rescue will focus on the variety of efforts from the many organizations that are working to cut the euthanasia rate in Chicago. It is more than just the rescues and shelters working toward no kill. It is the other organizations working on the feral cat issue, health and wellness and working with families so those in need can keep their pets.”
Kim will be launching an Indiegogo campaign shortly to help raise funds to pay for the production of Chicago to the Rescue. She is also working toward starting her own non-profit that will provide information to pet owners and rescues – a clearinghouse of sorts for resources.
If you participate in rescue or a pet-related non-profit, you can learn more about participating by checking out the Chicago to the Rescue Facebook page. Kim is setting up more dates for interviews and to head out with various rescue organizations.
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