Haa Summer finally arrived? Well, not officially. But, the nice weather may be here to stay and that means many fun events to support animal rescue this week. You can dine out, hit a Bark-B-Que (or two) and Rock the Cats-Bah. There are also Dog Days of Summer First Fridays and lots of fun at the annual Go Dog Go block party...all on the Chicago pet scene.
June 1 - 30
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month at your local shelters and rescues. At Heartland Animal Shelter, adoption fees for cats older than 5 months will be reduced during June. Cats 5 months to 9 years old will be $80 and cats 10 and up will be $60.
Adoption fees for all cats six months and older are $25 at the West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove during May. Come in and and find your new best friend.
Monday, June 2
Frankfort – Take a night off from cooking and help South Suburban Humane Society at the same time. Between 4 to 9, mention SSHS at the MeatHeads in Frankfort and 10 percent of your order will be donated to the shelter.
Friday, June 6
Tickets at $50 and may be purchased here. Enjoy music, food, drinks and so much more.
South Bend, Ind. – Downtown South Bend is kicking off their First Fridays with their very own Dog Days of Summer from 5 to 9. Businesses will be open for special events that include an Ugly Dog Contests (wait, there are ugly dogs – who knew), agility demonstrations, adoptable pets and more.
Saturday, June 7
Mundelein – The Lake County Health Department is offering low-cost rabies vaccinations for seniors (55 and older) at the Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive from 9 to noon. Details are here.
LaGrange Park – Support CatNap from the Heart at Rock the Cats-Bah at Mattone Restaurant at 9 East 31st Street from 7 to 11 pm. Tickets are $20 and the fee includes pizza, salad and so much more.
Schaumburg – Stop by the Old Crow Smokehouse at 1100 American Lane for Sip! Stay! to support 3R Dog Training and Rescue at 8 pm. There is no charge but monetary and wish list donations are appreciated.
Sunday, June 8
Oswego – It’s a full day of family fun at the Annual Go Dog Go Block Party on the 100 block of main from 10 to 3 pm. Rescues, vendors, raffles and fun for the whole family.
Chicago - Join Harmony House for cats for their Kitty Summer Social from 1 to 4 pm at the shelter at 2914 North Elston. There will be appetizers, vendors and a donation drink bar - all to benefit the kitties. It's kitten season and Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. What better way to celebrate.
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