Posts tagged "Diane Spyrka"

Big Night for Friends of Chicago Animal Control

Meeting an old friend at Big Night benefit
Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control celebrated the 10th annual Celebrity Chefs event, Big Night, Thursday, October 16  at the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago’s best chefs and restaurants – organized by Jackie Shen of Jackie’s Cafe in New Buffalo – offered yummy tastings. Most importantly, this was a chance to raise dollars for the Friends of... Read more »

Help Dogs Reach Heights at Animal Welfare League

Help Dogs Reach Heights at Animal Welfare League
So, there I was at the Wabash Avenue location of the Animal Welfare League of Chicago.…I was simply helping out a friend, and visiting. Then I saw this scruffy looking white dog shivering in a corner. I don’t know why – I asked, executive director, Diane Spyrka to let me see her. I sat down.... Read more »

Rockin' Good Time for Rescue for Trio Animal Foundation

The Marquee at the Doubledoor tells story. Tonight it's about rock n' roll saving animals.
The Trio Animal Foundation Rockin’ for Rescue Benefit was held May 19 at the Double Door. Over 400 people showed up to rock ‘n roll to help save animals.

Blackhawk Watching Party Raises Money for Trio Animal Foundation

Trio co-founders Jill Cahr and Sue Naiden with Christy Agee of Witts, and two once abused dogs Geiger and Antler
Geiger, a three-legged Chihuahua and a Pit Bull-type named Antler made personal appearances  at Witts (2913 N. Lincoln Avenue) for a Chicago Blackhawks viewing party on February 23 to benefit the Trio Animal Foundation. The room was packed, and lots of money was raised for Trio. That is the good news. The bad news, Hawks... Read more »

Hazel: The Story of an Unexpected Dog Adoption

I'm in shelters all the time. Of course, there are many I want to adopt, but you just can't. But this dog cowering in a corner, I kept walking back to. I don't know why. She looked so afraid. I later learned her story (which you'll read soon). I was at the Animal Welfare League of Chicago, and happy to go, finally - as a favor to Jill Cahr, co-founder of Trio Animal Foundation. I don't know why I was attracted to her. I was thinking about rescuing a Brittany, really. Diane Spyrka, the executive director said I bet if take her out, we'll see a different dog. I thought the same. By the way, Diane is - overall - among the Chicago animal welfare heroes.
I walked into the Animal Welfare League of Chicago with Jill Cahr of the Trio Animal Foundation, and walked out with….a new friend.

John Williams and WGN Radio Raise Money for Vandalized Animal Welfare League of Chicago

John Williams and WGN Radio Raise Money for Vandalized Animal Welfare League of Chicago
John Williams and WGN listeners answered the prayers of the Animal Welfare League of Chicago’s Intake Facility. As I was the first to report – on this blog – the Animal Welfare League of Chicago air conditioning system was vandalized, totally destroyed on July 1…..A permanent solution for not only the air conditioning but also... Read more »

Rescue Story: Samantha and Hazel

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Trio Animal Foundation….they’ve come from nowhere to do good deed after good deed….and then there’s Animal Welfare League of Chicago, under the radar here for so very long. Thank goodness we have them – but they receive ZERO government funding….that’s the shelter that had the air conditioning system vandalized (destroyed), and is still in need... Read more »

Cry for Help from Animal Welfare League

 Cry for Help from Animal Welfare League
PLEASE HELP! The cry for help comes from Animal Welfare League’s Chicago Intake Facility….Well over 100 animal in their care….Desperate situation – overnight, vandals destroyed the air conditioning system. Volunteers are coming in with fans, etc. But this is a building which really needs central air. If you can help – and a donation of... Read more »

Trio Animal Foundation Benefit, Rockin' for Rescue

Trio. This event was sold out! Amazing. (photo by Kelly Michael)
Rockin’ for Rescue was an event held May 21 at the CBS Soundstage, benefiting the Trio Animal Foundation. Here are some highlights: 

WGN Petcast: Animal Welfare League of Chicago, Scanning Pets for Microchips, All Pets Wellness and Clipping Nails

Listen to this WGN Radio Petcast. Unsung heroes – that’s Chicago Animal Welfare League. Because they accept SO many strays and unwanted animals, they take a huge toll off Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC). Jill Cahr and Diane Spyrka I can’t imagine what our city would be without them. Yet, unlike CACC they receive... Read more »