Placing Paws Serving Lake County, IL Placing Paws' Prints Newsletter

 


www.PlacingPawsRescue.org
Fall 2010 ~ Volume 1, Issue 3

TOPICS: The Plight of Dogs in Rural Shelters | Frankie | Donate | Thank You | How You Can Help | Adopt Me! | Our Wish List | Featured Supporters | Events

EVENTS

UPCOMING:

EGG HARBOR: 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19,
5-8 PM
Egg Harbor Cafe
125 Lake St.
Libertyville, IL 60048


HOWL-A-WEEN PAWTY:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30,
12-3 P.M.

Central Bark
256 Commerce Drive
Grayslake, IL. 60030 
$10 per person.

HOLIDAY DOGGIE WASH:   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 
11-3PM 
AND
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19,

 11-3PM 
K-9 PLAYTIME,
401 WASHINGTON STREET, MUNDELEIN, IL

 

OUR WISH LIST:

Financial contributions to help cover medical expenses.

Other items that are always needed are:
Gas cards, blankets, crates, toys, Purina One dog and cat food, collars, leashes, dog and cat shampoo, Frontline & Heartguard.

If you are able to help please contact us at: PlacingPaws@Yahoo.com

ADOPT ME!
Gee
Please Adopt Zoe

Hi. I'm Gee. My foster mom calls me GG for short. I am 20 LB one year old Boston Terrier mix. I have reddish brown fur that is short and easy to take care of. I am cute, sweet and I am housebroken. . . more

Sadie
Adopt Cullen!

This slender, pretty, black and white gentle kitty likes attention and wants to be petted. She can be picked up and cuddled without concern and seems to like cheese treats . . . more

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FOR ADDITIONAL ADOPTABLE PETS, VISIT OUR PET ADOPTION PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE!
 
Donate

Please consider donating to Placing Paws so that we can help rescue these and many other animals. We know that in the current economic times, it can be very hard to make a large donation. Please know that donations of any size WILL make a difference. We also have created many other ideas and opportunities for you to help.  If we all pull together and help out just a little, it will help out a lot and continue to allow us to save more animals. This is especially needed in these difficult times because the animals need us now more than ever.

  • K-9 Playtime -
    403 Washington Blvd. Mundelein, IL 60060; (847)970-Play (7529)

  • Egg Harbor Cafe - 125 Lake St. Libertyville, IL 60048 (847)680-3610

  • Viva Le Vine -
    338 Milwakee Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048 (847)247-0004
  • Featured Supporters
       

       

      The Plight of Dogs in Rural Shelters.

      Placing Paws of Illinois (PPI) was established with the goal of saving animals from high risk situations. One of our primary goals is to take animals from rural shelters that have a high euthanasia rate. Rural shelters are often overcrowded and under funded and the animals there have little or no hope of finding an adoptive home. Often times their best hope of finding a happy forever home is to be taken into the care of a rescue such as PPI. All of the animals that are taken into the care and comfort of PPI receive proper veterinary care and a loving foster home while they wait to be placed in the "Hearts of their Forever Homes".

      Dogs We Are Trying To Save:

      Atom Catron Harlow Roc Sadie
      Atom Catron Harlow Roc Sadie
      Click on dog for more details

      Pit Bull Facts:

      • Since 1998, the breed involved in the most fatal attacks is NOT the pit bull.  
      • There are some estimates that pit bulls comprise 30 – 40 % of the dog population making it the most popular breed.  Therefore, considering that there are 53 million dogs – let’s just assume 20% of that population are pit bulls.  That means there are about 10.5 million pit bulls in our society.  In 1998 only 5 pit bulls were involved in 2 fatal attacks.  That’s roughly 1 dog out of 2 million dogs or .00004716%.  Does that sound like a breed that deserves a bad reputation? 
      • According to the American Canine Temperament Testing Association, 82.5% of the American Pit Bull Terriers that took the temperament test passed, compared to a 77% passing rate for all breeds on average. In the test, a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test. Pit Bulls have achieved the fourth highest passing rate of all 122 breeds tested. That means that pit bulls tested better than 118 other breeds.
      • The nickname of the Pit Bull is "the nanny dog", because they are so good with kids.

      Many more wonderful dogs are waiting to be rescued from death row in overcrowded rural shelters. Dogs of all shapes and sizes from Chihuahuas and Daschunds to labs and puppies are anxiously waiting to be saved. Please help us rescue these dogs by fostering, adopting or sponsoring one of them.

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      Coming Events
      EGG HARBOR: 
      TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19,
      5-8 PM

      WHY COOK?  Come out to Egg Harbor in Libertyville on Tuesday night from 5-8 pm and eat breakfast for dinner.  Egg Harbor is opening its doors to support Placing Paws .  You and your dog are welcome to come out and eat. Of course if you don’t have a dog, come out and eat anyway and save your stove for another night at home.  10% of the proceeds of the evening will be given back to Placing Paws to help us rescue dogs and cats that have been given up by their owners because of the poor economy or have been dropped off at high kill shelters with no hope of being adopted. Eating out is a social event, fun for you and your family and you can also see some of our animals that we have available for adoption.  Placing Paws loves to support Egg Harbor in our community and they love to support Placing Paws.  Come join us, have fun, eat out and spend a little time enjoying the crisp fall air.  Dog and cat petting is free too.

      HOWL-A-WEEN PAWTY 
      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30,
      12-3 P.M.

      Get into Costume and Celebrate Howl-a-ween with Central Bark of Grayslake!
      Central Bark is having a pawty. All dogs and their people are invited . Palm Readers, doggie massage, dog treats, people treats, photographer, refreshments, raffles, a fun day for all.   Proceeds are to benefit Placing Paws .  Central Bark is a proud sponsor of  Placing Paws and this year we are the sole recipient of their Howl a ween Pawty. Placing Paws will be participating in this event and have some of our available dogs there to paw- ticpate
      Central Bark is located at 256 Commerce Drive in Grayslake.  $10 per person. 847-548-BARK.
      ALL SOCIALIZED AND LEASHED DOGS ARE WELCOME.

      HOLIDAY DOGGIE WASH  
      SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21,  11-3PM 
      AND
      SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19,
      11-3PM 
      K-9 PLAYTIME
      401 WASHINGTON STREET, MUNDELEIN, IL

      Your dog wants to be clean for the holidays. Why don't you bring him for a bath and nail clipping to K-9 Playtime in Mundelein? Placing Paws will be on hand to scrub your dog and give them a nail trim. We think that you would enjoy someone else getting wet other than you and have your dog come out clean and fresh and ready for the holidays. Starting at $20 for wash and $8 for nails. WHAT A BARGAIN! Reservations are strongly recommended due to the pupularity of this event. (224)433-6537. Large breed and long haired dogs call for pricing and availability. K-9 Playtime is a proud sponsor of Placing Paws.

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      Frankie.
      An Easter Story I am sure most if not all of you remember Frankie's story: Easter's Happy Story

      My younger years were just about as happy as a dog could want. It was me, my 2 canine siblings or 4 leggers as I call them, and our dad, a 2 legger. We enjoyed playing ball in our yard, snuggling up together on the couch to watch TV and just having a good old time. One day, suddenly, everything started to change. One of my 4 legged friends passed away suddenly and then, if you can believe it, my other 4 legged friend, passed on also. . .
      (click here for Frankie's Story)

      UPDATE: Since that was written, we found out that Frankie has cancer. Frankie had a grapefruit sized lump removed from his side and unfortunately it was determined that it was cancer.  The type of cancer that he has often metastisizes into the lungs.  Placing Paws is keeping a close eye on Frankie and Care Animal Hospital is monitoring him very closely with regular check ups and X-rays when needed. Do to his uncertain future, his foster family has agreed to permanently foster Frankie. He will be living out his days as a permanent Placing Paws resident. However, Frankie's medical bills are very extensive and he continues to have ongoing expenses. Frankie's current vet bill is $4,062.72 and he will continue to need supportive care until his time comes. Frankie's ongoing expenses include Rimadyl for arthritis, Frontline, Heartgard, vet check ups, updated vaccines and x-rays when needed.  Please sponsor Frankie and help Placing Paws cover his expenses. Once again, Frankie will be forever grateful. Thank you.

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      A Big Thank You.

      Placing Paws would like to extend a big thank you to:

      Egg Harbor Cafe in Libertyville for opening up just for us to serve breakfast for dinner

      Viva La Vine for holding a Wine Tasting in June

      Girl Scout Troop 243 and Linda Palka for coordinating garage sales

      Broadspire, Inc and Leslie Ramsey for coordinating a donation drive

      Peter & Kristyn Gamoke for your continued support with transports, fostering, and a hugely successful FUNdraiser

      All of our volunteers for their countless hours walking dogs, picking up dogs from transports, helping at adoption events and all of the unseen things that they do that help the animals.

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      How You Can Help.

      At our events, we like to add some additional fund raisers such as a dog and/ or people bake sale, selling craft items either pet or holiday related and raffle items.  We are also open to other ideas to help enhance our events.
      PLEASE EMAIL US AT
      PLACINGPAWS@YAHOO.COM OR JEANNEDICELLO@YAHOO.COM 
      AND LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP.

      SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP ARE:

      • BAKERS FOR DOGGIE TREATS AND PEOPLE TREATS
      • CRAFTERS – DOG AND CAT RELATED ITEMS OR HOLIDAY RELATED ITEMS
      • RAFFLE ITEMS – EITHER DONATED, MADE OR BOUGHT OF ANY VARIETY
      • VOLUNTEERS –  WE NEED HELP AT OUR DOGGIE WASHES
      • SCOUT TROOPS, YOUTH GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS ARE INVITED TO HELP
      • FOSTERING A RESCUED DOG OR CAT IN YOUR HOME

      WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT OUR EVENTS. WE THANK ALL WHO VOLUNTEER, FOSTER AND OTHERWISE SUPPORT PLACING PAWS AND OUR MISSION.  SEE YOU SOON.

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      Placing Paws of Illinois, NFP, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
      We are an all breed dog and cat foster based rescue group.
      Our main focus is to save dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized.