www.PlacingPawsRescue.org  
Spring 2011 ~ Volume 2, Issue 1
 
Heartworm Facts

Heartworm disease is a dangerous, but completely preventable infection where parasitic worms grow inside the chambers of your dog or cat's heart and large blood vessels. Left undetected, heartworm disease can become serious and even result in death as worms eventually block blood flow to the heart and lungs. Heartworm Disease was once considered a disease of the southern United States. But it is now found in every state in the continental United States. That's why heartworm prevention and early detection are so important! Protect your dog & cat against the dangers of heartworm. Please have them tested each year and keep them on a heartworm preventative.

 
Come See Us!
Please watch our website
for upcoming events.
We will again be found at Egg Harbor Cafe in Libertyville
this spring and summer
 
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.
 

 

The Plight of Dogs in Rural Shelters.

Placing Paws was established in 2008 with the goal of saving animals from high kill rural animal shelters and pounds.  We concentrate on Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri where the need is overwhelming.  Many of these animal control facilities are nothing more than dog kennels out in the woods.   The dogs are lucky if the local animal control officer stops by once a day to put down food and water.  We are fortunate to have great relationships with rescue workers in both of these areas that go into the pounds and animal control facilities on a daily basis and pull out as many as they can.  However, there are many great dogs that get left behind because there are not enough homes for them all.  Most of the dogs that end up in one of these facilities were found stray.  Dogs and cats in these areas very often live outside only.  They are not spayed or neutered or protected against heartworm.  The heartworm problem is also overwhelming.  Since the beginning of 2011 we have rescued and treated 10 dogs for heartworm.  Heartworm treatment is very expensive, if you would like to make a donation to help Placing Paws treat a heartworm positive dog click here:

Donate
Dogs We Are Trying To Save.
Roc Spring Catron
Jezzie Henry Spring Princess
Atom Sadie Harlow
April Bailey Hunter Duke

Click on dog for more details

If you would like to help save one of these precious lives by fostering or adopting please contact us at placingpaws@yahoo.com.

If you would like to help save one of these precious lives by making a donation click here:  

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.

Cats Available For Adoption.
Daisy Keno Silky  
Daisy Keno Silky  
  Watch My Video! Watch My Video!  
 
A Big Thank You.

Placing Paws would like to extend a big thank you to the following businesses for all of their ongoing support:

Central Bark Doggie Day Care Grayslake & Franklin www.centralbarkusa.com
Egg Harbor Café Libertyville www.eggharborcafe.com
Viva le Vine www.vlvwine.com
K9 Playtime www.K-9Playtimeinc.com
Care Animal Hospital www.carelibertyville.com
Shear Paradise Pet Salon
www.shearparadisepetsalon.com
K9 Training Association of Chicago, INC www.k9tac.com

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.

^TOP

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.

^TOP

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.