BENEFITING: WRIGHT-WAY RESCUE
ORGANIZER: WRIGHT-WAY RESCUE
I chose to run for Wright-Way Rescue because I got my pup there 4 years ago. His name is Charlie and he is just an absolute joy to have in my life every day. I really appreciated the thorough effort that Wright-Way put into the entire process; making sure that their pets go to places that are well prepared to receive a new clan member. I'm also happy to report that I persuaded my parents to rescue their pup from there as well, so we're a big family full of love from Wright-Way Rescue.
Bus Crash Incident -
On October 2nd, a school bus crashed through the front of Wright-Way Rescue in Niles, Illinois. Fortunately, no one was on the school bus and all volunteers and pets were safe. After 10 years of placing over 15,000 pets in homes, we found ourselves homeless. However, after months of dedication and support from the community, Wright-Way Rescue finally found its forever home and will be moving to Morton Grove in the spring.
Wright-Way Rescue was started in 2003 by Christy Anderson at Southern Illinois University. She would save dogs from euthanasia, house them one-at-a-time in her dorm room, and place them in homes near Chicago. Ten years later, our modest rescue finds more dogs and puppies forever homes than any other no kill rescue in the State of Illinois, and we operate on 10% of the budget.
Wright-Way plans to start renovations on a 13,000 square-foot warehouse immediately, but we are in desperate need of donations to complete necessary renovations to meet the needs of our shelter. The difficult journey is not over, and we need your help. Please consider making a donation to Wright-Way Rescue today.
WRIGHT-WAY RESCUE wrote -
Wright-Way Rescue works with rural animal control facilities to provide animals with what is often times their only chance of finding a loving home. Your participation in Team Wright-Way will help us continue to reduce the number of homeless, adoptable pets that are euthanized in the Midwest each year and save even more animals than before. We can’t do it without YOU! We hope you will join us to run for Wright-Way in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a shelter medicine outreach program.