Since 2002, AHS has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes over 45,000 dogs and cats. Starting in Barrington, IL, we moved to Huntley, IL in 2006 and quickly outgrew our current facility. Currently, we are driving to six different veterinary clinics to keep up with our medical needs which forces us ... Read More
Since 2002, AHS has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes over 45,000 dogs and cats. Starting in Barrington, IL, we moved to Huntley, IL in 2006 and quickly outgrew our current facility. Currently, we are driving to six different veterinary clinics to keep up with our medical needs which forces us to deplete vital resources that are greatly needed elsewhere. With this expansion, we are looking to build a state-of-the-art vet clinic on the shelter property to take care of all of the animals coming to our organization from high kill facilities through the year. In addition, this clinic will provide low cost vaccinations, microchips and spay and neutering to all communities in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to provide services to those who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
Animal House Shelter regularly takes in animals with signiﬁcant health problems and we often ﬁnd that the funds needed to care for their medical procedures, surgeries and medications exceeds that which we have available to us. The cost of this care would be offset greatly if we had our own vet clinic to care for their needs and we would then be able to rescue and rehome a far greater number of animals. We see every day that there is sadly no shortage of animals in need of rescue and sanctuary and many of those that have even minor health problems are not being given the chance for rehabilitation and adoption into a loving home. Animal House shelter can only take in as many of these animals as we have the funds available to care for. It is our hope to continue our already adamant campaign that all dogs and cats should be neutered, vaccinated, and have quality health care available to them.
Along with the veterinary clinic, we would like to also give back to the community by providing resources for a training facility as well as a children’s education center for the care of animals. We have an imminent need to have the space to share our knowledge and resources with schools, community groups, after school programs and the like to better educate the community on our mission and ways they can help. The expansion of our shelter to include a veterinary clinic, training facility and education center would greatly enhance our ability to continue our important work in animal rescue and would signiﬁcantly impact our ability to better serve our community. We need your help to make this opportunity into a reality.
Expansion highlights: ·
Additional kennel space for animals to allow us to increase the number of animals we can save ·
A child education center to host schools, groups, and more for tours and educational programs ·
10 bonding rooms for multiple families to meet with potential pets to adopt ·
State of the art veterinary clinic to allow us to treat animals on site and lower costs to provide them with the best care ·
Sanctuary rooms for long term dogs to make them feel more at home ·
Additional indoor and outdoor exercise yards for the dogs ·
Volunteer center to accommodate the many volunteers that we have
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