Our June donation goes to two wonderful organizations: Red Door Animal Shelter and Greyhounds Only.
Red Door is dear to me because it connected me with my bestie, Cheddar, some 15 happy years ago. That's him over there snoozing.
In addition to being a wonderful shelter for cats, they are also a safe haven for rabbits. Last week, Red Door volunteers endured extreme heat to find and capture 32 rabbits – adults, teens, pregnant moms and 15 babies – from a bad situation in Dekalb, IL. (Click here for the full story.)
"All of these Dekalb rabbits are sick with parasites, bite wounds, infections and ear mites. (Plus) each of the 36+ bunnies will need to be spay/neutered. All funds raised will be divided among the rescue groups that have taken in these poor souls."
Greyhounds Only is a not-for-profit greyhound rescue and adoption group based in Northeastern Illinois. They take in retired racing greyhounds from all over the country and find them good homes. This donation is part of a wedding present for my two friends (and former co-workers) Steve and Kathy. Kathy has a soft spot for greyhounds and opened my eyes to the negative side of dog racing.
A big thanks to both of these fine organizations for their dedication!