At 8 pm Friday night, Toni, Kate and the animals had traveled from Baton Rouge to southern Illinois. We think they're anxious to get home!
They finally stopped for the night in Salem; first, they tried to check into a Comfort Inn, but the animals weren't allowed in the room! However, a Super 8 motel welcomed everyone, including all the animals--1 cat, 2 rabbits, 2 cockatiels. Toni and Kate sounded tired, but the cockatiels were twittering in the background.
Their expected Chicago arrivaldate: late Saturday morning. All the animals are going directly to Animal 911 in Skokie, where Dr. Gia Gallegos, Red Door's volunteer medical director, and the staff will check them out. Dr. Susan Horton, of Chicago Exotics, will examine the birds.
We're hoping that at least two of the animals will be able to accept an invitation to appear early Monday morning--around 6 a.m.--on Steve Dale's segment on WGN-TV, Channel 9.