A fire started last night in an apartment above one section of Red Door. We had people on the scene quickly and no animals were hurt. The fire never reached Red Door; rather, it was contained in that apartment.
Thanks to the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago Police Department for doing a great job -- and for letting us inside the building to check on the animals.
Thanks, too, to our animal-loving neighbors, who notified us promptly about the fire.
You might remember Guthrie, the duck we rescued in a blizzard. He lived in the shelter's office for several months as he recovered. We're happy to report that Guthrie is well and happy at his new home, where he hangs out with his new "flock" --several dogs! When they bark at someone walking down the street, Guthrie throws in his quacks, too.
When these two little kittens showed up outside Red Door Tuesday night, they were filthy, flea-ridden, and scared. They were also having trouble breathing because they were so congested. After a trip to the emergency clinic, they're looking so much better! But they're so little that they need round-the-clock care for a few more weeks. Now they're safe in a foster home.
We love Sarah Cunniff! Some of you might have met Sarah when she worked at Red Door (which was until recently). She's one of our best ambassadors. Recently, Sarah organized an information booth and fundraising raffle at the Riverview Music Festival -- which resulted in $1200.00 to help the shelter animals.
Sarah is the proud adopter of Jett, a Red Door rabbit; and we're proud of this RD alum. Thanks, Sarah!
Check out Whitey and Kristin Avery, shelter adoption director, at a recent adoption event. Red Door animals are appearing all over town--don't miss them September 22 at Urbanimals in Chicago. See www.reddoorshelter.org for the latest information on events. P.S.: Whitey is now in a foster home, who just might end up adopting him. Photo thanks to Sheri Berliner [www.petraits.com].
Here is the sad news that there has been yet another rabbit consfication from a breeder, similar to the Watseka, IL case that captured headlines earlier this year. [These photos are from the earlier Watseka rescue.]
This time the 100 rabbits are in Louisville, KY. We'll bring you updates from the Metro Animal Shelter in Louisville.