Thursday, March 26, 2009
Each year around this time hundreds of rabbits are purchased from pet stores and other places to be given out as Easter presents. After a few weeks the novelty of the "present" wears off and people quickly realize how much care is involved. The rabbits then become unwanted, and shelters like Red Door are inundated with phone calls from people looking to place the rabbits. In even more extreme cases people think the domestic rabbits can survive outside so they're let go. Help Red Door spread the word that rabbits require as much love and attention as any other pet! Come by the shelter and pick up flyers like this one and distribute them around your community.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Little Dudley is a total sweetheart through and through. This 1-2 year old beagle mix is so mellow, easy going, and completely charming. He would be great for a single owner, as well as a family. He gets along great with other dogs, cats, and kids. Click over to our website www.reddoorshelter.org to find out how you can make Dudley a part of your life!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
"Hey! When are you going to come visit us?" That's what the Red Door rabbits are saying. They're ready to hop right into your heart.
Come meet all the wonderful rabbits--and maybe find the bunny friend of your dreams--at our no-kill. We have the best selection of spayed/neutered rabbits in the Chicagoland area--and all are guaranteed to be vet-checked, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and litterbox-trained.
When you adopt from Red Door, you get copies of all the records from our experienced exotics veterinarian.
And remember, Red Door specializes in Bunny Bonding! Your rabbit can go through a series of Rabbit Speed Dating under the guidance of our experienced rabbit bonding experts.
Friday, March 06, 2009
If you read the posting "Dog Rescued from Uncertain Fate," then you know about Laney, the white dog who was running around in a snowstorm. Red Door volunteers Kristin and Mike worked hard to catch Laney--as we called her. Her back legs were bleeding from some injury--possibly a brush with a car!--and she needed immediate medical attention.
Today, Laney returned to her owners. It seems she had escaped from the back porch and then had some kind of accident. Her real name is Linda, which is amazingly close to the name we'd chosen for her. Linda/Laney was thrilled to be reunited with her family, who have promised to keep a closer eye on her from now on.
Thanks to Kristin, who first spotted her running around; Mike; Matt; Animal 911 & Dr. Gallegos; Chicago Exotics & Dr. Horton; Katie and Benji, who took turns fostering Linda/Laney during her time with Red Door.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Thanks to superb cook Sandy Bayer, who won the chili cook-off contest at The Charleston in Bucktown. Sandy came to Red Door and donated her $300.00 prize to help the cats, rabbits, and dogs! That's what we call being a Top Chef!