We had gotten a phone call about a pet rabbit running around the Irving Park and Greenview neighborhood in Chicago. Mike and Meghan had tried to catch her. Then Mike went back by himself and got close to catching her, but the bunny ran away.
So on Valentine's Day, Toni, Liz, and Marcia went to the neighborhood. After a lot of scouting under porches and in backyards, they saw the little lionhead-mix bunny hiding under a bush. They circled in and -- Valentina was on her way to the warmth and safety of Red Door.
Since arriving, this bunny has shown her sweet personality by being friendly and outgoing to everyone. And she likes to sit on laps--now that's a romantic bunny.
Last Saturday a Red Door Board Member saw a dog wandering around outside. The dog appeared to be frightened, thin, and very injured. She was bleeding from her hindquarters, and needed medical attention. Thankfully the Board Member and a Red Door staff member were able to corral the dog and get to the vet. The dog, now named Laney, needed sutures to repair the wounds on her legs. Once she got cleaned up and looked at by a doctor, Laney became a real charmer. Laney will be available for adoption soon, so be on the lookout!
Join us at Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, for a wonderful art show. The work is bound to make your heart beat faster! Auction of art work ends the evening--with all proceeds going to the animals at Red Door. Admission is free. Cash bar for wine, soda, and heart-healthy pomegranite martinis--with proceeds going to the shelter animals. Red Door cat Jade does her best DaVinci impersonation, showing off her tipped ear.
In addition to snow and Valentine’s Day, this cold month gives us the opportunity to celebrate all things bunny. Rabbits are the third most commonly found homeless animals. Many potential rabbit parents don’t even realize that they can adopt a rabbit! Spread the word and hop over to Red Door to visit with some of the great adoptable rabbits.