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Rover Rescue Ready to Adopt Its 5,000th Dog

June 12, 2012 by Tails Magazine in Chicago, News with 0 Comments

From Rover Rescue:

Rover Rescue has its 5,000th dog available for adoption.

On a Saturday transport, Rover Rescue brought “Buddy,” a 4-month-old Shepherd mix, and 31 other dogs to safety from high-kill shelters in southern Indiana.

For the past nine years, Rover Rescue foster homes have taken in homeless puppies and dogs and prepared them to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Rover Rescue, an all-volunteer 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, pays for vetting, food, supplies and transportation.

The dogs have varied stories that bring them to rescue. Some are found as strays and never claimed. Others have been surrendered by their caregivers, who don’t have the time or funds to care for them.

Included in Saturday’s transport was the 5,000th dog that Rover Rescue has saved, “Buddy.” The puppy has had a rough start to his life.

Buddy and his siblings were abandoned by the side of a road in southern Indiana. Two of Buddy’s siblings were hit by cars and killed. Buddy was hit by a car as well, but survived. Unfortunately, he had to have his back right leg amputated, but is recuperating well.

Rover Rescue, which had 11 members when it started in 2003, has now grown to about 45 foster families in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, Will and Cook counties.

“There are so many healthy, adoptable dogs that are at risk of being killed because there isn’t space for them in a shelter,” said Teri Grandt, foster home coordinator for Rover Rescue. “We knew that we could save these dogs by opening our homes to them until a forever home could be found.”

For information on Buddy or any of the dogs that Rover Rescue has available for adoption, visit www.roverrescue.org.

About Rover Rescue
Rover Rescue is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer dog rescue group based in the Fox Valley area. Using a network of foster homes, the group takes in dogs that have run out of time at high-kill shelters. In less than nine years, the group has found new homes for nearly 5,000 dogs and puppies. For more information and an up-to-date list of adoptable dogs, visit www.roverrescue.org.

And don’t forget to donate to the Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale!

Donations are needed for the Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale benefiting homeless dogs. The funds raised through the sale will provide medical aid and care for dogs and puppies rescued from high-kill shelters by this non-profit, all-volunteer group. The garage sale is being held on August 3-4, 2012 from 8 am to 4 pm at 326 Sharon Lane in North Aurora. For the donation drop-off location, please call the Rover Rescue contact line at (630) 897-7454.

Items needed for the garage sale include household goods, tools, sports equipment, kitchen utensils, glassware, toys, baby furniture, baskets, holiday decorations, small appliances and paperbacks. Clothing and other donations are also welcome. Due to storage limitations, however, the group cannot accept upholstered furniture or large appliances.

When you go through your closets or straighten the garage, please remember the homeless dogs that could be helped by donating your unwanted items to the Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale. And don’t forget to indulge your love for shopping at one of the largest and most diverse garage sales around! For more details, please call the Rover Rescue contact line at 630.897.7454 today.

Rover Rescue is an all-volunteer dog rescue group whose mission is to provide the best possible care and placement of dogs into loving new homes. All of the dogs available for adoption through Rover Rescue can be seen at RoverRescue.org. Save a life–adopt a friend today!



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