A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter, located at 420 Industrial Drive in Naperville, Illinois, has their Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats event scheduled for Saturday, February 9th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event has been established in order to benefit the homeless animals that have been placed in the shelter’s care.
The event will actually take place off-site at the Fifth Avenue Station which is 200 East 5th Avenue. There will be Valentine themed cookies, cupcakes, a variety of other baked goods and chocolates available for sale. You will either be able to make your own Valentine’s gift by selecting from amongst the available selections or choose one of the many pre-packaged arrangements that will also be offered for sale. In addition to the food stuffs, there will also be A.D.O.P.T. pieces to purchase plus some homemade jewelry and even more.
The Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats Day can take the place of the baking that you may not have had the opportunity to do just a few weeks ago during Christmas and New Year’s or will allow you to show off and continue your baking skills. If you choose to participate, you will be doing a great thing for the animals in need.
The contact for this event is Cristi. Her phone number is 630.771.1844 or you can email her at CRISTI@ADOPTPETSHELTER.ORG. She will be happy to hear from you and will completely appreciate your participation! You can also get others involved. Downloadable flyers are available for your use and to share with the public.
A.D.O.P.T. has been in service for 22 years as a no-kill organization; placing over 27,000 animals into their forever, loving homes. They are not selective; accepting all animals, even those with special needs or elderly animals that may otherwise be overlooked. All animals are provided with the medical care that they deserve.
Dogs are offered walks and supervised playgroups while the felines have a place to call home and are able to romp and play in the spacious communal rooms. Behavioral training programs are offered for canines so that they are more adoptable. A.D.O.P.T. also has an extensive foster network that takes pride in caring for the animals in their care.
They have proactively expanded into areas like low-cost spay/neuter clinics and then further expanded the clinic by offering its services to those residents that are on unemployment, disability, social security and state aid. This way the families that needed an extra boost were able to keep their pet and keep that pet healthy and happy.
In 2011, the Shelter set a new record. A total of 2052 animals were spayed or neutered; this was almost doubled from 2010. Volunteers donated more than 2,700 hours toward helping with the surgeries. They want to continue these strategic efforts going forward.
All of the events, such as the Valentine Day event, help A.D.O.P.T. to expand their horizons. If you are looking for a way to get involved and to do so for the betterment of the animals, this is an easy segue in. Check into it today.