There's lots of fun things to do this week to support animal rescue. You can have your pet's picture taken with the Easter Bunny, Hop around the Shops, Support TNR in Cook County, learn Reiki for pets, Pizza Parties and so much more. Check out the events on Chicago's pet scene.
Sunday, March 17
Support the Wet Nose Pet Food Pantry by hopping down to Mysterious & Reassuring at 9701 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park to get your pet’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Stop by between 1 and 4 p.m. to get your pets photo taken and support the pet food pantry.
Tuesday, March 19
Join cat advocates at the Cook County Board commission meeting to discuss proposed changed in the “Managed Care of Feral Cats” Ordinance that protects and provides for our community cats and their caretakers (see story). The hearing starts at 10 a.m. at 118 North Clark Street.
The Naperville Humane Society will host an Animal Reiki seminar at NHS at 1620 West Diehl Road in Naperville starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn about this ancient Japanese healing technique and the energy it animates. Space is limited – please contact Terri Hancock, humane education manager, at (630) 420-8989 x117 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Please leave your pets at home.
Wednesday, March 20
Help Alive Rescue celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a Pizza Party day at Homemade Pizza in Bucktown. A portion of proceeds of sales for the day will support the rescue. Fundraiser will be at the Bucktown location at 1953 W. Wabansia in Chicago only. Call 773.342.9600 or order online –no delivery available.
Thursday, March 21
Stop by Karyn’s On Green at 130 South Green Street in Chicago for the Soak Your Nuts book launch party starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and proceeds benefit the Dino Calabrese Memorial Fund and include an autographed book, hors d’oeurvres, drink ticket and more. Buy tickets online.
Saturday, March 23
It’s a shop and play networking event at Chicago Party Animals from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop by for off leash play for your small dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and big dogs from 2 until 4 p.m. There will be cocktails, playtime and shopping along with adoptable pets from Secondhand Snoots Rescue.
Get ready for Easter with Hop Around the Shops from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with all the great shops on the 3200 to 3900 blocks of North Southport in Chicago. Shop for people and pets as local merchants team up with local rescue organizations to help homeless pets.
Join Red Door for an on-leash Easter Egg Hunt at Rex’s Place Dog Obedience Group at 2120 Ashland in Evanston. $10 per dog for Easter Egg hunt and $5 for pet photos with the Easter Bunny. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. with proceeds supporting the rabbits, cats and dogs at Red Door.
Support the animals at Heartland Animal Shelter with the Helping Hips Belly Dance Benefit starting at 6 p.m. at Durty Nellie’s at 180 North Smith Street in Palatine. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance (by March 20).
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