A red door has been a symbol of a safe haven since the Middle Ages. In the Chinese art of Feng Shui, a red door brings luck to those who live behind it. These are fine descriptions of what Red Door Animal Shelter has been striving to provide for their animal residents since 1998.
If you are looking for a good excuse to get out of the house during this cold Chicago winter, perhaps to try something new, and to meet a few other animal-centric people like yourself, consider one of the following Red Door fundraising events:
Red/White: A Wine Tasting Benefit
Thursday, January 30, 2014 / 7:30pm-9:00pm
Fine Wine Brokers, 4621 N. Lincoln, Chicago IL
Enjoy a wine tasting and toast the good people and good work of Red Door Animal Shelter. Your $40 ticket includes the wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and celebration. It all directly benefits the animals of Red Door.
Tattoo You! Fundraising Event at Insight Studios
Saturday, February 15, 2014 / 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014 / 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Insight Studios, 1062 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL
If you are more in the mood for some new ink, stop by Insight Studios during the 3rd weekend in February at the above listed hours and all the proceeds from tattoos and piercings will go directly to the cats, dogs and rabbits of Red Door. Insight specializes in custom tattoos that are designed specifically for you by their team of talented artists. If you have never acquired a tattoo or piercing before, the clean and professional environment will put you immediately at ease. Incidentally, they also offer tattoo removal if you had a regrettable prior experience at another tattoo facility.
Red Door Animal Shelter, founded in 1998, under the name Chicago Community Humane Center, is a no-kill shelter focused on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States. Red Door provides a cage-free environment for its animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While their emphasis is on finding homes for the animals through adoption programs, the shelter does provide permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes. Red Door is one of only five no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits as well as cats and dogs, spays/neuters them and places them up for adoption.
Every year, Red Door rescues and finds homes for hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected animals. They receive no federal, state, county or city money. They are funded by private donations and grants from private foundations.
For more information on events, donations, adoptions or volunteering please visit www.reddoorshelter.org.