By Anna Lothson
The Animal Care League has a lot to celebrate. But this weekend, it will host the Annual Baby Shower to raise funds and supplies for what the organization says it has been doing for 40 years: saving lives.
Kittens, puppies and more will be featured from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the shelter, 1011 Garfield in Oak Park. Guests can learn about the influx of animals at the shelter this year and have the chance to hear about becoming a foster home. The annual donation drive brings in necessary supplies and funding to keep the animals cared for.
The organization has sheltered dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of other animals since 1973. ACL has worked with shelters across the country to save animals from disaster-stricken areas following hurricanes and tornados.
Most recently, the league rescued dogs from a rural Oklahoma town that lacked funding for facilities. The shelter also aided in animal-hoarding cases where animals needed extensive medical help.
Animal Care League serves areas from LaGrange to parts of Chicago and takes in as many animals are space allows. Other animals go into foster care until they can be adopted. Animals are never euthanized because of limited space. The group also houses animals brought in by animal control officers in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.
For more information about Animal Care League or to learn about their "wish list," visit animalcareleague.org.