March welcomes our new rescue of the month!
The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is a volunteer-based, animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost-and-found referral service. Now, we operate at full capacity at all times, providing care and housing for up to 25 dogs and 60 cats in our facilities, and even more animals in our foster homes. We are able to provide this care with the help of two full-time and eight part-time employees and numerous volunteers. Our facility is open to the public six days a week. We continue to reunite lost animals and their owners by maintaining a database with information on over 33,000 pets and their owners, and by providing free pet identification tags to all pet owners.
The cats and dogs come to us from many sources. Impoundment facilities and the public bring us dogs and cats of all ages that have been abandoned, abused, injured, neglected, and orphaned. A dedicated volunteer base and the retained service of several veterinarians have allowed us to save the lives of and give 600 homeless animals each year new homes. Every animal that is brought to our shelter receives whatever type of veterinary care that is needed, including surgery and hospitalization for trauma cases, long-term care and medication for viral and bacterial infections, and treatment of parasite infestations such as heartworm. Orphaned kittens and puppies, as well as the sick, receive loving care in our foster homes until they are ready for adoption.
We are in the process of expanding several programs and developing a few new ones! First on the list is our Humane Education Program, which is being rejuvenated and will include updated adult and youth educational materials, on-site and off-site presentations, and tours of the West Suburban Humane Society facilities.
WSHS will receive 10% of ALL our sales from WineandDogs.net for the entire month of March!
For more information on this rescue, go to https://www.wshs-dg.org/