Pet fundraisers and other news
March 11, 2013 3:22PM
Updated: March 12, 2013 2:00PM
Pets can get pictures with Easter bunny
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League will host a Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 23 at the league’s office, 11 John St., North Aurora. Pet lovers can have their pet’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny (minimum $5 donation) as well as purchase baked goods, jewelry and pet-friendly plants.
Pet food donations are also welcome to supply the league’s pet food pantry.
The fundraiser will support the FVAWL spay/neuter clinic. Tours will be available during the event.
To volunteer, donate jewelry or supply bake sale items, contact Kaye at 630-552-5924 or email@example.com. Visit fvawl.org or Facebook page to learn more.
Kendall County begins free spay/neuter program
Kendall County Animal Control will begin a free spay/neuter program for dogs and cats for low-income residents in the county after the County Board approved the program at their Feb. 5 board meeting. Animal Control has budgeted $10,000 for the program.
The funding comes from the differential in fees for rabies registration for spay/neutered verses intact animals. The program will go until Nov. 3 until all the funds have been used.
To apply to the program, Kendall County residents must be on the LINK card issued by the state of Illinois. To receive the free spay/neuter voucher, residents should bring their signed LINK card, their driver’s license or state ID, and a rabies certificate for their dog or cat into Kendall County Animal Control.
The plan is to renew this program every year as long the funding remains available and there is still a need in Kendall County. To learn more, visit www.co.kendall.il.us/animal_control or call 630-553-9256.
Free Fur All adoption promotion at NAHS
Through March 18, the Naperville Area Humane Society will present a Free Fur All adoption promotion. An approved adopter can take home an adult cat, six months or older, free of charge. Donations gladly will be accepted.
“Spring is just around the corner and that means kitten season is coming upon us fast. Adopting during the Free Fur All will create space for those homeless cats and kittens needing a safe place to go,” said Michelle Lenz, animal care manager at NAHS.
All adult cats and kittens at NAHS have received an initial vet exam, age‐appropriate vaccinations and a microchip. They also have been tested for FeLV/FIV and are spayed or neutered before going home. Visit www.NapervilleAreaHumaneSociety.org to learn more.