This morning, my veterinarian's office posted on Twitter that they will be co-hosting a Canine Cancer Walk on October 1. I hope that by then, Gibbs will be well enough trained and socialized to participate. But that reminded me of several other pet-related fundraising events going on in my area, so this clearly deserves its own post:
Orphans of the Storm is having its 5th Annual Pooch Parade this Saturday, August 20, in Highland Park. I adopted my Late Great Dog Dallas from Orphans.
Wright-Way Rescue is having a Harvest for Hounds Run/Walk Fall Festival on October 8 in Niles. I adopted Gibbs from Wright-Way.
Niles Animal Hospital is having a garage sale in its parking lot for the benefit of a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, the parrot rescue where I volunteer, on September 18.
If you are in Chicagoland, I hope you can participate. But if not, all of the charity websites accept donations!