November 18, 2002|
IPC donated its time and expertise to design the 12-page Winter 2002 newsletter which will be distributed to 7,000 homes for the Animal Care League, an animal shelter in Oak Park, Illinois. Dedicated to a no-kill philosophy, the ACL does not euthanize for cage space. Instead, they focus on taking in animals they are confident will be adopted out, and go to good homes.
The ACL shelter accepts stray and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, which are cared for until they find responsible new owners. A vital part of their mission also involves promoting awareness of the responsibilities of pet ownership, humane animal treatment, and the importance of spaying and neutering.
The ACL relies entirely upon membership dues, donations, and proceeds from their frequent fundraising projects to finance their mission, and they are always looking for more volunteers to work in the resale shop, help walk the dogs, socialize with the cats, deliver the newsletters, speak with children's groups about animal welfare issues, or make home-made goodies for their bake sale. For those who would rather donate products than time, they have a prepared "wish list" of items that are used daily at the shelter and the resale shop that always need replenishment.
To learn more about the Animal Care League, and how you can become involved, visit their website at: http://www.animalcareleague.org/