Caring Canine Animal Rescue To Host Hog Roast Fund Raising Event Saturday, July 20
“We started helping animals after seeing them on the side of the road, we’d find them homes. We’d see people with horses or farm animals who would ask if we could help them out or if we could take their animals,” Jon said. “A lot of people just don’t know. There are people who want to move from the city and live on a farm, raise animals, but don’t know how to care for them. So we’ve been doing this, officially as a non-for profit for eight years.”
The couple moved to the rural Coal City area from Clay County after finding an ideal location with plenty of land for animals to stretch their legs and dogs to bark without annoying any nearby neighbors.
“All the dogs are inside, we heat it in the winter, we cool it in the summer,” Jon noted.
Crystal noted that with an 80- by-80, insulated pole barn, the dogs are 20 degrees cooler than they would be outdoors, as they were in their previous location.
“We have the exhaust fan in the back of the building, we have a four-foot fan blowing in,” she said about the air circulation.
A benefit hog roast will be held at the couple’s home and site of the rescue and adoption center this Saturday, July 20 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 27.
The event will feature a yard sale and a silent auction. The fund raiser will also help to benefit Dogit Digit Rescue and Hope Have Canine Rescue.
The rescue is located at 14548 South Fiscus Cemetery Road, just off of State Road 157 in Coal City, where they currently house approximately 30 dogs, two litters of puppies, which will be ready for adoption in August, numerous cats and two ponies. They also have one litter of puppies nearly ready for adoption who are in foster care at the moment.
“We fund most of the operations ourselves, we do get some small donations. When we adopt out an animal, those fees go to the vet care so we can continue helping the animals,” Jon explained. “Our adoption fees range from $50 to $350, and that depends on how much care and vet work. Occasionally we get a special, designer breed dog.”
The volunteer based, no-kill rescue receives animals from shelters and the general public on a case-by-case basis and works primarily with small breed dogs, large breed animals and farm animals.
Those interested in a ‘fur kid’ are encouraged to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org about a pet you are interested in adopting to fill out an application and to set-up a follow-up telephone interview. The adoptable pets are also shown by appointment only.
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