I'm walking to raise funds for senior pets, including our newer addition BENTLEY, that smiling beagle face in the photo. Bentley's family had to move and took him to be euthanized because he was already 12 years old, but the veterinary office knew he had lots of love left to give and Young at Heart stepped in to make sure he could live out his years in comfort. Turns out he's the spryest 12 year old you can imagine and he truly LOVES everyone and everything and life itself!
More info below, about the rescue and the need for its work.
May 21, 2017:
Fox River Preserve & Marina, 28500 W Roberts Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.
Do you want to be a superhero for senior pets? You already are! That's because you are going to join this year's Mutt Mosey fundraiser walk that helps Young at Heart give senior pets in need a second chance! This heroic one-mile Mosey around the Fox River Preserve and Marina raises the much needed funds to save the lives of senior dogs and cats in area shelters.
Last year, $45,000 was raised at the Mutt Mosey. Why do we raise funds to save senior pets? Because in a perfect world, every senior pet would spend its twilight years surrounded by a loving family. But sadly, senior pets that end up in shelters often do not get that chance. Young At Heart™ is a rescue and safe haven for senior dogs & cats in Northern Illinois. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless senior dogs and cats from shelters where their age puts them first in line to be euthanized. We find loving homes for adoptable senior pets and offer a peaceful permanent sanctuary life for those that are less adoptable. With your support, Young at Heart™ gives older dogs and cats another chance to enjoy the twilight of their lives through rescue, foster, adoption and sanctuary. Your support of this year's Mutt Mosey not only helps us give homeless senior pets a second chance, but will help us care for up to FOUR TIMES MORE senior pets at our new adoption center opening in late 2017 in Woodstock, IL.