Help a Chicagoland no-kil shelter continue to rescue abandoned and abused animals!
2020 marks the 20th year for Red Door Animal Shelter, a no-kill, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes abandoned animals.
We had big fundraising plans for our 20th anniversary, but every event -- from our weekly bunny yoga sessions to our big, annual summer dog walk -- was cancelled due to COVID-19, making it difficult to cover our expenses.
But the rescues never stop. And neither does the love.
Can you help us continue rescuing animals in need?
Red Door rescues cats, dogs and rabbits -- the three most popular pets in the U.S. Our recent rescues include: a mother cat and her five tiny kittens; two cats dumped outside; multiple pet rabbits that were abandoned in parks or forest preserves to fend for themselves; and a 10-year-old dog whose elderly guardian could no longer care for him.
We rescue in the extended Chicagoland area, often going well beyond the city and subrubs, but we also serve as a trusted source for people all over the country. Our reach is nation-wide because our love for animals is endless, but the number of animals in need continues to grow.
We need your help to help them.
Please donate to support Red Door's rescue work for homeless animals. We are not a large, fancy shelter -- we are a little shelter with a big heart.
We've had 20 years of rescues, but we want to see 20+ more, and so many animals are counting on all of us.
We make every dollar count by rescuing animals in need, getting them necessary vet care, and then finding them a loving new home.
Every animal deserves a loving forever home.
All animals rescued by Red Door are vetted, treated for parasites, spayed/neuted and microchipped. Even though we are cost-conscious, our expenses add up quickly. Rabbits must be examined and treated by exotic medicine veterinarians, including spays/neuters. We use available low-cost spay/neuter programs for cats and dogs. Every month, we buy 800-pounds of timothy hay and 3000-pounds of litter for the shelter rabbits, plus 2500-pounds of litter for the shelter cats. And we purchase litter and food through bulk purchases, in order to receive the best prices.
We also treat many serious health conditions in homeless animals: parasites, bot fly strike, heart conditions, predatory animal bites, broken bites, kidney or liver conditions, and food allergies. Some of these conditions require speciality veterinarians, high cost medical testing inlcuding ultra-sounds, or special compunded medicines.
So while we are cost-conscious and always seeking the best prices, we do not skimp on providiing the best care needed by our animals.
(Donations are also TAX DEDUCTIBLE!) Federal Tax ID: 36-4248178.
About Red Door
Red Door is a non-profit, no-kill shelter commited to helping animals in need. Our primary focus is on cats, dogs and rabbits -- the three most popular pets in the U.S. Traditionally, rabbits have been terribly underserved by shelters and humane communities, but Red Door addressed that issue by creating the premiere, extensive rabbit rescue program in the Chicago area in 2000. Today we remain one of the few no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits, spays/neuters them, micorchiops them and adopts them. We also rescue the occasional stray pet duck or backyard chicken.
We provide a cageless environment, giving rescued animals the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, Red Door does offer permanent residence for the very few animals not placed in homes. Currently, we have one sanctuary cat.
We have a wide-ranging team of volunteers willing to do field rescues of stray or abandoned animals. In the past, we have done large-scale rescue operations of neglected or abused animals, including a group of 32 domestic rabbits from an illegal backyard breeding situation that had spun out of control. We have three humane investigators licensed by the State of Illinois working with us. We have often worked together with local animal control offices or police departments on investigations of abuse or neglect of animals.
Red Door Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 36-4248178. We receive no federal, state, county or city funds. We are funded totally by private donations from individuals.
Red Door Animal Shelter was founded in 1998, using a small number of foster homes. In January, 2000, an adoption center was opened in Chicago. In March, 2000, an innovative rabbit rescue beyond cats and dogs.
Since the Middle Ages, a red door has been the symbol of a safe haven. This is what Red Door provides for the animals in its care. And in the Chinese art of feng shu, a red door brings luck to those who have lived behind it. This is what Red Door wants for the animals in its care.
We have a very small staff and a group of dedicated volunteers. We are grateful for all the support we have. And if you donate to us now, we thank you. And we know the animals would thank you, too.
Our mission is to promote respect for all animals through education, rescue, sheltering and adoption.