Out with the Old and in with the New
2019 was a great year for FPO family. We found homes for 244 dogs and 15 cats. It is not always an easy task. This past year we were faced with many obstacles. We took in almost 20 dogs that were heart worm positive, a couple new moms and babies, a few dogs with happy tail, and many with respiratory issues like kennel cough. We worked with local shelters, local people who surrendered their pets for various reasons, as well as some other Illinois shelters like CACC. We welcomed many new volunteers, 260 new FPO families, and new initiatives. We teamed up with Live Like Roo Foundation and welcomed Dora into a foster home. Because of Live Like Roo and our supporters, Dora was able to experience love and many experiences in her final months in a home instead of a shelter. We held different events throughout the community to support those who support us. One of our biggest events was hosting the first CIPetPalooza event. 2019 was full of success in our eyes.
FPO is not done yet. We have even more in store for 2020. We are kicking of our Pup Dates program where you can hang out with a foster dog without the long term commitment. This will allow for socialization of some of our pets while they are waiting for a forever home. We also will continue our work with Live Like Roo. Brownie is our current foster in the program. We began over hauling out website and will continue to add resources to it for you. Our planning committees are already working on CIPetPalooza and other events such as our Tito's and Tails, Easter Egg Hunt, Santa Paws, to name just a few. We are also hoping to bring back our Disc Golf event as well. We will also be experimenting with a permanent online shop where you can purchase gear. This will be a joint effort through a local organization, RISE. Honestly, with a team of great volunteers, there will be many more new things happening. Be on the lookout!
How can you help? Well we always need volunteers, donations, and folks like you to spread the word. Every time you share our posts, every time you talk about our rescue you are helping. So please keep it up. If you want to do more, reach out to us on our website or one of our social media sites. We will happily invite you to join our crew or share ways you can donate so that we can continue to make this new year the best yet. Thank you for all you have done for us!
FPO Board and Directors and FPO Family