On October 2nd, a school bus crashed through the front of Wright-Way Rescue in Niles, Illinois. Fortunately, no one was on the school bus and all volunteers and pets were safe. After 10 years of placing over 15,000 pets in homes, we ourselves are now homeless.
Wright-Way Rescue was started in 2003 by Christy Anderson at Southern Illinois University. She would save dogs from euthanasia, house them one-at-a-time in her dorm room, and place them in homes near Chicago. Ten years later, our modest rescue finds more dogs and puppies forever homes than any other no kill rescue in the State of Illinois, and we operate on 10% of the budget.
We were renting our 7,000 sq. foot facility at the time of the crash, and in order to immediately continue our mission of saving lives, we will need to find a new facility. Each week, until the end of the year, we had approximately 75 adoptable animals scheduled to arrive at our Chicago Adoption Center from our Admissions and Care Center which is 6 hours away. Each week that we are homeless, we are unable to remove 75 dogs and cats from euthanasia lists in the Midwest.
We have received tremendous support from our neighborhood, and Wright-Way is so thankful. We have a long road ahead. In order for us to purchase and equip our own Adoption Center, we need to raise $1.5 Million.
Please consider helping us to Rescue Wright-Way.