ALIVE Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in March 2008 as a rescue and safe haven for animals. From March 2008 through November of 2012, they ran operations solely through the use of foster homes.
In November of 2011, they signed a lease for a building (“the Little Barn”) in Roscoe Village. For nearly one and a half years, they rehabbed and re-designed the original structure, preparing it to become their first adoption center. On May 5th, 2013, with the help of donors and volunteers The Little Barn opened and has been rescuing animals in need ever since.
At their core, ALIVE Rescue believes that their responsibility is first to the animals that are in local open-access shelters with a high probability of being euthanized. They primarily take in animals from shelters with high euthanasia rates in Chicago and the surrounding area. They follow through on their commitment that every animal deserves a full life by choosing to take in animals that other adoption organizations may overlook, including seniors, unpopular breeds, and pets with special needs.
To learn more and to donate to ALIVE Rescue click here.
Check back soon for the date and time of a great class taught by Harmony Instructor Katie Yohe (the biggest animal lover I know) to help support this great organization!