Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HELP OUT: Adopt A Senior Dog or Cat This December Through Orphans of the Storm Fee Free Through December


Adoption Fees are Waived for Senior Dogs and Cats at All Three Locations 

Sure, puppies are cute and all, but just like babies and toddlers, they are a LOT of work. I currently have a senior rescue dog, Iggy, who will be 9 this January and she is a loving member of the family. It's a relief to have a dog that's past the teething on everything phase, the housebreaking, and the boundless energy of the young. She's content to cuddle up on the couch with her head on my lap. Thinking of adopting a dog or cat this winter? Orphans of the Storm® has you covered and they're even waiving the fee for adult cats and dogs aged eight years or older for the month of December.

For the month of November, Orphans of the Storm®, one of the most well-respected and largest animal shelters in Chicago, participated in the nationwide senior adoption initiative in conjunction with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. November is national adopt a senior pet month. Orphans of the Storm today announced that it will be extending this initiative through the month of December.

As part of the program, all adoption fees for adult cats and dogs aged eight years or older will be waived, and people can welcome new furry friends in their families. Ruth Helen Animal Hospital and Clinic, a partner of Orphans of the Storm, will also be donating senior wellness exams, senior blood work, distemper and rabies checks and collar tags, for all newly adopted senior cats and dogs with a value of $400 in savings. Customers will still have to pay a fee at the Animal Hospital of approximately $154 for dog services and $102 for cat services.

As many of the shelter friends have been housed at the shelters for years, the initiative puts a spotlight on those members to help them find loving forever homes. All are encouraged to bring as many members of their family as possible to the shelters, other pets included, to meet the shelter animals and find the best senior fit for their family during these months.

The ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and welfare and has worked tirelessly for more than150 years to put an end to animal abuse and neglect. Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, located at 2200 Riverwoods Rd. in Riverwoods (Deerfield), the Highland Park Adoption Center, located at 468 Central Ave. in Highland Park and the Northbrook Court Adoption Center, located at 2171 Lake Cook Rd. in Northbrook will all be participating.

About Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm, a longstanding animal shelter in Chicago’s northern suburbs, takes responsibility and helps to find a home for every cat and dog that reaches its doors. A verdant country refuge, Orphans of the Storm has provided exceptional shelter, nutrition and medical care for orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected cats and dogs since 1928.  Over the course of the shelter’s 90-year history, well over 100,000 pets have found new homes as loving and beloved additions to families. 

At any given time, visitors to Orphans of the Storm’s beautiful, woodland facility in Riverwoods can choose from up to 150 dogs and 300 cats -- healthy, affectionate and faithful animals who would be their companion for life.  At Orphans of the Storm, dogs enjoy 10 acres of land for daily exercise under the caring attention of our staff and a dedicated army of volunteers.  The shelter’s mission is that no dog or cat is ever without a loving home. We always strive to make the lives of our animals and our community better, one happy ending at a time. Come to Orphans of the Storm, where you will not just adopt a pet, but a “friend for life.”

Orphans of the Storm is located at 2200 Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods.  Animals may be adopted at any time; no appointment is necessary. Orphans of the Storm is a not-for-profit, non-government subsidized, section 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information, visit or call 847-945-0235.

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