Animal House Shelter, with roots here in Barrington, is in dire need for people to temporarily foster their dogs and cats. Due to the extremely cold weather, the Huntley shelter’s pipes are breaking. This, after their heater gave out this weekend and people from all over, including Barrington, rushed to deliver blankets and towels to the shelter.
Animal House Shelter, a 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter, houses 175 dogs and 75 cats. Some are abandoned and some are rescued from high kill shelters in Southern Illinois. Many of their animals have been adopted by families here in Barrington and get along well with other pets.
You can get the latest information about how to help in the midst of this crisis on their Facebook page at Facebook.com/AnimalHouseShelter.
To foster a dog or cat or to donate blankets and towels, visit the shelter at 13005 Ernesti Road, Hutley, Illinois. You can also reach the shelter by phone at 847-961-5541.
Susan McConnell Photography at 110 East Main Street in Barrington is accepting blankets and towels for donation between 10:00 and 12:00 on Wednesday, January 8th. She and Maureen Logue, of Mo Bakes, will be delivering them to Animal House Shelter.
And you thought your major volunteer opportunities were over now that the holidays have passed. Fostering a dog or a cat, especially under these circumstances, will help bring them some much needed comfort as Animal House Shelter races to repair damage caused by our recent severe weather.
To learn more about the shelter, visit their website AnimalHouseShelter.com.