"Spare" The Animals

Friends and Family, 

 As many of you know Dave and I rescued our two dogs, Lily and Rue from PAWS Chicago. They have been such a huge part of our lives and we only wish we could adopt more animals. 

We did, however, want to continue to raise money for PAWS Chicago to help rescue more animals in need. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has haunted all of us with images of suffering and displaced people and animals. PAWS Chicago is in Houston working to help make a difference and rescue animals

Their rescue vans are in the process of evacuating pets from the region and bringing them to the PAWS Chicago Medical Center, alleviating some of the overcrowding. Their rescue efforts are focused on pets who were given up by their owners or who were previously in local shelters before Harvey hit, making room for the influx of homeless animals. With this rescue mission, PAWS Chicago’s need for resources have increased. Foster homes and medical supplies will be required to care for these animals, many of whom are sick, injured or traumatized by recent experiences.

Your donation will go towards medications, medical supplies, vaccines, van rental fees, and gas. This will not be a one-time trip, but rather an ongoing effort for long-term impact. You may or may not be aware, but my employer Edrington, will double match the first $2,500 I raise!!!

For more information about PAWS Chicago please visit.

I have also decided to hold a fundraiser on Thursday November 2nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Diversey River Bowl for PAWS Chicago.  Please reach out to me ([email redacted]) if you would like to join us and bowl on a team of 4 for this great cause! Please feel free to invite anyone you know.

I can’t tell you how much your donations and support mean to me. 

Thank you,

Katie Grajewski
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Katie Grajewski 
Chicago, IL
Paws Chicago (PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago) 
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