Saving Famous Fido Rescue

$9,200 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 47 months
Some of the programs offered at Famous Fido Rescue
Re-Homing & Counseling Resource Center – The Famous Fido Re-Homing & Counseling Resource Center will provide 1 on 1 counseling to individuals who initially resort to shelters as a solution to their problems regarding the guardianship of their dog or cat. The alternative solutions could be of a veterinary nature, apartments which allow pets, seeking qualified friends or relatives that will assume guardianship of the dog or cat, foster care or adoption into a loving forever home. The services and resources will offer a customized alternative solution to placing the dog or cat into a shelter.

The Cat Sanctuary—The Famous Fido Cat Sanctuary will provide a Second Stage prior to adoption where a cat can either be in general population or in a place of its own after it clears The Cat Isolation Room.  This is where Fosters and potential Adopters can view the cats.  We have a cat team in place to pre-book Foster Homes and potential Adopters.  These cats that are being pulled from shelters or crisis situations would have nowhere to go and would have been euthanized if we did not intervene.  (As a side note, Famous Fido has re-homed at least 90 cats in the past 6 month period, that were destined for euthanasia.)

Famous Fido Rescue is a 501c3 charitable organization and your donations are tax deductible.
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By check: Famous Fido Rescue, 5430 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. 60640
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Famous Fido Rescue - Our Story
Famous Fido must now find a new, larger location for a rescue/sanctuary. We must also procure funding to renovate and sustain the larger space, while continuing our lifesaving work for Chicagoland's animals in need. 

***This building will be the first NO KILL ADVOCACY building in Chicago. It will also be a rehoming center, so animals will not be put into shelters. Our goal is to stop animal ABANDONMENT and help create shelter reform. It is not acceptable that dogs/cats are killed daily in Chicago and throughout the country, with nowhere to go. 

At Famous Fido, we believe that no animal should be killed for being abandoned by their owners, or a lack of cage space at kill shelters. Famous Fido's mission for over 40 years has been to rescue, rehabilitate, and place as many cats and dogs as we can. 

We Need Your Support NOW
Recently, our rent has nearly doubled, and our space has become too small to accommodate dogs/cats in crisis with nowhere to go. 

You will be helping create a sanctuary and learning center. We will be able to bring more animals out of crisis and prevent them from going into the shelter system. 

What Will Famous Fido's Rescue/Sanctuary Provide
A safe haven for our rescue animals, a larger meet and greet area, a grooming center, a doggie deli, positive training area, an outdoor/indoor play space, and a counseling center to work with owners to help rehome their pets into loving homes without them ever needing to enter into the shelter system. 

Our Goal
Before February 2015, we are reaching out to incredible people like you to help us raise $200,000 through GoFundMe. All net funds will go to support our new sanctuary and learning center, which will save the lives of thousands of more dogs/cats across Chicago. 

Join us in our quest, and then check back often to see how your contribution helped spark a miracle. With your help, we will continue working day/night to save cats/dogs that otherwise wouldn't stand a chance of surviving, and finding their forever homes.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us continue to save thousand of more cats/dogs across Chicago: THANK YOU! 

Determined, hopeful and eternally grateful,

-Gloria Lissner (Executive Director & Founder) & The Famous Fido Team
Checks can be sent to: Famous Fido Rescue, 5430 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. 60640
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Thank you for all of your support in helping us continue to save the lives of dogs and cats abandoned across Chicago! The next milestone we need to reach is $75,000 which will be used for the build out for the new facility.

We are introducing 3 new programs that will help make Chicago become a No Kill City with no more homeless dogs, cats, and other animals, but it will take the entire Chicagoland community to help make this happen!

Every animal has a right to life; however, they also have to have the right home with caring & dedicated guardians!

There are so many dogs and cats that are homeless at shelters and rescues and are not seen and may never be saved or find a loving home. That is why these programs and the new Famous Fido No Kill Advocacy Building are so important!
1.The Swift Response Network to get the animals out.
2.Rehoming/ Resource Counseling & networking so animals are not put in the wrong hands and never enter the shelter system.
3.Advocate Program so the animals in rescue are seen and find forever homes.

Without this new facility, many dogs and cats will die at shelters and Famous Fido's existing rescues will not have a home!

Brando, pictured below, is a dog that was saved by the Famous Fido Swift Response Network! Brando was in his final hours, shutdown and without hope. Famous Fido had a prescreened adopter waiting. Brando's life was saved! A quote from his SRN adopter, "I just realized that it is our 3rd anniversary of having Brando in our family. We love him with all our hearts, and pray every day that others like him will be rescued and spoiled for the rest of their lives!"

The public needs to understand that they will never know what happens to their dog or cat when they leave them behind! The shelter will not do the work needed to do home checks and ask all the proper questions to get these animals into the right homes.

Many of these animals will not make it out! Life is the greatest gift of all! These animals deserve their lives. It is not our right to take it away! Famous Fido's lifesaving network is crucial to creating change in the way the public currently thinks about dropping animals off at shelters and walking away.

With your help we can make a difference.
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Fiona and Snickers were abandoned by their former family at a high kill shelter in Chicago. Soon after, they were separated. As a result, they were very scared, and defensive. A rescue group put a hold on them but then decided not to take them, and let the hold expire! The duo became urgent immediately!

Famous Fido saw their plight and stepped up to save them quickly as time was of the essence! In addition, these two girls developed full fledged upper respiratory problems, and are receiving medical care at Famous Fido Rescue. However, they still need all their vaccinations, heart worm check, fecals, spays, and microchips once they recover.

Famous Fido reunited Fiona and Snickers, who are always snugging together at the facility!
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Zoro was abandoned in a car with 8 other Chihuahuas. He found his forever home with the Montgomery’s.

Dogs like Zoro are the reason why we must open our new No Kill Advocacy Rescue Building. Please help us by donating today! We are now over $5,000!!! Every little bit counts. Thank you for your support!
Zoro and his family
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Check out Isis's story & Famous Fido from WGN at noon from Friday, Jan. 9th, 2015.

Dogs like Isis are the reason why we must open our new No Kill Advocacy Rescue Building. Please help us by donating today.
Check out our story from Friday, Jan. 9
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Laureen Rypstra
33 months ago

Is that cocker uo for adoption that was on the front page,and were are is your location?

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$9,200 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 47 months
Created November 21, 2014
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Matthew Roth
22 months ago

Merry Christmas!

Beth Balik
25 months ago

I am donating this money because I love this organization! I'm donating now to show my support for my friend, Claudia, and her choice to foster Clay after his surgery. Thanks to you and thanks to her!

Laureen Rypstra
33 months ago

Is that cocker uo for adoption that was on the front page,and were are is your location?

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