This week kicks off National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. We think November is a great time to mention some of our favorite groups.
The first week of November is set aside as a way to honor animal shelters and the dedicated people who work in this field.
According to The Humane Society of the United States, there are “approximately 3,500 animal shelters across the United States, available to serve the estimated 6–8 million homeless animals that seek refuge each year, but only about half are adopted. While 63 percent of American households include pets, fewer than 20 percent of them were adopted from shelters.”
Floofins & Co. supports the Hinsdale Humane Society and the West Suburban Humane Society at their annual events.
West Suburban Humane Society
You can help the West Suburban Humane Society through their next online event: Pawction. The event runs from December 2nd through December 13th and includes, according to their website,
“Get great gifts that give back! Designer handbags, gift certificates, baskets with something for everyone on your holiday shopping list – all great presents for others or yourself! Every dollar raised goes to help the West Suburban Humane Society provide medical care for homeless dogs and cats. From puppies who need heart surgery to kittens with broken legs, every animals deserves a chance at a loving, forever home.”
Additionally, you can find other ways to get involved by going to West Suburban Humane Soceity’s website for more details and ways to help. https://www.wshs-dg.org/get-involved
Hinsdale Humane Society
The Hinsdale Humane Society is utilizing an online raffle called the “Queen of Hearts” on Tuesday afternoons at 4:05 p.m. to fundraise. The raffles works as follows:
Raffle tickets are purchased online only and are $5 each. Sales of Raffle tickets for each week will close at noon on Tuesday. (Ticket purchases after noon on Tuesday will be put into the next week’s pot.) Every week, all raffle tickets from that week will be placed in a raffle drum. One ticket will be randomly pulled during the livestream.
Or, you can find other ways to contribute by going to their website for other options: https://www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org