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A shelter and its animals get back on their feet

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Cache Creek Animal Rescue knows what it’s like to be homeless. Before finding a permanent location in New Lenox, the nonprofit organization found itself in the same situation as their animals, homeless. In December 2014, the shelter received an eviction notice just before Christmas and was in desperate need of help. After a GoFundMe was set up, the shelter was overwhelmed with help and was able to keep its doors open to animals in need.

Marshmallow is a Great Pyrenees who has had trouble finding a home due to his size.

The organization is run by a very small staff and lots of volunteers. They can never get enough people to help whether it’s: walking dogs, interacting with the animals, setting up events or providing transportation, they are always happy to see a helping hand. The no kill shelter will take in just about any dog or cat and recognizes that senior pets need the most help. Senior pets are more likely to get overlooked and  euthanized, but the shelter makes every effort to help seniors find homes despite their ailments.

Since their new location was much bigger than their previous facility, they have been able to accommodate more animals and have been promoting more events with on site adoption. Cache Creek has become increasingly popular and has even booked its first ever campus event scheduled for April 21 at Concordia University in River Forest.

You can also contact Cache Creek to volunteer for an event or help out at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting an animal from the rescue, you can visit their website and attend one of their events including the campus event to meet and apply for an adoptable pet.

Ari watches as people walk past her during an event in Naperville, IL.

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