How You Can Help Animals Through Your Halloween Experience
Halloween and costuming are fun ways for your family to get together and enjoy their own brand of spooky fun. But sadly, sometimes family units are made incomplete when they are no longer able to care for their dogs and cats, so they are forced to find them new homes or surrender them to a shelter. No one likes losing a pet, and we have found an outstanding way to lessen these instances.
We are proud to have partnered with the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program (CRISP) in their effort to help provide assistance and resources to families, so that there is no need to remove an animal from a loving home.
Many factors can contribute to the decision to surrender a pet: moving, landlord not allowing pets, or cost of pet care being too high. Taking your dog to a shelter is not your only option. CRISP acts as a shelter from the traditional shelter system, pooling the resources of seven local rescuers to offer free support and assistance to Chicago area pet owners, so that hopefully they can keep their pet and avoid the pain of letting it go.
If keeping the pet is just not a possibility, CRISP will place them immediately with rescuers or in no-kill shelters. This greatly reduced the number of animals in the city shelter, where over-crowding and canine influenza can lead to large numbers of euthanized animals. Chicago-area pet lovers have an organization in their corner, dedicated to healthy animals and happy families. Alleviating some of the stress of pet ownership can make your time with your furry friend even more rewarding and enjoyable.
CRISP will do everything in their power to make sure everything is secure so your pet gets to remain with the family it loves, and who loves it in return. With a cause this important, we are happy to be donating a percentage of our revenue from pet costumes to the heroes at CRISP. Homes should be filled with love and celebration, and your family’s pet is a large part of that. With the help of CRISP, many more families and pets will be enjoying this Halloween together, and that brings a huge smile to our faces!
As you shop for your perfect pet costume this year, you can take pride in knowing part of your purchase will be going to assist these pets and families so they can go on to celebrate many more occasions together. To find out more about CRISP and how you can donate on your own, check out their website and the video here.
Even if you don’t live in the Chicago area, you can contribute any amount to let the work of this great organization continue. It’s good people doing good work to bypass the tragedy of losing a pet. As we enter the holiday season, we should all open our hearts to make this time as joyous and wonderful as we can, not just for us, but for all the pets that offer their us unconditional love and support year-round.