The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

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Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control Foundation
www.DuPageAnimalFriends.org 

 

More Than 1,800 Lives Saved

The Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing every homeless and unwanted pet in DuPage County with a second chance at life.   

DuPage County Animal Care and Control is the only Open Admission shelter in DuPage County and will not turn away any animal in need.  The shelter cares for nearly 4,000 animals each year and does so without the support of any taxpayer dollars.   

Friends of DCACC is committed to enhancing the humane initiatives of Animal Control by providing DCACC with the resources that its normal operating budget cannot furnish.  Everyday through the generous support of our donors and supporters, the Friends of DCACC Foundation is helping homeless pets receive their second chance at life through the following lifesaving initiatives… 

  • 174 the number of senior animals (age 6+ for dogs and 8+ for cats) receiving help finding their forever homes through Scratch’s Senior Adoption Fund 
  •  8 the number of senior felines aged 10+ years receiving assistance with finding their forever homes where they can live out their golden years through Scratch’s Feline Adoption Fund 
  • 10 the number of bonded animals (5 pair) that have found their forever homes together through Scratch’s Bonded Pair Adoption Fund 
  • 1,587  the number of cats and kittens receiving help finding their forever homes - opening up lifesaving space for more cats and kittens awaiting adoption - through Scratch’s Feline Adoption Fund 
  • 8 the number of dogs and cats that have been given a second chance at life through the Critical Care Fund 
  • 38 the number of dogs and cats waiting on the adoption floor for 30 days or longer that have found their homes sooner thanks to Scratch’s Extended Stay Adoption Fund. 
  • 40 the number of small animals (guinea pigs, parakeets, rats, hamsters, turtles, etc.) finding homes through Scratch’s Small Animal Adoption Fund which encourages those looking to add a small animal to adopt rather than buy from a pet store.
  • Life saving medical equipment and supplies through our Critical Care and General Funds. 
  • More than 350 dogs have successfully participated in the lifesaving S.T.A.R. (Structured Training And Reinforcement) program, a partnership between DCACC, the Friends of DCACC Foundation and The BellyRub Klub. 

You can find out more about the other ways in which Friends of DCACC is helping to save animals’ lives by visiting our website at www.DuPageAnimalFriends.org .  Federal tax exempt application is pending. 

Statistics from inception of fund through February 28, 2014. 

In memory of “Scratch”, beloved DCACC office cat (2005-2012), the Friends of DCACC Foundation officially re-named its Subsidized Adoption Fund “Scratch’s Fund”.  Scratch, like the thousands of animals before and since, arrived at DCACC as a homeless stray and was an example of the many animals that need a little extra help finding their forever homes.  Scratch’s Fund provides that help, and more importantly, HOPE.