Friends of DCACC Foundation
Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control Foundation
More Than 2,750 Lives Saved
The Friends of DuPage County Animal Care
and Control Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to
support compassion toward all animals in the care of the shelter. The
Foundation's vision that DuPage County will be a community where all pets have
DuPage County Animal Care and Control is the only immediate open
admission shelter in DuPage County and will not turn away any animal in need.
The shelter cares for more than 3,000 animals each year - including many from
collar counties - and does so without the support of ANY taxpayer
- Every day through the generous support of our donors
and supporters, the Friends of DCACC Foundation is helping homeless pets
receive their second chance at life by making possible the programs that have
to-date allowed us to provide assistance for:
senior animals (age 6+ for dogs and 8+ for cats) receiving help finding their
forever homes through Scratch's Senior Adoption Fund
- 15 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
bonded animals (5 pair) that have found their forever homes together
through Scratch's Bonded Pair Adoption Fund
- 1,725 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
- 10 dogs and cats that have been given a second chance at
life through the Critical Care Fund
- 66 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.
- 46 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.
- Life saving medical equipment and supplies through our
Critical Care and General Funds.
- 3 animals with
pre-existing medical conditions received help finding a forever home through
Scratch's Medical Disclosure Adoption Fund.
than 644 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.
- 15 dogs
& cats were adopted during the 2014 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
Fee-Waived promotion and 17 dogs & cats were adopted during
the 2014 Fall Festival Fee-Waived Adopt-a-Thon
from inception of fund through December 31, 2014. Find out more about
how Friends of DCACC is helping to save animals' lives and how to get involved
by visiting our website at www.DuPageAnimalFriends.org.
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.