Friends of DCACC Foundation
Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control Foundation
Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control (Friends of DCACC), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing unwanted and abandoned animals 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…
- 156 - the number of senior animals receiving help finding their forever homes through Scratch’s Senior Adoption Fund*
- 10 - the number of bonded animals (5 pair) that have found their forever homes together through Scratch’s Bonded Pair Adoption Fund
- 1,483 - 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
- 6 - 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.
- 22 - the number of small animals finding homes through the newly established 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 200 dogs have successfully participated in the lifesaving S.T.A.R. (Structured Training And Reinforcement) Program for shelter dogs. S.T.A.R. is made possible through 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 or call (630) 407-2819. Statistics from inception of fund through September 30, 2013
* In memory of our beloved “Scratch” - friend and official DCACC office cat - the Friends of DCACC Foundation has officially re-named its Subsidized Adoption Fund “Scratch’s Fund” in his memory. Scratch, like the thousands of animals before and since, arrived at DCACC as a homeless stray and is 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.