Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods has dogs and cats ready for adoption.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor’ Note—Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods has been rescuing animals on the North Shore and putting them up for adoption for more than 80 years. Patch will be featuring a dog, cat or both available for adoption on a regular basis. We give a special thanks to Community Outreach Director Jackie Borchew for her help with this. By Jackie Borchew, Community Outreach Director, Orphans of the Storm Lincoln . . . a noble name for a noble dog. This three year old, male beagle - jack russell terrier mix is always anxious to get out of his kennel and get going. Whether to a weekend adoption event, a presentation at a local school, or a long walk up the winding Riverwoods bike trail, it doesn’t matter as long as he is on the end of a leash with…
What started as two kittens became 25 cats in a room with no ventilation, heat, air conditioning or litter boxes.
It took Kelly Moyer a week to get 20 Persian cats out of the Highland Park garage they had been trapped in for years. The Tails of Hope founder had heard that a family in the community was trying to get an organization to get their cats out of their garage so they could renovate it. Tails of Hope is a no-kill animal rescue and adoption nonprofit based in Highland Park, so Moyer naturally felt compelled to offer her help. What she saw in the garage shocked her -- and, as she told Patch, she's seen a lot. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. There were no litter boxes so the floor was covered in feces, and no ventilation. "The smell -- oh my God, the smell was overwhelming," Moyer said. It …