Just as the weather is changing we at NLOL are in a season of change as well. Many of you may remember when the Canine Flu first hit Chicago, it has permanently altered the way we have to operate as a rescue when it comes to saving Chicago’s most in need dogs. (You can read about the impact it had on our rescue here). To this day many of the dogs coming from the city’s shelters require isolation fosters, additionally the Chicago rescue community has recently seen our veterinarian resources shrink complicating the vetting process prior to placement and increasing costs.
In addition to these day to day operational changes we have said goodbye to some of our wonderful volunteers, fosters, adoption counselors, and even board members as they too have experienced seasons of change in their own lives! We want to grow New Leash’s volunteer base and continue our mission of finding loving homes for shelter dogs who might otherwise be euthanized all while providing a collaborative and rewarding space for people who want to help us on this journey.
You can help us grow and improve in two ways:
First complete our survey about your experiences with and ideas for improving New Leash on Life.
Second, consider joining us for an all-day strategy session, date TBD but if you are interested in participating in the strategy session please fill out this poll here so we can update you as details are finalized.
Finally, thank you for your continued support of New Leash on Life, as an all-volunteer rescue we could literally not do the work we do without the help both little and big from all of our supporters!