Rescue Tragedy

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Chicagoland Rescues suffered an awful tragedy on January 14, 2019.

We have all sat at work crying at the loss felt. We know no other way to help than to pay tribute to the 31 babies who never found their forever homes. Here are the lives lost and those that survived and links to donate to help each rescue affected by this incident.

Chicago Tribune video interview of Garrett Mercado, owner of Board and Train. 

Read Garrett's January 17, 2019 interview with the Daily Herald here. 

Visit our new web page to find local rescues in Chicago that you can sign up to foster and help save lives. 

 

Thanking the Police Officer:

Let's be an amazing community and send thank you notes to the officers that put their lives at risk (and some of which were injured during the rescue) for the dogs in this facility.  

DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Deputy Chris Obrochta
501 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Become a Chicago Dog Foster Home

Visit the new web-page we are creating as a resource to find the right rescues for you to work with. This page is newly created and will be updated as we connect with more rescues that wish to be on the site. 

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Cuddle Mutt Blanket

One of  our Instagram followers tagged us in a contest post from Cuddle Mutt. They were looking for suggestions of what rescues to send 100 of their blankets. They believe every dog deserves a soft place to lay their head. They give back BIG. For every purchase made, they donate a blanket to a rescue.

Even sweeter... upon being tagged in this post, I reached out to them and shared the news of January 14th's tragedy for the Chicagoland rescue community and asked them to select those rescues. This amazing company still donated 100 blankets to other rescues, but they have shipped us an additional 60 blankets to give out to the rescues affected by the fire. 

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So I wanted to publicly thank them and share their amazing blankets. Which fun fact - Cuddle Mutt blankets are blue as it's a color scientists thing dogs can see, so they tend to be attracted to it! 

We mourn with the rescues over the dogs that were lost and rejoice for the ones that survived. See information on the affected dogs and rescues below. This may be incomplete, as I am pulling from social media and not in direct contact with most of the rescues. 

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Alistar - Rainbow Bridge
Lynda- Survivor
Tomo - Rainbow Bridge
Tomo - Rainbow Bridge
Alistar - Rainbow Bridge
Alistar - Rainbow Bridge
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Rocky - Rainbow Bridge
Rocky - Rainbow Bridge
Bruno, Survivor and now
part of the K94Keeps Pack.
Bruno, Survivor and now part of the K94Keeps Pack.
Cannot locate details, but also involved.
Cannot locate details, but also involved.
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Capone, survived with burns. 
Tiny and Tall Rescue.
Capone, survived with burns. Tiny and Tall Rescue.
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Boo - Rainbow Bridge
Boo - Rainbow Bridge
Jack, Survivor!!
Jack, Survivor!!
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Russell - Rainbow Bridge
Russell - Rainbow Bridge
Aiden - Rainbow Bridge
Aiden - Rainbow Bridge
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Tyler - Rainbow Bridge
Tyler - Rainbow Bridge
Everlee is CPR survivor.
Everlee is CPR survivor.
Incredibull Rescue
Koko - Rainbow Bridge
Koko - Rainbow Bridge
Simba is STILL MISSING - call 630-407-2800 or 911 if you see him.
Simba is STILL MISSING - call 630-407-2800 or 911 if you see him.
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Bee - Rainbow Bridge
Bee - Rainbow Bridge
all life
Gabby - Rainbow Bridge
Gabby - Rainbow Bridge
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Casey - Survivor 
Multiple burns, bite wounds & smoke inhalation
Casey - Survivor Multiple burns, bite wounds & smoke inhalation
Pets and Vets - Lost listed below
Pets and Vets - Lost listed below
Tomato Basil - Rainbow Bridge
Tomato Basil - Rainbow Bridge
Maurice - Rainbow Bridge
Maurice - Rainbow Bridge
Bunny - Rainbow Bridge
Bunny - Rainbow Bridge
Max - Rainbow Bridge
Max - Rainbow Bridge
echo_dogs
Toby - Rainbow Bridge
Toby - Rainbow Bridge
Unable to locate photos of two Rainbow Bridge dogs - Gizmo & Bingo
Unable to locate photos of two Rainbow Bridge dogs - Gizmo & Bingo
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Louisa - Rainbow Bridge
Louisa - Rainbow Bridge
Family Dog Harvey - Rainbow Bridge
Family Dog Harvey - Rainbow Bridge