A.D.O.P.T.’s mission shall be to improve the quality of life of animals and to place them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care and humane education.
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE IN ANIMAL POPULATION:
- Over the past 23 years, A.D.O.P.T. has placed more than 27,000 animals into permanent homes. In 2012, 801 animals found homes through the tireless efforts of our volunteers.
- Every animal accepted into A.D.O.P.T.'s program is spayed/neutered.
- In 2009 A.D.O.P.T. opened the first low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the western suburbs, serving the needs of other animal rescue organizations.
- In 2010 A.D.O.P.T.'s Spay/Neuter Program was expanded to include a low-income clinic for residents on unemployment, disability, social security and state aid.
- In 2012, a total of 1723 animals were altered, preventing future litters of unwanted puppies and kittens. Volunteers donated over 2,500 hours assisting with surgeries.
- A.D.O.P.T. participates as a provider in DuPage County’s Low Income Spay/Neuter Program.
EXTRAORDINARY AND COMPASSIONATE CARE
- A.D.O.P.T. is a no-kill organization.
- Comprehensive health care is provided to all animals entering the program.
- Extraordinary medical care is provided for any cat or dog in need.
- Special-needs and elderly animals are accepted into our program and provided specialized medical treatment as needed.
- Dental cleanings and extractions can be performed on-site as part of our veterinary care program.
- All animals are microchipped for prompt and permanent identification.
- A healthy, stimulating environment is provided for feline residents via spacious communal rooms.
- Dog walking and supervised playgroups provide a stimulating environment for canine residents, day and evening.
- Dog-behavioral training programs are in place to increase adoptability for behaviorally challenged dogs.
- An extensive foster network has been created to care for puppies, kittens, and special needs animals.
- In 2011, the Blessed Bonds foster organization joined forces with A.D.O.P.T. Blessed Bonds provides short-term foster care for people in temporary crisis so people can keep their pets.
- A cat FIV room was opened in early 2012 to provide quality of life for cats with special medical needs.
- In 2012 A.D.O.P.T. provided exceptional care to dogs suffering with heartworm and cats afflicted by ringworm, enabling them to heal and find loving homes.
CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF HUMANE HISTORY
- In October 1989 A.D.O.P.T. was incorporated as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.
- Prior to opening an 11,000 sq. ft. shelter in March 2003, A.D.O.P.T. operated as a foster home network for 13 years.
- The shelter has the capacity to care for 40 dogs, numerous litters of puppies, and 100 cats and kittens.
- In 2007 A.D.O.P.T. began providing on-site veterinary care for all shelter animals and expanded overall veterinary care to include on-site surgeries in 2008.
- Over the last nineteen years, A.D.O.P.T.’s "Makin’ Strides for Strays" Walk-A-Thon has grown to attract 800 human participants and 400 canine participants annually.
- Over 800 donors and 200 volunteers currently support A.D.O.P.T.’s work.