For a time this fall, it looked as if the venerable Save-A-Pet no-kill shelter near Grayslake would not see Christmas.
The recession hit the shelter hard, and in addition, more pets were being relinquished by owners who were also hit by the economy. The organization cut costs, but the recession didn’t ease up and demand for service remained high. Save-A-Pet Board President Greg Alloian said in late September that cash reserves were limited and shrinking, and that “time is not on our side.”
Then, the community responded to a series of fund-raising events — all-out pleas to help keep the shelter running — and stability has been restored. Long-term finances still need to improve, but Save-A-Pet looks good well into next year, after many feared it wouldn’t outlast the holiday season.
See the story here: Save-A-Pet rescued – Lake County News-Sun.