NAWS pet rescue welcomes more space
July 28, 2012 10:14PM
Updated: August 31, 2012 6:10AM
It’s a short move, but a big one for the National Animal Welfare Society in Mokena.
In mid-August, the nonprofit pet rescue and clinic will move from its 3,000-square-foot space at 10080 W. 191st Street to a 15,000-square-foot space in a former carpet and tile showroom at 9981 W. 190th Street.
With more space, NAWS will be able to provide a more “holistic approach to rescue,” board president Jeannine Huck said.
NAWS rescues pets from being euthanized in high-kill shelters or animal control facilities and places them in an adoption program.
In its current space, it has no room to house dogs. The new location will have space for rescued dogs and cats and services such as training, day care and boarding.
Once adopted, NAWS pets become lifetime members of the Alumni Club and receive benefits and preferential treatment.
Some services will be made available to the public.
“It’s all about helping more dogs stay in their homes,” Huck said.
With the added space comes increased opportunities for volunteers, she said.
To volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.nawsus.org.
Susan DeMar Lafferty