With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s a good time to reflect on those who are less fortunate than us, both the two-legged and four-legged kind. That’s why the staff at Kane County Animal Control is so excited about its new partnership with Northwestern Medicine, located in Warrenville, IL.
Stephanie Gregory, manager of HR Programs, is leading Northwestern Medicine’s “Season of Giving” campaign, which targets four in-need groups — Feed the Hungry, Patients In Need, Children In Need, and Animals In Need — and one of the lucky recipients of their generosity are the animals at Kane County Animal Control.
Northwestern Medicine is providing its 8,100 employees the opportunity to donate to the animals at Kane County by clicking on a link provided through their company’s intranet. Brett Youngsteadt, KCAC administrator, provided Northwestern Medicine with the link to the wish list on KCAC’s website, www.kanecountypets.com, and Gregory took it from there.
Donation boxes will be dispersed to a number of areas within the Northwestern Medicine location, where employees can drop off unwrapped items beginning Dec. 1 through Dec. 7.
Delivery to the KCAC facility is scheduled for Dec. 8.
Of course, you don’t have to be a Northwestern Medicine employee to give a gift to a needy animal through Kane County Animal Control’s “Season of Giving.” You can drop off a gift at Kane County Animal Control, 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva, or at the Giving Tree located at the Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. Or simply go to the Kane County Animal Control Wish List on Amazon.com to make a donation online. For more information, visit www.kanecountypets.com or call 630-232-3555.
Where to Look Online
Giving Tree Locations
- Kane County Animal Control: 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL 60134
- Elburn Library: 320 E North St, Elburn, IL 60119
Suggested Gift Items
- Nonclumping/scent-free cat litter
- Litter Pans
- Washable Cat Tunnels and Play Equipment
- Paper Towels/Kleenex
- Kong and other Nondestructible Dog Toys
- Paper Plates
- Feral Cat Den Latex Exam Gloves (all sizes)
- British Style Slip Lead Leashes
- Wafer Plain Ice Cream Cones
- Pill Pockets
- Sharpie Black Markers
- Pooper Scoopers
- Peanut Butter
- Pop-up black wire kennels
- Cat and Dog Toys
- Cat Treats
- Hand Sanitizer
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Scotch Bright Green
- Scouring Pads
- Purina Brand Dog and Cat Food (other higher end brands, no opened bags)
- Cat Condo
A Few Quick Notes
- Opened food and treats will no longer be accepted.
- Only selective medications will be accepted.
- Controlled substances will NOT be accepted.
- Monetary donations are always appreciated.
SOURCE: Kane County Animal Control
About Kane County Animal Control
Kane County Animal Control oversees rabies registration, protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. KCAC is responsible for the enforcement of the County Animal Control Ordinance. Together with local law enforcement and city animal controls, KCAC ensures the humane treatment of animals in Kane County. Depending on where you live in Kane County, you may be served by your local animal control facility, your police department, a state-level agency, or KCAC. For more information, visit the KCAC website and Facebook page.