256 animals rescued in one day!
Chicago Rescue Day was created to bring local rescue groups together to relieve the stress of overpopulation at Chicago shelters.
On August 2, 2017, the first Chicago Rescue Day occurred with support from thirty rescue groups. On that day, 256 dogs, cats, and small animals left two Chicago shelters for greener pastures.
Since then Chicago Rescue Day has expanded to include an annual "Twelve Chicago Rescue Days of Christmas" to expand efforts into the holiday season.