GRAYSLAKE – This holiday season, Save-A-Pet will light a Tree of Hope to celebrate and support rescued dogs and cats. The tree-lighting ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, 31664 N. Fairfield in Grayslake.
As part of the ceremony, there will be a holiday pet blessing. All well-behaved pets and their humans are welcome to attend this free event.
Save-A-Pet is selling personalized holiday ornaments to honor a special person or beloved animal. The ornaments will be placed on the Tree of Hope throughout the holiday season and are on sale now through Dec. 31.
The colorful ball ornament is $15 and the clear ball ornament with room for a picture is $25. There is an opportunity to include a message up to 35 characters on each ornament. The clear ball ornaments accommodate a 3-by-3-inch photo. To purchase an ornament, visit www.saveapetil.org and click on 2018 Tree of Hope.
You also can buy an ornament at Save-A-Pet during the Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Save-A-Pet adoption center. All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go directly toward the cost of caring for animals rescued by Save-A-Pet.
“We are honored that our friends at Burris Equipment used their equipment and donated their labor to make the Tree of Hope possible for Save-A-Pet. Burris exemplifies giving back to their community,” said Pat Kennedy-Pfeifer, executive director at Save-A-Pet.
Save-A-Pet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has saved more than 63,000 animals and expanded thousands of families with the love of an adopted pet. Relying solely on donor generosity, Save-A-Pet is one of the largest true no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County and costs more than $1.6 million a year to operate.
For information about ways to support Save-A-Pet, contact David Diaz, development manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 847-740-7788, ext. 108.