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posted: 8/14/2014 3:25 PM

Help rescue pets at Doggie-Dine-Out event in Algonquin

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Saving one animal will not save the world … but, for that one animal, the world will change forever.

In that way Hope Pet Rescue wants to help change many lives.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Port Edward, 20 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin, will host Doggie-Dine-Out where you can come, have a delicious dinner by the river and be part of changing the life of an abandoned pet.

Port Edward will donate 15 percent of food sales to Hope Pet Rescue. Plan to dine between 5 and 9 p.m. Friends, family, neighbors and even your dogs are invited to participate in this fun summertime event.

Meet some of the rescue group's adoptable dogs, enjoy cocktails and music all while supporting Hope Pet Rescue. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and T-shirts for sale. All proceeds benefit the animals directly through medical care, food, shelter, etc.

Here are some sobering statistics about pet overpopulation:

Approximately 20,000 animals visit the Chicago Animal Care and Control every year.

An estimated five million dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year in the USA. That is about one every six and a half seconds.

Fifty-six percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter shelters are euthanized.

Twenty-five percent of animals in shelters are purebreds.

Hope Pet Rescue is trying to change these statistics one dog/cat at a time. This foster-based 501(c)(3) organization run and funded by volunteers, fosters and donations. They are animal lovers working together toward a common goal -- to try and save the lives of innocent animals that would otherwise be euthanized. We are avid promoters of the spay/neuter effort in order to avoid pet overpopulation, and the overall animal welfare cause. We save animals from high kill shelters all over Illinois as well as Chicago Animal Care and Control.

For more information, call Hope Pet Rescue at (847) 778-4349. Visit hopepetrescue.com, or see the group on Facebook.

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