Meet Our June Rescue Give-Back Partner!

This June, The Gentle Pit is partnering with Rescue Chicago, an awesome 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We will be giving a portion of our sales to this amazing nonprofit!

Rescue Chicago primarily works with Chicago Animal Care & Control, one of the most underfunded shelters in the country. The nonprofit was established by Tara Majeed, Margaret Fraser, and Christine Nendick in March 0f 2019. The nonprofit helps find animals foster families, gives rescues financial donations, and organizes an incredible team of volunteers who are willing to transport shelter animals, called the Chicago Shelter Animal Transporters. Most recently, Rescue Chicago launched a senior support program in collaboration with My Block, My City, My Hood. They’ve been able to provide pet food for senior community members in order to keep pets in the homes that love them. 

Christine, the founder of the popular lifestyle and fashion blog Rescue in Style, explained how Rescue Chicago came to be in a 2019 post. She stated that she, Tara, and Margaret came together to save a special dog by the name of Thurston from being euthanized. The dog was suffering from a horrible case of pneumonia and was about to be put down. However, Christine felt compelled to give the sweet boy a second chance at life and contacted Margaret Fraser and Tara Majeed. The three women got the adorable pit bull to the vet and a foster pup parent took him in. Christine revealed that saving Thurston made her come to the conclusion that “it takes teamwork to get an animal out of our city shelters.”

“It was through this experience that we saw an opportunity to support the rescue community,” wrote the rescue advocate. “We could connect fosters to donors and rescue organizations to save lives.”

If you are interested in helping out Rescue Chicago’s amazing cause, you can make a financial donation here. For those who live in Chicago, consider becoming a volunteer or a foster pup parent through the organization!

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