HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2019 – The first phase of construction will soon turn its focus to the inside with the windows in and siding about to be installed. The full expansion will be completed in two phases. Phase I will include modifications to our main level and our basement including the addition of much needed living space for our Rescues, dedicated space for dogs and puppies, and the modernization of our ventilation system.
To date, we have raised $630,000 of the $780,000 needed to complete Phase I. A VERY heartfelt thank-you for the generous support of the Ehlert Family Foundation as well as that of the Johnson Family. We also appreciate the kind help of our Rescue supporters who have donated or bought bricks to commemorate the new facility.
Phase II will allow us to complete the upstairs for our Special Needs pets including our elderly/senior population and those living with FIV or other chronic illnesses. We need to raise an additional $500,000 to complete both phases. Please consider supporting our expansion for Special Needs pets by donating. We are so grateful for your support of the Rescues in our community. You are making a difference in their lives!
We've done some really wonderful things together and with your help, we'll do even more. Thank you for your kindness, love, and generosity, from all of your friends at Barb’s Precious Rescue and Adoption Center in Palatine, Illinois.
Please help support our expansion! Here are 4 ways you can donate
1. Donate Directly
Send a donation directly to us at Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, 313 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067. (This method allows BPRAC to receive 100% of your donation without bank processing fees)
2. Donate via PayPal/Credit Card
3. Donate via Go Fund Me
4. Buy a Dedication Brick
Barb's is offering supporters the opportunity to buy dedication bricks to be a permanent part of the new expansion. Bricks will cost $100 or $250 each with funds going towards our construction costs. Download a brick order form here. Mail in your form and payment directly to us at 313 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067, or scan your form and email it to us at BarbsRescue@aol.com and pay via PayPal by clicking on the button above at #2. Please indicate under “Add special instructions to seller” - “Brick Purchase – Last Name, First Name”.
A little background on Barb's Precious Rescue
BARB’S PRECIOUS RESCUE AND ADOPTION CENTER in Palatine Illinois opened its our doors in 2014. Since then, we have been a safe haven for more than 1000 cats and kittens that have been abused, abandoned, homeless or neglected. Our Rescue provides food, shelter, and medical services -- including an on-site veterinarian -- all with the hope of finding a forever home for each and every animal in our care. We are 100% supported by public donations and a volunteer staff. We are a not-for-profit, 501(C)(3) organization with ALL funds directly assisting our animals. Barb’s Precious Rescue is a no-kill, cage-free shelter.
While our community and staff have consistently demonstrated the will and desire to increase our capabilities, we’re desperately missing one critical component: space.
Therefore, the time has come for us to expand! Thanks to the generosity of our Architect Julie Burroughs, we have embarked upon a plan to increase and upgrade our Palatine facility. The addition will include space for mature and special needs cats, and a separate location for kittens and their Moms.
Not only will this help us continue our commitment to cats and kittens, but it will allow us to begin helping dogs and puppies, so we will create an entire private area just for them.
How to Adopt or Help
If you wish to provide a loving forever home for a cat or kitten currently in our care, please contact us today. If you are interested in donating to our Rescues, please click here to see how you can help. All donations are appreciated and graciously accepted.
Finally, if you are interested in joining our volunteer family, we would welcome your assistance. Please click here for volunteer information and a link to our online application.
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