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UPDATE 3/21/18 - Happy Spring 2018!  Wow time is flying by! We are on the very exciting cusp of our facility expansion with the final construction permit from the Village of Palatine expected any minute - then construction will begin! Like most plans, they change as you move through the process. Due to complexities with the expansion, the final cost for the entire 2 stage project is now estimated at $850,000. To date we have raised $450,000 in total, but will still need your help to close the gap and complete the project! Please consider donating to help us upgrade our Palatine shelter. We are grateful for your needed support of the Rescues in our community. You are making a difference in their lives!

Dear Friends,

My name is Barbara Weber and I am the Founder of BARB’S PRECIOUS RESCUE AND ADOPTION CENTER in Palatine Illinois. Since we opened our doors in 2014, we have been a safe haven for more than 850 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 now have initial plans 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.

Thanks to the Ehlert Family Foundation, we have received a $350,000 grant that will cover a large portion of our construction costs. Words cannot express our gratitude!

We also received a very generous donation from the Wayne and Claudette Johnson Family. We truly appreciate your kind support of our Rescues!

Now, here is my ask of you…

We still need to cover $400,000 in associated construction expenses for our campaign, so please consider helping us meet our 2017 Capital Campaign goal with a donation.

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
at: www.GoFundMe.com/BarbsRescue

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”. 

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.

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 to complete our online Volunteer Application Form.

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