If you procrastinated and failed to order a 2020 Forest Preserve dog park calendar by the original deadline, you are in luck.
A limited quantity of calendars went on sale Friday, November 29, at willcountydogs.org. The calendars will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is gone. So you can still order some for all of the dog lovers on your holiday shopping list! All you have to do is go to the website to snag one of the final copies so you and your family and friends can gaze at cute pups frolicking in the Forest Preserve’s six dog parks all year long.
The calendar features canines of all shapes and sizes, and information on the Forest Preserve’s dog parks. Best of all, calendar proceeds benefit the Will County Humane Society, the oldest no-kill shelter in the county. The Humane Society has been providing care for stray animals for more than 40 years. The not-for-profit shelter receives no federal or local government funding and relies entirely on donations.
Some of the shelter’s success stories are recounted in the calendar. For instance, Woodie the Wonder Pup’s tale of having his back paws severed shortly after birth is detailed. The humane society was instrumental in finding Woodie a forever home with parents who have fought to give him a normal life.
The calendar also contains fun facts and anecdotes about all of the pups chosen for each month's main photo, including a dog that survived a tornado; a dog that provides emotional support to its owner, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; and a popular pup that has its own Instagram account with more than 2,000 followers.
Calendars cost $15 each, with approximately $10 from each sale going to benefit the humane society. Orders placed on Black Friday will ship during the week of December 2 to ensure receipt in time for the holidays. All other orders will be shipped within 1-2 working days of the order being placed.
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