This isn’t my usual type of post, but I hope you’ll forgive the deviation.
Someone just shared this on my knitting forum, and I know I have many Chicago-area readers so I thought it’s worth a shot to post here as well.
Guys, Mac needs some help.
His heartbreaking story (direct copy of the knitter’s forum post):
Hey everyone, a friend of mine is involved in a Chicago-area rescue group, Alive Rescue, and they currently have a pitbull mix who is in desperate need of a foster home. He’s currently being boarded in a kennel, but he’s extremely stressed under those conditions. Alive has been told that they have until Friday, 5/6, to find him a new temporary home. If they can’t do so by then, they’ll have to euthanize him.
Here’s the info that I’ve been given, as well as some pictures. If you’re interested in helping him, or know someone who can, please please please let me know, and I’ll put you in touch with the necessary people. Thanks!
ETA: Mac is 3 years old and about 60 lbs.
“Hey! I’m Mac. A couple years ago, ALIVE took me in & adopted me into, what appeared to be, a loving home. While I was with them, they put me through shock collar training. The training made me afraid of other dogs & afraid to bark. Now I am dog reactive because I think I will get shocked. They are working really hard to get me socialized again and back to the dog I was. Unfortunately, I am SUPER stressed at the boarding place I am staying at and have been given until Friday to find a new place to live. I’m super loving & great with children! I just want a family that will treat me with kindness.”
“Right now I need a long-term foster home and ALIVE has until Friday to find a place for me to go. Ideally, it would be a home with no cats or other dogs. I’m super mellow and just need a temporary place to stay until my forever home comes along. ALIVE Rescue will provide you with all the necessary supplies to care for me too! PLEASE HELP ME! ”
Please contact ALIVE Rescue if you’re able to help, or please pass this along to anyone else who might. I’d hate to see Mac’s wonderful smile disappear.
Thanks so much.