First annual Shelter Shiver will take place in Delavan
This Saturday, March 26th, Alive Rescue will sponsor the first ever Shelter Shiver Wisconsin to support its Chicago-based animal rescue operations. The no-kill animal rescue organization maintains a shelter facility called the “Big Barn” in nearby Salem Lakes, east of Lake Geneva, where the nonprofit organiztion can house up to 30 rescue dogs on 70 acres of land.
Alive Rescue was founded in 2008 to rescue homeless pets and provide “medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health and/or breed,” according to their mission statement. Their Chicago location in the West Loop serves as an adoption center, while the Salem Lakes location contains two whelping rooms for pregnant and nursing dogs, a retirement room for any dogs needing long-term housing, two specially-designed suites for dogs experiencing behavior issues, 16 regular dog suites, a grooming room and large indoor play areas in addition to ample outdoor exercise space.
The Saturday fundraiser will take place at 11 a.m. at Turtle Lake Tap and Grill in Delavan, where participants will take a “polar plunge” in Turtle Lake to raise money to support Alive Rescue’s efforts to care for homeless pets, signing up as individuals or with a team. The plunge will be followed by a party; prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers, best costume and best team theme.
For more info or to register for the Shelter Shiver, visit aliverescue.org/events.