Who is Fix Chicago?
Fix Chicago was founded with the purpose of helping Chicago and the state of Illinois create and sustain a shelter system that saves the lives of ALL healthy and treatable shelter animals in our communities. Our goal is to engage members of our pet loving communities and give residents the chance to conveniently get involved to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Fix Chicago collaborates with shelters and rescue groups to help fill in programming gaps needed for getting dogs fostered and adopted faster once in the shelter system.
Learn more about our ground breaking FosterShare Pup-Ups in the Park Program that we believe will help medium to large sized dogs in our shelters find foster and forever homes faster, in tern, saving more lives inside shelter walls.
Fix Chicago combats animal homelessness through the power of community support and engagement by making it convenient for people living in their own communities with their family and friends to help save lives by;
Raising awareness through local education
Developing innovative community-based programs that help reduce shelter intake while also increasing fostering and adoptions
With these efforts working in unison, not only will we keep more animals out of Cook County’s shelter system – we will ensure that there is always space for necessary intakes without having the euthanize healthy and treatable animals.
To transform Chicago and Chicagoland’s animal shelters and communities into places that show compassion and kindness for all homeless animals while operating under the highest ethical and quality standards.
Transparency | Community | Education | Justice | Ethical excellence | Knowledge
DATA ANALYTICS BUSINESS PROJECT:
The only way to truly understand the current landscape of the Illinois shelter system and challenges is to gather data and conduct business analysis on key metrics that will enable us to create a strategic plan for the programs that will help reduce shelter intake while also increasing fostering and/or adoptions.
Relationships with our community--including volunteers, nonprofits, activists, city officials, national leaders, animal advocates or pet lovers-- is crucial to the creation of a successful collaborative plan where the people and the pets both benefit.
With education comes awareness, and we believe that people in our local communities -- both city officials and pet lovers -- need to be made aware of the problems and solutions in order to become advocates.
IMPACTFUL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
Through the story derived from scientific data, we will be able to develop and provide resources for comprehensive community-centric programs that directly decrease the number of pets ending up in shelters, while increasing the number of pets being fostered or adopted out of shelters, which frees up resources for our open admissions shelters to focus on helping the most at-risk and getting them out alive.
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND LEGISLATION
A no-kill resolution and ordinances drafted by highly skilled attorneys--and city officials who support them--are essential to set standards for shelters operated in Chicago and Cook County.