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.
-Raising awareness through local education in neighborhoods
- Developing innovative community-based programs that help reduce shelter intake while also increasing fostering and adoptions
-Acquiring new volunteers for our shelters
- Helping shelters run and implement turnkey life saving programs
We believe in a future where we can end animal homelessness by harnessing the power of community engagement
To demonstrate love & respect to all living creatures
To focus on live outcomes for the shelter animals we work with
To advocate for progressive policy and legislation
To promote hope, civic responsibility and faith in communities
To support sustainable transformative industry development
The only way to truly understand the current landscape of the Illinois shelter system and challenges is to gather data and conduct data 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, shelters, rescues, corporations, 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, ordinance and implementation plan for Chicago and the state of IL.