Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, the Anti-Cruelty Society will be hosting a Celebrity Rehab Bark-B-Que. This event welcomes you with or without your dog.
Where is this event to take place? Why the Oak Street Eat and Drink, of course. Never heard of the Oak Street Eat and Drink? Well, that is because it was formerly called the Oak Street Beachstro.
So what happens in inclement weather? The event will be postponed until the rain date of Thursday, September 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
This event is the Anti-Cruelty Society’s annual way of celebrating the end-of-summer. In addition, the event has been created to help support the rehabilitation centers that help save lives each and every day!
The event will cost $65 per person in advance; tickets increase to $75 per person when purchased at the door. The cost will cover beer, wine, soft drinks and backyard barbeque food. If your dog gets to go with you, there will be treats and fresh cold water available for them, too. Although you will pay a cover charge, your dog will always be let in for free!
The Bruckner Rehabilitation and Treatment Center was opened the fall of 2004. The facility can provide for 140 sick, injured, or young animals at a time; animals with behavioral issues. Since it opened, the Treatment Center has helped over 2,000 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats.
Thanks to Charlotte Schmitt, a long-standing board member of the Anti-Cruelty Society, for providing a generous gift; leadership funds to start the Center, thus the name Bruckner Rehabilitation was in memory of Charlotte’s late father, William Bruckner. Mr. Bruckner loved animals. He was also the number one banker in Chicago. He helped prominent people such as Mr. Wrigley and others survive the depression. Thus Ms. Schmitt wanted to help keep her father’s name alive for all the good he did and will continue to do through the Rehab Center.
Although the gift from Charlotte Schmitt was a great beginning, the Center still has great financial needs. In this time of economical crisis, not only are individuals having money issues, so is the Anti-Cruelty Society. Their facility is large, but the needs are greater. There are diseases that are treatable, but highly contagious, however, they are curable but take time and good medical care thus more and more space is required to treat all of those in need. The goal of the Center is to make sure that once the animals are cured that they are placed into loving and forever homes.
Please take time to attend the Bark-B-Que tomorrow night and help those caring individuals help the animals we all love in our lives; animals that make our lives so much better!