Help Us Give Symon A New Start At Life!

Poor Symon. In his first year of life, he’s experienced more pain and trauma than most dogs do in their whole lives. We’re working to change that, but we need your help.

Not only was this little guy fending for himself as a hungry, freezing stray this Chicago winter, he had a medical emergency. He suffered a prolapsed rectum—his lower intestine had slipped outside his anus. It’s a serious, painful condition that requires immediate care.

Luckily, he was caught by animal control and taken to our friends at Golf Rose Animal Hospital where he received a ‘purse string’ suture and great care. But that was just a temporary fix. As soon as the suture was removed, he relapsed. And because he was a stray with no owner claiming him, he needed a miracle.

Despite his situation, Symon managed to charm everyone he met. The amazing folks at Northwest Rescue Network Team began advocating for his rescue. And once we heard his story, we knew that we had to act quickly and pull him.

Since we brought him into Midwest Rescue, we’ve found him to be a goofy, loving, sweet-natured boy. However, he’s had two more prolapses and two more purse string procedures via emergency care—clearly, he needed a resolution, asap. He’s not even a year old!  After a slew of tests, Symon underwent surgery the following day (3/16) and is back in his foster home recovering from major surgery.

But as you undoubtedly know as a pet owner, all this veterinary care is wildly expensive—and we are underwater with his vet bills. (Because this was an emergency, we couldn’t wait until we had all the funds in hand.).  Being a tiny, grassroots rescue, every dollar makes a huge difference!

Symon has a loving foster waiting for him and a bright future in front of him. We, and Symon, need your help now more than ever. Simply put, we can’t do this without you.

Will you consider making a donation toward his care? Your generosity will make a life-changing difference for one very special and deserving puppy. And yes, other sweet underdogs like him.

Click HERE to donate and please spread the word!

We, and Symon, thank you!

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DESPERATELY SEEKING FOSTERS!!!! (If you are interested, please complete an application)

Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc is a small group of caring individuals who are determined to make a positive impact in the lives of pit bulls. We are a volunteer run and foster based rescue.

Volunteer run? Yes, we are all volunteers of Midwest Rescue. The board members and volunteers are not paid; each individual that supports Midwest Rescue also has a full-time job. We do this in our free time because we care.

Want to volunteer? GREAT! Attend an adoption day and other local events. Organize a fundraiser. Help with the daily operating activities. Let us put your skills and talents to work.

Foster based? This means Midwest Rescue does not have a shelter or facility. We rely solely on caring individuals to open their homes, providing a loving, structured home life for our dogs. Midwest pays for the food, crate and vetting for a dog within our rescue. Fosters provide a healthy, caring home environment, in addition to playing a key role in helping a dog find the perfect home.

This limits how many dogs we can have in rescue at any one time. We can’t accept more dogs than we have homes and funds for.

Adopt? We are looking for loving families and owners to give our dogs the great homes they deserve. We work closely with people to make sure the dog they want to adopt is the right “fit” for them.

Give! We run completely on your donations. Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc does not receive funding from the State or Federal government. The monies that people like you donate provide Midwest with the power to save more lives.


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