Local and National Animal Shelters Gather and Learn to Save More Lives

MEDIA CONTACT: Alana Grelyak: 773-262-4000 ext. 118 or agrelyak@treehouseanimals.org

September 3, 2019

Local and National Animal Shelters Gather and Learn To Save More Lives

Tree House Humane Society and The Anti-Cruelty Society are co-hosting San Diego’s Helen Woodward Animal Center for a life-saving, educational workshop that aims to bring together more than 75 rescue organizations.

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[Chicago, Il, September 3, 2019] For over 17 years, through The Business of Saving Lives, Helen Woodward Animal Center has demonstrated its dedication to saving the lives of orphan pets, not only within its San Diego-based facility, but those in shelters and rescues across the globe. This September 11th, they have chosen Chicago’s Tree House Humane Society to host their ground-breaking educational workshop, which will be held in The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Mullane Auditorium, located at 157 W. Grand Ave. 


Tree House and The Anti-Cruelty Society have invited more than seventy five Midwest-area shelters and rescue organizations to the one-day session, which will feature: experts speaking on concrete and proven fundraising methods to build donor bases and diversify fundraising strategies, creative, out-of-the-box public relations techniques to get media attention with little-to-no-cost, social media best practices to engage an online audience through excellent online customer service, helpful to-do’s, and creative content, and a catered breakfast and lunch sponsored by Blue Buffalo.


“We are delighted to introduce our team to these hardworking organizations,” stated Mike Arms, President of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “The only way we can really change the world of animal welfare is to work together. It’s an honor to meet with like-minded people who want to make a better world for these beautiful pets.”


The workshop is open to anyone who works or volunteers for a shelter or rescue organization, or to anyone who loves animals and wants to know more about how they can get involved. The day will include sessions on development, fundraising, PR, and social media, networking 

opportunities, and a Q&A with the staff of Helen Woodward Animal Center plus experts from Tree House and The Anti-Cruelty Society.


To become an agent of change for animal welfare, attend The Business of Saving Lives One-Day Workshop experience on Wednesday, September 11th between 8:30 am and 4:30pm at The Anti-Cruelty Society. SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve a spot, visit https://treehouseanimals.org/workshop. 




If you would like more information, please call Alana Grelyak at 773-262-4000 ext. 118 or email agrelyak@treehouseanimals.org 


About Tree House Humane Society

Tree House Humane Society is Chicago’s oldest, cage-free cat shelter with a vision to see every cat thrive. Since its founding in 1971, Tree House has created innovative and progressive approaches to animal welfare that not only enhance the lives of companion animals in the community but also bring a greater awareness of animal welfare issues to the general public. Tree House specializes in caring for stray and feral cats, facilitates Trap-Neuter-Return services, and provides a Pet Food Pantry for pre-qualified, low-income residents. For more information about Tree House Humane Society, visit treehouseanimals.org or call 773-262-4000.


About The Anti-Cruelty Society

In 2019, The Anti-Cruelty Society is celebrating 120 years of being Chicago’s oldest, largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.anticruelty.org or call 312-644-8338. 


About Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, 

educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the international Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, the International Remember Me Thursday™ campaign and The Business of Saving Lives Workshops, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world.  For more information go to: www.animalcenter.org