Monday, September 21, 2009

Hogs For Dogs

Hogs for Dogs Main Photo
The weather for the 3rd Annual Hogs for Dogs couldn't have been more perfect outside for the Heartland Animal Shelter. Over 100 motorcycle riders participated in this 15 mile ride to Northern Illinois. Being there, I sensed the strong ties that these bikers had for the animals at Heartland. One biker duo brought their Shih Tzu "Spike". Other bikers had huge stuffed dogs decorating the backs of their motorcycles in support for the cause.

Cats Looking OutsideHeartland Animal Shelter has been open since 2002 and is run solely by volunteers. It is a no-kill shelter that founded by Dr. Herbert Preiser, a veterinarian determined to find all animals a home. The doctor generously donated his house to the shelter and the shelter has found great success since the beginning. It offers both cats and dogs as pets. Some cats are given room to roam or look out a window while the volunteers are on duty.

This year, they've saved over 1,000 animals, and have found creative ways to have community events such as Cinco De Meow, Bow Wow Bowling and Hogs for Dogs, of course. If you would like to learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter please visit their website.

Due to the fact there was contruction on the same street that the parade was taking place, I had to snap them at the starting line. I would love to hear what you think of the pictures. Enjoy!

Hogs with Dogs
Hogs With Dogs

At The Start
Ready to Go

Spike and his Owners
Spike And His Owners


And They're Off

Small Dogs
Shelter Dogs

Heartland's Cats
Shelter Cats

Looking for a Home

Solo Dog
A Newer Arrival

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  1. Elena-Thank you for stopping by our event: Hogs for Dogs at Heartland Animal Shelter! It was nice meeting you and I appreciate the recap. It was a wonderful day surrounded by loving, caring people who helped support our animals in need!

    Thank you:)

    Stephanie Preiser
    Executive Director

  2. It was my pleasure Stephanie. You all did a wonderful job with the event!

    Elena :)

  3. Elena,

    I wanted to tell you about Heartland Animal Shelter's Grand Re-opening that is slated for Saturday, October 24th. Volunteers have been doing a lot of work the past several months to spruce up the shelter and this is our opportunity to open the doors to the general public to show what's been done.

    I hope you will consider stopping by again.
    Here are the details:

    Heartland Animal Shelter’s Grand Re-opening
    Heartland Animal Shelter is hosting a grand re-opening of the facility on Saturday, October 24th from noon until 4 pm at 2975 Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to show what is new at Heartland, offer tours, and discuss pet rescue and adoption. Refreshments will be served and donations are welcome. Check the shelter wish list at
    or pets available for adoption at



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