Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation

For: Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation
Chicago, IL
Organizer: John & Anna Garrido
Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation (Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation)
$20,180
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 309 donors
40% Complete

The Story

Pet rescue is our primary goal and we are only able to do it with the help of our ever growing network of animal lovers. 

Whenever we encounter a pet in need of medical care, Dr. Peter Sakas and his team at the Niles Animal Hospital are always there to help us without hesitation. Everything from spay/neuter, to rabies shots to x-rays and more if needed. 

Whenever a rescue is treated, the Niles Animal Hospital runs a tab at discounted prices. ie. $100 for spay/neuter.  As it grows, our family and friends kick in to help pay it down.

We set up this fundraiser in response to the many requests to make it easier for supporters to donate. 

Remember you can always help with the medical bills by sending a check directly to the Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center with "Garrido Stray Fund" written in the memo section or you can call in a donation to the fund.

Niles Animal Hospital
Garrido Stray Fund
7278 N. Milwaukee
Niles, Il. 60714

847-647-9325

Or to
Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation 
5310 N. Harlem Ave. Suite 210
Chicago, Illinois 60656

773-594-2280

Once again, thank you all very much for your help. 

We are a 501c3 so your donation is tax deductible.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 15, 2016

Posted on December 15, 2016

"Madison" needs our help. He is a 7 to 8 month old male lab-mix. It appears as though he was hit by a car. His femur is broken in probably the worst spot possible and extensive trauma further down on his leg; he has a heart murmur that would be a bad #4 on a scale of 1 to 6 and he has an eye infection (the least of his problems).

Because of the location of the break, amputation is likely the procedure he will need. Because his heart murmur is so bad, there is no guarantee he will survive surgery. 

Dr. Lenette Renier DiCiaulais going to do everything she can to save him. One of her vet techs will foster him to make sure he gets the best care possible. And the Portage Park Animal Hospital is generously reducing the cost of his medical care. 

If you would like to help with the cost of Madison's medical care, you can 

call the hospital at 773-725-0260.

Or mail a donation to

Portage Park Animal Hospital 
5419 W. Irving park Rd 
Chicago, IL. 60641

(Put Madison Medical in the memo)


Posted on October 19, 2016

Posted on October 19, 2016

First I want to thank all of you so much for your continued support! 

You have helped us medically treat 35 dogs since we started the Garrido Stray Fund at the Niles Animal Hospital in November of 2015. You have also helped us cover the costs of boarding for other dogs while waiting for their forever homes. It makes it so much easier for us knowing we can care for the dogs we bring in without worrying about covering the costs and that makes you are very big part of our team.

Updates on some of our recent rescues:

Dakota is still very sick, but has improved dramatically in the last 24 hours. We are still waiting for her blood work to come in today to determine if her illness is Lepto; we pray it's not. We will be staying at the Niles Animal Hospital on IV until she is better.

Brandy has improved dramatically. She is playful and getting better every day. 

Zeus is still in boarding at K9 University. We may have a foster for him; fingers crossed the intro to the their dog goes well this week. 


Once again we can't thank you enough for your help!

Posted on September 23, 2016

Posted on September 23, 2016

WOW!!! In just 48 hours you have contributed more than $1,600 to the Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center Garrido Stray Fund!!

THANK YOU!!!

here is a quick update as to how it works:

We take dogs we find who are in need of medical attention to the Niles Animal Hospital to see Dr. Peter S. Sakas or any one of his great team of doctors.

He gives us a great discount on medical care (ie. $100 to Spay or Neuter). We then run a tab with the balance. YOU have been calling in to the hospital, mailing in, stopping in or contributing online to help pay down that balance.

Over the last year we have been able to help countless dogs; i've lost track now. You have contributed thousands toward their care and we thank you for that.

Attached are pics of just some of the dogs you have helped over the last 6 weeks alone.

Also know that some of you have designated a specific dog you want the money to go to. All dogs we are treating at Niles Animal Hospital are absolutely covered by the money you donate. If you donated online and asked that it go toward board (ie. for Zeus), then that is exactly where your money will go.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!

We also want to thank Lauren at The Dog House of L C & L! Jean, Kathi and the rest of her team are awesome!! They assist with grooming, boarding and care for many of the dogs we find; and they refuse to take any donations!

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