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It has come to our attention that a person or persons is claiming to be a representative of our organization and is attempting to facilitate adoptions for animals not in our care. They are utilizing the email address of Neither this email nor this person is affiliated with our organization or any of our representatives. If you see these posts, please do not contact this person. We are taking steps to report this activity with the appropriate parties. If you have been in touch with this person, or have questions, please call our front desk at 847-740-7788.

Dog Pondering

Our Team


2022 Board of Directors

Dominique Allion

Mary Venetucci
Vice President

Susan Rochlis

Jackie Sullivan

Laurie Letts

Sue Svizzero


Key Staff

Pat Kennedy
Executive Director

Sally Hubbard
Animal Welfare and Operations Manager

Tim Medeiros
Adoption Center Manager

Laurie Illes
Accounting Manager

Stacy Ellington
Development Manager

Cortney Iden
Development Coordinator

Kerry Kuczynski
Volunteer & Development Coordinator