The Picture of Freedom

by A. Tosone

When you’re involved in rescue you willingly get on an emotional rollercoaster. Period. End of discussion. The highs and the lows are guaranteed terms of service in this business. The ride with the biggest high and the lowest lows is the Freedom Ride, the final trek from the shelter to a place of safety. Walking up to a cage containing a dejected soul will break one’s heart over and over again. It never gets any easier to see a dog who’s spirit has broken, some of them too broken to lift their head or shift their gaze toward you. And knowing how many you are going to leave behind is even more painful to acknowledge. But the high of this ride is the all-time high of highs. A dog can smell Freedom. He really can and that, my friends, makes riding the rollercoaster worth it.

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Pictured below are just a few of the rescues made by Chicago Freedom Rides from Chicago Animal Care and Control. Many more rescues can be make possible when you support any of the local Chicago rescues organizations.



Found Chicago, NFP is a 501(c)3 no-kill, all-breed rescue that serves to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home the most medically and behaviorally challenged dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Found Chicago Boarding & Training Center is a subsidiary of Found Chicago, NFP that provides services to the public to give dog owners the knowledge they need to better handle their dogs and improve the quality of the dog-human relationship. All proceeds from services offered through Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center wholly benefit the dogs we rescue, rehabilitate and re-home.

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