Reading to Rescues

NOTE: Due to COVID this program is currently suspended until further notice. The Rescue Village Reading Program was designed for kids ages 6+ to help our shelter animals become more adoptable and bring comfort to the animals. It reduces the anxiety of the animals, nurtures empathy in children and is a great way for kids to practice their reading skills with a captive listener! One parent is required to attend the training and must accompany the child every time they…

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Paw Parade

Rescue Village was invited to Chardon Healthcare Center yesterday to visit with the residents. To make it a safe visit during COVID, they requested a Paw Parade so that residents who weren’t able to come outside could see the dogs from their windows as the parade wrapped around the entire building. Initially Chardon Healthcare Center wanted us to bring adoptable animals, however, Rescue Village works hard to ensure the dogs at the shelter stay stress-free, so Humane Educator, Nicole Latosky,…

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New Executive Director, Kenneth Clarke

RESCUE VILLAGE NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Board of Trustees of Rescue Village is pleased to announce that Kenneth Clarke has been selected as its next Executive Director. Ken assumed his new position on March 16. Ken has spent more than two decades in executive leadership positions at some of the Midwest’s leading nonprofit, educational, and cultural organizations, including the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Shedd Aquarium, both in Chicago. Prior to that, he was a Director of…

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Outreach Lessons

Rescue Village offers Educational outreach programming for large groups, schools, public/private consortiums presented at your location. To request an outreach lesson to be presented at your location, please email education@rescuevillage.org Outreach Lessons: W.A.I.T/Dog-bite Prevention program-(Preschool, Elementary, & Special Needs): This dog safety & bite-prevention program utilizes the W.A.I.T system provided by Prevent The Bite organization. *In-person sessions utilize therapy dogs for practice RV’s ABC’s: A Travel through our History program- (All ages, general public): This program gives an overview of…

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Community Guardian Program

The Community Guardian Program is a safety net program offered to pet owners as an alternative to giving up a pet when life’s obstacles leave pet owners temporarily unable to care for their pets. Animals accepted into the program are placed into temporary foster homes with trained Rescue Village foster caregivers to provide, love, care, and support to the pet. Any pet owner is eligible to request assistance from the Community Guardian Program. Research shows that pet owners who face…

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Slumber Party

On February 19, 2022, Rescue Village will host its second Slumber Party, a fundraiser to benefit the homeless animals at our shelter. This past year, Rescue Village provided compassionate care to more than 2,000 animals waiting to find their forever home. This event will bring in much needed revenue to help continue our life-saving work and will help some of our animals find their forever homes. What: You’ll be cozying up for 12 hours with a shelter animal in their…

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