BUCKTOWN — One Tail at a Time is reopening its Bucktown adoption center this weekend, allowing people to once again meet adoptable pets in person.
The shelter’s adoption center at 2144 N. Wood St. reopens Saturday. It’s been closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The adoption center’s hours of operation will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Despite the turmoils of the pandemic, Chicagoans showed their support for One Tail at a Time over the past year, according to a news release from the shelter. More than 2,000 families applied to foster animals within days of the adoption center having to close, which led to a record-breaking year of saving lives for the shelter.
The rescue nearly doubled the amount of shelter pets it rescued in 2020 compared to 2019, placing more than 1,800 dogs, cats and bunnies into foster homes while operating virtual foster and adoption programs, according to One Tail at a Time.
This marked the most lives saved in One Tail’s history, Executive Director Heather Owen said in the news release.
“We’re grateful that our staff have all been vaccinated and we are looking forward to getting back to meaningful connections, in person, with our adopters, fosters and dedicated volunteers,” Owen said.
Learn more about One Tail at a Time and its Bucktown adoption center online.
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