As many long-time followers may remember, Ruby was removed from her former home along with several other dogs because of severe neglect. New followers can read her story here.
Ruby is part of Safe Humane Chicago’s Court Case Dog Program. Court case dogs are victims of severe neglect and abuse who have been rescued by police or animal control officers and are part of criminal court cases against their abusers. In the past, these animals were considered little more than evidence. They lived in cages with little human interaction until their cases were settled and then were typically euthanized.
But thanks to Safe Humane Chicago these dogs (and cats) have a second chance. Staff and volunteers engage, socialize, and train them to be family companions. Once their cases are settled, Safe Humane Chicago transfers them to partner shelters and rescue groups for adoption. All court case dogs, like Ruby, receive a lifetime of behavioral support through the program.
In addition to the Court Case Dog Program, Safe Humane trains youth leaders to speak in schools about dog safety and compassion for animals, and partners veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with court case dogs to help both achieve emotional healing.
Safe Humane Chicago is truly a one-of-a-kind organization that helps some of the most traumatized, abused and neglected dogs in Chicago through innovative programs that foster compassion and celebrate the human-animal connection. And now you can help dogs like Ruby and Jambalaya get a second chance by supporting Safe Humane’s annual fundraiser, Diamonds in the Ruff.
If you are in Chicago and would like to attend, you can purchase tickets here. If you are not in Chicago, but would still like to support the organization that saved Ruby and so many others, please make a donation or buy a raffle ticket here. If you are not able to donate, please share on Twitter and Facebook.
You can also learn more about the Court Case Dog Program by watching the video below or by following Safe Humane Chicago on Facebook.