Where the broken animals go
The last few weeks have been insane, but things are finally starting to settle down. We still have Apricot, but the rest of the foster kittens have gone on to their forever homes. It’s always so bittersweet to say goodbye. I had plenty to keep me distracted though, including these cuties from a new rescue!
I first heard about MCP Rescue last year when someone asked me for help rehoming two bulldogs. Since I was still fairly new to rescue, I reached out to Sarah Lauch who said she had the perfect rescue in mind. She introduced me to Marta, the founder of MCP Rescue, who has an affinity for broken dogs.
Since then, I’ve been following their efforts and have found that they do have a soft spot for the abused, neglected, abandoned, and all pets in need. From big oafs to small fluffs, they don’t discriminate. MCP Rescue helps animals with broken bones and broken spirits learn to trust again.
MCP Rescue is a foster-based rescue located in Chicago. While they focus primarily on dogs, they’ve got a few species in their care. Along with dogs, MCP works with cats and also has a horse in rescue. They don’t care what sort of animal it is if it is in need, they take it in. MCP Rescue is a safe haven for the animals that truly need a lifeline.
What I really enjoyed about MCP is the community they’ve created amongst their fosters and volunteers. During our photo shoot, I met three fosters that have been with the organization for a while. They were all laughing, sharing stories, and swapping tips for fostering. It was only a small bit of time, but the vibe was comfortable and very team-oriented.
Rescue is already tough work and MCP takes on some of the hardest cases. The stories they hear, the animals they see, it can’t be easy. I am thankful they are willing to do this work that so many others would shy away from. So are the animals that they work with.
If you’d like to support MCP Rescue’s efforts to continue saving animals, you can donate here.
Piggy – If I got to create my perfect dog, it would look like this baby angel. Short, squatty, ridiculous , and low to the ground, she’s perfection. Piggy was found in an alley in terrible condition. She had definitely had litter of puppies but never received much care. Now Piggy is looking and feeling great. They learned she loves children and is dog-friendly. She’s the perfect nanny dog and would love a home with lots and lots of kids. You can apply to adopt her here.
Frankie – This little man had a rough life before he came to MCP. He’s such a sweet and gentle boy that would love to spend the rest of his years in a home with a comfy couch for him to snuggle up on. He’ll be available for adoption shortly, for more information, you can contact MCP here.
Shop the sweater here and the rest of the look below.
All photos: Margaret Rajic