Shedd Aquarium: Project notes + updates

Shedd Aquarium

We are so thrilled to continue to partner with and support the Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago. Like you, I once thought that a place like this was about dolphin shows and a bunch of really cool-looking fish in large tanks. But, as I’ve truly gotten to know this place and its people, I realize…

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Animal Rescue / Project notes + updates

animal rescue

Animal rescue has been at the forefront of our mission + purpose since day one of this foundation. What has been exciting is to see how our focus has evolved! Out of the gate, we were about rescuing dogs, having rescued several dogs ourselves (that’s our Lily above). But over time, especially with our work…

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Kurt Heizmann of Shedd Aquarium: Compassion, research, and conservation

Kurt Heizmann

Kurt Heizmann is a Supervisor of Marine Mammals in the Oceanarium Department, Shedd Aquarium, whose mission entails sparking compassion, curiosity, and conservation for the aquatic animal world. Enjoy this FASCINATING behind-the-scenes look at the people behind the aquarium glass! Discussion Guide / Notes: We discuss the Oceanarium Department and its mission and purpose. Not only…

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Lincoln Park Zoo: Project notes + updates

Lincoln Park Zoo

As part of our #AnimalRescue and #ChicagoStrong programming, we are joyfully supporting Lincoln Park Zoo! The zoo is a wonderful place, filled with memories from childhood and the early days from our current time in Chicago. It’s simply a thrill to support this place. But then, when you learn about the amazing work that goes…

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PUPDATE: Bheem the Puppy has been adopted!

Our goal was to raise $5,600 to cover Bheem’s surgeries. This covered the costs of both of surgeries, and we did it! Many thanks to all who donated and helped Bheem move forward with his much deserved, happy and healthy life! And now, for even more great news…Bheem has found his furever home! Bheem has…

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Thank you for helping Bheem the Puppy walk again!

Our goal was to raise $5,600 to cover Bheem’s surgeries. This covered the costs of both of surgeries, and we did it! Many thanks to all who donated and helped Bheem move forward with his much deserved, happy and healthy life! BHEEM’S STORY In Hindi, Bheem means “mighty,” and that he is! Bheem has had a…

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Help us help Bheem the Puppy walk again!

In Hindi, Bheem means “mighty,” and that he is! Bheem has had a heartbreaking, gut wrenching beginning. He lost both of his front paws after being run over by a train at the tender age of just eight weeks while living on the streets in India. When Bheem was eight months old, Animal House Shelter (“AHS”) located in Huntley, IL, coordinated…

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Help Bheem the Puppy Walk Again!

We are proud to announce our fundraising campaign to provide medical care for Bheem the Puppy! In Hindi, Bheem means “mighty,” and that he is! Bheem has had a heartbreaking, gut wrenching beginning. He lost both of his front paws after being run over by a train at the tender age of just eight weeks while living on the streets…

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