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Red Door Animal Shelter: Week 15’s Touchdown For Tails Chicagoland Rescue Of The Week

When the Bears win, so does our featured animal rescue of the week! Each week, we’ll feature a new Chicagoland animal rescue partner with whom we’ll team up. Whatever the amount, all donations (both time and money) are welcome. This week’s featured rescue is Red Door Animal Shelter.

After Sunday’s 28-13 victory over the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears find themselves on a two-game winning streak heading into Week 15. It’s been an impressive turnaround for a team that started off the season at (0-4). A large part of their recent success can be attributed to an impressive defensive turnaround. Regardless, more Bears wins equals more Chicago area rescue wins! We’ll hope that Chicago can continue their streak of good fortune on the road against the Cleveland Browns this weekend. Week 15’s featured rescue will be Red Door Animal Shelter, which has been around for 35 years!

As always, here’s a breakdown of how Touchdown For Tails will work.

Each week, we will be featuring a new rescue. Within that week, you’ll have a few options to “bet” on. Now, when I say bet, what I really mean is, how much you’re willing to donate to the featured animal rescue organization of the week. Here’s how it’ll work.

  1. A Chicago Bears win = $25 donation
  2. Three-to-five Prop Bets: Hitting on the prop = $10 donation. Missing on the prop= $5

Ultimately, what I would like to do is make the Bears winning on the field as rewarding to our featured rescues as possible! Those of you who donate nine (or more) times throughout the season will be entered into a drawing at the end of the season to win a Chicago Bears Nike “Game” Jersey. The player and sizing will be of your choice. For each Chicago Bears win, I will personally donate $25. I will also choose one prop bet (brought to you by Draft Kings) that I will also “bet” on.

The ultimate goal of this is to get Bears fans more involved with the community around them. Football season is already the best time of year, so why not make it a little better by helping become a solution to a growing problem around the country? Every single dollar donated on a weekly basis will go directly to that featured rescue.

Week 15 “Things to bet on” (Brought to you by DraftKings)

Game: Chicago Bears (+3) over Cleveland Browns (-3) ($25 donation if the Bears win)

Non-Bettors “Bets”:

  1. Bears defense to create two or more turnovers. ($10 donation if you win. $5 if you lose.)
  2. Bears QB Justin Fields to throw for more yards than Browns QB Joe Flacco. ($10 donation if you win. $5 if you lose.)

Prop Bets:

  1. Bears total team points over/under (16.5): Over (-122)/Under (+102)
  2. Bears to score first: Yes (+310)/No (-450)
  3. Race to 20 points: Bears (+230)/Browns (+110)/Neither (+255)

Touchdown For Tails Week 15 Rescue of the Week: Red Door Animal Shelter


2410 West Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645

Visiting hours:

Monday: closed

Tuesday-Friday: 12 – 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.


Where To Donate:

Founded in 1988 under the name Chicago Community Humane Shelter, the Red Door Animal Shelter has been a great asset in the Chicago community for 35 years! Since 2003, this animal sanctuary has expanded twice to better help animals in need.

RDAS’ mission is simple. They are a no-kill shelter that provides a safe haven to dogs, cats, and rabbits. They work with many local resources to help with low-cost vet clinics and the overall safety and well-being of animals in the city of Chicago. They also started the CAFE program, which helps provide pet food and cat litter to Care For Real. These types of resources are paramount to helping animals in need. RDAS also provides rabbit boarding, if you’re going out of town and need a place to safely keep your rabbit while you’re gone!

Their mission statement:

“Our mission is to promote respect for all animals through education, rescue, sheltering and adoption.

Red Door Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Our primary focus is on cats, dogs and rabbits – the three most popular pets in the United States. We also rescue the occasional stray pet duck or backyard chicken.

We provide a cageless environment for the animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, the shelter does offer permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes. We created the premiere, extensive rabbit rescue program in the Chicago area and today we remain one of the few no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits, spays/neuters them, microchips them and adopts them.”

As always, these organizations rely on the public for help! Donations, volunteering, and fostering are HUGE needs and are always welcomed. If you’re interested, please visit their website for more information on how to get involved!

Red Door Animal Shelter’s Pet Finder Adoption Page

Please note that all animal bios are taken directly from the featured rescue’s website. These bios are put together by the animal’s current foster or someone with knowledge of each animal within the organization. For more information on a specific pet, please reach out to the rescue directly.





More Resources For How To Get Involved

As a country, we have a homeless animal crisis on our hands that only seems to be getting worse by the day. Stray animals are found every day. With the volatility of the job market, more families are losing their homes and can no longer care for their pets. The list of reasons contributing to this issue runs long. That’s where we can all come in. Whether you want to volunteer, foster, or simply donate, it all makes a difference. For our family, getting involved with animal rescue has been a rewarding experience. While we might not always have the time to foster or volunteer our time, there are many ways to make an impact. Below are three links to check out if this is something you or your family might be interested in doing.

  1. Benefits of adopting a shelter dog
  2. Why volunteering at shelters or rescues makes a difference
  3. 10 reasons to foster a pet