Please help us help Shorty


Shorty is a 15 year old Pomeranian that was surrendered to a local kill facility in late June of 2014. At 15 years old, he is still feisty, happy and full of energy. He can run up and down stairs and has proven to get along with dogs of all sizes, cats, children and people.
We as a rescue have been shocked that applicants have withdrawn their applications because he is still full of life and mobile.

On 1/4/16, Shorty developed a large swelling under his right eye. We brought him into our vet and discovered that he had a Carnassial Tooth Abscess in the 4th premolar. His back teeth are fused together by tartar build up. This is extensive and major surgery, especially for a dog of his age.

He had one round of blood panel and urinalysis and the vet has placed him on 2 weeks antibiotics to prepare him for surgery. He will then be subjected to another round of blood tests and xrays to be sure that is heart is not enlarged because he has a slight heart murmur. These need to be performed in order to ensure his survival.

We’d like to ask for your help.
Making A Difference Rescue is a Non-Profit Organization
that is funded solely by donations made by the public.
We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.

We have several fundraisers set up.
Snap It Forward has generously set up a page to donate 35% of their jewelry sales to our rescue to help.
We will also be featured at the BarkBox Comedy event on January 21, 2016 at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue.

You may also donate here.
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Thank you.

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20151017_094847We wanted to give a huge thank you to an amazing organization, Paws Illinois, NFP.
We are so grateful for your donation, help and generosity.

Special thanks to Michael Tellerino,  CEO of PAWS ILLINOIS, NFP. for his fore sight and vision to help keep pets out of shelters and at home.

PAWS ILLINOIS, NFP has created a program called “PETS 4 VETS”. This program will focus
on assisting all United States Veterans – living in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs –  many of whom have been injured while serving our great country or suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PAWS ILLINOIS would like to show our gratitude to these heroes by offering Veterans with service dogs a LIFETIME supply of food, routine medical and spay/neuter services for their service dog companion at no cost.
Please show them your support, donate and like their facebook page!

Carson’s Fall Community Event is November 11-14, 2015

fall 2015Making A Difference Rescue has partnered up with Carson Pirie Scott’s Community Days Fall Event!

Please help us reach our goal to raise much needed funds to help more animals in need!

Community Days is now a

4 Day event!

It will take place Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Bon-Ton, Elder-Beerman, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Herberger’s and Younkers.

Stores open early and stay open late.
Find a store near you!

Click  here to purchase and Carson Pirie Scott’s will ship you your coupon booklet free of charge!  Please order online by Friday November 6th, 2015 to ensure mailing time.

 Save big on great items while supporting your community!

 Our Community Day booklet is better than ever
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Your donation of $5 will get you over $500 in exclusive coupon savings, including:

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  • 30% off on a single item.

  • Tiered shopping pass for 25% / 20% / 10% off each regular or sale priced item.

  • 35 Item suggestions to use the $10 coupon offer on.

  • 18 Item suggestions to use the 30% coupon offer on.

  • 28 Bar-coded merchandise offers: Customers must have the coupon to receive the special pricing on these offers.

  • 1 Web coupon

This valuable coupon booklet can be purchased
for just $5 each, good toward great merchandise at the Bon-Ton family of stores during the special
Community Day Sale November 11 – 14, 2015.



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The last day to purchase booklets online is February 20, 2014!

Purchase a Community Days coupon booklet and save on great products while supporting your community! Plus, use your coupons on Bonus Buys Friday, February 28 & Saturday, March 1, 2014. While supplies last.

Please help us in our efforts to raise funds to save more homeless animals.  100% of the purchase price of this Community Days Coupon Booklet will benefit Making A Difference Rescue
You may purchase a coupon booklet here.

Your donation of $5 will get you over $500 in exclusive coupon savings, including:

  • $10 off a regular or sale price item of $10 or more. Valid in-store only.
  • Up to 30% off a single regular or sale price item. Valid in-store until 1PM only.
  • Up to 25% off a regular and sale price purchase.
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  • $25 off women’s designer jeans
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Exclusions apply; see booklet for details. 100% of booklet sales benefit local school groups and nonprofit organizations.

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