Carson Pirie Scott’s Community Days 2013 Spring Event!

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

Please help us reach our goal to raise much needed funds to save more homeless animals!

Click on the link below to purchase and Carson Pirie Scott’s will ship you your coupon booklet free of charge!  Online sales expire on Thursday, February 21, 2013 to ensure mailing time frame.

Save big on great items while supporting your community!

Our Community Day booklet is better than ever — featuring more savings coupons, better Bonus Buys and longer Early Bird hours. Includes the following great coupons:

  • $10 Off on a regular or sale price item priced at $10 or more.  Valid in-store only.  Some exclusions apply.
  • $50 Off spring outerwear for him & her
  • $35 Off men’s Clarks and Calvin Klein shoes
  • $30 Off LivingQuarters Kensington and Loft Chelsea quilts
  • $25 Off Easy Spirit shoes
  • $20 Off designer denim for her & him
  • $15 Off all Franco Sarto leather & nylon handbags
  • $10 Off all men’s dress and casual pants
  • $10 Off kids’ denim
  • 50% Off women’s Clarks & b.ø.c shoes
  • 40% Off all single-serve brew systems, coffeemakers, coffee & accessories
  • $29.99 for any size Leisure Bayside luggage
  • $19.99 for LivingQuarters microfiber down-alternative comforter
  • $14.99 for LivingQuarters microfiber sheet set
  • $4.99 for LivingQuarters Eco Lite towels

Use most coupons in-store or online.  Shop Friday, March 1st or Saturday, March 2nd to save big on top of our already-low sale prices.

Pet Adoption Event at Pets Etc

Pets Etc Adoption Event

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Pets Etc sells great pet toys, supplies, high quality dog food and yummy treats. Stop in and say Hi! Meet some of the animals we have available for adoption.
Don’t forget to pick out some great holiday gifts for the animals in your life.

Pets Etc
2304 Illinois route 59
Plainfield, IL, 60586

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John Paul Pet Product Raffle Basket

Congratulations Debby C!!!

Please help our cause by buying Raffle tickets for a chance to win this awesome basket of pet products.
Tickets are:
1 for $5, 2 for $10 & 3 for $12
Buy your raffle tickets & help our cause. Don’t let the distance between us stop you from getting involved in this raffle because the basket can be mailed directly to you.
Tickets MUST be paid for before your raffle ticket #’s given. Pay by PayPal or mail a check. Contact by text (815) 258-5892
Winner will be announced Dec.1st!

First Midwest Bank Adoption Event

First Midwest Bank Adoption Event

Saturday, 15 September 2012

*Snacks and refreshments
*Petsmart-Free Giveaways
*Enter to Win Gift baskets from Petsmart and Chew On This Dog Bakery
*Banfield Pet Hospital-Info on wellness Plans
*Drop off donations needed.

First Midwest Bank
11210 W. Lincoln Highway
Mokena, IL 60448

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LincolnWay Community Bank’s Pet Adoption Day!

LincolnWay Community Bank’s Pet Adoption Day!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Come meet some of our adoptables!

LincolnWay Community Bank
1000 E. Lincoln Hwy.
New Lenox, IL 60451

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Hambingo Fundraising Event


July 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Hamburger Mary’s
5400 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL, 60640

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Please join us for a night of HamBingo held in the dining room at Hamburger Mary’s from 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation gets you a Bingo card that can be reused and is good for all Bingo games played that night. Donations collected from the cards go to benefit Making A Difference Rescue.

What is it?
HamBINGO Mary’s is a weekly charity event held in Hamburger Mary’s Dining Room, with a different charity beneficiary every week. Hosted by drag diva Velicity Metropolis (often dressed as Mary herself), this is NOT your typical “church basement bingo.” The show can get a little risqué, so enjoy the $5 Sauza Margaritas and leave the kids at home! It’s all about having fun while supporting local Chicagoland charities.

Yorkville Animal Hospital 2012 Adoption Event

Yorkville Animal Hospital Adoption Event

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yorkville Animal Hospital

102 Garden Street

Yorkville, Il 60560
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Dust off your bowling ball and help spare a cat or dog from certain death.

The Herald News – Joliet (IL)
June 7, 2011

On June 18, Making a Difference Rescue in Channahon is hosting a couples bowling fundraiser at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet.

Can’t find someone to share the fun? Come out anyway. You’ll be paired with another bowler that is also enthusiastic about the cause. All proceeds benefit the rescue.

“We don’t have a set goal we’re trying raise,” said founder and president Liz Bagley of Channahon. “We’re just thankful for anything we’ll receive.”

The rescue recently removed eight dogs from death row. Some of the rescue’s animals come from shelters that don’t open to the public. One pit bull, used as bait in fights, recently had an eye removed. Another dog recently had a leg amputated.

Another dog, Samson, was found half-buried in the snow; his matted, overgrown hair kept him from freezing. The rescue’s adoption fees often do not cover the cost of preparing an animal for a permanent home, so the group depends on donations and fundraisers.

One unique feature of this rescue is its post-adoption home visits when volunteers check for smooth transitioning and owners can ask practical questions about the pet’s care.

In addition, Making a Difference Rescue offers a 14-day trial period. If a particular dog or cat is not fitting well into the household, the adoptive owners may return it for a full refund.

“This is how we stand behind finding the best home for our dogs and truly making a difference for them,” Bagley said. “A lot of the owners become like family and continue to send pictures.”

Even if you can’t bowl, consider becoming a foster parent, especially for a cat. Because cats are more independent and less adaptable to new circumstances, finding people to foster and adopt them is difficult.

“That’s why I’d love to have a facility of our own someday,” Bagley said. “I’d like to take in and help more animals than I do right now.”

The idea for Making a Difference Rescue began 10 years ago when Bagley, battling breast cancer, cared for two dogs near her home, dogs that were often left unattended for days at a time, without food or water.

Bagley would think, “When I get well, I’m going to help defenseless animals.” In 2007, Bagley did just that, by founding the nonprofit Making a Difference Rescue. “Because of my life being spared, I know how fast life can be taken,” Bagley said.

Fact Box: If you go What: Bowling fundraiser event When: 8-11 p.m. June 18 Where: Town and Country Lanes, 2231 W. Jefferson St., Joliet Cost: $40 per couple. Reserve by Sunday Includes: Three games of bowling and shoe rental Contact: Liz Bagley at 815-258-5892, Bob Waters at 815-467-6804 or Kathy Tantillo at 815-685-5189. For more information: Visit or find Making a Difference Rescue on Facebook

Aiding Angel

The Herald News – Joliet (IL)
November 4, 2007 | DAWN AULET

Many of you remember the story about Angel, the severely injured dog who was found by Don Huhnke, of Romeoville, and eventually adopted by the Huhnke family.

Liz Bagley, founder and president of Making a Difference Rescue, helped the Huhnke family with veterinary costs.

Now the group is looking to raise more money to assist other animals.

Roberta Drake, a volunteer with Making a Difference rescue, organized a fundraiser, from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road in Joliet.

The fundraiser will feature a bake sale and raffle. Raffle items include a gift certificate for Merichka’s and a gift basket containing jewelry, candles, and other items.

Household goods such as candles and picture frames, also will be available for sale.

All of the money received will go to vet care for the animals. While the volunteers work at their own expense, the veterinarian has to be paid.

Animals rescued by Making a Difference are tested for FIV and feline leukemia (cats) or heartworm (dogs). They receive their shots and are spayed or neutered; as well any other needed medical care.

If you would like to donate baked goods or have questions, call Roberta Drake at (815) 630-4504.