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The SBBRG Foundation donates to Heartland Animal Shelter


Funds to Illinois Shelter will help ensure dogs’ and cats’ mental, emotional, and physical needs are being met

Heartland Animal Shelter (HAS) in Wheeling, Illinois, has been gifted a donation from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which partners with local nonprofits through its Champion A Charity Program.

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According to an organizational release,1 HAS aims to provide a warm, safe, and comfortable environment for the dog and cat residents. In the beginning of 2023, SBBRG Foundation and the Heartland team partnered to make fleece blankets for pets staying at HAS. At this event, Laura Heisinger, SBBRG Foundation’s charity leader for HAS, and an HAS staff member, shared information about the shelter and its adoptable animals while engaging with attendees. There were 2 adoptable dogs that were at the event as well.

"I was truly inspired witnessing the Foundation come together for a cause that holds such personal significance. Although the act of blanket making may appear trivial, its profound impact on each animal under our care cannot be overstated," expressed Heisinger, in the release.1

What’s more, the SBBRG Foundation and HAS partnership will help provide new anesthesia machines and offer funds to support the Arlo Fund and the Dr Do More Fund. The Arlo Fund’s mission is to ensure comprehensive care for all dogs at HAS by addressing their mental and emotional needs. Meanwhile, the Dr Do More Fund enables HAS to offer specialized medical, behavioral, and rehabilitative care for treatable animals.1

Additionally, throughout the entire month of August, HAS is engaging in Clear the Shelters by waiving fees on larger “Chicago dogs” and reducing fees on certain cats to $50 to help them all find homes.2


  1. The SBBRG Foundation sponsors Heartland Animal Shelter. News release. The SBBRG Foundation. August 18, 2023. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230818768191/en
  2. Clear the Shelters. Heartland Animal Shelter. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://www.heartlandanimalshelter.org/news_events/9809
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