Spring 2018 Fashion Show

Spring 2018 Fashion Show. Our annual Spring Fashion Show will be held at the Crystal Lake Country Club, on April 28, 2018. This year our special MC for the afternoon will be Nancy Loo, from WGN TV.

Please check back in early 2018 for more details on this fun annual event.

Annual Assisi Foundation Dinner Dance


The Annual Assisi Animal Foundation Dinner/Dance was held on November 11th at the Crystal Lake Country Club. The evening began with a chance for guests to mingle and view the delightful items that would be auctioned off later in the evening.

Dinner started off with celebrating and thanking Veterans for their service to our country. Marine Rick Gil, an Iraqi War Veteran, gave a moving account of the struggles that so many service members deal with upon returning to civilian life. He spoke of the organization, Operation Wild Horse, which helps veterans in our area reacclimate to civilian life, through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning sessions.

After this touching account from Rick, Steve Dale from WGN Radio, certified animal behavior consultant, columnist and author, entertained everyone with interesting and informative tips on caring for our dogs and cats. As a previous guest of the Assisi Animal Foundation’s Dinner/Dance, Steve’s insights and experiences are always appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed!

Leading the live auction was Woodstock Mayor Dr. Brian Sager. The auction items help raise funds for this wonderful animal foundation. This year there were over 100 items that were auctioned off, with all proceeds going toward shelter expenses.

A special Thank You goes out to our wonderful partners and those in attendance, for their kind generosity and support! Without you we would not continue saving innocent animals.

Don’t miss out on the fun – make plans to join us next year!

Assisi Animal Foundation Annual Pet Blessing

Assisi Animal Foundation Annual Pet Blessing
Our annual pet blessings, honors St. Francis has taken place since 1987, even before the first shelter building was completed.

This years’ the blessing was officiated by Advocate Good Shepard Hospital Staff Chaplin – Suzanne (Sam) Martinez. Besides her pastoral duties ministering to hospital patients and their families, Suzanne also serves as Congregational Coordinator and Hispanic Liaison for Good Shepherd’s Office for Mission and Spiritual Care.

Join us next time!

Trips to Africa & India

Since 1990 we have been taking animal lovers from all over the United States on spectacular wildlife adventures in Africa and India, where we visit wildlife habitat to see the legendary migrations on the Serengeti, track Bengal tigers in India from elephant back and much more. Each adventure is breathtakingly beautiful and exciting, while offering comfort and luxury and savings. Please contact us for future safari information.

Petco and PetSmart Adoptions

Every Saturday please visit Petco and PetSmart in Crystal Lake for adoption events. Pets that are available for adoption through Assisi Animal Foundation can be viewed and you can start the adoption process right there!