A No-Kill Animal Shelter in Huntley really felt the love from the community over the weekend when their air conditioning broke. With the sweltering temperatures we've had recently, their animals were in grave danger until hundreds of strangers came together to save them!
In just a few hours, the Animal House Shelter's GoFundMe page raised more than $20,000. By Sunday, that number soared to $27,563. Home Depot in Niles donated several portable air conditioning units to keep the 250 animals comfortable.
Money that is left over from the campaign will be used for the care of the animals.
"It's easily 90 to 100 degrees in the back where all the dogs are sitting in their kennels waiting to go home with someone. We've got some fans set up but right now we are running on two smaller air conditioners. We have no central air in this building at all," said Alexis Williams, who works at the shelter. "It gets to the point where it's so hot in the back that you're physically ill."