The annual Strut For Strays brought dogs of all sizes--along with their owners--to Ladd Arboretum in Evanston for a walk to benefit the animal rescue society C.A.R.E.
A parade of pooches came out Saturday morning for Evanston's 17th annual 'Strut For Strays, unfazed by the hazy skies and intermittent rain. Taking off from Ladd Arboretum, the walk benefited C.A.R.E., an animal rescue society that works in conjunction with the city's animal shelter to find homes for strays.
A lifelong dog lover takes on a number of roles at Evanston's Animal Shelter.
This week's Patch Portraits also feature Northbrook's community rabbi and Highland Park's art activist. When moving back to Evanston several years ago, Erin Marcus wanted a chance to spend time with dogs without having own one. Marcus found a happy medium volunteering with C.A.R.E. at the Evanston Animal Shelter. At the time Marcus owned an insurance brokerage company that required extensive traveling—getting a dog was not a possibility. In turn, giving up her Monday nights to help orphaned dogs find homes seemed like a good way to get in some dog time. Over the years, Marcus' roles with C.A.R.E. have grown. Earlier: Check out all the Patch Portrait archives. "I am the Monday night Kennel Captain. I'm also an assistant in the ATV class, …