Homeless woman forced to give up beloved dogs gets support

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A veterinarian center in Roselle is helping out a homeless woman by taking care of her two dogs free of charge.

Roselle Animal Hospital has been boarding Linda Anderson's dogs for nearly six months.

She lost her home in Elk Grove Village when her marriage ended, and she has been living in the woods in the Northwest suburbs.

Shelters aren't an option for her because she works part-time during the overnight hours for a grocery store. Shelters have strict rules about coming-and-going, and they don't allow dogs.

"I couldn't have my dogs out here. So, I don't have my dogs right now. So, I had to make a decision," said Linda Anderson.

"I'd rather take what money I have and help them, and I can stay out here. So, but I want my dogs back, and I can't go anywhere without them," she adds.

The Roselle Animal Hospital has organized a fundraiser. Workers there say it's unbelievable how many people want to help Anderson and her pets.

If you want to help the Roselle Animal Hospital, call: (630) 307-2200.

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8 comments

    • Angela Losole

      The Roselle Animal Hospital has been my vet for the past 3 years. To everyone who is reading this or watching the video, this place is top notch. The staff is very kind and they make you and your furry friends feel like their family. If you need a new vet for any reason, please visit them. Dr. Nicole Dahm and Dr Todd Zink are the best around and they have 1/2 price vaccinations on Wednesdays with a paid office visit. My little Toby loves them and I would not go anywhere else. Please donate and help this woman get her life back on track so she can be with her babies!! Their number is 630-307-2200. Call to donate.

  • janice steward

    Im also facing being homeless and have threedogs one iguanna and two snakes my commonlaw partner has up and left me and my two sons whom are just out of highschool dedtitude and now im soon to be evicted and i cant have my dogs at my mothers home because she lives in a retirement community and they only allow two dogs she alresdy has one and i cant choose between my dogs which one to keep and what two to place for adoption i do not have a job and my moms is my only place that i can move to and have time to get established working etc… I dont know whst to do and or what i can do?