WGN-A Cools Off Animal Welfare
July 7, 2011 at 5:28 PM (PT)
After hearing thieves had stolen and destroyed three air conditioning units from CHICAGO’s ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE, leaving over 100 animals suffering in the heat,TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO midday host JOHN WILLIAMS decided to take action.
At the beginning of show THURSDAY at 12:30p, WILLIAMS launched a fundraising campaign, asking listeners to donate in hopes of reaching the $20,000 goal by 10a FRIDAY morning. The support was so strong that they raised $23,580 raised by 3p as JOHN’s show ended. What's more, several companies came forward with large contributions including the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS, the LAGRANGE PET PARADE and MACK COMPANIES, an area company that volunteered to install the units for free.