Rescuing Animals In Need, or RAIN, is a locally based organization that began helping troubled animals over 10 years ago. They pride themselves on being able to give the animals a second chance at life, but even with the joy they feel while helping them, seeing the conditions they get out of can be hard.
“I mean when you really start thinking about it, it’ll beat you up,” said Randy Wheat, RAIN President.
They began aiding animals after Hurricane Katrina. They went down to New Orleans and worked with several other animal organizations to help find a home for the animals caught in the storm.
Wheat says while the storm hit hundreds of miles away from Central Illinois it opened their eyes on what we need to do in our own cities.
“If a disaster happened here we would like to be ready for it.” he said. “That’s a big part of RAIN, we are going here, and there, but we need to start collecting items in case we need them for a disaster that happens here.”
RAIN hopes that we wont ever have to face one but they like to think they are prepared if it were to ever happen.
If you want to find out how you can get involved in their cause visit rainci.org or R.A.I.N. Of Central Illinois, Inc. on Facebook.