A Piano Concert & Reception Benefiting Safe Humane Chicago
Pianist Ira Goodkin plays selections from Chopin’s Etudes on Sunday, February 9th
With this piano concert, Safe Humane Chicago honors the social, emotional and physical connections that tie our communities together. Ira Goodkin, an accomplished pianist and adopter of "fire poodle" Claus, donates his talents to play selections from Chopin’s Etudes in tribute to the collaboration and community that drive Safe Humane Chicago and as a testament to the enduring bond between human and animal.
Join Safe Humane Chicago and PianoForte Foundation for a concert honoring our timeless bonds.
Claus, the Fire Poodle
Pianist Ira Goodkin and his wife Marie adopted Claus, a Safe Humane Chicago Court Case Dog, from Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). Claus is a gentle, older dog who was rescued by Chicago firefighters, neighbors, veterinarians, and Chicago Animal Care & Control (ACC) from a raging house fire. With help from Safe Humane Court Advocacy, the poodles were relinquished to ACC, evaluated by Safe Humane’s Court Case Dogs team, and transferred to CCR to find a loving home. Claus was adopted by the Goodkins less than a month later.
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Safe Humane Chicago
Safe Humane Chicago creates safer, more humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. We educate, advocate and create second chances, focusing on at-risk youth and animals in disadvantaged communities.