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 The Passing of  Pets In Need Co-Founder, Rudy Klimo.

Pat Klimo's husband, best friend, and partner passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in their Ringwood home surrounded by friends and family.

 Rudy was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Chicago, to Rudolph and Amelia (Sichman) Klimo. On Feb. 6, 1965, he married Patricia Swanson in Des Plaines.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War. He was a carpenter by trade and he built Pets In Need no-kill animal shelter in his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are much appreciated to:

Pets In Need, P.O. Box 58, Ringwood, IL 60072.

If you have a story you would like to share, please email it to or write us and mail it to:

PO Box 58, Ringwood, IL  60072.

Adopter Memories of Rudy:

I remember coming to PIN and Rudy was in the front room in his chair. What I did not know was that he had a kitten tucked inside his shirt - keeping it warm. It was only a few days old. I will always remember how passionate he was about the animals.

 Rudy was the most kind and gentle man. He truly loved each and every animal Pets In Need rescued.


Memorial for BILL GROSS,

 PIN lost a remarkable animal friend /shelter contributer  Sunday, October 25, 2009. He rescued lost/abandoned cats and dogs with skilled expertise. He NEVER even left a deceased wild or domestic animal on  the roads he traveled - that how much he respected animals. He and his late wife, Annie, adopted many homeless cats and dogs. They volunteered at various no-kill shelters, including PIN.  Bill was known for his quick wit, humor and gentleness. Despite having many pets at home, Bill adopted an older blind and deaf dog when his friend passed away. (The owner, despite being a seasoned no-kill volunteer, DIDN'T provide a Last Will for her dogs/cats) 
That was the angel our friend Bill always was. Together, Bill and Rudy are watching over Pets In Need.