Animal Shelters


Quad City Animal Welfare Center

The mission of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center is to operate a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a spay and neuter program, and provide humane education. We are the only full-service, no-kill shelter serving the Quad-Cities area. The shelter is located at 724 W. 2nd Avenue in Milan, IL. For more information, call (309) 787-6830 ext.10 or visit www.QCAWC.org.


PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.  As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by more than 80 percent since its founding in 1997.  In just 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. 


Project Hope Humane Society

Opened in 1997, Project Hope Humane Society strives to temporarily home animals in an environment as natural as possible. Our mission is to provide quality care for our animals daily until they find their forever home. We are located in Metropolis, Illinois, and open Tuesday-Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit us today!


Foster 2 Home, Inc.

Foster 2 Home, Inc. is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to finding permanent homes for adoptable dogs. Foster 2 Home provides assistance to loving, adoptive individuals and families, working closely with the adoptive parties, to ensure the best transition for and the humane treatment of all adopted animals. We will strive to educate the public regarding the humane and ethical treatment of animals and aim to work in concert with other organizations to make a greater impact on the animal population. 


Open Doors Animal Rescue

Open Doors Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 by two young individuals who had grown tired of the needless suffering of homeless animals in their community. Founded out of Hampshire, IL, Open Doors Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organization that is based out of foster homes throughout the LaGrange and Chicagoland Area. The rescue deals primarily with cats, and often has events and fundraisers to help promote and find homes for the kitties in our care.


Naperville Area Humane Society

The Naperville Area Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit limited admission animal shelter for dog and cat adoption, foster care, and owner surrenders serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our shelter can house as many as eighteen dogs and forty cats.


Sangamon County Animal Control Center

The Sangamon County Animal Control Center serves the City of Springfield and twenty five other municipalities in Sangamon County.  Various elements of code enforcement and open admission results in the intake of several thousand animals annually. 


Romeoville Humane Society

Romeoville Humane Society, Inc. is a no-kill, non-profit 501(3)c animal shelter dedicated to enriching the lives of animals in our community through dedicated rescue and adoption services. 


A.D.O.P.T.

Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located in Naperville, IL. We are a private, "no-kill", non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and care to dogs and cats in search of their forever home. Finding homes for our voiceless animals is a priority for us.

 


Animal Protective League

The Animal Protective League is dedicated to caring for ill, injured and abused homeless animals and coordinating the adopt of those animals by responsible pet owners; it further is committed to ending companion animal overpopulation by offering high quality, low-cost spay/neuter services.


PAWS in Anna, Illinois

Pets Are Worth Saving,Inc. (PAWS) is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization. PAWS was founded as a means of dealing with the increase in the animal population--specifically dogs and cats--in the Union County(Illinois) area. 


Kankakee County Humane Foundation

The Kankakee County Humane Foundation (KCHF) is a 501(c) (3) non- profit organization that is a no-kill animal shelter. Since 1963 the Foundation has rescued unwanted, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats in the Kankakee County area.


Cattails Feline Rescue

Cattails Feline Rescue was started in July of 2006 by Dr. Gretchen Reid and the staff at Champaign County Animal Services. Upon opening the facility in July of 2005, we saw a tremendous need to help the stray cats in our community. 


Peoples Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park (PAWS of Tinley Park)

The People’s Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the protection of domestic animals and to the attempt to prevent animal cruelty in the surrounding communities. We will provide shelter to abandoned, lost and relinquished pets. We will provide humane education in animal care to the communities.


Anderson Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter is a limited admission, no-kill animal shelter with locations in South Elgin, North Aurora, and Bloomingdale, Illinois.


Lulu's Locker Rescue

Lulu’s Locker Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-run companion animal rescue working to bring to light the plight of black cats and dogs and senior/hospice animals in shelters as well as the misconceptions surrounding FIV cats. We aim to lower the euthanasia rate of these animals by educating the public and providing foster care as we seek out permanent homes.


Winnebago County Animal Services

Winnebago County Animal Services is a respected community leader and credible resource for awareness and enhancement of:

  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Rabies Control and Public Safety
  • Striving for compliance with Laws and Ordinances


Touched By An Animal

We are a small no kill animal shelter -We help the Elderly keep their companion animals for we believe that people TOUCHED BY AN ANIMAL are BLESSED with better health, happiness, and messages of unconditional, mutually-needed LOVE...and we believe that kindness to animals, the Elderly, and each other GENTLES our world.


CARE North Shore

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals.


Wright-Way Rescue

Wright-Way Rescue, located in Morton Grove, Illinois, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Its no-kill mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program.


St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines

St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines is a foster-based cat rescue serving DuPage, Cook and surrounding Chicagoland communities. Established in 2010 and operated by dedicated volunteers, St. Sophia's strives to be the best in temporary care for cats in transition, whether abandoned, abused or surrendered.


Anti-Cruelty Society

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year.


Chicago Pet Rescue

Chicago Pet Rescue is a 501c(3) non-profit, foster home and volunteer-based rescue, dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned animals.  


Chicagoland Dog Rescue

Chicagoland Dog Rescue is a volunteer based, shelter-less rescue. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, socializing, and placing homeless dogs into permanent homes - regardless of breed, size, or age.


Green Pup Shelter

Green Pup Shelter is a 501c3 foster based rescue. The dogs that we rescue are taken to a Vet for a complete physical as well as any shots that are needed and also a spay or neuter. We are able to assess the dogs that we rescue because we are a foster based program.


Humane Society of Central Illinois Pet Adoption Center

An independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization, Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars. With nominal adoption fees, HSCI relies heavily on fundraising activities, grants and donations from individuals and sponsors who have a commitment to animal welfare. Since 1984, HSCI has offered displaced, abandoned and abused pets a second chance. Our small staff and many volunteers care for almost 1,000 pets annually, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds and other animals injured, lost or discarded by their owners.


Kane County Animal Control

Kane County Animal Control oversees rabies registration, protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. Animals are brought to this facility both as strays and owner surrenders. All animals go through a stray holding period after which they are medically and behaviorally assessed. All animals that go onto our adoption floor are up to date on their vaccines, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Dogs are Heart-worm tested and cats are tested for FIV/FeLV. 


Kankakee County Animal Control & Adoption Center

A self-funded agency committed to preventing the spread of rabies, educating the public on animal health and welfare, and  offering the service of re-homing the homeless animals.


Metro East Humane Society

The mission of Metro East Humane Society is to enrich lives by uniting cats and dogs with loving homes while promoting the humane and respectful treatment of animals. 


Quincy Humane Society

The Quincy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded on July 20th, 1880 and is one of the oldest continually operating humane organizations in the United States.


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