Illinois

Live Like Roo Foundation

The Live Like Roo Foundation provides emotional support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. Since 2016, they have granted over $1,600,000 to families, rescues, and shelters with about 90% of their funding being used to support dogs. The organization was founded in memory of Roo, a sweet boy who spent far too long in a shelter and then most of his remaining months battling an aggressive form of cancer. But he went on the bucket list journey of a lifetime and enjoyed every last day.

Animal Rescue Foundation

 

ARF is an all-volunteer, foster-based organization in Wheaton, Illinois dedicated to rescuing and rehoming homeless dogs and cats, including animals that other rescue groups often cannot take in due to advanced age or exceptional medical needs. They are committed to enhancing the lives of animals by promoting affordable, responsible pet ownership and public awareness of animal welfare.

Belleville Area Humane Society

The Belleville Area Humane Society is committed to innovation and has a proven track record of growth, serving the region for over 63 years. It has worked closely with partner organizations to achieve a countywide save rate of over 98%. Other services include a special lost and found pets program; community outreach programs such as spay/neuter, vaccines, trap/neuter/return, a compassionate care fund, and a robust pet food and supply pantry; and foster and adoption programs.

Naperville Area Humane Society

For more than 40 years, the Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) has been helping homeless animals in Naperville, IL and surrounding cities, delivering services that reflect integrity, respect, compassion, and joy for all people and animals. NAHS accepts animals from owners who can no longer care for their pets and from organizations, both near and far, that lack resources to offer the animals a second chance. 

Second City Canine Rescue

Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, foster-based organization that is largely volunteer-operated. They are dedicated to serving the homeless dogs of Chicagoland, as well as other areas (Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Texas and Michigan). All breeds, ages, sizes and colors are welcomed and loved. SCCR transfers dogs from shelters to specially trained foster homes, provides the dogs with medical care and gives them a new chance for a long and loving life. Their comprehensive adoption process and post-adoption follow-up prevent future mistreatment.

The Anti-Cruelty Society

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society (The 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, their comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E.

Heartland Animal Shelter

Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization that rescues animals from the Chicagoland area and across the nation. Their mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals and promote responsible pet ownership through education, community outreach and collaboration while maintaining respect and compassion for all creatures. Heartland has saved more than 10,000 animals since the shelter opened in 2002.

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.

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