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.
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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 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.
Young at Heart is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of mature and senior dogs and cats. 100% of their adoptable pets are rescued from open-admission shelters where their age makes them first in line for euthanasia. Young at Heart is based in Chicagoland.
The South Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of animals in Chicago's south suburbs. Through the care and sheltering of animals needing protection, investigative practices which will prevent abuse, education of the public as to ownership duties and responsibilities, vetted and thorough adoption services, and targeted, high-impact spay/neuter policies, the South Suburban Humane Society will make every effort towards ending animal homelessness, reducing pet overpopulation, and ending cruel, inhumane treatment and abuse towards pets.
The mission of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center is to offer a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a low cost spay and neuter program and provide humane education.
Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.
Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership.
Partners for Pets' mission is to rescue dogs and cats from local animal control facilities who are at highest risk for euthanasia. Priority is given to animals who are injured, sick, elderly, terrified, and frail. All medical care is provided to each animal before he or she is placed in a forever home.