What is a no-kill shelter? – All adoptable or medically treatable animals are saved and adopted, no matter how long the adoption process might take. This differs from kill shelters/animal control which euthanize after a set amount of days.
Where do your adoptable pets come from? – Our adoptable pets generally come from two sources, transport systems, and owner relinquishment. Transport systems bring pets from kill shelters to shelters with openings. Pets that arrive through the shelter system are typically from southern Illinois or our southern states that have overpopulation issues. Owner relinquishment involves a current owner giving up their pet(s), which happens for a variety of reasons
Why can’t the shelter take in any more animals? – Since we’re a no-kill shelter we can only take in new homeless pets after our existing pets are adopted.
Are you accepting donations? – We are always accepting donations. They can be dropped off under our covered porch at any time. If you would prefer to hand your donation to staff directly, you can drop them off during our business hours. You can view our wish list on our website as well.