The work of local pet rescues is never done. To promote their efforts and encourage more involvement in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana communities, we will be featuring them here on our website. Take some time to learn about the outstanding organizations our hospitals partner with and be sure to find out how you can help too!
Midwest Animal Hospital works with P.A.W.S. on a daily basis and provides more services to them than any other rescue. The Midwest team helps P.A.W.S. provide affordable treatment for the many animals they save. What makes P.A.W.S. unique is that while their facility is small, they receive sufficient donations and have hard-working volunteers that, together, enable them to find homes for hundreds of cats and dogs every month!
P.A.W.S. sponsors many events, such as pictures with the Easter Bunny and pictures with Santa, various 5K relays, and other activities. Midwest has a special arrangement with P.A.W.S. in which hospital clients can donate a specific amount to the organization and have their pets spayed or neutered at no charge.
Grahamville Rescue and Sanctuary relies on dedicated volunteers willing to foster animals until they can find their forever homes. Midwest Animal Hospital works with various fosters in this organization making sure the foster animals are receiving the right medical care. They also work with Grahamville to house pets who have not yet found their foster homes. Having the ability to board some of the adoptable animals until they find a home makes it possible for Midwest Animal Hospital to promote these pets while also managing all their health needs.
Based in Joliet, AHBR is focused on rehoming herding breed dogs. This includes collies, cattle dogs, shelties, corgis, and more. Herding breeds need more activity and exercise than other breeds. AHBR is located on a farm, which gives its rescue dogs plenty of opportunities to run around and engage in activity that is natural and healthy for their breed.
Midwest Animal Hospital is AHBR’s primary provider for spays, neuters, vaccinations, and parasite preventatives. They can also provide house calls by sending a vet to the farm, where they can provide care for animals if a volunteer is unavailable to transport them to the hospital.
Founded by Dr. Kremer and his wife in 2000, Help Save Pets partners closely with Old Town Animal Care Center, which boards/houses adoptable animals and provides treatment until they can find homes. Help Save Pets acquires animals in urgent need of rescue from shelters all around the country. Since the organization was founded, more than 15,000 dogs and cats have found homes!
Old Town Animal Care Center sees more animals from this rescue than any other. They work together to rescue sick and/or abandoned pets from Chicago shelters and other areas and make them well again. One Tail at a Time always works to get the best treatment for its rescues to make sure they’re as healthy as possible before they go to their new homes.
A very well put together rescue that is always on the ball with their feline healthcare. They rescue a large number of cats and do a great job making sure they are all properly vaccinated, SNAP tested, and spayed or neutered. They also work hard to educate their adopters regarding feline health care and have sent Old Town Animal Care Center various articles to make sure they’re circulating accurate information to their clients.
Coyne Veterinary Center does all vaccinations and spaying and neutering for animals before their adoption, and also helps lost and found pets in Schererville find their owners.
As with Schererville Animal Control, Coyne does all vaccinations, spaying, and neutering for their adoptable animals, and helps lost and found pets in St. John find their owners.
Coyne Veterinary Center spays and neuters adult pets before their adoption. I Wanna Go Home Rescue participates in adoption events at Petco on weekends, and Coyne spays/neuters and vaccinates the adopted pets when they’re old enough.
King's Harvest Pet Rescue rescues and adopts animals out to forever homes and helps the poor and homeless care for their pets. City Line Veterinary Center spays, neuters, and performs dental cleanings for King's Harvest Pet Rescue's adoptable animals. They also do surgeries just about every day of the week for the rescue. City Line has been working with King’s Harvest since the hospital opened.
Rescued is a boutique run by two ladies named Erin and Kris. They donate all of their profits to pay vet bills and help animals in need. Erin and Kris support many of City Line Veterinary Center’s clients that are facing emergency situations for their pets. They also occasionally rescue animals for rehoming. Rescued is an absolute lifesaver and City Line loves working with them!
The Quad Cities Animal Recovery Team assists with the recovery of lost animals throughout the Quad Cities region. They also foster animals for various local shelters, help to rehome pets, and cover costs for Quad Cities pet owners where needed. They also partner with the Humane Society of Scott County to trap and release feral cats to reduce stray animal overpopulation and ease overcrowding in shelters.
Countryside Veterinary Center works primarily with the Chicagoland Lab Rescue, regularly performing intake exams and making sure that all animals brought in are receiving the necessary care, are microchipped, and have been spayed/neutered.
The Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program steps in to perform major surgeries such as eye enucleations, spays and neuters, and limb amputations for pet owners unable to afford the normal cost of surgery.
South Suburban Humane Society is the #1 rescue associated with South Suburban Low-Cost Veterinary Services. They work as partners, spaying and neutering adoptable pets. South Suburban Low-Cost Veterinary Services handles any medical, surgical, and abuse cases that come to them for care. They also do a lot of adoptions, and many adopters come to them for a free first exam for their new pet. As a low-cost veterinary clinic, SSLCVS works hard to make sure that every pet receives excellent care regardless of their owners’ circumstances.