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« on: December 18, 2009, 09:32:31 AM »

Illinois-McHenry County-Chicago area-

On Angels' Wings
5186 Northwest Highway  Suite 133
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
Telephone  815-356-8170
Fax 815-356-8176

In addition to the Pet Adoption Center, On Angels' Wings now has additional space for their Pet Food Pantry.  They help the pets of families in need by providing pet food and veterinary care during these difficult economic times; the new Pantry provides additional room to store pet food donations that people in our area generously bring to the Thrift Store.$20for$20Pet$20Care$20Voucher.pdf

Application for food assistance and medical assistance link.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 09:33:23 AM »

Illinois-Springfield area-

Note: the organization also assists dogs with its Pet Food Bank and Veterinary Assistance Program.

Forever Home Feline Ranch
3600 Persimmon Dr.

We have begun a Pet Food Program and a Veterinarian Assistance Program. These programs will support both cats and dogs. Letters will be going out to local food banks telling them about these programs. Individuals needing assistance should call 679-1593.

Word document link to information about latest board meeting--assisting someone with pet food and medical care is on pages 2 & 3.

Illinois Times December 10, 2009

Forever Home Feline Ranch
3600 Persimmon Dr., 679-1593

Forever Home Feline Ranch is an organization created to provide a “forever home” to every cat in need. The ranch is a sanctuary where cats have a second chance to live a full life in a no-cage, no-kill environment. At the present time, while raising funds for property, the group is assisting local residents in keeping their companion pets by providing programs such as the Pet Food Bank and Vet Care Assistance (includes dogs). Helping people keep their companion pets is the best way to keep animals out of shelters and will help achieve their ultimate goal of establishing central Illinois as a no-kill community.

Wish list:

Pet taxis - all sizes
Dry cat and dog food
Wet cat and dog food
Cat toys
Gift cards: PetSmart, K-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, Petco, Big R and Target
Cat brushes
Litter pans and scoops
Copy paper
Forever stamps
Fleece material (animal themed) to make cat and dog mats
Raffle items such as gift certificates, gift baskets or any items to put in baskets 

We envision being very proactive in the Trap-Neuter-Return Program (TNR). All of our cats on the Ranch will be spayed or neutered. We will help feral colony caregivers with the TNR Program if they choose to keep the colony in the current location.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 09:34:18 AM »

Illinois-DeKalb County-

TAILS Humane Society
2250 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
fax: 815-787-4888

The Meals on Wheels Program provides much needed food deliveries to DeKalb County's homebound residents. TAILS has partnered with them for the HomeBuddies Program. Every week, TAILS staff and volunteers prepare individual care packages for each HomeBuddies participant. Included in packets are a week's suppy of pet food, cat litter, and other supplies tailored to the needs of each individual pet. The pet care packages are delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers to program participants with their normal meal delivery.
TAILS Goes Three Steps Further
Throughout the country, Humane Societies have developed similiar programs to care for pets. But TAILS service goes three steps further with the HomeBuddies Program.
1.   Pets receive free veterinary care at the TAILS Veterinary Clinic.
2.   Each client is partnered with an experienced HomeBuddies volunteer who makes periodic contact with the client through phone calls or visits to care for issues that may arise. They'll even transport the pet and/or client to and from vet visits!
3.   For qualified Meals on Wheels clients who do not currently own a pet but would like to, TAILS waives the adoption fee and their HomeBuddies Volunteer takes their new buddy to them.

If you know of someone you think would benefit from the HomeBuddies Program, if you would like to Volunteer, or if you would like more information, please call TAILS' Outreach Coordinator at (815) 758-2457, x107.

How YOU can help
The HomeBuddies Program depends heavily on donations of pet food and supplies. Look for the big blue donation bins at participating retailers throughout DeKalb and Sycamore. Donations can also be dropped off at TAILS at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb.

New expanded low-cost spay/neuter program!
During tough economic times, it can be difficult to afford to spay or neuter your pet.  Because of the tragedy of pet overpopulation, we at TAILS, think spay/neuter is very important.  That's why we've expanded our low-cost spay/neuter program:  to help more pet owners get their pets spayed or neutered.   
Fees are income-based. 
All surgeries are performed at the TAILS Humane Society Vet Clinic, 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL   60115.
Low-cost vaccinations and microchips are available during surgery appointments for additional fees

Two ways to apply:

1.  Apply online - you will be asked to bring income verification (tax return, recent pay stubs,etc.) with you to your appointment.

Online application link.


2.  Mail your application or apply at the TAILS shelter (2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb)

                               Mail application to:
                               TAILS Spay/Neuter Program
                               8385 Country Drive
                               DeKalb, IL  60115

Application to print out at link-English

Application to print out at link-Spanish
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 09:34:54 AM »


P. O. Box 568
Quincy, Illinois 62306-0568
Tel. 217-228-7441

We are a mobile community outreach program that brings supplies and information directly to the people who are most in need of these services.

Our community programs include:

No-cost spay/neuter/vaccination services
Urgent and emergency vet care assistance
Feral cat population control program

Spay or Neuter
Rabies Vaccination
Booster Vaccination

Part of our budget is spent on emergency veterinary services.
Expenditures are determined on a case-by-case basis.

This is all the information from their website--suggest contacting them for more.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 09:35:51 AM »


Quincy Humane Society
1705 N. 36th St.
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone: (217) 223-8786
Fax: (217) 223-9471

Mailing Address
PO Box 3173
Quincy, IL 62305

There are currently several programs in progress that are designed to help low-income individuals in Adams County spay and/or neuter their pets. For more information and to sign up for these programs, please contact Sue  at (217)223-8786. Low Cost Vaccination Clinic - This clinic is available to low income based families and/or individuals whose pets need their annual examinations and vaccinations.

Free To Good Home Program - Funded by Humane Strategies
You bring us your litter of puppies so we can adopt them out, and we will spay and vaccinate the mom for free!  If you know who the dad is, we can vaccinate and neuter him for free as well.

Spay, neuter, and vaccination clinic information at link.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 09:36:19 AM »

Illinois-South Elgin-Chicago area-

Anderson Animal Shelter
1000 S. La Fox Rd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: 847-697-2880
Fax: 847-697-8229

Anderson Animal Shelter recognizes the spaying and neutering of companion animals as the only long-term solution to the pet over population crisis in Kane County. In order to help members of the community to practice responsible pet ownership, Anderson Animal Shelter’s clinic provides spay-neuter surgeries to owned pets for a nominal fee.

Anderson Animal Shelter offers a low-cost vaccine clinic the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Appointment Required
Appointments are necessary and are available by calling 847/697-2880, ext. 0. All appointments include a brief medical examination. The clinic is conducted by a licensed veterinarian

The low-cost vaccine clinic was established to help pet owners provide routine, preventive veterinary care for their cats and dogs.

Feral cat spay/neuter program information.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 09:36:47 AM »


Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Road
Springfield, IL 62702-1766

Spay and Neuter Clinic
217-789-7729 (SPAY)

The Animal Protective League's Spay/Neuter Clinic addresses companion animal overpopulation in  Sangamon County and surrounding communities. This unique high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter program performs 30 or more spay/neuter surgeries daily.

Surgeries are scheduled by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule your appointment, please call (217) 789-SPAY (7729), or visit the contact section of our website.

If your dog is a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix, please ask about our Free Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Program.

Feral cat spay/neuter at a reduced fee.

Approximately 30% of cats entering APL’s Spay/Neuter Clinic are un-owned stray or feral cats. They come to the clinic as part of APL’s Feral Trap/Neuter/Return program. In addition to spay or neuter, these cats will be vaccinated and eartipped. Cats will stay overnight and are released to their caretakers the next morning. Feral cat surgeries are performed Monday-Thursday at the clinic. Call (217) 789-SPAY (7729) for more information.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 09:37:15 AM »

Illinois-Wheaton-Chicago area-

DuPage County Animal Care and Control
120 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone (630) 407-2800
Fax (630) 407-2801

Microchipping, spay and neuter services.  Free spay or neuter information for low-income residents available at link.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 09:38:08 AM »


Humane Society of Southern Illinois
P. O. Box 291
Carbondale, IL 62903

On the first day of every month we sell spay/neuter vouchers for $35 each. There is a limit of one voucher per household per month due to high demand. If you are interested in receiving a voucher, we recommend that you arrive at the shelter by 11:00 a.m. on the first because it is "first come first serve" and there is usually a line. The shelter does not open until 12:00 p.m. We usually sell out of the vouchers within one hour's time.

Be prepared. In order to receive a voucher, you must have $35 IN CASH. Checks and credit cards are not accepted. The voucher is also not refundable, even if lost.
At the time you purchase a voucher you will receive a list of veterinarians.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 09:38:37 AM »

Illinois-Champaign area-

Catsnap of Central Illinois
P.O. Box 456
Savoy, IL 61874
Voicemail only: 217-353-5243

CAT SPAY/NEUTER HELP: CATsNAP offers a limited availability spay and neuter clinic for cats.  These surgeries are meant for low-income families who are otherwise unable to afford services from one of the many excellent community veterinarians.

FERAL CAT PROGRAM (Champaign County only): Suggested minimum donation is $10 (male or female), and the animal will have its left ear clipped (as seen in the photo on the left).  Eartipping is a painless procedure done under anesthesia (during the spay/neuter surgery) where the top of the left ear is cut straight across.  It is a universal sign to animal control officers that a cat is wild, but is fixed and vaccinated.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 09:39:03 AM »

Illinois-Chicago area-South suburbs-

South Suburban Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic
18349 S. Halsted St.
Glenwood, IL 60425

Low-cost spay and neuter for cats (including ferals) and dogs.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 09:39:31 AM »

Illinois-Moline/Quad Cities area-

Quad City Animal Welfare Center
724 West Second Avenue
Milan, IL 61264 USA
(309) 787-6830

Wellness Clinic Hours
Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The 1st Saturday of every month 10:00 am to Noon

Exams, vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventives, flea/tick treatments, anal gland and ear cleaning, nail trims, and other testing along with spay and neuter services.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 09:39:58 AM »

Illinois-Moline/Quad Cities area-

Better Pets Clinic
1319 11th Street
Moline, IL 61265
309 764-5489

Spay and neuter services, vaccinations, teeth cleaning.
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 09:40:29 AM »

Illinois-Mokena-Chicago area-

National Animal Welfare Society Animal Clinic
10080 W. 191st St.
Mokena,  IL 60448
(708) 478-5102

Individuals that are on public assistance qualify for discounted programs, please contact the clinic for more information.

Exams, vaccinations, some lab testing, heartworm, flea/tick meds:

Vaccine and Wellness
Appointment Days
(Appointment is Required)
Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesdays 10am - 4pm
Wednesdays 9am - 5pm
Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Fridays 9a - 5p
Saturdays 8am - 4pm

NAWS offers off-site vaccine and wellness clinics periodically in other towns.

Locations will be posted as they become available.

Spay/Neuter Surgery Days
(Appointment is Required)
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 09:40:55 AM »


Humane Society of Central Illinois
423 Kays Drive
Normal, IL  61761-1958
Phone:  (309)451-1000
Fax:  (309)451-1834

HSCI offers $25.00 Spay Days for cats thanks to the generosity of Humane Society donors. Please call the office for information on how to qualify and upcoming dates. For low-cost spaying/neutering of dogs, contact the office staff for a referral.
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