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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 09:41:22 AM »

Illinois-Oak Park-Chicago area-

Animal Care League
1011 Garfield St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708)848-8155 - phone
(708)848-0172 - fax

Low Income Vaccinations:

The Animal Care League understands that everyone wants the best care possible for their pets, but may be faced with financial difficulties.  While we recommend that every pet has an annual examination, consultation, and vaccinations or other tests and treatments from their full service veterinarian, we know that is not an option for everyone.  The Animal Care League offers afternoon appointments for low cost vaccinations and basic veterinary medical care to families that qualify as being low income.  To qualify, the family must present either a State of Illinois ID card confirming that they are on State's assistance OR a current W-2 form showing they earn less than $20,000 per year.  For these appointments the DA2PP and FVRCP vaccinations cost $20 and rabies vaccinations with a Cook Co. rabies tag cost $15 for all animals. Appointments are required to receive vaccinations which can be made by phoning the shelter (708)848-8155 or visiting us in person at the address above.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter:

We believe that responsible pet ownership is the best way to reduce the number of unwanted animals on the streets and in the shelter systems.  We offer low cost spay and neuter surgeries in the Animal Care League’s Clinic at 1011 Garfield Ave in Oak Park, IL.  All surgeries are performed by a licensed Veterinarian. 

Surgeries must be scheduled in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, either call the shelter at (708)848-8155 or visit us in person at the address above.


The Animal Care League will microchip a companion animal for $15 for anyone wishing this service. Appointments are required and can be made by phoning (708)848-8155 or visiting the shelter at the address above.
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 09:42:16 AM »

Illinois-Chicago area-

Animal Welfare League
6224 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773.667.0088
Fax: 773.667.0930


Clinic Hours:
Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The clinic is closed on Sundays.

Clinic Open to the Public 6 Days a Week

The AWL clinic is open to the public for services such as vaccines, heartworm tests, fecal tests and more. No appointment is necessary... first come, first served. We are a low cost clinic, not free! Payment by cash, check or credit card is due at time of service.

Clinic Services for Limited Income Pet Owners
Our three full time staff veterinarians attend to the medical needs of all the animals that come through our doors. We also offer clinic services for animals whose owners are on a limited income such as welfare, disability, social security, unemployment or senior citizens.

Suggest contacting them for more information about the Limited Income clinic services.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services
Our clinic offers spay and neuter for any healthy cat or dog. Pets not adopted from the AWL must be at least 5 months old and current on rabies and distemper vaccines. By appointment only.
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2009, 09:42:45 AM »

Illinois-Chicago area-

The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-8338


The Anti-Cruelty Society operates a full service clinic that offers many resources to the public.

Low Income Clinic

The Anti-Cruelty Society also operates a low income clinic for people who may not otherwise be able to afford proper veterinary care. Please call (312) 644-8338 to speak with a clinic receptionist for details on services and qualification criteria.

Pit Pals & Feral Cat Programs

If you own a pit bull or a pit bull mix, you may qualify for participation in our Pit Pals Program, which means you can have your pet spayed or neutered for free. Feral cats, too, can be spayed or neutered for free. For more information, please call (312) 644-8338.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2009, 09:43:11 AM »

Illinois-Chicago area-

Tree House Humane Society
1212 West Carmen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-2999
Tel: 773-784-5488
Fax: 773-784-2332

The Tree House BDVM Mac Lean Clinic is open for business and for the first time ever, we are enjoying the luxury of a separate facility to treat non-resident cats and for the first time, to treat dogs. Through a generous gift from long-time donors Sabrina Mac Lean and Wilton Wheeldon, and a generous grant from PetSmart Charities and the PETCO Foundation, as well as funding from many other individuals, we were able to realize this dream, which brings us that much closer to our goal of creating a no-kill city and ultimately a no-kill nation.

The Spay/Neuter Clinic offers spaying and neutering services, vaccinations, and parasite treatments for cats and dogs. Low-cost services are available to the public, and we offer subsidized rates for low-income clients and TNR practitioners.

BDVM Mac Lean Clinic
1629 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2009, 09:43:56 AM »

Illinois-Chicago area-

PAWS Chicago-Pets Are Worth Saving
1110 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Telephone: (773) 475-9510
Fax: (773) 890-5115

Free and Low Cost Services- FREE Spay and Neuter Surgery*:
Chicago residents on Medicaid and Feral/Outdoor Cats** 
- LOW Cost Spay and Neuter Surgery*:
- Residents on Medicaid outside of Chicago (& Illinois)
- Residents in our eight targeted zip codes: 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639.

Lurie Spay and Neuter Clinic
3516 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Available Services
The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is not a full-service veterinary clinic; our mission is to alleviate Chicago's pet overpopulation problem through pet sterilization. We offer the following services at a reduced rate

Spay and Neuter Surgery
Heartworm Preventative
Virus Testing
Flea Treatment
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2009, 03:39:09 PM »

Illinois-Seneca-LaSalle county-

Just Animals Shelter
Physical Address: 2996 N. 26th Rd.
Mailing address: PO Box 298
Seneca, IL 61360
Phone: 815-357-1223
Fax:  815-357-6744

Morris Daily Herald December 24, 2009

SENECA – Just Animals Shelter is offering transport on Friday, Jan. 15, for neutering and spaying Seneca’s feral and free-roaming cats.

This is offered through a PetSmart Grant to help the community.

The guidelines are:

• There is no charge for spaying or neutering any feral or free-roaming cat in the city of Seneca.

• You are responsible for early morning drop off and pick up in late afternoon on Jan. 15.

If you are unable to comply with the guidelines, Just Animals is there to help with a low-cost-to-you spay/neuter vaccine service.

Call (815) 357-1223 or stop by for applications.

Their website indicates they sponsor regular vaccination/wellness clinics--the 2010 dates are not yet posted.


My Web Times January 18, 2010

"Just Animals, a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter, is sponsoring a low-cost pet wellness clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Mr. Rudy's Pet Food and Supply, 128 E. Paul St., Spring Valley.

"Just Animals is bringing vaccinations for cats and dogs, heartworm tests and discounted heartworm preventative medicine for dogs, FIV tests for cats as well as microchipping for both. Rabies vaccines are required by the state. Microchipping is an important aid for lost dogs and cats. Local animal control agencies have the chip readers. A dog or cat without identification has an uncertain fate and microchipping is a possible solution.

"Call 815-830-6568 and leave a message to set up an appointment."

February 21st Sunday 10am-4pm Wellness Clinic @ Puppy Cuts Grooming Salon 25360 W. Eames St. Rte 6 Channahon Il.60410 For more info call 815 830-6568

Just Animals is bringing vaccinations for cats & dogs, heartworm tests and discounted heartworm preventative medicine for dogs, FIV tests for cats as well as micro-chipping for both.

We will be having Pet Wellness Clinic in Local Communities, check in here for future events.


January shuttle was a great success - over 50 local free roaming/feral cats along with some Low Cost spay & neuters were done on Friday!!!

If you have any questions email us at
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2010, 08:05:14 AM »

Illinois-McHenry County-

Faith in Action of McHenry County
7105 Virginia Rd., Ste. 21,
Crystal Lake, Il 60014

Suburban Chicago news January 6, 2010

Faith in Action serving McHenry seniors

"One of the newer non-essential programs is a partnership with a group called Pet Support for Seniors. This organization helps to provide pet food and supplies, routine care, cat litter and transportation to veterinarian appointments for seniors who have companion pets.

""Pet Support helps care for companion animals," Mutsch said. "The companionship of a pet can greatly increase the quality of life for a senior who is living alone." "

Realizing that companion pets are an important part of many senior's lives, FIAMC is proud to partner with Pet Support for Seniors (PSS).

Assistance is provided in the provision of daily routine care.

Pet Support for Seniors (PSS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping low-income seniors keep and care for their companion animals.

Currently, PSS has partnered with several social service agencies in and around the Chicago area to distribute pet food to the seniors they serve.  We are providing food for cats, dogs and birds. With your help, we can expand our work to other agencies and provide grooming and veterinary services in the future.

To date we have provided:
2,232 pounds of dry dog & cat food
2,780 cans of wet dog & cat food
70 pounds of bird food
50  pounds of cat litter
Other Assistance We Have Provided
$1175.00 in vet care assistance. 
Transportation for 10 round trips to vet appointments.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2010, 01:23:33 PM »

Illinois-Chicago area-

Touched By An Animal
Cats Are Purrsons Too
Sister Marijon Binder
P. O. Box 59067
Chicago, IL 60659

Welcome to Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too and Touched by an Animal, organizations dedicated to helping the elderly keep their companion animals and help care for tossed and found kitties in the Chicago area.

Like many organizations struggling through these hard times we are badly in need of your support.

Every day our phone rings with more and more seniors begging for our help.  They are out of pet food, can no longer walk their dogs or clean their cat's litter boxes.  Some days they need help with vet bills or transportation.,FIT-News-senior03.article

Chicago Sun Times March 3, 2010

Woman helps elderly care for their pets, especially cats

"There's a lot going on here. For starters, volunteers are sent to the homes of the elderly to help seniors who are out of pet food, can no longer walk their dogs or clean their cats' litter boxes. Some seniors also are helped with vet bills or transportation.

""We go into the homes of the elderly to help with their pets, and we become a crucial part of their social networks," Binder said.

"Today, Binder and volunteers are helping about 20 seniors in Chicago care for their pets. She also began helping younger people with pets after having lost their homes or jobs."
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2010, 06:25:04 PM »


Low-cost distemper shots approved

Chicago dog and cat owners who roll the dice and skip distemper shots for their pets because they can’t afford a trip to the veterinarian will soon have a low-cost alternative: a $7 shot provided by the city.

The City Council’s Health Committee on Tuesday approved Mayor Daley’s plan to provide the shots at 15 Chicago locations where the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is already providing micro-chipping and rabies vaccines.

The program is expected to begin on Tuesday, June 15 at the Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Shots will be offered between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

The rest of the schedule also includes weekday hours, although those could be adjusted to include weekends, officials said.

the locations where the County of Cook offers rabies shots and microchipping are at the link above--the Chicago locations would apply.

For more information:

City of Chicago Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312.747.1406
Fax: 312.747.1409

Chicago's Big Fix Program

Eligiblility for the Big Fix Spay/Neuter Program
Participants must be a resident of the particular Chicago Zip Code and must be the legal owner of the animal (with a current picture ID).
Only dogs and cats will be accepted and the animal must be no younger than eight weeks old and no older than six years of age.
No more than two animals per owner will be approved.
All dogs 4 months and older must have a current city license.
All animals must have a current rabies vaccination or the owner must be willing to have the animal vaccinated at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.
If approved, the owner must be able to pick up their pet between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the day of the event from the shelter, and around 2:00 p.m. from the Animobile.
Animobile weight limit is 50 lbs. 
Animal Care & Control facility weight limit is 60 lbs.

Residents of the following zip codes are eligible for Big Fix Spay/Neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats:
60608 60609 60617 60618 60619 60620 60621 60623 60628 60629 60632 60636 60639 60643 60647 60651

Ada Park 11250 S. Ada St.
June 17, 2010   August 19, 2010   October 21, 2010 December 16, 2010

Columbus Park  500 S. Central

June 3, 2010   August 5, 2010   October 7, 2010   December 2, 2010

Gateley Park  810 E. 103rd St.

May 20, 2010   July 15, 2010   September 16, 2010   November 18, 2010

Grand Crossing Park  7655 S. Ingleside

June 24, 2010   August 26, 2010   October 28, 2010   December 23, 2010

Ogden Park  6500 S. Racine Ave

June 10, 2010   August 12, 2010   October 14, 2010   December 9, 2010

Owens Park  2032 E. 88th St.

May 27, 2010   July 22, 2010   September 23, 2010   November__, 2010

Riis Park   6100 W. Fullerton

July 1, 2010   September 2, 2010   November 4, 2010

Sherman Park  1301 W. 52nd St.
May 13, 2010   July 8, 2010   September 9, 2010   November 11, 2010

Animal Care & Control  2741 S. Western

May 26, 2010   June 30, 2010   July 28, 2010   August 25, 2010   September 29, 2010   October 27, 2010   November 24, 2010
December 29, 2010 

The following dates are for Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Program.  This program is open to all Chicago residents that are not in the eligible zip codes.  These surgeries are done at Animal Care and Control - 2741 S. Western:
May 12, 2010   May 19, 2010   June 9, 2010   July 14, 2010   July 21, 2010   August 11, 2010   August 18, 2010
September 8, 2010   September 15, 2010   October 13, 2010   October 20 2010   November 10, 2010   November 17, 2010
December 8, 2010   December 15, 2010
Fees for Big Fix Spay/Neuter and Low Cost Spay/Neuter:
$25.00 - Surgery Fee
$15.00 - Rabies Vaccination - ( If your pet is current on Rabies Vaccination you MUST bring proof  - paperwork or rabies certificate.)
$5.00 - City Dog License - (If your pet is current on dog license, you  MUST bring proof - license certificate.)
$15.00 - Microchip - (Optional)
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2010, 06:30:54 PM »

Illinois-Cook county-including City of Chicago-

Cook County to Offer Discounted Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pet Owners Four month program to increase number of pets vaccinated for rabies, help owners reconnect with lost animals

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control summer clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years.

Rabies vaccines will cost $7 for a one year and $21 for a three year.  Ferrets may only be vaccinated for one year and the cost of the vaccine is $9.  Pet owners can have their pets microchipped for $10; however, this does not include the national registration fee.

President Stroger urged residents to take advantage of the County's clinic services, “The microchip option facilitates the reunion of lost pets with their owners, and it shows that we’re giving people affordable access to cutting edge technology.”

Cook County’s low cost clinic services will be offered throughout the County from June through September.

For more information and a list of clinic dates and locations, visit the Department of Animal and Rabies Control .

Schedule for Rabies Shots and Microchipping Clinics is at the link above.

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control
10220 S. 76th Ave. 2nd Floor
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Telephone: (708) 974-6140
Fax: (708) 974-6046

Services include:
Spay and Neuter Program

I see no further details about the Spay and Neuter Program on the site--contact them for more information.
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2010, 07:29:46 PM »

Illinois-Lake county-

Animal Care and Control-Lake County
29278 N. Highway 83
Mundelein, IL 60060

Lake County Illinois Vaccination Clinics-2013

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis.  All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers.  Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call: (847) 949-9925.

Zion Vaccination Clinic
Zion Park District
Bethel Bvd. & 27th St., Zion, IL  60099
July 20, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fox Lake Vaccination Clinic
Lakefront Park
71 Nippersink Bvd., Fox Lake, IL  60020
August 24, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Avon Foundation Vaccination Clinic
Hainesville Village Hall
100 Hainesville Rd., Hainesville, IL, 60030
September 7, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
West Deerfield Township/Deerfield Park District Vaccination Clinic
Patty Turner Senior Center
375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL, 60015
September 21, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Beach Park Vaccination Clinic
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale, Beach Park, IL  60087
October 26, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For pets spayed/neutered: one-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag, $20; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper, $25; distemper complex only, $10; microchip, $15.

For pets not spayed/neutered: one-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag, $60; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper, $65; distemper complex only, $10; microchip, $15.

Low/No Cost spay and neuter-  (English) (Spanish) Participating Lake County vets

Information on who qualifies for free spay/neuter services and how to arrange it.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2010, 06:27:09 AM »


Care Van
Beth Hughes

Herald-Review November 14, 2007

"Camfield, who operates the Higher Leash animal rescue service in Maroa, is one of three women who this summer launched the Care Van pet ministry, a mobile outreach dedicated to delivering free pet supplies and pet care education to people who need them.

""Shelters and rescue groups traditionally have served as receptacles for pet owners and pets at the end of their relationship," said ministry coordinator Beth Hughes of Warrensburg. "Now the Care Van takes the shelter to the people to meet their needs in a proactive, nonpunitive way.

"The ministry's biggest project to date came last week, when it provided the lion's share of the cost for surgery to save a Saint Bernard with an ear abscess that had spread to her face and neck.

""It happened real fast," said Maggie's owner, Nick Barrett, 15. "Her ear started getting swollen one day, and by the next morning, the area under her jaw began boiling up."

"Nick, who received dog food from the ministry shortly after moving to Decatur three weeks ago after his mother's death, called Hughes to see if there was anything she could do. "We didn't have the money to take care of Maggie," he said.

"Hughes called the pet owners she knew in Warrensburg and raised the money in a matter of hours.

"Thanks to that and some transportation from the Care Van, Maggie underwent surgery Nov. 7 at the Decatur Animal Clinic, and Nick was able to take her home Friday.

"In addition, Hughes said the Care Van has passed out 15 certificates for free spays and neuters from local veterinarians and more than a dozen doghouses that, in some cases, were refurbished by industrial arts students at Maroa-Forsyth and Warrensburg-Latham high schools.

"The Care Van depends on donations. For more information, call Beth Hughes at 201-1862."

Herald-Review July 24, 2010 Care Van prowls the inner city, helping pet owners with needs, questions

"The Care Van swung around the corner from the Fairview Plaza parking lot. Beth Hughes spied a dog. "How can I help you?" she asked the couple standing in the yard.

"Hughes gave the couple a 4-pound bag of dog food from the van and gave the dog a rope toy. She cautions: "This dog needs a lot of exercise. Run her every day."

"Across the street, Dean Durbin was sitting in the front yard with a dog in hand. It's Hercules, a 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier. The offer of dog food was refused. "This dog eats people food," Durbin said. A rope toy was eagerly accepted.

"The neighbors have noticed the commotion. Gina, a tiny Chihuahua Pomeranian mix, 12 weeks old, comes up. Owner Jeff Belmar accepted a bag of puppy chow. Also with him was Chloe, a 10-year-old black Labrador/chow mix. This dog has a patch of raw skin. Hughes applies an ointment.

"Next was a pair of American pit bull terriers. "Nine weeks old," Michael Myers said. They were outfitted with collars and given toys.

"And that's how it goes during the first of two hours of exploring in the inner city in the Care Van. Hughes is accompanied by Sherry Evans, who specializes in hunting feral cats. "Last month, we reached a milestone," Hughes said, "500 feral cats spayed or neutered." Feral cats are homeless, prowling the neighborhood, constantly giving birth.

"The Care Van is equipped with a cat cage. It also has a bird cage, boxes of food, flea spray, litter boxes, animal toys, pet-friendly coloring books and crayons for children.

"Donations pay for the expenses. Some of the items come from thrift stores, garage sales or auction houses.

"A rabies clinic has been added, Hughes said. Seventy-five animals were treated in one weekend."

There's no website for Care Van-suggest getting in touch with them at the phone number above if you are either in need of help or can offer it.
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