Resources for Shelters and Rescues

Spay and Stay is not an animal shelter or rescue organization. Spay and Stay does not take in relinquished/owned cats or dogs. The links below are not associated with Spay and Stay. 

Kitten Socialization

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To help speed them on their way to new homes, check out these easy but powerful kitten socialization tips from ASPCA. Food, the great motivator, is the basis of kitten socialization and can be used to train young cats quickly to welcome human hands and human laps.

 

Local Low-cost Spay/Neuter Programs for Pets

If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, there are several low-cost spay/neuter programs in our area. Also, Spay USA (spayusa.org) is a nationwide network with referral services for low-cost spay/neuter for pets.

Alliance for Humane Action
847-960-8689
ahaworks.org

Lake County Animal Care & Control
847-377-8029
lakecountyil.gov/152/Animal-Care-Control

PAWS Chicago, Chicago
773-521-7729
pawschicago.org

Tree House Humane Society, Chicago
773-227-5535
TreeHouseAnimals.org

Local Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups

Find a home for a friendly stray cat or socialized kittens. All shelters feature cats and dogs unless otherwise noted.

A Caring Place Humane Society, Darien
630-375-7976
www.acaringplacehs.org/

ADOPT, Naperville
630-355-2299
www.adoptpetshelter.org/

Adopt-a-Pet,Mt. Prospect
847-550-9690
www.adoptapet-il.org/

All 4 the Love of Cats, Palatine
847-302-6410
Cats only
www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL545.html

Animal Aid Humane Society, Moline
309-797-6550
www.molineanimalaid.org/

Animal Care League, Oak Park
708-848-8155
www.animalcareleague.org/

Animal Education and Rescue, Libertyville
847-816-0831
www.aear.org/

Animal Heartline Humane Association, Naperville
630-341-3411
www.animalheartline.org/

Animal House Shelter, Inc., Huntley
847-961-5541
animalhouseshelter.com/

Animal Welfare League, Chicago
773-667-0088
www.animalwelfareleague.com/

Assissi Animal Foundation, Crystal Lake
815-455-9411
www.assisi.org/

Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, NFP
313 N. Quentin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
BarbsPreciousRescue@gmail.com
847-907-4881

C.A.R.E., Evanston
847-705-2653
www.care-evanston.org

Cat Guardians, Inc., Lombard
630-543-3395
Cats only
www.catguardians.org/

Cat Nap from the Heart, LaGrange Park
708-352-3914
Cats only
catnapfromtheheart.org/

DeKalb County Humane Society, Genoa
815-784-5924
dekalbcountyanimalshelter.org/

Fried’s Animal Shelter, Michigan City, IN
219-874-6932
www.friedscatshelter.org/

Harmony House for Cats, Chicago
773-293-6103
Cats only
www.hhforcats.org/

Heartland Animal Shelter, Northbrook
847-296-6400
www.heartlandanimalshelter.net/

Helping Paws, Woodstock
815-338-4400
www.helpingpaws.net/

Kindred Kitties, Kenosha, WI
262-605-0533
Cats only
kindredkitties.org/

Lake Shore Animal Shelter, Chicago
312-409-1162
www.lakeshoreanimalshelter.org/

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Rockford
815-962-2767
www.noahsarkanimals.org/

Orphans of the Storm, Riverwoods
847-945-0235
www.orphansofthestorm.org/

PAWS Chicago, Chicago
773-935-7297
www.pawschicago.org/

Pet Outreach, Peoria
309-682-1122
fosterpetoutreach.org/

Petropolis, Inc., Round Lake
847-201-6536
petropolisinc.org/

Placing Paws, Libertyville
224-433-6537
placingpawsrescue.org/

Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue, Kenosha WI
Cats only
www.purebredcatrescue.org

Reach Rescue, Mundelein
847-637-5661
reachrescue.org/

Red Door Animal Shelter, Chicago
773-764-2242
www.reddoorshelter.org/

Save-a-Pet, Grayslake
847-740-7788
www.saveapetil.org/

Second Chance Pet Adoption, Elk Grove Village
847-670-4714
Cats only
secondchancepetadoption.org/

Tails of Hope, Highland Park
847-557-9554
www.tailsofhope.org/

The Buddy Foundation, Arlington Heights
847-290-5806
www.thebuddyfoundation.org/

Touched by an Animal, Chicago
773-728-6336
www.touchedbyananimal.org/

Tree House Humane Society, Chicago
773-784-5488
Cats only
www.treehouseanimals.org

Underdog Rescue, Antioch
847-529-5959
underdog-rescue.com/

 

List updated May 2018. Thanks to Save-A-Pet shelter for contributing to the local shelter list and sharing it with us.