Check out our online wish list & read the many ways you can assist our rescues.
Consider adopting a special needs pet! See Gabby's story on our Home Page.
Dog and Puppy Foster Homes Needed - please help us rescue more! See our FAQ page for information.
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Help Us, Help Them

H.E.L.P. is a volunteer based, not for profit organization in the Fox Valley area of Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago.

H.E.L.P. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, volunteer rescue organization. We provide veterinary care, food, and shelter for stray and abandoned cats and dogs until they are adopted into loving homes. H.E.L.P. does not have a facility.

All of our dogs and cats are in foster homes which enable us to get to know an animal so we can better match the cat/dog with the right person or family.

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Consider Adopting Gabby, a Special Cat!

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Gabby is a beautiful calico. She is not aggressive at all and gets along with all of the cats and dogs in our household. When you talk to her, she will answer back with a sweet ‘meow’. She can be found watching the butterflies out of the window, or curled up on a sunny spot in the sun. Gabby had a polyp removed from her ear in July 2014, but even though the polyp has not returned, she needs her ears to be cleaned weekly to keep the debris from accumulating. She also has Glaucoma in her left eye. She gets eye drops applied as follows: Flurbiprofen ($17 bottle) 1 drop to the left eye once daily and Dorzolamide ($68 a bottle) 1 drop to both eyes twice daily. These prices are through Walgreens. Since we are signed up with Walgreens prescription program ($20 yearly membership fee), the Flurbiprofen is $15 bottle and the Dorzolamide drops to $15 a bottle. She visits the eye doctor every 6 months to check her eye pressure. She is currently stable. Gabby is up-to-date on all of her shots and is completely litter boxed trained.

If you have it in your heart and have the time and energy to give a forever home to very sweet and cuddly girl, please fill out the application on line or contact us at 877-364-2286.

If you would like to donate to help care for Gabby until she finds her forever home, please donate using the below button.  Gabby will always be safe in H.E.L.P.'s care, but we need your help to provide for her.  Thank you for supporting H.E.L.P..


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Volunteers are the key to our success!

The time and effort volunteers spend with the animals and at our events keep H.E.L.P. empowered to save the lives of homeless animals. woman working in animal shelterBy joining H.E.L.P.’s team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with the community, animals and other like-minded volunteers.
The first step in becoming a H.E.L.P. volunteer is to complete a volunteer application. Whether caring for animals, managing adoption events, raising funds, marketing, or doing administrative work, volunteers are a very important part of H.E.L.P.

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Foster Program


Cheerful family with pets.

This is such a rewarding experience! We need foster homes for adult cats, adult dogs, kittens, and puppies in the Kane County area of Illinois.

H.E.L.P. provides veterinary care, food and supplies. You provide the TLC!

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