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Consider adopting a special needs pet! See Scarlet'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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H.E.L.P. is an all- volunteer based, not for profit organization in the Fox Valley area of Illinois.

H.E.L.P. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, all 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 a Special Cat!



Scarlet is dainty and reserved, quite a little lady. She chooses her friends carefully. Once chosen, she is friendly and sweet to that person. Rubs on legs and flops for tummy rubs. She gets along very well with other cats. Since she was born here, and has known no neglect or cruelty, she has no fear issues.
She is considered a “special needs” cat. She has a heart murmur that after her ultrasound, she was diagnosed as follows: “small VSD is well-tolerated and no therapy or intervention will be needed. Normal lifespan is expected for a small VSD without complication. Prognosis is good with regards to the heart due to the presence of a restrictive VSD which is only shunting a small volume and is causing no secondary heart enlargement.”
The adoption fee of $100.00 includes up to date on vaccinations, microchip, spay, Felk/FIV test neg. and vet checks including complete comprehensive ultrasound and blood work from a cardiologist.

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

If you would like to donate to help care for Scarlet until she finds her forever home, please donate using the below button.  Scarlet 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.

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

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