Help Us, Help Them
H.E.L.P. is a 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, 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.
Consider Adopting a Special Cat!
Alana - FOUND HER FUREVER HOME & WAS ADOPTED!
Hi! My name is Alana. I'm around 10 years old and seem to have lost my furever home. I was adopted from H.E.L.P. many years ago and was quite happy, but they returned me for their personal reasons. I didn't understand what I had done, but then I got lucky and was re-adopted to a loving mom. I was living the high life, until she got sick and went into a nursing home, never to return to me. The family could not be bothered to care for me and dumped me in my carrier in front of Animal Control. A note attached said "find me a loving home." H.E.L.P., who has always been there for me, took me back in. I don't have a home and have been living at a veterinary clinic. Though they enjoy me at the clinic, I would like my own home. I am a sweet cat and love people, but not so keen on other animals. I just need a warm bed or lap, and a window to watch the world from. Maybe third times a charm! Could you adopt a sweetie that is always overlooked for adoption?
If you would like to meet Alana, please fill out an adoption application. You can make a donation to continue caring for Alana long term. We won't give up on finding her a furever home!
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. By 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.
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!