Exterior Post RenovationOur Shelter – Virtual Tour

From a free-roaming cat floor flooded with natural light, cozy beds, and perches galore; to over-sized tempered-glass kennels filled with all the creature comforts of home, we are thrilled to offer our animals a true home-away-from-home environment for as long as they are in our care. We strongly believe that an immaculate, low-stress, love-filled environment combined with the best medical and emotional care possible results in happy, well-adjusted companion animals.

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Pretzle 6Transformations Amazing Animal

One of the most emotionally challenging aspects of rescue work is being faced with an animal who has experienced an exceptionally high level of abuse/neglect. It is our belief that that every animal deserves to know what comfort, love, security and a full-belly feels like, and if they tell us that they are willing to fight for their lives, then we make a commitment to do everything in our power to ensure their survival.

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Transfer Program

Dog Flossy in Pink SweatshirtAs an organization, we pride ourselves on being an outspoken pioneer for progress in the animal welfare community. After a great deal of research and travelling to some of the most impoverished communities in the Southern regions of our country – we discovered an alarming abundance of adoptable dogs who are losing their lives by the tens of thousands simply because there are no rescues or adopters available to help.

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The FIV Stigma

As the very first shelter in Chicago to not only rescue, It's my cat in a boxbut successfully integrate FIV+ cats into our general population, Felines & Canines (under the leadership of Executive Director, Abby Smith) has broken barriers and made monumental steps towards changing the way the animal welfare community views the stigma of FIV.

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