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The Feed Store
If it walks, crawls, flies, rus, or swims. We can Feed it!
Landheim Training & Boarding
Personalized Service For Your Dog.
Lincoln Way Animal Complex
The complete quality animal care facility.
Munster Animal Hospital
Our main goal is to care for our pet companions and to put you at ease.
Animal Medical Center of Sauk Village Ltd.
Total Care For Your Pet Friend.
Southlake Animal Hospital Inc
Complete preventative, medical & surgical care for your pets!
Deer Run Animal Hospital Inc.
Dedicated to your pet's health.
Glen Park Animal Hospital
Quality Care for Your Pets & Quality Service For You!
Four Seasons Animal Hospital
Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Crown Point, Winfield, IN.
Crown Point Animal Hospital
We Care For You & Your Pets.
 
Common Terms Associated with Animal Shelters

If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
    Merrillville Animal Hospital
    Thirty five years of loving care.
    Griffith Animal Hospital P.C.
    Providing For Your Pet With Complete Veterinary Services Over 25 Years.
     
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    Cat Nap From The Heart
    1101 Beach Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    CatNap from the Heart is a nonprofit animal shelter located in LaGrange Park IL. We rescue cats, kittens, birds and small mammals from our community through owner give-ups and strays and adopt them.
    (708) 352-3914
    Arlington Cat Clinic
    841 N Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Arlington Cat Clinic in Arlington Heights, IL has been a full service feline veterinary hospital in the NW suburbs since 1988.
    (847) 398-3355
    Animal Control Specialists Inc
    2975 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Animal Control Specialists, Inc. is a wildlife damage control company. We specialize in humane solutions to nuisances urban wildlife problems.
    (847) 827-7800
    South Suburban Humane Society
    1103 W End Ave, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (708) 755-7387
    City Town Village Township Government City of Chic
    1601 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (708) 756-5334
    City of Calumet City
    204 Pulaski Rd, Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 891-8199
    City of Hammond Planning and Development 649 Conke
    5131 Columbia Ave, Hammond, IN 46327
    (219) 853-6507
    Lepenseur Youth and Family Services II
    16514 Woodlawn East Ave, South Holland, IL 60473
    (708) 825-9515
    South Suburban Family Shelter
    17855 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL 60430
    (708) 798-7737
    Honor Foundation Nfp
    15325 Page Ave, Harvey, IL 60426
    (708) 893-0071
    Claudia and Eddie's
    17116 Elm Dr, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (708) 335-9711
    April's Minature Pups
    14546 Des Plaines St, Harvey, IL 60426
    (708) 566-5259
    South Suburban Family Shelter Inc
    18137 Harwood Ave, Homewood, IL 60430
    (708) 794-2140
    Ark Shelter for Homeless Women & Their Children
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-0023
    Continuum of Care Network of Nwi Inc
    839 Broadway, Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 886-9966


    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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