Help save homeless pets in IL
Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2022, 7,148 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Illinois, but together with your help, we’re changing that.
Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through Illinois by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.
Best Friends helps organize change in Illinois
Best Friends distributes grants to help build community cat programs with the goal of keeping cats out of shelters. Best Friends works alongside the Chicagoland Humane Coalition to increase collaboration and encourage resource sharing within the region.
Join your Illinois grassroots action team
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
Illinois Animals Need Your Help
Volunteer to save the lives of pets in Illinois
With millions of animals in shelters around the country hoping for families of their very own, one of the most valuable gifts you can give is the gift of your time. For animals waiting to go home, your kindness makes all the difference.
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Find a Best Friends Network partner near you
The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.
Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.