Helping Paws Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide shelter, food, medical care, and comfort to abandoned, neglected, and abused animals until they are placed into loving, responsible homes.

Second Chances Start Here!

Helping Paws is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our small, committed staff of 11 employees and over 300 dedicated volunteers handle and care for more than 800 animals annually and serve more than 300,000 residents in McHenry County and surrounding communities.

Each animal that comes into our shelter is treated with respect, kindness and compassion. We believe that for each of our animals…”Second Chances Start Here.”

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The best things in life are rescued.

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Upcoming Events

Art for the Paws

April 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

11/19 | Woodstock Veterinary Clinic, Woodstock, IL
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Pictures With Santa

When:
November 19, 2016
9 am – 1 pm
Where:
Woodstock Veterinary Clinic
691 Lake Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

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Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.

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