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 no-kill animal shelter and 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.”
Eddie was rescued from a kill shelter in Kentucky and has been at Helping Paws since 5/2/17. He is probably the best family dog we have. Don’t let his looks keep you away from meeting this dog. He had a rough start with a skin infection, but now after treatment and love his hair is growing back in and he is going to be one very handsome guy.