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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.”

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The best things in life are rescued.

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HP Animal of the Week

Princess

Herding Dog Mix –Black/White  – 1.5 years old – Female 40 lbs

Princess is the sweetest girl.  She is super smart and loves to herd.  She would love to have someone who is active and would give her mental as well as physical exercise.  Please come in and meet her soon and see if she’s the one you’ve been looking for!

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Upcoming Events

Panting for Paws 5K & 1 Mile Family Run/Walk

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our largest fundraiser of the year!
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Join Us for 11 Years of Panting for Paws

Panting for Paws – November 5, 2017

Last year was a blast as we celebrated 10 years with the community…running, walking, and even panting!

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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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