Nearly one year ago I walked into Helping Paws, hoping to find an older cat that needed a loving home. I was instantly tempted by the kittens and playful cats that came running over when I stepped inside. Faucet was one of the shyest cats in the room- he didn’t come running up to me or seek out any attention- but contently laid on top of the cat post in the back. When I eventually made my way over to him he looked up and [...]
Spring has Sprung! It's time for Helping Paws' 17th Annual Benefit Flower Sale. Time to get your flats, hanging baskets, specialty flowers and veggies! All are high quality from Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center and will give you an incredible garden all season long. Better yet, when you look at your garden, you will know that you were helping the animals! All you need to do is download and complete the order form and either mail in or drop off at the [...]
Helping Paws Animal Shelter is looking for artists of all abilities and skill levels to participate in our third annual Art for the Paws fundraiser and community outreach project!
Are you a basketball Fan? Love the Chicago Bulls? Helping Paws invites you to watch a game with your furry friends during a special event hosted by the Windy City Bulls, the official NBA D-League Affiliate of the Chicago Bulls. $20 Pooch Pass Package Includes: • Ticket for one human and one pooch in the 200 Level – all seats in Sections 200 – 205 will be General Admission for this game • Custom Windy City Bulls branded bandana • Additional 200 Level human tickets [...]
Help Us Celebrate 10 Years of Panting for Paws! We are so excited to be celebrating 10 years of Panting for Paws! Over the 10 years that we've been hosting this "pawsome" fundraising event, we have had so much support from all of you...whether you are running, walking...or even panting! Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year to help care for the animals in our shelter, so the more pledges received the closer we get to our goal. Helping Paws' mission for more than 47 years has been to provide [...]
Help support Helping Paws by donating your gently worn, used or new shoes! From October 15 through December 15, 2016, Helping Paws will be collecting shoes at various partner locations throughout McHenry County. Helping Paws will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected. Our goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes which will raise $1,000 for our shelter. All donated shoes will be redistributed through the Fund2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such [...]
Date of Birth 10-14-06 .Jerry's owner's lifestyle changed and she felt that Jerry and his best bud, Tom, were being left alone too much. Tom has already been adopted and we are hoping you can find room in your home for this gentle guy. He is a handsome tuxedo with the most adorable round face and green eyes. He would make someone a wonderful companion, gets along with all the cats. He is eligible for our senior to senior program.
Date of Birth 6-20-08 Charles was found as a stray. A man took him in but decided to relinquish him when he had to move. Charles is FIV+. He would be great with another FIV+ cat or an only cat. He is a big guy who weighs 19 pounds and gets along wonderfully with his companion Tinkerbell who is also FIV+. With a slow introduction he could live with a non FIV+ cat as FIV+ is not contagious and can only be contracted by a [...]
Date of Birth 12-27-07 Jasmine is a sweet cat who was returned when her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. She will make a good companion for anyone. She loves to sit on your lap and be stroked. She would be free to an approved senior citizen through our senior to senior program.
Date of Birth 5-15-07 He's a very handsome orange and white cat who love to snuggle. He was dropped at our shelter but obviously was someone's cat. He loves snuggling with the other cats. He is just waiting for someone to give him a new home!