Art for the Paws Auction Starts March 31!

This year's artwork will have you barking and meowing with delight! Over 250 original "mini masterpieces" will be available to bid on beginning March 31. All proceeds from this event will benefit Helping Paws Animal Shelter and further it's mission to help more homeless dogs and cats find homes. To access the auction site, go to Art for the Paws 2017 On-line Auction. Bidding starts on Friday, March 31 at 9 am. You will need an account to bid. If you did not create one last year, [...]


Almost $950 Raised to Help the Animals

We finally got the results tabulated for our 2017 Have a Heart for Paws campaign with a total of $945.90 raised to help support the dogs and cats at Helping Paws. During the month of February, some of our favorite local businesses took donations for Helping Paws where donors wrote their name(s) on a paw print which was then displayed at the local business. We also tried out a virtual (online) site this year to get donations through GivingGrid which took in $210 of the [...]


Have a Heart for Paws Goes Virtual

February is a special time for love and what better way to show love than helping cats and dogs who are waiting for their forever homes. Celebrating our 4th annual Have a Heart for Paws campaign, during the entire month of February, you can make a donation at Helping Paws or any of our participating local businesses! Interested donors can go to any location during regular business hours, make a donation and write name(s) or a message on a paw print which will then be displayed at the local [...]


Shoes for Shelter Fundraiser

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 [...]


New and Improved Helping Paws Website

We are proud and excited to announce the new Helping Paws Animal Shelter website! Our new site has been built and designed from the ground up to be more functional and user-friendly, allowing you to quickly get to the areas of the site you visit most often. Better yet, our new site has been optimized for all mobile devices. Support Us - Make your donation online, quickly and easily, so you can help change more lives and give our animals a second chance. We also [...]