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Voting for Best of the Fox 2019

It’s that time of year again! The Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards is back to determine the best businesses and organizations in McHenry County. Last year, Helping Paws Animal Shelter was voted one of the BEST  animal shelter rescue for the eighth year in a row! This year we need your help again to be voted the top honor to make it nine years! Here’s how you can vote. Simply visit the Northwest Herald website and select Pet Care and then  “Animal shelter [...]


19th Annual Benefit Flower Sale

Spring has Sprung! 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! Just download and complete the HP Flower Sale form and either mail it in or drop off at the shelter by May 1, 2019. Your order will be available for pick-up on Saturday, [...]


Share Some Love

During the entire month of February, we are celebrating our 4th annual Have a Heart for Paws campaign and YOU can make a donation! Interested donors can go to any participating location during regular business hours, make a donation and write their name(s) or a message on a paw print which will then be displayed at the local business. So show the homeless pets your heart and share some love with the cats and dogs who are waiting for their forever homes. Participating locations, besides Helping Paws [...]


Happy Tail: Spooky

We adopted Spooky over 16 years ago and she's been such a wonderful member of our family. She was recently very ill and we thought it might be time for her to leave us but she made an incredible recovery from a serious infection. I love how she likes to put her paw on me to make sure I'm close by and I no longer get upset when she sits in the middle of a puzzle I'm working on. For the last 10 years, she's [...]


Best of the Fox 7 years in a row!

We want to thank all of our supporters for once again voting Helping Paws Animal Shelter the BEST  animal shelter/rescue for the seventh year in a row! We are very humbled by receiving this honor again. This year marks 48 years of servicing McHenry County.  Little did we know back in 1969 when a small group of people got together to start a foster based program to rescue and rehome cats that we would now have a 10,000 square foot shelter and we are [...]