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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 [...]


Meow Luau & Cat Enrichment Fair

Calling all feline friends! Join us for our annual Meow Luau on Sunday, June 25th from 1 to 4pm! This special event is focused just on cats and enriching their lives. It's the purrfect opportunity to learn more about what makes cats special and also have some fun. The day will include seminars, tours of the Helping Paws facility, raffles and more. Goody bags will be given to the first 75 people. Tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers who have cats or are thinking about getting a kitten [...]


Happy Tail: Faucet

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 [...]


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 [...]

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