Chicago – Animal Groups & Organizations

AHA! Alliance for Humane Action
Advocate for the relationship between people and animals through innovative programs.

Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs
Dedicated to furthering development on non-surgical methods of pet population control.

Alliance Tackling Animal Crimes
Advocates response to animal crimes by police.

Animal Education and Rescue
A nonprofit devoted to helping people and pets through education and advocacy.

Big Bark
(312) 961-3032 • BigBarkOnline.com

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation provides funds for necessary medical procedures and treatments for pets without a family or for families struggling to cover the cost of their pet’s veterinary bills.

Educates people on pet health care and adoption.

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance (CASA)
A coalition of Chicago-area shelters working together to promote responsible pet guardianship and lower euthanasia.

Chicago Bar Assoc. Animal Law

Chicago Canine Concierge
(224) 578-5698

Chicagoland Stray Cat Coalition
CSCC is dedicated to the health and well-being of stray and feral cats by promoting trap-neuter-release programs and responsible colony management.

Companion Animal Parasite Council
An independent council of veterinarians devoted to creating guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites as they relate to pets and people.

Companion Animal Protection Society
(339) 309-0272 • Caps-Web.org

D.A.W.G. Dog Advisory Work Group
(312) 409-2169 • DAWGSite.org
D.A.W.G. is a unique coalition of dog guardians and nondog guardians dedicated to sharing public spaces wisely.

D.A.W.G.’s Court Advocacy Program
D.A.W.G.’s hotline – (312) 409-2169

Fixin Feral Felines
(815) 751-8227 • (815) 756-9330
Low-cost spay/neuter for DeKalb and Kane Counties.

Friendship Pet Food Pantry
(773) 907-6388 • friendshippetfood.org
Helps provide food for animals whose guardians are financially struggling.

GAP: Gifted Animal Placement
(773) 771-0677
Teaches volunteers to identify shelter dogs who are good candidates for law enforcement and other types of service work.

Offers financial aid for vet bills to qualifying applicants.

Illinois Alliance for Animal
Owner’s Rights • IAAOR.org
IAAOR’s goal is to protect the guardian’s right to pursue any humane veterinary procedure, alternative animal health care therapy, or training modality that is beneficial to the wellness or specific uses of the animal without the threat of legal recrimination.

Illinois Animal Welfare Networker’s Association
(847) 274-6800

N.A.V.S.–National Anti-Vivisection Society
(312) 427-6065 • (800) 888-NAVS
Organization with a goal of the elimination of animal use in product testing, education, and biomedical research.

Mercy for Animals • MercyForAnimals.org
Devoted to promoting nonviolence toward animals through education campaigns, demonstrations, undercover investigations, and open rescues.

Oak Lawn Humane Law Enforcement & Animal Care • (708) 499-7092
Humane law enforcement and animal-cruelty investigation and rescue.

The Puppy Mill Project
Educational and advocacy organization dedicated to fighting puppy mill cruelty.

Realtors to the Rescue
A local group of realtors and agents committed to promoting animal welfare.

Safe Humane Chicago
A coalition of groups and organizations dedicated to ending violence against people and animals.

S.H.A.R.K. Showing Animals Respect & Kindness
(630) 557-0176 • SharkOnline.org
A nonprofit dedicated to ending animal abuse and suffering.

Spay and Stay • (847) 289-4557
A group dedicated to spaying and neutering stray and feral cats.

S.P.E.A.K.–Supporting & Promoting Ethics in the Animal Kingdom
(773) 925-8227
Offers presentations and humane education programs.


WetNose Pet Food Pantry
Helping those in need feed the 4-legged members of their family

Supporting Rescue $ Adoption since 2000

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