When the West Suburban Humane Society rescued Chip, a German Shorthaired Pointer, he had been living outside at the end of a chain. He rarely received attention and could move only as far as the chain would allow him. So when he came to live at the shelter, we were thrilled to give him the love and exercise he so desperately needed.

“I wish I could take all of them home!”

 That’s what you say, walking through the shelter, looking at the cats and dogs who need loving, forever families. You may choose one to save, but the others remain, and you think of their small, vulnerable faces in kennels and cages.

Throughout the year the West Suburban Humane Society will be featuring the work of the rescues who send us adoptable animals. The majority of our adoptable kittens and cats come from Feral Fixers, an organization that focuses on spaying and neutering feral cats in the western suburbs. 

You can create a lasting legacy of love at the West Suburban Humane Society.

The Saturday 4-5 pm house cats volunteer shift is truly unusual. Why? Because is consists solely of mother-daughter teams!

Donate to WSHS

WSHS can accept credit-card donations online using a secure server. Click on the Donate Now button. You can choose how your donation will be used! All donations are tax deductible.

In addition to monetary donations, we are always grateful for non-monetary donations. Click here to find a list of accepted items we would greatly appreciate receiving.