Every other Saturday morning, you will find volunteers Candy Fisher, Nancy Ranieri, John Moll, Kris Blumka and her daughter Carissa feeding, medicating and cleaning the House Cats area of the shelter. That’s a lot of work to accomplish before the shelter opens at 11:00 a.m., so Carissa said their strategy is to divide and conquer.

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From the moment he was found, Ramos was in bad shape. Brought to WSHS by a wonderful Good Samaritan, 2 ½ month old Ramos weighed less than 2 pounds when he arrived. If it wasn’t for the woman who found him, he would have surely died on the streets where he was born.

In an effort to save more needy cats and dogs in Chicagoland and beyond, we have created an emergency medical fund to ensure cats and dogs brought to our shelter will be able to receive life-saving veterinary care without hesitation. The fund, called the Mowgli Fund and named for an abandoned cat with medical issues who was saved by WSHS’ efforts, was started on #GivingTuesday, November 28th, 2017, with grassroots donations and an endowment from a longtime donor.

As much as people try, sometimes the resources just aren’t there to care for animals the way they should be cared for. That was the case with Helen’s original owner. She found Helen as a puppy and loved her dearly, but financially, adopting an animal at that time in her life wasn’t the most prudent thing to do. Puppies are cute though, and sound judgement is sometimes suspended because of said cuteness.

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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.