Illinois Humane Society
Headquartered in Mokena, Illinois
Welcome to NAWS, where our mission is to -
End pet homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary pet euthanasia - to serve pets in need - and to promote treating all animals with respect and dignity.
We do this by -
Changing the face of animal welfare and elevating the status of pets in our lives and society.
We are a 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization that specializes in:
Animal Welfare Services
Medical Center Services
Alumni Club Services for Members and Guests
Located in our Mokena Campus is the new NAWS Resale and Gift Shop. We have many new or lightly used household goods, gift items, pet items and clothing. 100% of the proceeds will be used toward the NAWS pet rescue and medical fund. Click here for more information!
Coco was brought to us to be euthanized almost two years ago because her owners did not want to deal with her allergies and other health issues. She came to us after years of neglect, she had no fur left at all, and was left outdoors to fade away.
Coco was far too sweet for us to agree to this, and she deserved to have some time on earth surrounded by love and companionship, so we refused to euthanize her and made her our first Ambassador to live in the NAWS Ambassador Club where she was surrounded by staff, volunteers, and her own fan club that showed her the love and care that she so much deserved.
Coco moved home a few months ago with our Board Chairman, Stacy Gaskins, to live in a home for her last days surrounded by love and a family to care for her needs. Stacy and Coco would like to thank all of you that have loved and supported her the past couple of years, and please know that you have helped her to forget her early years and will go to heaven remembering only being loved by many people.
Until her last moment on earth she still enjoyed her food and snacks, went to hydro and physical therapy, and watched the Disney Channel daily with her furry siblings at Stacy's house!
Coco passed away quickly and quietly in Stacy's arms on September 29, and was never in any pain. She ate cheese, bologna and cookies in the warm sunshine surrounded by her furry siblings only minutes prior to passing away. She is forever in our hearts and will always be the heart of the NAWS Ambassador program and the NAWS St. Francis Fund for Animals.
Until we meet her again in heaven, we will love and think of her daily.
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