Illinois Humane Society
a Charitable 501c3 No-Kill Animal Shelter and Humane Organization
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.
Exciting News from NAWS!
We are thrilled to have a new fundraiser to help our homeless pets - we are now going to carry in our humane society headquarters Joe Perry's (from Aerosmith) Rock Your World (JPRW) sauces, which comes in three flavors - Original BBQ, Mango Peach Tango, and Bone Yard Brew.
These sauce really are amazing tasting - and it doesn't get any more awesome than having been created by the coolest guitarist on the planet, Aerosmith's Joe Perry. Joe is an animal lover and promotes pet rescue and adoption. We are thrilled to help Joe promote his new line of sauces and the folks at JPRYW are happy we are helping pets in need.
Stop by the NAWS Campus to purchase, or contact Stacy@NAWSUS.org for more information.
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
We’re thrilled to announce the kick-off of NAWS’ second annual Wine Star fundraising event! This is a great opportunity to purchase something nice for yourself, or pick up a unique gift for your animal loving friends and family, while also helping to raise much needed funds for the pets in the NAWS pet rescue program!
The wonderful wines for this year’s fundraiser are provided by local winery Wild Blossom Meadery, 10033 S. Western, Chicago, IL. Wines available for purchase include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Raspberry Peach Sangria (a NAWS favorite!), Green Apple Riesling and Pinot Grigio. The cost of the wine is $19.99 per bottle. Sangria is $16.99 per bottle and the personalized label is $15.00 for each unique design. Wild Blossom will donate a portion of the wine sales to the NAWS Rescue Program!
Ordering is easy and can be done as follows:
1. Click Here
2. Add your selected wine or wines to your shopping cart. Be certain to indicate the quantity for each.
3. If you would like a personalized label, be certain to add the personalized label to your cart (Note: You will need to add a personalized label for each different design. For example, if you want a label with your cat’s picture for one wine and a label with your dog’s picture for another wine, your per-sonalized label quantity would be 2. If you want the same label design for more than one type of wine, your personalized label quantity would be 1).
4. Pictures for personalized labels can be e-mailed to:
NawsWine@BevArt.com. Don’t forget to include the name provided with your order so that our friends at Wild Blossom can make sure that your picture is placed with your wine order.
Orders placed without a personalized label will contain the NAWS label as shown above. Please note that orders with cat-only labels will contain the fish bones only, and dog-only labels will contain the bones only. Pictures of cats and dogs will contain the fish bone/bone as shown on the NAWS label. We will be making arrangements for FREE DELIVERY of orders from Wild Blossom to the NAWS Campus during the fundraising period!
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 with our Board Chairman, Stacy Gaskins, to live in a home for her last days surrounded by love and someone 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 at this time last year, and was never in any pain. She ate cheese, ham 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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