Illinois Humane Society
Headquartered in Mokena, Illinois
NAWS rescues pets from being euthanized in high-kill shelters or animal control facilities. We also have a satellite location that covers the Central and Southern Illinois territory, and we transport the pets in that facility up to our new Mokena location to place them into our adoption program while they wait to find their forever homes.
When dogs enter our program they are evaluated for temperament, they are spayed/neutered and receive their vaccines and other veterinary care. The time spent with us allows us to determine what type of home would be best suited for each pet - such as homes with or without small children, other pets, etc. They are also entered into the NAWS University program where they will attend "Prep School" classes and learn socialization skills.
Once adopted, NAWS dogs and cats automatically become lifetime members of the NAWS Alumni Club where they will receive benefits exclusive only to our adoptees! See the Alumni Club Services page for more information.
We are so excited because we have finally been able to see our dream come to fruition. The new NAWS Campus opened September 1, and our adoptable dogs now reside onsite in Alumni Hall, and our adoptable cats reside in Feline Hall. We have waited a long time to have a facility large enough to house our adoptable pets, and we will now be able to save a lot more animals from euthanasia!
In addition to meeting the pets at our Campus, we now have several cats that are available for adoption at the PetSmart in Mokena on Wolf Road and also at Petco in Orland Park.
We have Adoption Hours at the Campus (9981 W. 190th Street, Suite A, Mokena IL) on Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Sundays from 10a-2p, or on weekdays by appointment. If you meet one of our dogs that you would like to adopt, or see one on our website, you may fill out an application and e-mail it back to us. Click here for a dog application, or click here for a cat application.
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