About Our Shelter...
Will County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, which challenges the methods of traditional animal sheltering that for centuries has involved managing pet overpopulation by killing the surplus of homeless pets. Dedicated to the principle of valuing each individual animal while simultaneously focusing on big picture strategic solutions, the No Kill method is expanding its role in cities and counties across America.
At Will County Humane Society homeless pets stay as long as they need to in order to find a forever home. During their stay we take care of their comprehensive care and medical needs. The shelter is typically home to over 75 cats and 35 dogs at any given time.
What can you do? Adopt from us when you’re looking for a new pet and support our no-kill model with a donation today.
Our Adoption Process...
a.Must be 21 or older to adopt and live 90 minutes of the shelter.
b.Everyone in the household must come to the shelter and meet the dog / cat.
c.DOGS ONLY any other dog who lives in the household must come in to the shelter to have a “meet and greet”. If you have a cat, DO NOT bring him or her in; we will do a “Cat Test” in our cat room. (Pets must be spayed/neutered)
***THERE IS NO WAY TO PUT A HOLD ON A DOG / CAT WITHOUT COMPLETING ALL OF STEP ONE FIRST***
***AT THIS POINT ADOPTION COORDINATOR IS IN CHARGE OR YOUR ADOPTION, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME BACK AND VISIT ANYTIME THE SHELTER IS OPEN DURING THE PROCESS***
a.Fill out an Adoption Application for the dog / cat desired, this will hold him or her for you.
b.RENTERS ONLY, you must present your lease or a letter signed by your landlord that states all regulations on pet ownership.
c.An adoption coordinator will be in contact with you in a couple of days to go over the Adoption Application with you. If you have not been contacted within 3 days, please call us to check on the status of your adoption form
d.The adoption coordinator will schedule a meeting with you to advise and offer more tips about adoption.
a.Once you are approved, you are able to set a day and time with the adoption coordinator to pick up your furry friend.
b.The adoption fee for dogs is $250.00 and cats are $150.00, which is paid when you pick your new pet up. This fee includes:
iii.Up to date shots
iv.Heartworm test or FIV / Leuk Test
***ADOPTION PROCESS COULD TAKE UP TO ABOUT A WEEK OR SO***