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Helping Strays of Monroe County Animal shelter in Columbia, IL

We promote the humane care of all abandoned and stray animals in our community. We are a no-kill shelter. All of our pets leave the shelter for their forever homes micro-chipped, up to date on vaccines, and altered.

Founded in 2002, Helping Strays is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported entirely by donations.

Our lucky animals receive appropriate medical care, are featured on the Helping Strays website "adoption list" and are taken to several adoption events every month in an attempt to find permanent, loving homes.

Contact Scott Spinner
Address
4221 Hanover Rd.
Columbia, IL 62236
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4221 Hanover Rd.

Columbia, IL 62236

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Adoptable pets at Helping Strays of Monroe County

We'll also keep you updated on Grey's adoption status with email updates.
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Grey

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 mos
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Dale's adoption status with email updates.
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Dale

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 mos
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Brennan's adoption status with email updates.
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Brennan

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 mos
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Stitch's adoption status with email updates.
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Stitch

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Toothless's adoption status with email updates.
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Toothless

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Pumpkin's adoption status with email updates.
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Pumpkin

Domestic Longhair

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Pesto's adoption status with email updates.
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Pesto

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Columbia, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Grey's adoption status with email updates.
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Grey

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 mos
Columbia, IL

Shelter FAQs

Monroe County, IL and surrounding communities

Additional adoption info

You must complete an application.
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
· Be 21 years of age or older
· Have identification showing your present address
· Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
· Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment and proper care of the pet.

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We'll also keep you updated on KHAN's adoption status with email updates.
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KHAN

Basenji

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
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We'll also keep you updated on Indi's adoption status with email updates.
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Indi

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
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We'll also keep you updated on Lindy's adoption status with email updates.
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Lindy

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 3 yrs 9 mos
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We'll also keep you updated on Ringo's adoption status with email updates.
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Ringo

Cockatiel

Male, Senior
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We'll also keep you updated on SHADOW's adoption status with email updates.
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SHADOW

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 8 yrs 1 mo
Maryland Heights, MO
We'll also keep you updated on CiCi's adoption status with email updates.
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CiCi

Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 5 yrs 4 mos
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