At Just Animals, we're almost home...


Just Animals Shelter is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, no-kill animal shelter. We receive no tax-payer dollars or government funding. All funding has been donated by caring community members or raised ourselves. All donations to Just Animals Shelter are tax-deductible.

We started in 1997 and have since saved thousands of animals. Just to give you an idea of how many animals we have rescued over the past few years:

2015 we rescued 424 cats and 83 dogs.
2016 we rescued 434 Cats and 70 dogs.
2017 we rescued 395 cats and 81 dogs.
2018 we rescued 532 cats and 127 dogs.
2019 we rescued 489 cats and 147 dogs.

That’s a total of 2,274 cats and 508 dogs in just 5 years!

In 2009, the shelter started its Pet Wellness Clinic Program, further benefiting members of the community and their furry friends.

There are many ways you can support our shelter;
Use our clinics to vaccinate and spay or neuter your current pets,
ADOPT! All adoption fees go towards rescuing and caring for the animals,
and of course, you can always make a cash or in kind donation to our shelter.

Just Animals will only keep growing, improving, rescuing and finding forever homes for more animals with the loving support of community members like you!

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteers are our angels. We would love for you to join us!

We welcome new volunteers. We always need help with:

  • Cat care, cleaning, grooming and feeding
  • Adoption events at local PetSmarts and Farm Stores
  • Reliable foster homes for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens

Fill out our online application or download our printable application and bring it in. We'd love to meet you!

Online Volunteer Application

Our Animal Angels


Thank you for your donations and friendship. We couldn't have saved so many without you! In the rescue world, we are constantly hearing the phrase "I hate people." We would like to concentrate on the positive side and share with you some of the very special people we have encountered and the differences they have made. They are truly the angels among us.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Pam) Henschel

This great duo saw our need for a van and generously chose to donate one that they no longer needed. Our old van was full of holes and the door was held on with dog leads, so this was so important for us! Now we have a large van we can use to haul supplies and animals in again.-----Thank you, Fred and Pam, for providing something that we needed so much.

Ms. Karen Romano

This wonderful lady made an incredibly generous donation. She has been very supportive of our cause. Without people like her, we would not be able to do what we do in the rescue world.-----Thank you, Karen, for all your caring support.

Mr. Michael Blecher

Michael is an outstanding young man who chose to earn his Eagle Scout Badge by constructing and installing our beautiful new dog kennels, summer of '09. The old kennels were removed and the new ones installed all in one day. It was a fun day for all. Michael saved us $2000 by doing this for us and we were able to apply the money saved to our vet bill and help even more animals. Thank you so much, Michael, work crew, and families, for doing this for us. You were a great group of people who will make a difference in this world of ours. I think everyone should be a Boy Scout or Girl Scout after meeting your group.-----Thank you, Michael, for making a difference.

Mr. and Mrs. Neal (Barb) Siegal

This caring couple was getting married and didn't really need the traditional wedding gifts, so they chose to help us instead! Their guests made donations to their choice of a few charities, and we were one of them. They raised over $900 for us, which will help us help so many lives.-----Thank you, Neal and Barb, for thinking of us and your unique idea.

Mr. Greg Lentini

This man is amazing, he has voluntarily transported several hundred cats from LaSalle County and the surrounding counties for spay/neuter for people who could otherwise have never afforded to have it done. His dedication has literally prevented thousands of unwanted kittens from being born. He is always ready to help us with anything we need, whether it be repairing something that's broken or playing Santa Claus for pictures with pets.-----Thank you, Greg, for all you do.



  • Dr. Mark and Staff - Mallard Point Veterinary Hospital

    25520 South Pheasant Lane, Channahon, IL 60410 
    (815) 467-4855

  • Dr. Dave Bainbridge and Staff - Morris Veterinary Hospital

    608 Bedford Road, Morris, IL 60450 
    (815) 942-2100

Pet Supply Stores

  • Blackbird's Bowl

    221 North Liberty St. Morris, IL
    (815) 941-9311

Boarding and/or Training

  • Wag-on Inn

    4810 W. Gardner Rd., Verona, IL 
    (815) 287-9800 

  • Oswego Petsmart

    350 5th St., Oswego, IL 
    (630) 554-1272 

  • Yorkville Petsmart

    985 Erica Lane, Yorkville, IL 
    (630) 553-2117 


  • Raymond L. Larson - Allstate Insurance Agent

    5558 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 
    (773) 581-3334‎ 

  • Katrina Knafl - Allstate Insurance Agent

    5558 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 
    (773) 581-3334‎ 

T-Shirt Design

  • B & R Designs Custom Embroidery

    625 N Gorham Rd. Morris, IL 60450
    (815) 942-5003 

Printing & Signs

  • Erickson's Signs & Designs

    2995 E Union Street, Seneca, Illinois 
    (815) 955-0613

  • Bailey Printing

    273 South Broadway Street Coal City, IL 60416-1534 
    (815) 634-2102 


Just Animals Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. We are a 501(c)3 organization. We receive no tax-payer dollars or government funding. Any money we have is donated by caring community members or raised ourselves, and any money donated to us is tax deductible.

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