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Because every animal deserves love

When we come together with our community and follow no-kill principles, each and every dog and cat is recognized as an individual with a life worth saving. It means healing the animals who can be healed, treating behaviors that can be treated, and prioritizing a better quality of life not only for every animal that comes through our door but for the people in our community as well.

Adopt Now

View our adoptable cats and dogs that are ready for you to take home.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming part of our volunteer family? We’d love the extra help!

Our Services

We are home to Southern Illinois’ first low-income spay/neuter clinic; S.P.O.T.

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Not just a shelter, a home

The two main reasons animals end up in shelters are because they have either been surrendered by their guardians or transferred from another agency and only 10% of animals entering our shelter have been spayed or neutered.

 

We serve our community by promoting adoption of stray animals, animals transferred from another facility and unfortunate owner surrenders. By providing shelter and veterinary care to lost, unwanted, and abandoned animals until they can be placed in a kind and loving home where they will be cared for in a safe and humane environment for the rest of their natural lives. 

Intake by Type

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What does no-kill mean?

No-kill is defined as saving every dog and cat in a shelter who can be saved. It means healing the animals who can be healed, treating behaviors that can be treated, and prioritizing safety and high quality of life for both pets and people in our community.

It means reducing the number of animals entering our shelter through spay/neuter education and services and increasing the number of animals leaving shelters through adoption which leads them to find safe places they can call their forever home. 

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End pet homelessness

The amount of pet intakes we have seen over the last couple of years gives us the drive to continue looking for caring, loving homes.

When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them a part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping St. Francis CARE and the incoming pets that need help. 

Be a responsible pet guardian by microchipping your furry-legged family members, updating pet identification tags, spaying and neutering, and choosing to adopt a pet if your home is ready for another addition.

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Think before giving

Please remember that animals are not gifts. adding an animal to the family is an important decision. Although people who give animals as gifts have good intentions, it is unfair to give an animal to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that the person wants that particular animal as a companion and is willing and able to give them a lifetime of love. 

If you decide to adopt an animal, bring in every family member with you to meet your new furry-legged friend. Together, we can keep our intakes down when you adopt responsibly.

Animal Intakes

2020

Make a Donation

We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which means we rely heavily on donations from the public to keep us up and running. Our animals need many things to keep them comfortable and happy, and we strive to make sure they are spoiled rotten!

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COVID Restriction

Due to the Covid-19 virus we are open by appointment only. If interested in meeting some of our adorable animals, please submit an application. Once approved, we will be in touch to schedule your appointment.

Last updated: 3.22.2021