Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Donate to Tails Humane Society

Tails is 100% donor and service funded.  We rely on support from our community to continue providing our life-saving services.  Thank you for your support!

We need your help! Will you be a hero today and help Tails save lives by saving hearts? Last year, we cared for 3,200 homeless animals. Many of them needed critical or lifesaving medical care like heartworm treatment. This year will be no different. Every adult dog (aged 6 months and older) that comes through our doors is given a heartworm test and started on preventives. When a dog does test heartworm positive, we treat them. Without your help, we would not be able to take them into our care and without treatment, they would likely meet a sad end. Heartworm is a deadly but completely preventable disease that effects more and more dogs each year. While in the past, heartworm was typically only commonly seen in the southern states, it has now become more prevalent in Illinois and we are seeing a large increase in local dogs needing lifesaving treatment. For every dog in our care that we treat, there are hundreds more heartworm positive dogs that desperately need our help. Unfortunately, treatment is not only lengthy, but expensive. The average cost for Tails to medically treat a heartworm positive dog is $525 and most dogs spend around 4 months recovering in the care of a loving foster home. Without the help of YOU, our compassionate community of supporters, we would be unable to afford the lifesaving medical care these dogs deserve. We want to save more lives this year by saving more hearts.

Will you help us reach our goal of $5,000? With your help, our Heartworm Fundraiser will be to raise enough money for an additional 10 dogs to receive life saving heartworm treatment! The more money we raise, the more lives we can save! From today, June 22, through Sunday, June 29, you can make a donation toward our goal to help us save more lives! Your generous donation WILL make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500! Every little bit will help us save more lives. Thank you for your support!

Here are 5 ways you can help right now:

1) Donate below through our secure payment portal.

2.) Donate to our Facebook fundraiser! 

3) Mail in your donation to Tails Humane Society 2250 Barber Greene Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115.

4) Spread the word! Like and share our social media posts with friends and family.

5) Foster a heartworm positive dog by becoming a member of our Tails foster family. Click here to learn more.

Tails Humane Society is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, tax ID number EIN 36-4334785.

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