Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Transport Program

Saving the lives at-risk animals through strategic partnerships

Tails Humane Society recognizes the crisis that pet overpopulation presents in communities where best practices in spay/neuter and other services have not yet been properly implemented. This program provides critical support to our partners who work tirelessly on the front lines of the pet overpopulation crisis. Thoughtful, strategic partnerships between open and limited admission shelters is a critical component to combat the mass euthanasia of pets nationwide.

Tails began transporting animals from the south in 2003 and was able to quickly find homes for these animals who had been rescued by our partners or were facing euthanasia in an open admission shelter. Through increased partnerships and the generosity of private and corporate donations, this program expanded in 2009 and continues to thrive today. 

Over 750 dogs will arrive at Tails through this life saving program each year. They are welcomed into a foster home where they spend a minimum of two weeks while their health and behavior is accessed. Many will spend weeks even months delivering and nursing their pups and/or recovering from conditions such as Heartworm disease or mange. A foster home environment promotes healing and helps keep shelter space available for our community pets in need.

Click here to learn more about fostering and how to get involved.

A special thanks to these life saving partners:

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Announcements

Double the Adoption Events This Weekend!

Tails will be at two exciting off-site adoption events with some adorable adoptable pups this weekend! On Saturday 9/15, please join us for Pets in the Parking Lot from 11-2 at Floor to Ceiling (located at 2439 Bethany Rd Sycamore, Il 60178) Then, on Sunday 9/16 join us at Pets-a-Palooza! from 11-4 at Mooseheart City and School (Mooseheart IL) Come out, enjoy the weekend and meet your new best friend!

 

Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Contest

Adopted your pet from Tails, and they have changed your life? Please consider submitting your story to the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes contest. You could win a Petco shopping spree and Tails could win up to $100,000 in grant awards! The deadline is Oct 1 at noon CST.

Mutt Strut was a success!

Thank you to all who attended, fund-raised, and volunteered! Race results can be found here. Photos will be ready soon.

Last updated 9/12/18