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Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter - Animal Protective League in springfield, Illinois
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We are a rural animal shelter located in Southern Illinois---40 minutes from Springfield, IL and 60 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO. We always have a wonderful variety of lovely cats and dogs waiting for forever homes. Our staff and volunteers look forward to helping you find your new best friend!
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We are a small shelter located in the rural area of Springfield, Vermont. Our critter friends stay here where we love them, feed them, exercise them, play with them and do our best to spoil them until they find their Forever Home. We do not have any animals euthanized unless they are very ill and our vets cannot help them, or they remain unsafe with the public following behavioral assessments and implementation of a treatment plan. We have three Community Cat Rooms where the cats are free to roam all the time. On rare occasions we have someone who repeatedly acts aggressively towards the other cats. They stay in the room and we move them into a segregated space. Except for those cats, all cats are free to be wherever they wish to go in their kitty room. We welcome volunteers of all ages and encourage people to pay us a visit whenever we’re open. Best friends meet at Springfield Humane Society! See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best High Kill Animal Shelters in Springfield, IL.
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SPRINGFIELD – The muzzled black pit bull killed in 90 degree sun on a balcony in a Springfield apartment complex Wednesday June 21, was formerly the beloved animal of Illinois Humane, and the subject of a prior cruelty case.
Caleb, a pit bull with an exceptional happy, gentle, loving temperament, will be remembered at a memorial service conducted by Dr. Roger Rominger, senior pastor of the First Methodist Church of Springfield at the request of Illinois Humane, on Thursday, July 13, at 5:30 P.M. at the gazebo in Washington Park in Springfield.
“We invite the public, and we especially request the honor of the presence of all our colleagues in animal control, sheltering and rescue work, at this memorial service, held in part to celebrate the very being of Caleb, and in part to raise awareness of the plight of animal victims of cruelty and neglect.” Jane McBride, president of Illinois Humane, emphasized. “Caleb's story cries for an awareness of the very real tragedy of cruelty and neglect. All one can think is, how could this happen to this animal. And yet it did. Cruelty and neglect are an unfortunate realty in our society, and we must continue our daily mission to educate and enforce so as to minimize it.”
The news that Caleb was the dog suffocated by muzzling and exposure to sun and 90 degree heat dealt a very devastating blow to Illinois Humane’s volunteers. Caleb was an exceptional animal. He was a striking animal with an absolutely tremendous temperament. He won hearts wherever he went.
Caleb came to Illinois Humane as the subject of another cruelty case. At the age of 6 months, significantly underweight and suffering from a skin condition, Caleb was found with thirty pounds of free weights strapped to him. Caleb was immediately removed from the situation and impounded to Animal Control. Upon a single glance at the attached photos, and upon reading the vet's report, the Sangamon County State's Attorney's office charged Caleb's then owner with cruelty and retained the dog under impoundment. Illinois Humane took custody of the animal as soon as possible and held him through the pendency of the case. The owner pled to the cruelty charge.Equine Certified Officers Fact Sheet - Download or versions by clicking the links Illinois Humane is a Springfield-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization working to rescue, re-home and provide better lives for abandoned, abused and neglected companion animals. Established in August 2003, it is an all-volunteer organization, with no paid staff. It uses nine state-approved volunteer Humane Investigators who look into allegations of abuse or neglect of domestic animals. Four investigators are also approved to do equine cases. Illinois Humane does not have a kennel facility or office location and all rescued animals are sheltered in a network of foster homes or discounted kennel spaces. Illinois Humane is not officially affiliated with other area shelters, but works cooperatively with them to provide rescue services and promote humane treatment of companion animals. FUNDING ADOPTIONS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Illinois Humane offers services primarily in Sangamon County and the Central Illinois area, and statewide for some programs. Major program areas include: