Animal Care League

Animal Care League

ANIMAL CARE LEAGUE

The Village Humane Society was founded in the middle 1970’s at a time when there was no such thing as a spay/neuter program or veterinarians to perform the services. The only place for lost, homeless, sick or captured strays was the city pound, an awful place to end up. A small group of local women became alarmed at the number of stray animals and decided to do something about it. Collectively, they began picking up strays and finding them ‘foster homes’ until a vet could examine them, and then they were prepared for visits from prospective families. From this humble beginning, The Animal Care League emerged as a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park, IL. Homeless cats, dogs and other small animals are provided with food, shelter, medical attention, and love until a loving forever home is found. They depend on the generosity of their communities to help them meet the goal of finding new homes for as many animals as possible each year. They strive to keep the site up to date with new information and new animals awaiting adoption. Fifty plus years has seen this organization grow into its own facility and in 2022, Animal Care League broke ground on a major expansion and renovation project. The outdated facility, the opportunity to acquire the abandoned building next to their shelter, and a very big vision pushed them to commit to building a 19,000 SQ FT Pet Resource Campus-and well, the rest is history! Thanks to a group of incredible Capital Campaign leadership donors, Animal Care League was able to complete the first phase of a two part construction project.