Your Donation Makes a Difference
The Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County was founded to provide shelter and care for mistreated or abandoned horses and other animals. We provide shelter, food, and veterinary services for these animals until a suitable home can be found. As secondary services, we provide educational and therapeutic programs to local schools and charities with and about these animals.
RESCUE REPORT! ~
There I was snuggled up on the couch. The aroma of my home
lulling me into a sound sleep. WAIT, where are we going? This
carrier is so cold! Not the Vet again! After a long car ride my
carrier bounced as I was transported to a building. The smells
were so different. I smelled other cats and…Dogs(!) as I was
transferred to a cold open cage.
I am Valentina, a middle-aged female cat that was rescued by
Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County (IHRWC). I want to tell you a
little about me and how I came to this great rescue.
My owners left me at a very unfamiliar place that had hundreds of
cats and DOGs. Can you just imagine living in your closet? That is
how I felt, one small area to eat, sleep and use the litter pan. I
wanted to play, run and cuddle with my family, with any human.
I WANTED TO BE LOVED!
The days passed by slowly, I longed to play, run about and be
cuddled. Soon I became frustrated, sad and aggressive. The
shelter did nothing wrong to make me this way. I had my litter
pan cleaned, fresh water daily, along with 2 meals a day. They
could not help that I felt claustrophobic and was just plan unhappy
living in a cage! My neighbors in other cages urged me be nice and
friendly. They explained I would only be adopted if I was nice.
Week after week I watched as kittens were cuddled and left with their new families. I realized that adult cats did not leave as often, but I knew it could be years for me, but I just did not care anymore.
Click Here to Read the Valentina's story.
Contribute with Care and Peace of Mind
Your contribution is used to buy food, medicine, and veterinary care.
Animal Rescue and Safety, is what we do every day.
We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible.
We believe every animal deserves a second chance, no one is turned away.
You can give in confidence; we are a GuideStar Approved Charity.
Abandoned Horses in Need of Rescue
The unpredictable weather both the warm months and the cold are making it hard on horse owners everywhere. There are horses being abandoned all over the Midwest. When those animals have nowhere else to go, we can rescue them. Your help can buy them the food and medical care they need to make a full recovery.