P.O. Box 512 : Springfield, Illinois 62705 : info@illinoishumane.org

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A Summer of Critical Care Rescues


In June of 2022, Sadie was recovered by Illinois Humane's investigators from terrible conditions (pictured here).  She was tethered in a crate, dirty rain water, no food.  A neighbor put a tarp over the crate after about the third day of rain.  Owner or caretaker was never located, so no one to prosecute.  However, Sadie came to life in her temporary foster, and is currently nothing but spoiled with her new Dad.

Black dog in a crate

Black dog in a crate at night

Black dog standing on the grass

Black dog in a living room amongst dog toys

Black dog on owners lap

Baby Dog

Baby Dog is an older girl, probably close to 14. In April of 2022, she came to Illinois Humane from animal control field services, screaming and crying in pain unable to stand.  As it turns out, it was a horrible case of arthritis, her hocks badly swollen and her joints unable to support her weight.  With proper medical treatment, Baby Dog is today living the life in her foster home, fully mobile.  She jumps and prances when it is time for her walks.  She gets along beautifully with her foster home canine siblings

Injured dog on a gurney under a blanket

Sad dog

Three dogs sitting on carpet looking at camera

Dog grinning at camera


This little pitty boy's name is Toad?  Once healed, those big brown eyes did give a bit of the appearance of a toad.

In June of 2022, Toad was recovered by Illinois Humane' investigations team when his owner refused to relinquish him for care he needed.  Toad's collar had grown into his neck so badly, it was threatening the jugular vein.  The doctor was able to cut out the collar, but the owner walked out of the clinic without providing the necessary corrective care (stitching if not solely wound management) for what was now a horribly gaping wound nearly exposing the jugular.  We have photos, but they are too gruesome to share.  The matter has been referred for prosecution and the case is currently in court. 

Toad is still young.  Puppies can be healing machines.  The wound was able to be stitched, and little Toad is now way down the road in recovery.

Puppy in a cage

Puppy sitting looking at camera

Happy puppy sitting  


Squier, Dean and Gibson (must adopt together)

Squier is a fun guy. He is vocal. He can be heard chirping and running at all hours, trying to get others to play with him. He loves to be pet. Once he bonds, he wants you to be part of his world. He will groom his favorite human. He is a very personable, sweet little man. Squier is 4-5 years old and weighs just under 12 pounds.

Due to the sore back, Squier is generally not wild about being picked up.

Mr. Dean is a beautiful cat. He is thought to be four to six years old. He weighs 13 pounds.

Dean is a very inquisitive cat who can problem solve just about anything (aka can open just about any door/cabinet). He is affectionate and very self confident. He has no problems running with the dogs. His foster mom adores his confidence!!

Dean was a little offstandish with the other kitties at first, so it is unknown if he would take to other cats quickly in a new home.

Gibson is thought to be 4 to 6 years old. He is a very handsome tabby. He weighs 10.5 pounds. Gibson's special need is that he has been diagnosed with stomatitis, a dental disease. At his young age he has already had several teeth extracted. After intake and original dental care, including needed extractions, Illinois Humane has been able to stabilize him with monitored good care.

Gibson was born to play! He is always looking for someone to play with. He is a fun guy to watch.

And, Mr. Gibson stops at nothing for food!

Gibson's one little hitch is that he is not always the best at drawing in his claws. For this reason, he is not a good match for young to mid-aged children, or individuals with thin skin or using blood thinners. He is a total sweetheart. He just doesn't always get it that he needs to draw in his claws.

Squier, Dean and Gibson, three kitties that came into Illinois Humane together and have been living in the same foster home, have become very bonded. They would be a wonderful, fun addition to a household, together. We would love to be able to keep them together.

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Squier, Dean and Gibson


Kasima means "beauty and elegance" and for this girl, it also means friendly, curious, and playful. This pretty 2-year-old lady has a great out-going personality and is at ease with guests. Definite black stripes mark silver fur with touches of honey brown. Kasima has good inside manners and faithfully uses her scratching post and litter box. She is quite fond of her squeaky mouse (which she freed from the end of her fishing pole toy) and is quick to toss it about and wrestle it into submission. Her feelings about being around children and other cats are not known. However, this little lady would be a great companion as she likes to be close to her human. Kasima enjoys being petted and picked up for a quick cuddle.

Sometimes, when her foster parent is standing outside the apartment door getting ready to come in, Kasima will make greeting meows and chirps from the other side of the door.

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 Kasima the Cat

Be a Foster

Illinois Humane is currently in need of additional foster homes to accommodate a large number of cats that came in from a single investigations case. Many have no special needs other than to be loved.

Click here for the Illinois Humane foster home application. Email info@illinoishumane.org with any questions or for additional information.

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P.O. Box 512 : Springfield, Illinois 62705 : info@illinoishumane.org