St. Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Shiloh, IL 62221

No-Kill St. Clair County 2021
Pet Retention
Keeping Your Pet
If you’ve landed on this page then you likely need help with your pet. But before you surrender your pet, please consider other options that are available. Often, the issues you’re facing are easily fixed — and we can help you, allowing you to keep your pet as an important member of the family.

We are here to help pets and their people. From things as simple as Low-Cost Vaccinations and Pet Food Assistance, to Veterinary Care and Behavior Issues...we will do our best to provide you with resources and assistance. But please remember, surrendering your pet to an animal control/shelter is the last resort when all else fails.

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. 
~Johnny Depp

Low-cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccines

Pet-friendly Apartments

Local Rescues

Here are some apartment search engines that allows users to find pet friendly apartment listings:


1 Park Terrace Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Parson's Place   (Emerson Park, East St. Louis) 
1060 North 18th Street, East Saint Louis, IL 62205

15 Lake Christine Dr, Belleville,  IL 62221

228 Freedom Dr Unit J, Belleville,  IL 62226

100 Winchester Place, Fairview Heights,  IL 62208

2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221

1200 Greenfield Pl, O Fallon, IL 62269

535 Williamsburg Dr, Belleville, IL 62221

3735 Round Hill Rd, Swansea, IL 62226

409 Carlyle E, Belleville, IL 62221

21 Northbrook Cir, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

545 Donna Dr, O Fallon, IL 62269

16 Bradford Pl, Belleville, IL 62221

1100 Boulder Creek Dr, O Fallon, IL 62269

102 Perryman St, Lebanon, IL 62254

101 Adeline Dr, Belleville, IL 62221

​MyPitbullIsFamily - nationwide database listing pibble-friendly housing.  Is a work in progress so check back often as the database grows
Spay or neuter any Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix, free of charge
Microchips are included for free

Low cost spay/neuter clinic
Works with: Dogs, Cats, Feral cats

Low cost spay/neuter clinic, low cost vaccines
Works with: Dogs, Cats, Feral cats

Works with local veterinary clinics to provide assistance
Works with: Dogs, Cats
(618) 660-4910 or (618) 550-7647
Dogs: $20.00.     Cats: $10.00.     Shots/Microchip
Single: $20,000 or less.     Family: $32,000 or less
Dogs - $20 and Cats - $10
Feral Cats and Pit Bull Programs

(314) 771-7387
1218 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63104
Dogs: $84.00.     Cats: $64.00.     Shots/Testing/Microchip


Cats only - $20.  Once a month clinic in Belleville, IL. 
Call (618) 960-4984 and leave a message.

Shot Clinic at Rural King
(618) 344-0105; 9525 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234

St. Clair County Animal Control
Low cost spay/neuter clinic in Spring and Fall
Works with: Dogs, Cats

Madison County
Animal Safety and Humane Control Society

Low cost spay/neuter clinic
Works with: Dogs, Cats

If you find yourself experiencing financial difficulty and are unable to provide for your pet, Bi-State Pet Food Pantry will be more than happy to help!  Click logo above to visit their website

Pet-friendly Hotels

Pet Friendly Hotels - your one-stop shopping site for pet-friendly hotels in the U.S.

Military Resources

Safe Havens for Animals and Their People

Illinois law allows a court to issue an order of protection if the court finds that petitioner has been abused by a family or household member. It also allows for the protection of animals in domestic violence situations. The court can "[g]rant the petitioner the exclusive care, custody, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either the petitioner or the respondent or a minor child residing in the residence or household of either the petitioner or the respondent and order the respondent to stay away from the animal and forbid the respondent from taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, harming, or otherwise disposing of the animal."



PAWS Chicago Safe Haven Program
Contact: Jenny Nahrwold
3516 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60623
Fax: 773-521-1142

Anti-Cruelty Society
SAFE Program
Contact: Lydia Krupinski
157 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
Fax: 312-644-3878


Dove, Inc.
Contact: Teri Ducy, Director
788 E. Clay St.
Decatur, IL 62521
Fax: 217-362-0104


Safe Pets Program
Tails Humane Society (in partnership with the Safe Passage Domestic Violence Center)
Contact: Verna
2250 Barber Greene Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-758-2457 ext. 0
Fax: 815-787-4888


Safe Pets Program
Naperville Humane Society
Contact: Michelle Lenz, animal care manager
1620 West Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
Fax: 630-420-9380

Blessed Bonds
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter
Contact: Emma Hairrell
420 Industrial Dr.
Naperville, IL 60563
630-355-2299, ext. 222


Safe Animal Fostering Environment
Friends of Strays, Inc.
Contact: Bonnie Doty, Program Coordinator
2845 North Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356

OASIS Women's Center
Contact for address
Alton, IL 62002
Hotline Number:  618-465-1978
Number:  618-465-1978

People Against Violent Environments
Contact for address
Centralia, IL 62801
Hotline Number:  618-242-7233
Number:  618-533-7233

Phoenix Crisis Center/Nameoki Station
Contact for address
Granite City, IL 62040
Hotline Number:  618-452-1008
Number:  618-451-1118


St. Louis

Program: Domestic Violence Pet Assistance Program
Organization: Animal Protective Association of Missouri
Contact: Stacey Switzer, Development Associate
1705 South Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-645-4610 ext. 124
Fax: 314-645-3292

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Hotline Number:  314-993-2777
Number:  314-993-7080

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Number:  314-645-4610

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Hotline Number:  314-423-1117
Number:  877-402-8797

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Hotline Number:  314-771-4411
Number:  314-771-4411

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Number:  314-588-8300

Contact for address
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Hotline Number:  314-531-2003
Number:  314-646-7500

Contact for address
Festus, MO 63028
Hotline Number:  636-931-2700 or 800-811-4760
Number:  636-931-2700

Contact for address
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Hotline Number:  877-946-6854 or 877-462-1758
Number:  636-224-1038

Pet Care Resources

Assistance with Veterinary Care 

Disease and Assistance with Specific Conditions: Heart Disease, Cancer, Disabled Pets

Provides for owners of pets diagnosed with heart disease and experiencing sudden and unexpected hardship.

Helps owners care for their diabetic cat.

Donates mobility equipment to pets in need. Donates wheelchairs and carts to dogs!

Loans mobility equipment to owners of handicapped pets.

Provides financial assistance for those who cannot afford cancer treatment for their dogs. Many additional links for help and other grants!

Provides assistance for first-round canine cancer treatment.

Veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

Emergency Veterinary Care

Offers financial assistance grants so pet caregivers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Provides support for unforeseen illness or injury with a positive prognosis.

National Resources

Provides pre-approved loans to participating veterinarians to be paid back in monthly payments.

Provides financial assistance for sick animals.

Assists animals with financial help for medical treatment when hardship is present. Must apply to Care Credit prior to applying to this program.

Providing non-routine veterinary assistance for dogs and cats.

Veterinary medical subsidies and interest free loans for pets suffering from conditions with a positive prognosis.

Provides assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.

Behavior and Training

Local trainers:

K-9 Athletic Club
O. Eliha Perez

Four Pawz
Pat Ferland

Chris Christianson - private trainer
618-698-0899 (text only)

Kranky K9
Bo Harrison

SCCAWA does not necessarily endorse the resources listed but provides them solely as a means to provide assistance to the community.