Our mission is clear

To take responsibility for each and every orphaned, abandoned, abused, or neglected dog and cat who reaches our doors; to take them in and shelter them; to provide the best medical and physical care possible for them; to nurture them back to health if need be; and finally to place them into warm, loving, adoptive homes where they can enjoy the lives they deserve.

Honoring Our Past & Building Our Future

A long history of humane service

Since 1928, Orphans has found loving homes for nearly 150,000 dogs and cats!  These pets in need come from our local animal control facilities and municipalities in Illinois and our shelter partners in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, and more.