Tails Humane Society Building Celebrates 19 Years!

The Tails Humane Society shelter building opened its doors in May 2005. Since then, it has been a temporary home to approximately 40,000 animals, including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and a variety of other small animals. Over the past 15 years, Tails has made several additions to its facilities, such as an indoor exercise room for dogs to play in inclement weather and a Training and Veterinary Center where animals receive spaying/neutering services, along with dog training and events.

The shelter has also responded to multiple hoarding cases, including a significant rescue effort in 2007, where 310 animals were saved from one location, marking it as the largest hoarding case in Illinois history at that time. Today, Tails stands as the largest animal shelter and one of the largest non-profits in DeKalb County, providing care for about 2500 animals.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at Tails, including children as young as five accompanied by their parents. Additionally, foster homes play a crucial role in caring for about two-thirds of the homeless pets each year. As Tails Humane Society looks forward to celebrating another year, they invite everyone to join in the Chamber anniversary festivities!

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