Our goal is to be in compliance with the protocols established by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians by upgrading our 40-year-old cat cages providing the best life for our fur friends.

Building updates, such as upgrading our antiquated cat cages, are required to maintain the facility and in order to be in compliance with the current standards. It is imperative that the current cat cages be replaced with cat condos which are double sided providing separation of food and their litter box. The Clark Cat Condos (picture of units are included) can be easily cleaned and disinfected to promote a healthy and clean environment, as prescribed by animal experts. The research was completed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters) states that cats in shelters should be housed in an area large enough for their litter box to be at least 2 feet from their bed and food. Each of these units/Clark Cat Condos cost $3211.50 delivered. The Center needs 20 units to house the number of cats/kittens typically housed at the shelter. By replacing the old cages with the cat condos it will be a long term solution to utilize these condos for many years to come. The center has 15 cats that have been waiting to be adopted for over a year.


Stop in to check it out!


Stop in to check it out!


Do you grocery shop at Schnuck's in De Kalb?  Do you have one of their gas cards?  It is also a fundraiser for charities!  Stop by the Shelter or Schnuck's Supermarket to get one, activate it and designate our Shelter to receive a donation every time you use your card.  Save money on gas and donate to the Shelter -

A winning combination both ways!

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We currently have 43 people walking dogs for the Shelter. Won't you consider downloading the app to your smart phone so we can hit 50?

Remember, when you do your online shopping at Amazon, log on to and use your regular logon/password and search for DeKalb County Animal Welfare League and 0.5% of eligible sales will be donated to The Shelter! Click their logo an check 'em out!