NAWS Angels for "Throwaway" Pets

$9,473 of $15k goal

Raised by 131 people in 16 months
Stacy Gaskins  MOKENA, IL
NAWS is a no-kill humane society located in Mokena, Illinois, that has been serving pets in need since 2005. 

We pride ourselves particularly on a couple of things that we believe set us apart from other animal shelter and rescue groups - we are willing to take homeless pets into our rescue program that have either short term or life long medical needs when other groups refuse them, and we also strive to create a welcoming, family-type of environment for our rescue pets to allow them to feel the comfort, respect and dignity they deserve while waiting to find their forever home, even if that forever home is with NAWS when no one else will look at them twice.

The reason of course that most groups will not take these pets into their program is the expensive medical cost, or because of the age or breed of the pet.  NAWS has our own veterinary clinic, but we only specialize in low cost spay/neuter surgery or general wellness veterinary care.

So, when we bring pets into our NAWS family with medical needs, we end up paying for most of those services at other hospitals and specialty hospitals just like members of the public.  This has become a very costly endeavor and we are struggling to be able to continue paying for these services, which means we are having to limit the number of pets we can help.

It truly does take an entire village of compassionate, animal loving people to make these dreams a reality - far more than the few of us that literally give every extra cent from our paychecks at other jobs to keep the doors open.  We simply can no longer do this alone and we are desperately hoping to find other angels to help us help more fur babies in need.

We will share pictures and updates of our current hospice pets that are in end of life care, or our never ending list of dogs that are undergoing heartworm treatment, and then there are numerous cases needing special surgeries, blood transfusions, amputions, it just never ends..

Please join our Homeless Pet Angel Network of people willing to help these poor sweethearts that need us so desperately!
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Update 24
Posted by Stacy Gaskins
1 month ago
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We are still bringing in several heartworm positive dogs every month, particularly from high kill shelters and animal control facilities in Southern Illinois. (Please note- our own local animal control is absolutely not one of the high kill facilities! We work very closely together to place all of the animals that come through there.). We need help to continue all of these heartworm treatments!! Meet Star, she is one of the new older babies we're treating. She's a doll!
Sweet Star!
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Update 23
Posted by Stacy Gaskins
5 months ago
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Please help! Our little Ruby had a litter of puppies last week that all died. She was crying out for them for days and today she is in critical condition in intensive care for what we believe is a complication of her heartworm disease and pregnancy causing Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. We cannot afford to continue treatment without your help!! PLEASE give her a chance to recover and find a forever home!
Ruby is fighting for her life..
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Update 22
Posted by Stacy Gaskins
6 months ago
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Baby Gilligan was left for dead in Chicago but NAWS pulled him and now we need to find a way to pay for his leg surgery. He's such a brave little boy!
Gilligan on his way to a second chance to live!
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Update 21
Posted by Stacy Gaskins
7 months ago
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We are treating a record number of homeless heartworm positive dogs this summer. Rescues will not take them in because it is expensive to treat, so we are inundated this summer. Please help us to help more of these poor sweethearts!!
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$9,473 of $15k goal

Raised by 131 people in 16 months
Created November 23, 2015
NR
$25
Nancy Richmond
11 days ago
DS
$50
Dave Soutter
18 days ago
$325
Anonymous
1 month ago
PO
$25
Payton & Haliah O'Keefe
1 month ago

A little help for the pups not so fortunate as we are!

BJ
$25
Bear Bear & Payton Jusack
1 month ago
SM
$100
Sandra Moss
1 month ago
JK
$100
Jill Krieger
1 month ago

Placing a donation in honor of Paula Rodgers's dedication and commitment to Mokena Naws. This is a place she holds very dear to her heart.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
BJ
$25
Bear Bear & Payton Jusack
2 months ago
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