NAWS Angels for "Throwaway" Pets

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Raised by 309 people in 37 months
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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It is beyond impossible for me to imagine how sweethearts like this are standing in animal control euthanasia lines. We pulled him and several others with minutes to spare. Pray for those left behind, and thank you for helping us to be able to continue saving as many as we can!!
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Hello Friends of NAWS! As per our typical luck, we brought in a heartworm positive coonhound that had a tumor on her leg, and sure enough it was a Mast Cell Tumor that had to be removed urgently. We took out a loan to pay for the surgery because it required a specialty surgeon, so if anyone is able to help with that expense Mollly would be forever grateful, as would we!!! She did very well through her surgery and is recovering nicely :-)
Our Sweet Molly! Cancer sucks..
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We lost our sweet old girl, Muffin, to the nasty Influenza virus. I thank God the other dogs are recovering nicely and are happy again. Thank you so much for all of you who are helping us financially and emotionally during this heartbreaking time.. Stacy and the NAWS Family
Our Muffin, crossed the Rainbow Bridge..
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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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Kim Leimnetzer Bialecki
20 months ago

RIP Sweet Muffin.

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Raised by 309 people in 37 months
Created November 23, 2015
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RIP Sweet Muffin.

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