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Mission Statement

Pets In Need is a nonprofit no-kill animal shelter. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c-3) charitable organization, which allows donations to be tax deductible. Incorporated in October of 1991, our mission continues to be "To Champion the Humane Treatment of Domesticated Animals." We seek to aid people in the community by raising awareness on the importance of spaying or neutering of pets, educating the public on animal safety for children, facilitating the adoption of pets by senior citizens, and by expressing responsibility and humane treatment of animals. We strive to attain a 100% no-kill environment in McHenry County as well as the State of Illinois.


Pets In Need was founded in 1991 by Pat and Rudy Klimo in Ringwood, Illinois. It is a state licensed No-Kill, Non-Profit Animal Shelter. We do not receive any government funds. We rely solely on adoption fees, private donations and fund raising activities. Our Mission (Statement) is to "Champion the humane treatment of domesticated animals through the following means": Application and administration of the principle that no animal will ever be euthanized to make room for another. Providing temporary shelter and veterinary care as necessary for those unwanted or lost pets until such time as their owners or suitable adoptive homes can be located. Reuniting lost pets with their owners. Locating suitable adoptive homes for unwanted dogs, cats, or other pets. Promoting public awareness of and accessibility to spay/neuter programs for pets. Act as an ambassador for our adoptees in their new homes so that we may continue to work with and support the animals, their owners and the public.


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