Upcoming Events


mission & vision

Illinois Valley Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue, provide care and comfort for abused, neglected and homeless animals in the Illinois Valley Area through our care center, foster homes and veterinarian sources. To promote responsible pet ownership through spay/neuter and animal behavior education. To unite the animals we care for with people who need the love and comfort the appropriate pet can bring them.

We are gearing up for the 19th Annual Building & Care Fund Auction!  Join us on April 7th 4pm - 9pm at Grand Bear in Utica for an evening of fun silent & live auction along with 50/50, Raffle Row, Wine Pull and much more!  

If you are a business owner and would like to donate your services, a gift certificate or a new item, call us at 815-224-0061.


Some of the duties of our volunteers include:

Cleaning kennels and enclosures, feeding and watering animals, restocking supplies, washing dishes, washing bedding, walking dogs,
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ocializing animals and fundraising events.

​If you would like to be a part of our team just stop by the shelter during open adoption hours and ask to fill out an application or email info@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net for more information.