Southern Illinois “No-Kill” Shelters with Limited Access

All of the shelters and facilities listed here are considered "No Kill, limited access" shelters. Limited access means that this facility can only responsibly hold "X" number of animals. Once that limit is reached there can be no more intake until the population of residents is reduced. Most shelters will work with you by putting your pets on a list and taking them in at a later time. Many times the shelter will even try to help you out with food until such time as the animal can be taken in. Please respect the fact that each shelter can only do so much by not dumping animals on an already over crowded facility or trying to pressure staff by threatening the demise of the animals. Shelter workers want to save them all but undo pressure does not help anyone and if you are patient most shelters will do everything they can to rescue your pet.

APA of Southern Illinois

Centralia, Illinois (618) 532-5309

Association for the Protection of Animals

Granite City, Illinois (618) 931-7030

Candy Thomas (Independent Rescuer)

Carterville, Illinois (618) 985-3833

Centralian Humane Society

Centralia, Illinois (618) 533-2011

Marion Regional Humane Society

Marion, Illinois (618) 964-9999


Anna, Illinois (618) 833-3647

Perry County Humane Society

DuQuoin, Illinois (618) 542-3647

Project Hope Humane Society

Metropolis, Illinois (618) 524-8939

Randolph County Humane Society

Sparta, Illinois (618) 443-3363

St. Francis CARE Animal Shelter

6228 Country Club

Murphysboro, IL 62966

(618) 614-4877 or (618) 893-1600

What can you do when shelters are full?

1) Hold on to the animal temporarily, shelters will  eventually thin out their numbers. Ask to be put on an intake list. If you can't afford the food, ask the shelters for help.

2) Money is always an issue with shelters, if you can afford to spay/neuter and vet the animal the shelter is more likely to find rescue for the pet quickly if cared for.

3) Take pictures of the pet, gather biographical information and ask the shelter to offer the pet up for rescue in other areas or post the pet for adoption yourself on web sites like this one. Also, post these pictures on community bulletin boards.

4) Whatever you do, remember that shelters want nothing more than to save pets. Dumping and threatening only makes matters worse for everyone.

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