Happy Tails Humane Society
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New!  Happy Tails Newsletter, January 2015

Help Wanted

We're looking for a volunteer photographer to help us tell everyone about the great things happening at Happy Tails!  We need photos of the animals and their stories, events and fundraisers, and lots more. If photography is "your thing" and you can find a little time to help us, please contact us. We need you! 815.626.2994, happytailsanimalshelter@comcast.net.

Featured Pet:  Ruthie

Ruthie, a Maine Coon, had babies at the shelter.  They've all gone home to new families and now Ruthie is ready for a home of her own.  More about Ruthie


Hours Open to the Public
Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
We're located at 1408 McNeil Road in Rock Falls, between Dixon Avenue and Route 30

About Us

Happy Tails operates Whiteside County's only animal shelter.  We are a limited-intake, no-kill facility that shelters and cares for stray and abandoned dogs and cats until they are adopted into loving, permanent homes.  We promote pet adoption and humane education.  Happy Tails is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

We follow practices and guidelines established by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).  We are a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA).
12 Gifts in 12 Months
You can save lives all year long!

Happy Tails broke a lot of records last year and we're excited to do even more in 2015.  We hope you are, too!  If you want to help our furry friends, we've got an easy way for you to do it:  Join other compassionate people who are making monthly donations.

Our monthly donors are very important to us.  These generous folks are more than just kind.  They're also practical thinkers:  They know that giving monthly lets us spend less time fundraising and more time helping animals, and that's what it's all about.

To become one of our monthly donors, here's all you have to do:
  1. Take just a few minutes to sign up.
  2. Watch as your monthly gifts help animals all year long.
  3. Smile every time you learn that another life has been saved or another animal has gone to his forever home, knowing you had a part in it.

As a monthly donor, you'll be helping to change animals' lives every month of the year!


Shop at AmazonSmile and Help Happy Tails!

Do you shop online? Please consider shopping through AmazonSmile, where 0.5% of your eligible purchases can be donated to Happy Tails. It works! We are already receiving donations from AmazonSmile! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Happy Tails as your charity, or go to our specific link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3556484. The animals thank you!


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Humane Society Names Happy Tails a Model Shelter

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