Happy Tails Humane Society
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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).
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Happy Tails Teams with Pete Harkness and Others for Wellness Clinic

Dr. Laurainne Haenni examines a patient with assistance from Brittany Mitchell (Happy Tails Programs Administrator) and Allison Furr (background, Assistant Cat Administrator).

On September 27, thanks to the generosity of Pete Harkness and others, 21 animals received low-cost wellness checks and immunizations.  Dr. Laurainne Haenni (Advanced Animal Health Center) did wellness checks for a very modest fee and administered the vaccines, assisted by Happy Tails staff and Vanessa Scott, Whiteside County Animal Control Warden.  There was no charge for most of the vaccines, which were paid for by Pete Harkness Auto Group.  Eligibility for the clinic was limited to pet owners who are enrolled in a public assistance program. 



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