Chance is a seven year old sweetheart who came to us with a number of health issues. He was emaciated, covered in ticks and fleas, and tested positive for heartworm and Lyme disease. As a result, Chase needs on-going treatment to get back into good health. He's very sweet, calm, and loving, and we want him to recover quickly so he can live the best life he can! Donate to his treatment here.

Happy Holidays!

Call Santa's Workshop

Kids, have you been good this year? 

Santa has set up a workshop at A Heart for Animals.

Call Santa and leave a message to let him know which cat or dog you want for Christmas!

Santa's Phone  Number

(224) 650 - 6610

Be good!

Make sure you are on Santa's good list.

Adoptions with Santa

Santa is coming to town and stopping at Petsmart to help with adoptions!

Come meet Santa and adopt a new family member.

Crystal Lake Petsmart - Saturday, December 17th

South Elgin Petsmart - Sunday, December 18th

11am to 3pm

Chloe is a sweet and friendly kitten who loves to play and snuggle.  One the outside, she looks like a normal kitten. What you can't see is the pain that she is experiencing inside. 

Chloe has a congenital condition called pectus excavatum.  This means that her ribs aren't giving her organs enough room to grow.  As she gets bigger, more pressure will be put on her internal organs, causing her pain.



Since 2012, we have saved over 1,000 cats and dogs. AHFA has helped place animals with special medical needs in forever homes where they are happy and healthy. Among the pets we've rescued are abandoned older pets who are now able to live out their golden years with a loving family. To help us continue our rescue efforts, please consider donating!

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A Heart For Animals is a foster-based rescue that saves animals from kill shelters to give them a second chance at life.






Luckily, this condition can be remedied with surgery.  We are asking you to help Chloe live by contributing even a small amount to her operation so she can live a normal and healthy life!  Without this surgery, Chloe will surely die.

Thank you!

Donate to help cats and dogs find homes this holiday season.

Maggie is a senior dog we saved from a kill shelter, where she was sent after being hit by a car. She is emaciated and needs a number of services to help manage her pain, including a chiropractor and medication. Please help Maggie live a peaceful and comfortable final few years and donate towards her treatment here

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