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.

No Pet Left Behind - A Salute to Our Military

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






We are having a big event to honor our military personnel (past and present) for Veterans Day!

Anyone who has served, or is currently serving, our country can find their forever friend at our event with discounted adoption fees.

We are calling it NO PET LEFT BEHIND. Adoption discounts will apply for the months of Oct and Nov!

Join us for awesome raffles, face painting (12- 2), food, photo booth for you and your pets and lots of fun!

Saturday, November 5th

11am to 3pm

PetSmart in Crystal Lake, IL

Stay tuned for pre-sale raffle tickets! 


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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!

Donate now to attend this event!

You can also mail payment to:

A Heart for Animals

PO Box 986

Huntley, IL 60142

Featured Pets

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Niblette was found in an alley in Chicago. Not only was she tiny and under-weight, but the back half of her body was paralyzed. She had no use of her back legs. Fearing that she would be euthanized due to her condition, A Heart for Animals took her into the rescue. After evaluation, extensive physical therapy was recommended and potential amputation.

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

After undergoing months of physical therapy, Niblette is using her back legs but will eventually need amputation surgery to remove the bottom half of her back legs; her paws will be attached to the elbow joint so she has use of the legs. Her story is one of a fighter that has successfully overcome adversity.

Please donate to Niblette's ongoing treatment.