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The Hearts of Rescue

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Fiona

Fiona

Fiona comes to us from Back of the Yards neighborhood. She is sweet as can be! Her ears have been butchered and she has some healed cuts which we assume came from the at home ear cropping job. Despite the incredible pain she endured she still loves people! She is very...

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Gretl

Gretl

Gretls’ story began in TX, where she was found as a stray, wandering the streets. When she was picked up by Animal Control, it was clear she was VERY pregnant. That very day Gretl gave birth to 11 pups. You have to understand, it’s hard enough on animals when they’re...

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Miley #miraclemiley

Miley #miraclemiley

      Miley was our first rescue of 2018. When we were contacted by Leslie in SE Missouri with a plea for help and pics of her X-rays - I knew we had to help! You see, this little girl was hit by a car in rural Missouri on or around Saturday, December 30th. Lucky for...

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Hurricane Relief Dogs

Hurricane Relief Dogs

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma not only caused massive devastation, flooding and power outages affecting humans but also left 1000's of animals without homes and in danger.  The response on the ground was incredible and yet there is still so much work to be done....

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Clooney

Clooney

This handsome silver fox was brought into Winnebago County Animal Services after having been found tied up and abandoned. He was named Clooney after the silver hair of George Clooney. He weighed 56 pounds. A healthy weight for him was 80. He had pressure sores from...

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The Story of Mimi

The Story of Mimi

Mimi was surrendered to Care Animal Hospital when her owner couldn’t provide the care she needed. Placing Paws agreed to take her on when the vet’s office called with her story. Mimi had a pyometra (infection in the uterus) and had become septic. She needed emergency...

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Rest in Peace John Vicik

Rest in Peace John Vicik

    We lost a precious part of our Placing Paws family. John Vicik passed away January 28th. Several years ago John stepped up and fostered a pregnant dog named Buttercup. We offered him a whelping box but he declined because he wanted to build his own. That whelping...

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Angus

Angus

I got a phone call from Dr. Luaces and the conversation went something like this: Dr. L - "I have a good one for you" Me - Uh oh ... what this time? Dr. L - "a dog with horrible mange" Me - "What kind of dog? Dr. L - "a pit bull" Me- "Of course it's a pit bull!" Dr. L...

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In Loving Memory . . . Jim Moore

In Loving Memory . . . Jim Moore

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you, Becky Palmieri's dad Jim Moore lost his hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on August 12th, 2014.  Becky is one of the 4 founding members of Placing Paws and her family has been very involved and supportive of our...

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Placing Paws of Illinois

MAILING ADDRESS:

Placing Paws Of Illinois
PO Box 121
Libertyville,
IL 60048-0121

CONTACT INFORMATION:

PlacingPaws@Yahoo.com

(224)433-6537

Placing Paws of Illinois, NFP, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. We are an all breed dog and cat foster based rescue group. Our main focus is to save dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized.