Established as an independent organization in 2015, Hospice Hearts is an all-volunteer, foster-based animal rescue in Central Illinois. We provide care to elderly cats and dogs whose owners are no longer able to care for them due to nursing home admission, serious illness, or death.
Many Hospice Hearts cats and dogs would be deemed unadoptable in a traditional shelter environment and euthanized due to advanced age or health issues. We are proud to provide an alternative for these beloved pets when their owners are no longer able to care for them.
A 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Hospice Hearts serves cats and dogs in the foster care environment until time of adoption. As space permits, we accept pets directly from owners in need as well as transfers from shelters and animal controls around the state meeting our criteria.